Are You Feeling Stuck Or Overwhelmed By Worrisome Thoughts?
Do racing thoughts impact your ability to concentrate, manage responsibilities or engage socially? Maybe you’re overwhelmed by stress following a recent major shift or upsetting event, such as a diagnosis, accident, death of a loved one, betrayal, move or career change. Or, perhaps you’ve been struggling with self-doubt as long as you can remember.
Are you preoccupied with “should-haves” when you consider your past and continue to feel haunted by the idea that life isn’t unfolding the way you planned? As stress levels increase, do you feel as though you’re not devoting enough energy to your personal life or wellbeing? Moving forward is what you want, but you don’t have the tools to effectively decrease anxiety and feel better.
Dealing with anxiety can be a lonely, frustrating and frightening experience. You may get up from poor night’s sleep immediately on autopilot, barely noticing your actions as you prepare for work.
Throughout the day, you might be hit with everything you have to accomplish. As the rush of thoughts become increasingly more intrusive, you may become forgetful or struggle to follow through, not to mention unable to sleep at night. Perhaps anxiety has started to manifest physically through stomach butterflies, sweating, trembling, shallow breathing, chest tightness, sleep issues, eating problems, dizziness or panic attacks. People around you may not understand your anxiety symptoms, especially if you’re avoiding the subject or acting out. It’s possible you’ve tried everything you can to feel better—from sleep aids and self-help books to eating right and exercising—but nothing seems to lead to sustainable results.
You Are Not Alone
Anxiety disorders are more common than you may think. Millions of people all over the world suffer from anxiety. In the United States, studies have recently pegged social anxiety as the third largest psychological disorder in the country, after depression and alcoholism. It is estimated that about seven percent of the population suffers from some form of social anxiety at any given time.
Stress is something that impacts us all. It’s part of life. It keeps us on our toes and helps us make hard decisions. Although anxiety is normal to some extent—during first dates, job interviews and other high stress situations, for example-—when someone experiences increased levels of stress over a significant period of time, it can be paralyzing.
Anxiety symptoms can be caused by a variety of factors and are especially common for those who grew up with an anxious parent or went through a traumatic experience. Regardless of whether you’ve faced a life-threatening event or are simply overworked and overwhelmed, if you’re feeling stressed out all the time, your body is trying to tell you something.
Anxiety therapy can help you identify root sources of distress and provide you with valuable coping skills that relieve physical symptoms and open you up to more positive prospects for the future. With the right guidance and support, it’s possible to break the cycle of worry and reach your full potential.
Anxiety Therapy Can Help You Move Forward With Confidence And Calm
Research indicates that talk therapy is the most effective method for treating anxiety. Speaking openly about your thoughts and emotions without judgment, in and of itself, can be profoundly healing. And, as you acquire more effective, healthier ways to cope with stress, you can start to make more mindful decisions and engage more fully with your life. Whatever you’re struggling with, you don’t have to go through this alone.
In anxiety counseling sessions, we may explore everything from past experiences and relationships to lifestyle changes. Beginning on day one, you’ll learn self-soothing techniques, which can immediately reduce physical symptoms. As you feel increasingly secure and empowered, we’ll seek to uncover and understand the root causes of your anxiety and develop healthier habits to resolve unproductive thoughts and behaviors.
Because everyone’s experience with anxiety is different, in therapy, you’ll embark on your own unique path to relief. Throughout our work together, we will carefully uncover what has been holding you back, identify and assess your goals and values and work swiftly toward the life you want.
Drawing from research and evidence-based techniques, including mindfulness meditation, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), we’ll work to reform your relationship to stress, help slow down racing thoughts, bring your attention to the present moment and practice acceptance and self-compassion. When you’re able to effectively manage stress, you can not only feel physically better, but begin to grow and thrive.
I’ve been working with folks stuck in a cycle of worry for several years, so I understand how crippling anxiety can be. I also know that overcoming anxiety is possible. With my expertise and your willingness to engage in the therapeutic process, you can break the cycle of dread and experience greater harmony and joy in every aspect of your life.
You may still have questions or concerns about anxiety therapy…
I’ve tried so many things, including therapy in the past, and I fear nothing will work.
Research shows that talk therapy is a highly effective method for treating anxiety. If you’ve tried to cope on your own or have been therapy to no avail, we’ll carefully examine what hasn’t been working and develop new, more promising techniques that address your anxiety head-on.
Although I can’t guarantee that anxiety counseling will solve all your problems, you deserve a chance to take hold of your life. Imagine feeling lighter, calmer and happy. I’ve been doing this work for some time, and I know it’s possible to gain more autonomy and control over distress. If you’re ready to put in the time and effort, the results can be astounding.
Does going to therapy mean something is terribly wrong with me?
Absolutely not. In fact, seeking out the help you need is a sign of tremendous strength and wisdom. If you broke a bone, you would seek out the expert advice of a doctor. Anxiety counseling is no different.
I understand that talking about your pain can be very difficult. However, in a safe space, outside the stressors of everyday life, you can process whatever has been holding you back. Most people find immediate relief from physical symptoms and are able to identify and overcome root sources of distress relatively quickly. In other words, therapy is not a lifetime sentence. I seek to provide you with insight and skills to resolve crippling anxiety so that you can move confidently forward in the direction you want.
Doesn’t everyone get overwhelmed? Do I really need therapy?
Even if your stress symptoms aren’t persistent or you don’t believe you have an anxiety disorder, anxiety treatment can provide you with healthy coping, effective communication skills and useful insight into how your family history impacts your current relationships. Regardless of where you are right now, you can walk away from therapy with increased resilience and a greater sense of self and purpose.
You Deserve To Feel Calm
If you have additional questions about anxiety counseling, please call (954)-861-0164 or contact me for a free video or phone consultation. I provide in-office counseling in Cooper City, FL as well as online therapy to anyone residing in the state of Florida.