Anxiety | Individual Therapy
Anxiety is one of the most common mental health issues we see. Fortunately, anxiety is highly treatable. Here is a list of common symptoms you may experience:
- 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?
- Can’t turn off your brain and obsess about work issues, life situation or both?
- Do you need to check that the front door is locked multiple times before you are able to relax?
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 beat your anxiety and create a life 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 feel that things around you are strange, unreal, foggy, or detached from yourself?
- Do you feel any sense of numbness or tingling in parts of your body?
- Do you have a fear that you are dying or that something terrible is going to happen?
- Are you able to relax?
- Do you have periods of increased sensitivity to light and sound?
- Do you feel exhausted most of the time?
- Do you feeling like you are losing control of your life?
- Do you avoid certain situations because they frighten you?
- Do you avoid depending on others in your life?
- Do you experience nausea or other stomach problems often?