Excessive duress, constant worry about losing a family member, worrying about unpleasant events, reluctancy to leave home, fear of being alone, repeated nightmares, problems concentrating, irritability, muscle tension, and restlessness are all symptoms of anxiety.
Most of us have experienced a few of these symptoms to varying degrees. The greater the intensity and frequency, however, the more likely you are to feel paralyzed or trapped by feelings of fear or danger. Even when the risk of danger is unlikely, it doesn’t prevent you from feeling that harm is sitting at your doorstep. When you feel plagued by impending danger, life is scary, overwhelming, and becomes unmanageable.
I understand. You want to break free from these feelings. You just want the struggle to go away. There are steps you can take to get relief. Even though it is scary, the first step towards quieting your uneasiness is to face it in a safe place where you can accept and make sense of it.
Acceptance is a powerful state of being. It allows you to approach anxiety without the fear that it will destroy you. It removes the barriers to calm that block you from living the life you want to live.
You don’t have to manage your fears by yourself. We can work together towards quieting your mind and living in the present moment.
Our work will include:
- Exploring your anxiety to gain understanding and create awareness
- Discovering how you experience anxiety
- Illuminating the messages you get from feeling the anxiety through
– Talk therapy
The goals for clinical work can include:
- Being more able to manage your anxiety
- Increasing your tolerance for uncomfortable feelings
- Feeling calmer
- Developing compassion for yourself
- Moving more toward your authentic self
- Closing the gap between where you are and where you want to be.
If you would like to explore how Therapy for Anxiety can help you, contact me for a consultation. That phone call is your first step toward healing.