We understand anxiety and the stuck place it keeps you.
With anxiety, your thoughts capture you, and you find it difficult to stop them and be in the present moment. You find it hard to let go and simply acknowledge your worry or fear, and let it go on its way. It’s like a constant spiral in your head that gets stronger, and you keep finding yourself in the same thoughts time and time again. Nothing you do seems to stop the constant thoughts. Sometimes, you feel like you have to do certain things to get the thoughts to slow down, or go away. You find yourself focusing on how to stop them, just to exhaust yourself without having control over them.
Anxiety takes control of you.
You find yourself worrying way too much, and you’re starting to believe your worries will come true. You’re hiding from certain things and certain people just to avoid triggering an anxious response. You will do whatever it takes to not feel the anxiety, although, the anxiety feels like it is controlling you.
You’re terrified that people are going to notice how much you struggle to keep it together. You know your worry is preventing you from living life the way you’d like to. You realize that you do need professional help from an experienced and compassionate counselor to find solutions to manage your anxiety, and start feeling normal again.
If this sounds like you, we have experienced and trained counselors that would love to help.
When it comes to treating anxiety disorders, research shows that counseling is usually the most effective option. That’s because counseling for anxiety – as opposed to anxiety medication – treats more than just symptoms to the problem, it treats the whole person from the inside out.
- 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
For more information on the different types of anxiety in adulthood, please read this article.
Counseling 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.
Please reach out to us today to discover the first steps along your journey to wellness.
Our counselors who work with anxiety:
Samantha Trujillo, LMSW
Kaitlyn Sampson, MA, PLPC