Anxiety Therapy

We work with individuals and couples who are struggling with anxiety, depression, women’s issues, life changes, relationship concerns, and more.

You Are Not Alone.

Do you always feel on edge, overwhelmed or anticipate future events with worry and dread? Do racing, ruminating thoughts impact your ability to concentrate on tasks, manage stress or engage sociallyPerhaps anxiety has started to manifest physically. Thus causing heart palpitations, stomach aches and sweating. Some describe trembling, shortness of breath, dizziness, nausea or panic attacks. In particular, do you often feel out of control, like something is about to go horribly wrong? Do you wish you could better understand your experience with anxiety? Would you like to develop the insight and tools needed to help yourself feel better?

Living with anxiety can be a distressing, frustrating and sometimes frightening experience. You may feel preoccupied by “what if” questions about the future that you can’t control. Ultimately, this can cause your thoughts to spiral and fuel more distressing emotions and physical symptoms. The ongoing looping cycle of anxiety can impact all aspects of your life. Specifically, this can include your work performance as well as your relationships. Furthermore, eating, sleeping, and other physical issues could be adding to your distress. Moreover, they all may be causing you to feel increasingly withdrawn or on edge.
If you are experiencing symptoms of anxiety, you are not alone. According to Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders are extremely common. They are one of the most common mental illnesses in the United States. They affect more than 40 million adults (18 percent of the population) in the U.S. . And, women are 60 percent more likely to be affected compared to men. In American culture, women experience unique challenges. They deal with a tremendous amount of pressure to excel in work, home, motherhood, relationships, marriage, etc . Society’s perception of gender roles is changing. However, the expectations on women appear stagnant at times. Women are expected to balance household chores, even those working as much or more than their male counterparts. Also, they are forced to balance and maintain family life along with a noteworthy career. And for many women, there is not enough time in the day to address every task, the needs of others, and find time for self-care.
Although everyone experiences stress and overwhelm, normal stress can spill over into anxiety. Hence, making things feel out of control and no longer manageable. If you are experiencing racing thoughts or distressing worries, counseling may help. Therapy can ease uncomfortable physical sensations that might distract from your day-to-day activities. Counseling for anxiety can help you relieve built up tension and move forward feeling more in-control.

Without a doubt, everyone’s experience with anxiety is different.

Frequently Asked Questions About Anxiety Therapy

I tried anxiety therapy in the past and it didn’t help. How will working with you be different?

First, we will ask you about your previous experience so that we don’t repeat any mistakes in our work together. With that being said, anxiety typically doesn’t dispel overnight. It’s something you have to continue to work on and it may come up at random. What we offer is the opportunity to learn why your anxiety continues to come up. Then we offer techniques specifically designed to help you lessen and manage your anxiety, both in the short and long-term. Furthermore, sessions with us are highly personable and interactive. And, we have a great deal of experience helping people successfully manage anxiety.

I’m so anxious that I don’t feel able to talk to you or anyone else.

Although coming in may be a challenging step for you, we encourage you to try anxiety therapy. We are interactive therapists. Meaning, we can use techniques meant to promote relaxation and comfort without the direct exchange of wordsAnd, if you experience difficulty articulating emotions via talk therapy, there are many different tools we can draw from. These tools will help you feel comfortable enough to continue the work.

How long does anxiety counseling take?

Each person experiences anxiety differently and has varying therapy needs and goals. Therefore, it is difficult to approximate how long anxiety treatment will last. That said, most people start to see a decrease in symptoms after just three or four sessions. During which, they will begin to feel substantially better within four to six weeks. The more committed you are to the therapy process, the more you can expect a swift recovery.

Anxiety Therapy

Anxiety therapy can be extremely helpful in mitigating and overcoming symptoms of anxiety. In a safe and compassionate environment, we can help you identify and address what drives your high stress levels. Together, we can examine the root cause of your anxiety. You will receive tailor-made tips, techniques, and strategies. They can be specialized to help you manage intrusive thoughts. Hence, they will enable you to experience more peace and less physical or emotional distress in your daily life.
During sessions, we can explore issues such as past relationships, family dynamics and childhood trauma. Moreover, this can help to increase self-awareness and identify where your anxiety stems from. You will get a better understanding of your past and current experience with anxiety. Thereafter, you will begin to develop effective tools to help you identify and manage heightened anxiety at its onset. The approach often depends on your unique experience with anxiety. Strategies can range from breathing exercises and mindfulness, to simple lifestyle changes.
We will create a therapy plan that best addresses and supports your specific needs and goals. We often blend psychoanalysis, cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness-based techniques when treating anxiety. For example in sessions, we will work to identify the anxiety behavior. We will pinpoint what drives it and where it comes from. Then, we will replace old, negative patterns with new, positive, more realistic ways of thinking. When you are able to break free of the anxious thought process, we can explore mindfulness. Then move on to more advanced thought challenging exercises. Even more, these can lead to a shift in mood, an increase in energy and enhanced overall well-being. Additionally, you will become more aware of your anxious thoughts and how they affect you physically or emotionally. Then, you can continue to challenge them until they no longer feel like they’re taking over your life. You will have the right tools set in place to ensure they no longer hinder your progress or potential.
We are strength based therapists who believe in helping you draw from and build upon support systemsWe will help you build upon those resources and strategies that you already find helpful and relaxing. While also offering additional support and tools that can bring relief. We have been treating anxiety for many years. Thus, we believe that with the right guidance and support it is possible for anyone to manage and overcome anxiety. It is possible to break free of the anxiety cycle. And thus, develop healthy and empowered relationships with yourself and others. Finally, it is more than possible to move forward feeling confident and live life with ease.