Are Powerful Sensations Of Worry, Fear, Panic and Dread Keeping You From Living a Fulfilling Life?
- Do you constantly feel on edge, perhaps ready to react to the slightest hint of danger?
- Are you unable to sleep at night because you can’t turn off the incessant thoughts racing through your mind?
- Are you experiencing distressing physical symptoms, such as a racing heartbeat, shaking, sweating or nausea?
- Do you avoid situations, settings or events that might trigger your anxiety?
- Have you been overindulging in drugs, alcohol or food in an effort to soothe yourself?
- Do you wish you knew how to let go of fear, worry and dread and live a peaceful, fulfilling and productive life?
If you’re suffering from anxiety, you likely feel scared, worried or on edge. Racing, worrisome thoughts may keep you up at night or make it difficult to concentrate at work. You may be unable to focus on tasks at hand because you can’t stop thinking about the wellbeing of your relationship, conflicts in your family life or your ability to succeed in your career. Anxiety can also make you highly irritable and reactive, which can have a negative impact on relationships and your ability to forge meaningful connections. You may feel isolated and alone, especially if you’ve been avoiding situations, places and events that might trigger heightened anxiety.
If anxiety is ruling your world, you may long to restore peace, safety and calmness in your life. Your greatest wish may be to regain trust in yourself and the people around you, but you may fear your anxiety has become too powerful to control.
Many People Suffer From Anxiety
Anxiety can affect a wide range of people and manifest through a variety of symptoms, ranging from specific fears and phobias to inexplicable sensations of dread. Potential causes of anxiety can include difficult life transitions, memories of a childhood trauma or the death of a loved one. That said, many people are not conscious of the origin of their anxiety, and symptoms can seem sudden and inexplicable.
Although you may feel alone with your anxiety, it’s important to know that anxiety is extraordinarily common. Almost all of us experience some worry in life, whether we are worrying about the health and wellbeing of our children, experiencing stress and uncertainty in our careers or fretting over bills and financial security.
However, if your anxiety has become unmanageable and is negatively impacting multiple domains of your life, you may need to seek the guidance and support of a professional. Thankfully, with the help and support of a compassionate, nonjudgmental therapist, you can discover new tools to mitigate symptoms, shift out of negative thinking patterns and feel more in control of yourself and your life.
Anxiety Treatment Can Help You Triumph Over Fear
Anxiety treatment is a highly effective means of alleviating the fear, stress and worries caused by anxiety. By choosing to take care of yourself through therapy, you can not only get needed support, but also develop the skills, tools and strategies that have a proven track record for success. Instead of trying to handle your anxiety on your own, you can confide in a supportive professional who will always act in your best interest. A competent therapist can serve as your confidant and guide as you release the fears underneath your anxiety in a supportive and confidential environment.
During anxiety treatment sessions, you’ll have the opportunity to identify your anxiety triggers, learn to recognize signals of panic occurring in your body and implement strategies, such as relaxation training and diaphragmatic breathing, to calm yourself during moments of heightened stress. I can also help you identify, challenge and transform any negative thoughts you have about yourself or your life situation. Reframing thoughts enables you to rebuild self-esteem and cultivate a healthier relationship with yourself and others. Last but not least, during our sessions together you’ll be taking a deep, introspective look at yourself. Together, we can peel back the layers of the conscious mind in order to uncover why you may have become anxious in the first place. Whether your anxiety is related to a major life transition or the memories of a childhood trauma, techniques like hypnotherapy can reveal important insights about the roots of your anxiety. Ultimately, it’s possible for you to bring your anxiety under control and to even triumph over your symptoms altogether as you become more emotionally confident and take better care of yourself in new and positive ways.
In my practice, I use an eclectic approach and will tailor your treatment plan according to your unique needs. My goal is for you to recognize your strengths, draw from your innate capacity to overcome obstacles and make use of the community and/or spiritual resources you already have in place. I have over 20 years of experience treating anxiety, and I have helped countless clients find relief. Although the struggle with anxiety may feel overwhelming at times, you already have the tools to release unhealthy fear from your life for good. With patience, a dedication to feeling better and a willingness to be open and honest, you can begin to open yourself up to a world of possibilities.
Perhaps you’re ready to try anxiety treatment, but have questions and concerns…
I’d rather be on medication.
While medication can be helpful for alleviating symptoms, it will not change the negative behaviors or thoughts that are contributing to your anxiety. Medication is helpful in conjunction with psychotherapy, but is not a long-term solution in and of itself.
My anxiety is too difficult for any therapist to deal with.
I’ve been practicing therapy for many years and have seen even the most troubled clients release their fears and go on to lead healthy and productive lives. I am optimistic that you can achieve similar results. You’ll never know unless you try.
Anxiety treatment is too expensive.
Therapy can expensive at times. However, anxiety treatment is ultimately an investment into your wellbeing. You may even end up saving money in the long run because you’ll spend less on self-medicating strategies, such as abusing drugs, food, alcohol, gambling or shopping. Furthermore, once symptoms are alleviated, you’ll be able to enjoy more fulfilling relationships, engage in the activities you love and experience more productivity at work.
Fear Doesn’t Have To Control You
You already have the tools to gain power over your anxiety. You just need a little guidance and support to access them. I invite you to email me for a free 15-minute phone consultation. I’m happy to answer any questions you have about anxiety treatment or my practice. In the interim, check out my blog where I regularly discuss ways to better manage anxiety.