Counseling for Anxiety
Have you ever awakened in the morning completely exhausted because you spent most of the night overthinking all of the worries in your life? Do you ever struggle to complete a task or project because you’ve procrastinated or felt consumed by making sure that you’ve done it perfectly? Are you tired of living in fear of the unknown or worrying about things that happened in the past?
When you’ve struggled with stress and high-functioning anxiety for most of your life and still managed to achieve some measure of success, it can be hard to know when it’s time to reach out for support. But you should know that there is a difference between the healthy worry that helps you solve a problem (or the fear related to actual danger), and the anxiety that lingers and takes control of your thoughts no matter physically safe you are . When anxiety takes hold of your thoughts, it can impact all areas of your life and rob you of your joy.
Together we will find out what’s underneath the anxiety you’ve been feeling. You will learn how to identify the thoughts that reinforce your anxious feelings and the skills to manage them so that you can regain control.
Here are some common symptoms of anxiety that you may have experienced:
- 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 about anything other than the thing you’re worried about
- Anxiety surrounding a particular life event or experience that has occurred in the past; a sign of post-traumatic stress disorder
Therapy can help to uncover the underlying causes of your worries and fears, learn how to relax, look at situations in a new, less frightening way, and develop better coping mechanisms and problem-solving skills.
Why wait? It can be miserable to live with constant worry, panic attacks, or putting mental energy into fighting the constant questions and fears in your mind. You don’t have to live this way. Conquering the fears that cause you distress will not only build confidence but will also lift a huge weight off your shoulders. There is no need to suffer when anxiety can be managed. Isn’t it time for anxiety to stop running your life?
If you’ve been struggling with anxiety, I invite you to contact me today for a free consultation.