Anxiety has taken over… how did I even get here?
You may be functioning on an “okay” basis. You’re getting your work done, navigating your personal and professional relationships and to the outside world, you look like you’ve got it together.
But inside, you know that you’re struggling to maintain it all, sometimes feeling like you’re treading water, because the anxiety that you live with on a daily basis is wreaking havoc on your emotional, mental, social, and even physical health. You want to learn how to manage your anxiety and in this way, gain more control of your life.
You may be shocked to hear that anxiety has its place. Under the right circumstances, it can actually be very useful. As a matter of fact, anxiety is what often keeps us safe in the face of real danger.
However, when your anxiety is making you feel insecure, hopeless, exhausted or unable to manage your body’s response to stress, it has crossed a threshold that may require professional help. Anxiety management is a skill that our practice can help you learn, so you can finally be in control of your life.
How Anxiety Makes You Feel
Whether it’s due to childhood experiences, difficult life transitions, or health issues, everyone experiences some degree of anxiety or stress, but if you’re struggling with thoughts like these, you’re in the right place:
- “I’m constantly worried about what will happen tomorrow.”
- “I should be happy, but, I’m not. And I can’t figure out why.”
- “I know that something needs to change, but I don’t know where to start.”
- “What will people think of me?”
- “Nothing I do is good enough.”
- “My anxiety is so bad that it is making me sick.”
By working with a therapist on anxiety management, you can calm thoughts like these and finally be in control of your life.
Symptoms of Anxiety
- Feeling nervous, restless, or tense
- Difficulty focusing or thinking clearly
- Insomnia and problems sleeping
- Gastrointestinal problems
- Avoiding situations and people you normally enjoy being around
- Anxiety around a particular life event or experience that has occurred in the past
Anxiety affects all ages and can be triggered at any point in time. Coping on your own can be challenging. You may distract yourself temporarily, but the feelings always come back.
With the right combination of skills and tools, it is possible for you to conquer your anxiety and come out on that winning side of it. There is no reason for you or a loved one to continue to struggle with anxiety. Let’s be in touch to see if therapy is the right next step for you.
How Therapy Can Help Manage Your Anxiety
Psychotherapy, and particularly Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), can help you reframe feelings of panic and stress and give you tools to manage them. After all, anxious feelings are a result of the way we think.
Through anxiety management and therapy, you’ll learn how to understand your triggers and confront your fears with confidence.
We will work to identify the specifics of what is causing you the greatest distress and then move towards achieving your goals.
It’s important for you to find a therapist who understands your situation and cares deeply about your struggles. Your comfort and peace of mind are invaluable. You deserve to have a better quality of life, and we can help you get there. Together, we will work to break the cycle.
Let’s start with a free 20-minute phone consultation to see if one of our clinicians is the right fit for your needs.