Get Support and Recover from Anxiety Issues
When you struggle with anxiety it’s painful. Sometimes it feels like there is no way out. You are not alone. Some level of anxiety is normal in human beings; however, excessive anxiety can interfere with relationships, sleeping patterns, eating habits, work, school, social situations and all areas of life. Anxiety can take several forms, including phobias, obsessive-compulsions, and panic attacks, and it is often associated with depression.
Anxiety is a normal response to human experience and survival. Not unlike the fight, flight, or hide response, humans need anxiety in order to act and to protect themselves from suffering. Because anxiety is normal, most people experience anxiety at some points in their life, however limited or mild. Yet, many people experience a heightened and uncomfortable level of anxiety causing one to seek treatment.
As a therapist, we approach a person’s anxiety with intense curiosity in an effort to help the person to understand and heal the source of the anxiety. Through the process of focusing internally a person can understand, unravel, and transform their anxiety. When it comes to treating anxiety disorders, research shows that therapy is usually the most effective option. That’s because anxiety therapy, unlike anxiety medication, treats more than just the symptoms of the problem. Therapy can help you uncover the underlying causes of your worries and fears; learn how to relax; look at situations in new, less frightening ways; and develop better coping and problem-solving skills. Therapy gives you the tools to overcome anxiety and teaches you how to use them. We work with each individual client to address their individual experiences and help them to face their fears rather than avoid them. Collaboratively we work to make life changes to your situation in order to reduce the level of stress you are experiencing. In other situations, we may simply be trying to manage too much in our life and reprioritizing what we take on may be the start to living a healthier, less stressful life.