Is anxiety taking over your life? Does it feel like you can’t control it no matter how hard you try? Have you already tried therapy but found it ineffective?
If this sounds familiar, I can help.
When it comes to treating anxiety disorders, research shows that therapy is usually the most effective option. That’s because anxiety therapy – as opposed to anxiety medication – treats more than just the symptoms of the problem. You’ll get to the roots of why you experience anxiety in the situations you do, and most importantly, you’ll learn how to take control of your anxiety and create calm within yourself when you need it the most. I often hear people remark that they weren’t even fully aware of just how anxious and stressed they were until they began learning to relax and rediscovered the calm and peace within them. It’s only from this place you can deal with your stressors effectively, and live your fullest, happiest, and most creative life, free from the irritability, self doubt, tension, and frustrations that hold you back.
Symptoms of anxiety include:
- Nervousness, restlessness or being tense
- Feelings of danger, panic or dread
- Rapid breathing or hyperventilation
- Increased or heavy sweating
- Trembling or muscle twitching
- Weakness or lethargy
- Difficulty focusing or thinking clearly
- Insomnia or frequent nighttime awakenings
- Irritability, anger, difficulty controlling your temper, or a feeling of being “on edge” much of the time
- Anxiety surrounding a particular life event or experience that has occurred in the past
Therapy can help you develop ways to better manage anxiety including exploring the underlying reasons why you’re feeling anxious, uncovering patterns of behavior that reinforce and strengthen anxiety, and replacing these with new, healthier patterns instead, and developing coping strategies to de-escalate anxious thoughts and feelings. We can also work on mindful acceptance to help you better manage those situations where you have little control over the external things that are happening, but would benefit from creating a calm oasis within yourself to help you better manage your own reactions. Most of my clients benefit from a combination of cognitive behavioral and mindfulness approaches to give them plenty of tools to use in a variety of situations.
If anxiety is making your life more difficult than it needs to be, please reach out and let’s start working on some solutions.