Are You Overwhelmed With Worry, Dread Or Uncertainty?
Are you often consumed with looping, stressful and troublesome thoughts? Do you often worry about being accepted by your peers or feel insecure about your appearance? When faced with unfamiliar social interactions, do you overthink what you will say or how you will act? Perhaps you feel especially anxious about your performance at work or school. Or maybe your anxiety has begun manifesting physically through a rapid heartbeat, sweating, digestive problems, shortness of breath or poor sexual performance. Have you noticed a change in eating or sleeping patterns that is causing you even more distress? Do you wish you could feel calm and confident, knowing you have the skills to tackle future obstacles?
While a little bit of anxiety is normal and helpful in steering us clear of danger, too much can make you feel overwhelmed with emotional worry and even physically ill. Anxiety can take a toll on your mind and body every day. You may wake up feeling fatigued because your racing thoughts kept you awake throughout the night. It may be difficult to get out of bed as you dread your daily tasks. At work, you may overanalyze your tasks, worrying about how your coworkers will judge you. At home, you may feel insecure about your relationship with your partner or your children. Throughout the day, no matter what you are thinking about, you may automatically jump to negative conclusions and worry about the potential consequences that may arise in any given scenario.
You Are Not Alone With Your Anxiety
Anxiety is one of the most common ailments facing individuals today. Many factors contribute to the prevalence of anxiety in our society. Glamorized images in the media can easily cause people to become self-conscious about their appearance or their level of success. Additionally, with the rise of social media, individuals have more opportunities to compare their lives to that of their peers. Tragic news on television and online can also contribute to anxiety by making individuals feel unsafe and untrustworthy of others. And finally, an unstable economy can trigger anxiety as people become more fearful about making ends meet in a competitive job market.
The good news is that even though anxiety is very common, it is also one of the most treatable disorders. There is always help and hope. With the help of an experienced, skilled therapist, you can learn the skills needed to feel peaceful and resilient.
Free Yourself From Your Anxious Thoughts With Anxiety Treatment
In safe and compassionate anxiety treatment sessions, your Personal Growth Counseling therapist can help you identify the source of your anxiety. Together we can determine if it is genetic, hormonal or a reaction to your experiences. If your therapist suspects that your anxiety may be rooted in a hormonal imbalance, he or she will refer to your primary care doctor to run further tests. Once the root source of your anxiety is determined, you and your therapist can work together to understand the triggers to your anxiety and explore and address the situations or specific thoughts that make you feel the most worried.
No matter the source of your anxiety or its triggers, your therapist will create an individualized plan that includes tailor-made strategies and techniques that can not only relieve you of your symptoms but also teach you lifelong skills that can help you combat future anxious moments.
One of the most effective techniques you can use to mitigate anxiety is mindfulness. Your therapist will guide you through the process of practicing mindfulness, which incorporates deep breathing exercises often in combination with essential oils and theta music. Mindfulness practices can help you feel more present, grounded and calm during your sessions and in your life.
If you struggle with social anxiety, your therapist can teach you useful interpersonal communication skills to help you get through even the most stressful interactions. In addition, if your feelings of worry revolve around your own self-image, your therapist will work with you to help you start thinking more positively about yourself. A lot of anxiety is rooted in automatic negative thoughts, with which your mind jumps to the worst possible scenario. Your therapist can help you analyze your thought process so you can start modifying the way you view certain situations.
Since 1994, the therapists at Personal Growth Counseling have helped countless adults find peace and confidence in their lives. While our professional staff has a diverse set of specialties, we all have a Master’s or doctorate degree. We also all participate in continuing education in order to stay current with the best strategies to treat anxiety.
Even though anxiety may make you feel like you have lost control of your life, it is highly treatable. Through anxiety treatment sessions, it is possible live a peaceful, connected and fulfilling life.
I think I could benefit from anxiety treatment sessions, but I still have a few questions and concerns before moving forward…
Everyone in my family is as anxious as I am. Can anxiety treatment still help me?
Even if you have a long family history of anxiety, you do not need to continue to suffer with overwhelming feelings of worry. If your anxiety is genetic, it is still treatable. In fact, the techniques and strategies you learn during anxiety treatment sessions can mitigate your immediate symptoms and help you gain the confidence to overcome future anxiety.
I don’t want to talk about my problems with a stranger.
Your therapist is more than just a stranger. He or she is a trained and knowledgeable professional who has helped numerous clients with anxiety find relief. And, the fact that your therapist does not know you personally actually helps the treatment process because he or she can approach the situation from an unbiased perspective. Furthermore, you would probably not hesitate to have a surgery if the surgeon was a stranger. Your emotional well-being should be no different.
I am worried about what others will think of me if I attend anxiety treatment sessions.
Our anxiety treatment sessions are 100 percent confidential so you do not have to be concerned that others will find out about your therapy. That said, your close friends and family may already know how anxiety has taken a toll on your happiness and health. It is very likely that they would be proud to know that you have taken the important step to seek help.
You Can Find Peace, Confidence And Resilience
If you are ready to find relief from worry and dread, we invite you to call us for a complimentary 20-minute phone consultation to discuss your needs and how anxiety treatment can help you.