Counseling for Anxiety
What is Anxiety and how can it affect your quality of life?
Many folks experiencing anxiety struggle to relax because of so many tasks and demands on your time? Do you notice racing thoughts, your heart rate increasing, or increased shaking or sweating in your body?
Is it hard to fall or stay asleep at night as you keep going over the day’s events? Do you wake up already feeling overwhelmed by everything you’ll need to think through and do? Does your mind jump to worst-case scenario more and more?
You may feel disconnected from your body and worried about letting people down. At the same time, you feel weighed down by the mental chaos that anxiety can bring on. You may start isolating yourself or feel like you're losing connections with friends and family.
You're Not Alone
According to the National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI), Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health concern in the United States. An estimated 40 million adults in the U.S. (18%) have an anxiety disorder.
Anxiety Affects your Physical Wellbeing
As anxious stress builds, you may start to notice the tension in your body. In addition to difficulty sleeping, you might experience sweaty palms, headaches, upset stomach, or a racing heart rate. And these distressing physical symptoms can leave you feeling claustrophobic and like you’re constantly on the verge of a panic attack.
Those Around You May Not Understand
In an effort to avoid anxiety triggers, you may start closing yourself off from activities you used to enjoy. You constantly worry about being a burden to your partner, but you aren’t sure how to communicate your needs more clearly. At the same time, you don’t want to let anybody down, so you keep trying to “push through” the stress and avoid necessary rest and self-care.
All this in an attempt to live up to the standards you think people expect of you. Maybe family and friends are giving advice, but statements like, “Try not to worry, Don't panic” only leave you feeling guilty and misunderstood.
Most likely you want to know the deeper cause of the anxiety you’ve been feeling and find the freedom to do things without having to worry.
Many People Believe Their Anxiety Is an Unavoidable Part of Life
Everyone has a low level of anxiety at times. You may be feeling extra anxiety caused by new life transitions and situations, such as starting a new job, workplace stress, parenting struggles or marriage problems. All of this can take a toll on your mental wellbeing.
Normal Anxiety Vs Chronic Anxiety
While some degree of anxiety is normal, it becomes a problem when it starts to interfere with your life.
Often, anxiety doesn’t get better on its own. We are generally not taught in our culture how to relax or cope with anxiety. This makes it all too common for adults with anxiety to treat the symptoms instead of addressing the core issue that is causing those symptoms.
Our therapists understand how anxiety can get in the way of the ability to function fully, and all of our therapists experience in anxiety treatment. We can help you develop skills to face your fears and live a full, healthy life.
Anxiety Therapy Can Help You Regain A Sense Of Joy And Freedom In Your Life
You may feel too stressed to keep up with daily responsibilities, and even the thought of attending online therapy can be exhausting. But what could be more valuable than investing in the skills and understanding you need to manage anxiety and regain a sense of control in your life?
Whether in-person or online, we provide a space where you can express yourself at your own pace and without fear of judgment.
What To Expect from Anxiety Therapy:
We’ll start by identifying and setting goals – what you want to change, and what you want to do differently. When we understand what the problem is, we can develop a tailored treatment approach that addresses your unique needs. You will receive a personalized action plan and learn skills that you can practice between sessions. These include stress reduction techniques, to reduce anxiety before it starts (or before it gets out of hand).
Some common questions:
MY ANXIETY SEEMS WORSE THAN ANYONE ELSE I KNOW. HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Everybody’s anxiety is unique. By identifying the roots of your anxiety, We're able to tailor our anxiety treatment to your specific needs and goals; we've experienced that even severe anxiety can be managed with the right approach and support.
DO I HAVE TO BE ON MEDICATION AS WELL AS ATTEND THERAPY?
Sometimes medication can be helpful if anxiety is caused by a chemical imbalance. But it isn’t always necessary, and many of my clients are able to manage anxiety with therapy alone. Together, we can discuss different treatment options and decide on the best path for your unique needs.
Think we might be a good fit? Contact us for a free 10-minute consultation or to schedule an appointment. We are offering online and in-person counseling in Georgetown, TX.