Are You Stressed Out All of the Time?
Are you overwhelmed and feel like your life is out of control?
Have you experienced the physical symptoms of panic, including a racing heartbeat, excessive sweating and numbness in your hands or feet?
Do you struggle to stay in and enjoy the present moment?
Are your worries especially focused on certain situations, such as social events, crowded rooms or flying?
Have you tried self-help, but still find yourself wrapped up in worry and dread?
Are you ready to free yourself from the cycle of anxiety and panic attacks?
We all experience fear. However, if you are like many people who struggle with anxiety and panic attacks, sometimes fear becomes the center of your life. You may be feeling scared, nervous, doubtful or indecisive on a regular basis.
Although these feelings come and go, they can return and keep you feeling frustrated and defeated. Maybe you wish you could get back to the person you were before your anxiety got this far, but it is hard to imagine that will happen or even remember what that life was like.
Maybe you have had panic attacks that come out of the blue, leaving you short of breath, on edge or even embarrassed. You might feel worried or stressed at all times and experience muscle tension or irritability. Perhaps you’re anxious in social situations and have a hard time with small talk or meeting new people. You may have difficulty getting a good night’s sleep and wake up feeling exhausted. Maybe you have a specific fear, such as flying or driving, and you avoid situations or experiences so that you don’t have to confront those fears. You might have experienced unwanted thoughts (obsessions) or repetitive behaviors (compulsions) that concern you.
I understand that if you are feeling this way, it can make life difficult. It may be hard to get up and do your normal daily routine. You may find yourself crying a lot. On good days, you might feel like you are back to normal, but your unease and racing thoughts keep coming back. And on a bad day, it may feel like your life is spinning out of control.
If You Are Struggling With Anxiety, You Are Not Alone!
I work with a lot of women who are just like you. They are fabulous, amazing women, wives, mothers, professionals and non-professionals whose anxiety has gotten out of control. They don’t know why or where it is coming from. On the outside, their lives may look pretty good, but on the inside they just are nervous, worried and stressed all of the time. Does this sound like you?
You may have long-standing worry and anxiety that has been with you for a while. Many people with anxiety worry about their jobs, health, money or children. Anxiety means that you have a difficult time turning off the worry switch even when you need some rest. Other symptoms may include: feeling restless or keyed up, being easily fatigued, difficulty concentrating or mind going blank, irritability, muscle tension, and sleep disturbance. Anxiety can overpower you and make life very difficult. It can take over and before you know it, you feel powerless over it.
Regardless of the source of your anxiety, you are not alone. There is hope. And I want you to know that there is help. You don’t have to let anxiety control your life! You can take control of your anxiety and have peace again.
Anxiety Treatment Can Help You Break the Cycle of Anxiety and Lead a More Peaceful and Satisfying Life.
Through working with an experienced therapist, you can begin to:
Stop the cycle of panic attacks so you can enjoy life again.
Break free from the social fears that get in the way of dating, work or socializing.
Give up the worrying habit and feel more at peace with your decisions.
Break the cycle of those unwanted thoughts and compulsions and feel peace and calm.
Overcome fears of specific situations such as driving, flying or public speaking.
Things don’t change unless we do something about them. And, things can get better quickly when you are working on them with help and support.
With a plan, attention and action, you can move through anxiety and function with greater ease.
I have extensive experience in providing anxiety treatment to people who struggle with frequent and overwhelming worry. When you experience a lot of anxiety or panic, that just means that your brain is trained to look out for danger. Through therapy, you can build new habits and patterns of response that result in less anxiety.
Through anxiety treatment, I will assist you with how best to respond to anxiety and develop a personalized stress-management plan. Once your anxiety is managed, you can feel free to work on developing a life driven by your interests, values and goals.
It is important to me that you feel comfortable and safe in our sessions. My office looks much like a homey family room. I invite my clients to kick off their shoes if they want, grab a pillow and get comfy.
During our sessions, we’ll talk, we’ll laugh and we may even shed a few tears together. It’s a mutual conversation, and during anxiety treatment, we will form a partnership with your long-term healing as our goal. If you don’t agree with me on something, I want to hear it! You are the expert on your life, and together we will work to find what best meets your needs. You will get the tools you need to feel better about who you are and what you want for your life.
I want to hear your story. As you talk about the things that are difficult for you, I will provide guidance, support and direct and honest feedback.
With help, you can learn how to problem solve and discover solutions that will make life easier for you. You don’t have to live a life weighed down by dread and anxiety anymore. Instead, you can begin to function with greater joy and ease.
Although you may feel that anxiety treatment can help you find long-lasting relief, you may still have questions or concerns…
Why anxiety treatment? Shouldn’t I be able to handle my anxiety myself?
Research shows that talk therapy can help many people better identify and address the issues that are causing them pain. Many of my clients report relief from stress, anxiety and depression. While you certainly have the inner resource to handle this alone, I believe that having the support and perspective of an unbiased third party can make the process easier and sometimes faster.
Can you guarantee I will feel better after therapy?
I can say that most of my clients feel better after working with me, and I do my best to support you in your anxiety treatment. Sometimes clients with severe anxiety need more than just therapy for relief. In order to determine what is best for you, I will actively seek out your opinions on how you see your anxiety treatment is progressing.
I don’t want to go on medication to treat my anxiety.
It is most definitely your choice whether to choose medication or not. Whenever possible, I consider whether your symptoms can be alleviated without medication. I like to give talk therapy a shot first for 3-4 weeks to see if your symptoms improve. Most of the time, symptoms do improve. However, if they don’t, we will address the option of medication again. Sometimes, even temporary medication can help you clear hurdles that may be in the way of progress and relief. Ultimately, it will be up to you.
You deserve to have a helping hand when you are struggling. It doesn’t have to be this hard. You can feel happy, confident and in control. Anxiety treatment can help you get there!
Imagine if you understood your problems in a different way, if you created new routines or had solutions to your problems. You can feel lighter, more energetic, more confident and happier. I am here to help you.
Are you ready to start a living a life free from anxiety and panic?
If you're struggling in your relationship or challenged by depression or anxiety, feel free to contact me, so we can discuss how I might be best able to help you move forward and lead you to the rich, fulfilling life you deserve. It's your time to feel better!