Anxiety Treatment

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Is a Sense of Fear Causing You To Miss Out On Life?

Do you avoid new situations because you are afraid? Does it seem like you spend more time than you should be worrying about others’ reactions? As a result, have you begun to pull away from relationships in your life?

Throughout the day, you may be dealing with headaches, muscle tension, or an unexplained increase in your heart rate. As your mind cycles through negative thoughts, you can’t seem to shake feelings of unease.

It could be that you are dealing with debilitating panic attacks that leave you feeling as if you can’t breathe, or that your heart is about to beat out of your chest. As your breathing becomes heavier, it can feel impossible to settle yourself down.

Perhaps your performance at school or work is suffering because of the draining emotions of self-doubt. You may be constantly second-guessing your decisions, which contributes to the accumulating strain you feel trying to get through another day.

The endless loop of anxiety you feel only worsens the symptoms you feel each day. As your body reacts to the negative emotions you are feeling, your thoughts and behaviors are negatively impacted in return. It’s a vicious cycle that never seems to ease up, causing you to feel as if you are balancing on a thin rope that could break at any second.

Even worse is the constant feeling that everything needs to be perfect — but when we can’t seem to achieve this ideal, we are often led to believe that we are failing or not worthy.

Just because you are dealing with anxiety by yourself, does not mean you have to try to overcome it on your own.

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Overcoming Anxiety Is Something Everyone Deals With

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Anxiety is something that every person will have to battle with at some point in their lives. As the leading cause of mental health concerns, anxiety disorders are common and have been on the rise in recent years.

Anxiety is our body’s normal response to stressful situations. When we are worried about passing a test in school, nailing that presentation at work, or finding ourselves in an unfamiliar situation, it is common to feel anxious. Typically, after the situation is over, our bodies return to a state of normalcy and the anxiety passes.

With the cultural demands of our fast-paced lives and a constant pressure to succeed, however, many people are experiencing anxiety long-term. As symptoms of anxiety root themselves in our daily lives, it can be hard to break the negative cycle and return to normal.

Unable to relax, we tend to face each day with thoughts of “I’m not good enough,” which exasperate feelings of fear and distress. Worsening the issue is the fear we have of feeling judged and worrying about what others think of us. Which leads us to unintentionally withdraw from our families and friends. As we isolate ourselves further, this can often lead to social anxiety in the future.

Battling with anxiety often means that we avoid any situation or event that makes us feel uncomfortable. Trying to prevent anxiety, we will go out of our way to avoid anything that causes us distress. From social events, crowds, and even shopping markets, we’ll do anything to dodge feelings of unease. But, you don’t have to live this way. You can overcome your anxiety and live a more meaningful and happy life by working with an anxiety counselor.

anxiety treatment new city

Overcoming Anxiety Is Something Everyone Deals With

Anxiety is something that every person will have to battle with at some point in their lives. As the leading cause of mental health concerns, anxiety disorders are common and have been on the rise in recent years.

Anxiety is our body’s normal response to stressful situations. When we are worried about passing a test in school, nailing that presentation at work, or finding ourselves in an unfamiliar situation, it is common to feel anxious. Typically, after the situation is over, our bodies return to a state of normalcy and the anxiety passes.

With the cultural demands of our fast-paced lives and a constant pressure to succeed, however, many people are experiencing anxiety long-term. As symptoms of anxiety root themselves in our daily lives, it can be hard to break the negative cycle and return to normal.

Unable to relax, we tend to face each day with thoughts of “I’m not good enough,” which exasperate feelings of fear and distress. Worsening the issue is the fear we have of feeling judged and worrying about what others think of us. Which leads us to unintentionally withdraw from our families and friends. As we isolate ourselves further, this can often lead to social anxiety in the future.

Battling with anxiety often means that we avoid any situation or event that makes us feel uncomfortable. Trying to prevent anxiety, we will go out of our way to avoid anything that causes us distress. From social events, crowds, and even shopping markets, we’ll do anything to dodge feelings of unease. But, you don’t have to live this way. You can overcome your anxiety and live a more meaningful and happy life by working with an anxiety counselor.

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Anxiety Treatment Can Help You Conquer Your Fears

It takes tremendous courage to seek support. The fact that you are here means that some part of you is ready to break the vicious cycle of anxiety and negative thoughts.

When you suffer from anxiety, you often avoid unknown situations for fear of the distress they could cause. I understand that you might be fearful of therapy because it’s an unknown situation you may not have been in before. However, I want to assure you that therapy will give you a safe and judgment-free space.

In our first session, we will begin by talking about your history and you can share some of your problems and what may be contributing to your struggle with anxiety. We will spend time talking about the factors contributing to your anxious thoughts and how you react to them through your behaviors.

As we determine what is causing you the most anxiety, we will help you work on solutions to make the changes you need to relax. We develop a game plan where we break down the steps you need to take into small, manageable tasks, and you will never be expected to do more than you think you can handle at one time.

You will learn how your thoughts affect your behaviors. We approach treatment for anxiety through Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) with the goal of transforming negative thoughts into positive messages that you can use to manage difficult situations more effectively. When you learn to counteract damaging thoughts in situations that make you anxious, it will allow you to overcome the phobias and fears that have overtaken your life.

Counseling for anxiety allows you to see that you don’t have to work so hard to be perfect. It provides the opportunity to talk about your issues in a way that helps you overcome them–not dwell on them further. You’ll find the strength you need to face situations that cause you anxiety with more courage and clarity than you thought possible.

You don’t have to remain stuck in this constant battle that rages inside your head. And with anxiety treatment at Courageous Kids Counseling, you can change the disruptive thoughts and patterns that have taken root in your life.

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You may still have questions about anxiety counseling...

Thinking about therapy causes me to feel anxious, how could this possibly help me?

We completely get your fear–anxiety has a way of convincing us that no matter what a new situation is, it is scary and should be avoided. But, we will always go at your speed and comfort level; this isn’t a race! While therapy for anxiety is about you facing fears and learning to deal with symptoms, it is also about establishing a strong connection between us so you can feel comfortable and learn to trust in the process

Will I have to do any “homework” outside of our sessions?

Anxiety treatment is an active process that helps you overcome challenges using your innate strengths and insights. As such, it takes work both in and outside of sessions. Instead of thinking of it as homework, view it as a chance to help you implement strategies and coping skills to help you deal with life’s challenges. And if one week you are unable to implement these strategies, don’t worry–you are not graded for your efforts.

I’ve dealt with anxiety for my whole life, why should I seek treatment now?

Just because you have lived your life this way for so long does not mean that you have to continue this way. It is never too late to make a positive change in your life no matter what age you are or how long you have struggled with an issue. Your anxiety is convincing you that it is okay to miss out on so much, and by working through overcoming these issues you can start living and embracing new situations.

You Can Worry Less And Find Relief From Anxiety

If you are still unsure about reaching out for help with your anxiety, you can call us at (914) 348-3040 for a free 20-minute phone consultation. Or feel free to reach out to us through our website contact form.
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