A lot of people struggle with anxiety
Anxiety is difficult with swirling thoughts and other physical symptoms that you cannot escape, leaving you with the impression that you're living too close to the edge and can no longer cope.
A lot of people struggle with anxiety
Anxiety is difficult with swirling thoughts and other physical symptoms that you cannot escape, leaving you with the impression that you're living too close to the edge and can no longer cope.

Anxiety

Did you know that biology and environment help to determine if a person will have anxiety? Physiological reactions to stress, environmental factors, and genetics can lead to anxiety disorders. For a person to have an anxiety disorder, they must react negatively to certain stimuli. When these behaviors become part of everyday life and interfere with a person’s regular life routine, they suffer from their brain chemistry and have little control over their actions. It is essential for people suffering from anxiety to seek out professional help and reach out for emotional support. Feeling isolated or alone may worsen symptoms, so people with anxiety s need to maintain social connections to feel safe in social situations.

Living with anxiety is an overwhelming and exhausting emotional experience, with tension, fear, apprehension, and constant worry being some of the main symptoms. There is the physical side of anxiety as well. Have you been experiencing distressing physical symptoms, such as a racing heart, muscle tension, stomach upset, headaches, tension, sleeplessness, appetite changes, or feel as though you may be having a heart attack? These are just a few examples of the physical impact of anxiety.

The symptoms of anxiety can be powerful and can take control over your daily life, affecting your family, career, and friendships.

You are Not Alone

Anxiety is the most common mental health challenge people experience, and it is considered one of the most common reasons people seek treatment. Statistically, 18.1% of the adult population in the United States suffers from an anxiety disorder, and women are 60% more likely than men to experience an anxiety disorder in their lifetime.

People often find themselves living a life where anxiety is always present and interfering with their work, relationships, health, and overall happiness. You might even worry that something is terribly wrong with you, and it’s easy to feel isolated when you experience anxiety symptoms all the time.

Anxiety can impact the way you think and feel about yourself, making it challenging to lead a healthy life and function normally on a day-to-day basis. Living with anxiety can steal joy from everyday life. The symptoms can be so intense that it’s hard to do the things you love or be the person you want to be. It is essential to be aware of what might trigger your anxiety and work towards finding relief from the symptoms.

Symptoms Related to Anxiety

Anxiety impacts you on many levels; some are obvious, while others are more subtle. Your symptoms of anxiety can include:

  • Edginess or restlessness¬†
  • Feeling tense and irritable (which may or may not be observable to others)
  • Tiring quickly and more tired than usual
  • Trying to control situations
  • Impaired concentration
  • Difficulty sleeping (falling asleep or staying asleep)
  • Jumping to negative conclusions
  • Increased pessimism
  • Increase in muscle aches or soreness
  • Experiencing more tension in your relationships
  • Having trouble concentrating and having a mind that goes blank

Anxiety Treatment Can Help

Although it may feel like anxiety consumes most of your thoughts and feelings, and you notice the discomfort when it is present, you may not be actively seeing times when you feel more at ease. During anxiety treatment, I can help you pay attention to those moments of calm and better understand what you are doing differently. I will help you to see that you already have many coping skills and so much innate strength. Together, we will figure out how to develop healthy strategies and strengthen your inner resources.

The feelings related to pervasive stress, irritability, and distraction that often come with anxiety can make communication challenging, especially if you feel that no one listens to you or values your input. During treatment, I can help you learn more effective communication skills to be better equipped to express yourself and be heard. We’ll also work on shifting the ways you talk to yourself. Anxiety disorders are treatable, and the success rate is high.

I am a direct, compassionate, and active therapist

As an experienced therapist treating anxiety, we will integrate evidence-based Cognitive -Behavioral, Positive Psychology, and Solution-Focused treatment methods and will individualize my approach to fit your needs, personality, and goals. I specialize in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.

Please call me for a complimentary 20-minute consultation to discuss your therapy needs.
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