Counseling for Anxiety
Is anxiety taking over your life? Does it feel like you can’t control it no matter how hard you try? Have you already tried therapy but found it ineffective?
If this sounds like you, I’m confident I can help. I’ve been there. I struggled many years with really bad anxiety, and have done a lot of hard work, and I know how to help with this. Mostly, I want you to know it can be better. You don’t have to suffer the way you are suffering. Obviously no treatment is 100% effective and results vary in every individual, but most people can get enough relief from their anxiety that it will feel life-changing.
Now when it comes to treating anxiety disorders, research shows that therapy is usually the most effective option. That’s because anxiety therapy – as opposed to anxiety medication – treats more than just symptoms of the problem. (Not that there’s anything wrong with the medication. When someone is suffering profoundly, and therapy isn’t working or hasn’t worked, medication can be a miracle.)
Common symptoms of anxiety include:
- 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.