Do you worry too much?
Maybe you feel that stress is making you unable to function as well as you would like at home or at work. Perhaps a family member or coworker has suggested that you seek help.
Experiencing worry and nervousness is a normal part of life. However, if you are experiencing an unhealthy amount of persistent worry and fear, or even panic attacks, reach out for help.
Anxiety is really common
Anxiety is the most common mental disorder in the USA, affecting an estimated 40 million adults every year. Although anxiety is highly treatable, only 36% of people with anxiety seek treatment.
If stress or anxiety are affecting you, these worries will interfere with your ability to function and affect your overall wellbeing. It is important to seek help.
What are the symptoms of anxiety?
Below are some of the signs and symptoms of anxiety.
- Persistent and excessive feelings of worry and nervousness
- Extra difficulty handling uncertainty
- Difficulty with concentration
- Difficulty falling asleep and/or staying asleep
- Easily fatigued
- Physical symptoms of tension and worry:
- muscle tension
- stomach issues — diarrhea, nausea, upset stomach, appetite disturbances
- rapid breathing
- weakness or fatigue
- Anxiety can often overlap with feelings of hopelessness and sadness.
Treatment for anxiety
Psychotherapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) are effective, evidence-based treatments for anxiety. When we work together, I will be giving you tools and resources to bring you relief from the first session.
Once you begin to feel better, we will create a personalized plan that will help you develop the skills you need to reduce your symptoms.
One goal of our work together will be for you to leave with more clarity and understanding on how to solve your problems, rather than feeling that your problems are still unresolved.
CBT for anxiety
CBT is a process that allows you to examine and reconstruct negative thoughts and beliefs that can contribute to anxiety and depression.
When you learn to reframe and challenge your thoughts, you will be able to feel better. You will also learn to trust your own decisions and understand your own capacity for strength and resilience.
It is important to understand that whatever the cause, anxiety is treatable. Click here to book a free consultation, or give me a call.
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