Anxiety Counseling & Therapy
Learn to Let Go of Anxiety, Stress, and Panic, and Create a Life You Truly Love
If you’re like a lot of the clients that come to us each day, chances are you’re struggling with persistent self-criticism, worry, doubt, or fear.
If you can never seem to get a good night’s sleep because you can’t let go of anything from your day, or if your constant rumination and inability to make decisions are causing relationship problems w/ your spouse, children, colleagues, or friends – in other words, if you can’t seem to let go of any kind of distress, even if it feels horrible – you’re far from alone!
These are all signs that anxiety and stress are overtaking your life.
And if you’ve been experiencing any of them for any length of time, I don’t have to tell you how debilitating they can be.
You’d likely do just about anything to understand why you feel the way you do, let alone be able to self-soothe and regulate your emotions.
Of course, we all experience anxiety and stress from time to time …
Common situations, such as meeting deadlines, first dates, public speaking, and even being stuck in rush hour traffic can lead to stress and anxiety.
In a very real sense, we’re genetically wired to experience anxiety and stress. Stress and anxiety heighten our sense of awareness in new, unusual, or potentially threatening situations.
But when anxiety and stress are experienced regularly over long periods of time, or you suffer from any type of panic attacks, these issues can greatly disrupt our relationships and our lives.
Ongoing or severe anxiety and stress not only make it difficult to calm down and relax, they can cause you to lose focus and be unable to concentrate at work, make it hard to be present in your relationships, and take their toll on your physical health and well-being.
That’s right …
As if the emotional discomfort anxiety and stress cause aren’t bad enough, there are the long-term health effects of not getting enough sleep, eating too much or too little, constant muscle tension, recurring stomach pains and headaches, and never being able to relax.
If left unaddressed, the consequences of anxiety and stress can be severe, and can even lead to other emotional and behavioral problems such as substance abuse and depression.
Fortunately, just because you’re struggling with excessive stress, anxiety, or panic, this doesn’t mean you need to prepare yourself for a lifetime of discomfort and fear!
Why Seek the Help of an Anxiety Therapist?
Given the fast-paced nature of our lives, the demands of our professional and personal relationships, and the ever-present struggle to strike a balance between attending to our daily responsibilities and working towards our personal goals, it’s no big surprise that many of us feel anxious or stressed.
However, regardless of our reasons for feeling stressed, the results of recurring or severe anxiety are pretty similar …
We experience excessive worries, irrational fears, and no shortage of negative internalizations. And we come to feel disconnected from the people in our lives that matter most – including ourselves.
The common reaction to these feelings, at least for a while, is to put on a “happy face” and pretend they’re not there. But this never works … at least not for long. And denying that you’re feeling overwhelmed by stress and anxiety is exhausting in and of itself, leading to even quicker burnout.
Unfortunately, many of the people we’ve helped to overcome stress and anxiety didn’t even realize they were suffering until the symptoms became overwhelming.
But you shouldn’t wait …
Any time stress and anxiety are affecting your ability to function is time to seek professional help.
While many attempt to treat the symptoms of anxiety and stress by spending some time in nature, talking with friends or family, meditating, or even taking anti-anxiety medications – all of which have their place and can help, for a time – the underlying causes of anxiety and stress often go unaddressed. Sooner or later, the anxiety returns, often worse than before.
Recurring anxiety and stress are typically caused by the way we perceive and react to life events, not the events themselves.
This is why, if you want to really overcome anxiety, you have to change the thoughts, feelings, and beliefs that keep you stuck in your worry and fear.
Think about it for a minute …
We’ve all been on dates, flown in airplanes, had to meet tight deadlines, been stuck in rush hour traffic, and so on. Why do these situations cause some people anxiety and stress and not others? It’s not the situations themselves that are inherently stressful. It’s our perceptions of them, the stories we tell ourselves, the pictures we see in our minds, and our feelings about these situations that lead to our anxiety and stress.
Fortunately, you CAN retrain your brain to think and feel differently … to free yourself from recurring anxiety and stress.
And this is precisely how professional anxiety counseling and an anxiety therapist can help!
As an inclusive group of counselors and psychotherapists that help a wide range of clients with a variety of issues, Mindful Practices’ therapists have helped countless individuals cope with and overcome anxiety, stress, and panic using an integrative approach that’s tailored to each person’s needs.
For example, we may use:
- Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) to help you change the way you think and about respond to stressful, anxiety-provoking situations;
- Mindfulness-Based Therapy to help you relax, self-soothe, stay centered, and focus so anxiety and stress has less of an impact on your functioning;
- Psychodynamic Psychotherapy to work through and resolve the subconscious thoughts, feelings, and beliefs that lead to your anxiety, stress, and fear; and
- Motivational Interviewing to understand the reflexes that contribute to your anxiety, be more empathetic with yourself, and become more empowered to create the change you seek.
And that’s just to name a few!
All of this is to say that we offer a variety of techniques to help our clients work through and resolve anxiety and stress.
We’re each unique individuals with different ways of perceiving and reacting to the world, and therapy works best as a collaborative process with each session being tailored to our clients’ unique personalities and needs.
You have the answers you need within you. It’s our job to use the best possible approach to help you find them – whatever that approach may be.
But more than this …
Since the trusting, healing relationship you create with an anxiety therapist may well be the most important ingredient in overcoming anxiety and stress, the fact that Mindful Practices is a group practice means that one of our specialists is likely a great fit for your unique personality and needs and can help you achieve your goals.
Can an Anxiety Therapist Help You?
While some anxiety therapy and anxiety treatment techniques can provide almost immediate relief from anxiety and stress, successful anxiety treatment often requires some time, as well as your commitment and effort.
This being said, chances are good that, since you’re reading this, you’ve already been suffering from overwhelming anxiety and stress for some time.
What will your life be like if you don’t get help?
Are you prepared to continue struggling on the way you have been without hope?
You don’t have to.
The anxiety counseling and therapy services we offer can help you learn the skills and tools you need to reframe your thoughts, perceptions, and beliefs, improve your self-confidence and self-esteem, have the peace of mind to think clearly, expansively and creatively, and move forward in your relationships and life with peace of mind, optimism, and confidence.
If you’re ready to slow down a bit and take a journey towards understanding who you truly are, contact us today, schedule a free, 15-minute, initial phone consultation, ask any questions you have, and find the best anxiety therapist for you. We look forward to speaking with you and helping you let go of anxiety and stress, so you can become the best version of yourself and create a life you truly love!
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