Is anxiety holding you back?
Do you ever feel like you have a list of things you want to do that never gets done–and it keeps getting longer? Perhaps you finally find the motivation to get started only to worry yourself out of it by thinking about all the things that could go wrong? In the end, things don’t get done and you wind up feeling even worse about yourself.
Anxiety keeps me awake at night; it keeps me as a prisoner in my home. Anxiety makes me feel like a failure; it has taken away my self-worth. Anxiety makes me feel uncomfortable and nervous. Anxiety has taken away friends, family, opportunities, my life.” -Anxiety Warrior
You’re Not Alone
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year. Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet only 36.9% of those suffering receive treatment. https://adaa.org/about-adaa/press-room/facts-statistics
We live in a society of ever-increasing pace and stress. Overworking, irregular diet and self-care, and lack of sleep are all commonplace and sometimes it feels like there’s no end in sight. These stressors can cause excessive worry and distress after awhile. If you struggle with anxiety, you understand how the overthinking situations can lead to extreme stress, panic, and often, inaction. This can leave you feeling depressed and wondering if you’ll ever be able to change the cycle.
If you’ve come to believe that this is the norm and it can’t be changed, rest assured that it can–and does.
How Anxiety Therapy Can Help You
As a person struggling with anxiety, at some point in your life, someone has probably told you to just “get over it”. Unfortunately, the problem is not that simple to solve –- if it were, you likely would have overcome your anxiety long ago. Because your brain has become hardwired over time to think negatively and has anxious thoughts, it needs to be gradually re-trained to think in a new way. Anxiety therapy can help.
Changing the way you think requires practice and repetition. Together, we will work on addressing those negative thoughts and changing the way you respond to them. As this becomes easier, you would work your way up to thoughts that are more realistic. Only then does it become automatic and habitual.
As we work together over time, your memory processes will be affected and the neural pathways in your brain will be altered.
You will begin to think, act and feel differently, but it will take persistence, practice, and patience for progress to be made. At first, this is a conscious process but as it is practiced and repeated it becomes automatic.
I utilize a blend of cognitive behavioral therapy CBT, dialectical based informed therapy DBT, exposure, mindfulness based practice, and EMDR when necessary.
Are you ready to try a new way of living where you can manage your symptoms of anxiety and not feel like your missing out on the best years of your life?
Schedule your FREE 15 Minute Phone Consultation by contacting me at 954-947-0774 or firstname.lastname@example.org to see if we’re a good match and if therapy is right for you.