I'm Worrying Excessively. I Can't Relax. Can Therapy Help Me?
Anxiety disorders are not only common, but highly treatable. We specialize in treating anxiety using cognitive behavioral treatment methods. Anxiety can be paralyzing and limiting, but it’s possible to overcome with help!
Fear vs. Anxiety
ANXIETY DISORDERS ARE ONE OF THE MOST COMMON DISORDERS, AFFECTING OVER 40 MILLION AMERICANS.
Fear is a normal response to danger or a threat. It is a protective defense mechanism that is triggered when we face danger. A physiological response, known as the “fight/flight” response, takes place in the body to prepare us to survive. A mild degree of fear is healthy when there is a genuine risk.
Anxiety, however, is different from fear in that it is excessive, intense, limiting, and based off of feelings and thoughts rather than tangible circumstances. Anxiety can cause people to avoid, limit opportunities, or overthink.
This pattern can be broken. When anxiety occurs frequently for no apparent reason, is long-lasting, and begins to interfere with your normal life, it may be time to seek help.
Physical Distress (rapid heart rate, difficulty breathing, muscle tightness, nausea, irritable bowels)
Obsessive Thinking or Compulsive Behavior
Heightened Self-Awareness in Social Settings
Counseling For Anxiety Will Help You
Therapy is clinically proven to help.
I use a Cognitive Behavioral Treatment to help better regulate your thoughts and feelings regardless of external circumstances. It’s a great way to shift from survival-based living to being more in control and resilient.
It takes practice but gets easier and more effective over time.
OUR GOAL IS FOR YOU TO:
Identify the situations and triggers that increase your anxiety
Develop concrete skills for coping with anxiety triggers
Shift your thinking and approaches to situations that make you feel overwhelmed and stressed
Reduce obsessive and ruminative thought patterns
Develop skills to manage the physiological components of stress