Overcoming Anxiety

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?

Does it feel impossible to focus and concentrate?

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

Living With Anxiety Can Be Draining and Frustrating

Perhaps a life transition has provoked a sense of emotional shock, and you feel helpless and out-of-control. Concerns regarding your family, career, health, finances or life purpose might be uncontrollably racing through your mind. Maybe 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.

Anxiety Is A Normal Part of Life

You are not alone. Anxiety 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.

Anxiety can also protect us by ensuring, for example, we look both ways before we cross the street. Anxiety is a normal response to stress or danger. However, we are hard-wired to find anxiety unpleasant. After all, if we weren’t, we might gravitate toward dangerous situations. When we feel threatened, the brain and body go into flight or fight mode, which is linked to our instinct for self-preservation.

Although worry and stress are normal, if you feel like you’re always in fight or flight mode, you may be struggling with an anxiety disorder, such as a specific phobia, panic disorder, social anxiety, performance anxiety, generalized anxiety or a combination of these.

There Is Hope For Relief And I Can Help.

As a trained and skilled anxiety therapist, I 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.

Why Wait?

We believe the most important aspect of therapy is the connection you feel with your therapist. That’s why we offer a free consultation. We want you to feel comfortable and, conversely, we want to make sure we are the right fit for you. We can discuss your specific needs, and answer questions you have about anxiety treatment, social anxiety treatment, phobia counseling, panic attack treatment, performance anxiety, and our practice. Click below to contact us or give us a call directly at (203) 405-8066.

 

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