Is anxiety taking over your life?
Does it feel like you can’t control it no matter how hard you try to ignore and distract yourself, but the thoughts just get louder?
You might have noticed that your anxious thoughts can spiral off on their own and end up in the worst case scenario. You are not alone in this. My approach focuses on the underlying causes of your anxiety as the first step. We often think that we know why we are anxious in the moment, but don’t realize that we have spent a lifetime cultivating unhelpful and potentially damaging thought processes to help us avoid or ignore the real source of our anxiety. In counseling, you can learn how to get control of your anxiety. Get the tools so that it stops attacking your mind and body.
Often, these are the symptoms of anxiety:
- 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
- Obsessions about certain ideas, a sign of obsessive-compulsive disorder
- 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.
If you suffer from an anxiety disorder, I invite you to contact me today for a free consultation.