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Learn to Work with Your Anxiety and Stress, Regain Balance, and Create a Life You Truly Love
If you’re like many of the people I help every day, you’d probably like nothing more than for your anxiety and stress to … go away!
You’ve tried to “shut off” the seemingly endless thoughts about things over which you have no control.
You’ve tried numerous techniques to help you get a good night’s sleep, rather than lying in bed at night wide awake as your mind runs through a never-ending list of “what if” scenarios.
You’re tired of trying to compensate with food, or exercise, or other activities, for which you rarely seem to have the time or motivation and that certainly don’t seem to help, or at least don’t help for long.
And you’re tired of doubling-down, trying to do it all, and feeling like a failure for not being able to make things happen and create the relationships and life you desire.
You’d consider doing just about anything if it would help you live your life without the constant fears your imagination creates, the existential dread of feeling lost on the ocean of your life.
Does any of this sound familiar?
If so, believe me … You’re far from alone.
Of course, we all experience some amount of anxiety and stress, at least from time to time.
There is so much to be anxious about in our world. Even everyday circumstances, such as meeting deadlines, first dates, speaking in public, and being stuck in rush hour traffic can cause stress and anxiety.
Believe it or not, these mild forms of stress and anxiety can actually be beneficial. Anxiety can heighten our sense of awareness, motivate us, and help us cope with unusual or potentially threatening situations.
But, when anxiety starts to overtake our thoughts – when our stress reaches the point where we’re no longer able to function well in everyday life, or impairs our relationships with others and our ability to enjoy life – we need to get help.
Fortunately, help is available.
If you’re struggling with anxiety or stress, counseling and psychotherapy can help you not only learn to cope with and let go of your anxiety and stress and regain some sense of control, but also create the time and space you need to step back and ask yourself if whatever it is you’re struggling to create is really the right thing, so you can move forward in your relationships and your life with confidence and optimism.
Do You Really Need Help?
All too often, our tendency is to “stuff” our anxiety and stress – to try and keep on keeping on – at least until the compounded symptoms become so overwhelming they can no longer be ignored.
But the reality is that any time you feel that your relationships or your ability to function and enjoy life is being negatively affected by anxiety or stress, it’s time to seek help.
If you’re regularly experiencing any of the following symptoms, you owe it to yourself to seek the professional help you deserve:
- Obsessive thoughts
- Routine irritability
- Inability to relax and let go of worries
- Difficulties eating or sleeping regularly
- Frequent headaches or stomachaches
- Becoming sick more often than usuall
- Feeling mentally and/or physically tired
- Feeling like you’re an impostor or fraud
- Dysthymia or depression
- Feeling apathetic about things that used to make you happy
- Recurring worries or fears, no matter how founded or unfounded they may seem
In fact, fear is what anxiety is all about!
Anxiety has the most creative imagination ever, and the fears it conjures up can easily overtake your life.
If left unaddressed, routine or recurring anxiety and stress can have severe and debilitating consequences of their own, as well as lead to other emotional, physical, and behavioral health issues.
Thankfully, you don’t have to prepare yourself for a lifetime of anxiety, stress, worry, fear, and all of the complications that go with them … You CAN learn to free yourself from the thoughts and fears that always seem ready and waiting to consume you.
Better yet, you can learn to create the mindset shifts necessary to feel more connected to others and yourself, as well as feel clearer about what gives your life meaning … your true purpose and passion.
Professional counseling and psychotherapy not only provide effective stress management and anxiety treatment that are available as soon as you’re ready to get the help you deserve, they can also help you create a richer, more rewarding, more authentic life!
How Counseling and Psychotherapy Can Help with Anxiety Treatment and Stress Management
When it comes to managing stress and learning to cope with and overcome panic attacks and anxiety in general, research has consistently shown that some form of counseling or psychotherapy – whether or not it is used in conjunction with medications – can help you regain a sense of control and move forward in your life with optimism and confidence.
The reason counseling and psychotherapy are so effective is that – unlike stress and anxiety medications that treat only the symptoms – counseling and psychotherapy can help you change the way you perceive and respond to anxiety-provoking thoughts and situations, as well as recognize and resolve the underlying causes of your anxiety and stress.
Moreover, the psychodynamic counseling and psychotherapy services I provide will not only help you learn relaxation techniques and other coping skills – such as how to reframe your thoughts and beliefs – but also provide you the opportunity to examine the situations and beliefs that have led to your anxiety and stress, so you can resolve them and create a healthier, more joyous relationship with yourself and the world around you.
In short, counseling and psychotherapy can provide you the tools and skills you need to effectively cope with anxiety and stress, as well as help you learn to work through and overcome the underlying issues that lead to them.
Are Counseling and Psychotherapy Right for You?
Unfortunately, there is no “quick fix” for anxiety.
Learning to effectively cope with and overcome anxiety and stress will require your time, effort, and commitment.
And remember, some amount of anxiety and stress is perfectly normal and even necessary.
I say all of this simply to let you know that I can’t make all of your anxiety or stress go away completely.
However, I CAN help you think differently about anxiety and stress, so that you can use them to your advantage rather than feeling controlled by them.
Anxiety and stress are rampant, especially living in today’s information age. We all need to be reminded at times of the value of anxiety in small doses, and I can help you understand how both anxiety and stress can be useful as well as how not to allow them to take control of your life.
If you’re ready to put an end to constantly worrisome thoughts, overcome your fears and feelings of existential dread, and regain the sense of balance and control you need to live a richer, more rewarding and authentic life you truly love, then I encourage you to contact me today.
As one of my clients recently said upon concluding our work together, “Thanks to you, I’ve finally learned how to take control of the things I can control, as well as truly understand that the things I can’t control aren’t worth worrying about!”
Please don’t hesitate to contact me today at 503-961-9200 or email me at email@example.com. I look forward to speaking with you and helping in any way I can.