Anxiety | Couples Therapy

Anxiety | Couples Therapy

Worrying about financial situations, career choices, health, relationships and family situations can easily cross the line from being a productive source of inspiration to anxiety which is a destructive force that can feel overwhelming and debilitating.

  • Do you have difficulty falling asleep or getting back to sleep when you wake up?
  • Do you feel jittery and as though you want to jump out of your skin?
  • Have you experienced heart palpitations, sweatiness or sudden dizziness?
  • Do you need to check that the front door is locked multiple times before you are able to relax?

These are all symptoms of anxiety, one of the most common mental health problems.  Fortunately, anxiety is highly treatable.

We use techniques that have been shown to be most effective in anxiety management.  We help you identify and change patterns of thinking that lead to anxious thoughts, feelings and behaviors so you can change.  We also help you consider and understand how your family history may have contributed to your anxiety, as it is important to look at causes rather than just the symptoms.  Stress reduction techniques such as meditation, visualization, progressive relaxation and controlled breathing are also key components of a treatment plan.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Post-traumatic Stress Disorder or Panic Attacks are more serious forms of anxiety that can be treated, but may also require a medical evaluation for anti-anxiety medication and more intensive psychotherapy.

If any of this sounds familiar to you, know that we have deep expertise addressing these issues. We help clients engage in the treatment process to modify their attitudes and behaviors, and increase healthy habits and skills.  You can both beat anxiety and create a life together without constant worry.

Questions for Thought

Below are a few questions that are intended to help you consider your personal situation more closely.  If you are ready to improve and live your life to the fullest, we encourage you to contact us to discuss how we can best help.

  • Do you or your partner feel that things around you are strange, unreal, foggy, or detached?
  • Do you or your partner feel any sense of numbness or tingling in your partner body?
  • Do you or your partner have a fear that something terrible is going to happen?
  • Are you or your partner able to relax?
  • Do you or your partner have periods of increased sensitivity to light and sound?
  • Do you or your partner feel exhausted most of the time?
  • Do you or your partner feel out of control?
  • Do you or your partner avoid certain situations because of fear?
  • Do you or your partner avoid depending on others?
  • Do you or your partner experience nausea or other stomach problems often?