Anxiety Counseling in Woodbridge, CT

 

Does it feel impossible to focus and concentrate?

Do you find yourself often worried and have difficulty controlling your anxious thoughts?

Do you have a persistent sense that something is going to go wrong and you won’t be able to handle it?

Do you wish you could be more at peace, confident and better equipped to engage in a more fulfilling and meaningful life?

 

Maybe a life transition has provoked a sense of emotional shock, and you feel helpless and out-of-control. Perhaps worries about your family, career, health, finances or life purpose are uncontrollably racing through your mind.  Possibly you worry that something is wrong with you and that relief isn’t possible. Maybe your fears are interfering with your ability to complete basic tasks, such as running errands, spending time with friends or family, or even leaving your home.

As your mind surges with anxious thoughts, making sleep elusive, you may experience fatigue, fogginess, irritability and an inability to focus. You might be attempting to cope by numbing your distressing feelings and sensations through drinking, substance use or other unhealthy behaviors and distractions.

Maybe you believe you are doing all that you think you can do to reduce your anxiety but to no avail. And maybe in light of this inability to improve, you continue to struggle, and hopelessness increases and your ability to cope diminishes.

 

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You are not alone. Anxiety is a normal part of life. In fact, it is the most common mental health issue in the United States today. According to the National Institutes of Health Informatics, 18% of Americans will struggle with an anxiety disorder at some point in their lifetimes. Even more will experience some form of anxiety symptoms.

In today’s fast-paced society, we may often feel compelled to “keep up with the Joneses” and measure our happiness by our wealth, material possessions, and external accomplishments. However, so many of us feel empty and insecure even as we push ourselves to excel.

Struggling with anxiety doesn’t mean you are broken or flawed. In fact, some anxiety can be healthy. Anxiety can benefit us by motivating us to follow through on our commitments, such as paying the bills or showing up for work on time.

Although worry and stress are normal, if you feel like your mind is always filled with the worst-case scenario and you’re constantly worried about anything and everything – there is hope and we can help.

With over a decade of experience, we have helped many clients learn how to effectively manage their anxious symptoms. By gaining an understanding of how anxiety functions in the body, and in the mind, and learning realistic tools for coping with stress, you can begin living in peace.

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