Nobody experiences anxiety precisely the same, but there are common symptoms of anxiety. Some people have trouble concentrating, while others say they cannot think about anything other than the present worry. Perhaps you know a person who has a sense of impending danger, panic, or doom, and they’re afraid to leave their home. Maybe they’ve told you they experience uncomfortable body sensations such as increased heart rate, sweating, trembling, or breathing rapidly. Maybe they can’t stop obsessing about things. Does any of this describe you? If so, are you ready to crush all these limitations? Call or text me today.
Anxiety is a widespread concern for many people. Fortunately, it is highly treatable, and you can feel relief. Whether someone you know suffers from panic attacks, chronic stress, OCD, phobias, social anxiety, fear of public speaking, agoraphobia, or chronic butterflies, anxiety may be crippling and profoundly affect a person’s quality of life. Not only does resolving one’s anxious feelings bring calm and clarity, but it also frees up wasted energy that you can use to create the life you desire. We’ll work together to reduce and get rid of your anxious feelings through the use of a variety of proven tools and techniques. You and I will get to the root cause of your anxious feelings because there is a reason why they began. You weren’t born with anxiety so perhaps it’s time to live without it.
Maybe you know someone who goes through their day feeling on edge or panicky. Perhaps they turn to drugs or alcohol to cope with painful feelings or memories. Maybe they’re tired from a lack of sleep or thinking about how much better things would be if they weren’t here. For all one knows, they become numb or detached if life becomes too much for them. It may be that they have a low sense of self-worth and have a lot of negative self-talk.
Whatever it is that they’re going through, they’re starting to realize how it’s affecting every aspect of their life:
It might seem like a struggle now, but you can feel peaceful and relaxed on a daily basis. You can have control over your anxiety symptoms. You can leave your house with confidence. And I can assist you in getting there.
I’ll walk you through this process as we work together, customizing your treatment to your unique circumstances and needs. My approach to anxiety therapy comes from personal experience with anxiety. Life comes with a lot of constant worries and concerns. Most people who start Anxiety Therapy feel like they are going round in circles, repeating negative emotions. Maybe you know of someone who feels frustrated that they still have frequent panic attacks or chronic anxiety even though they’ve been to counseling in the past or try to meditate to relax.
If this sounds true for you, I want you to know that you’re not “crazy,” and feeling worried, on-edge, and afraid to put yourself in situations that cause anxiety is common, and it’s okay to ask for help. Together we’ll get you feeling better.
Overall, you can think of the first session as a structured assessment that helps us get to know each other. You’ll get to know my style and approach, and I’ll get to know your life story and what brought you into treatment. We can also talk about what’s worked or not worked for your mental health in the past. Some questions that I like to ask during a first session include:
Therapy with me is all about us working together so we can achieve your goals. You can ask me questions at any time during our session. You might be curious about how I can help you once I get the details of your current situation and current goals. The most important part of the first session is to notice how you feel during and after our session. If you feel safe, accepted, and comfortable when we have our session, we can discuss if you’d like to meet again.
Take your time to read through my website. If you sense that I may be a good fit based on what you are reading, you can schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation. We can discuss my approach during our call. You’ll also be able to share what’s going on for you, and I can share my ideas around how I can help you and how I’ve helped others like you.
It may be helpful to think of the first few sessions as trying out the waters together. During the sessions, you’ll be able to see how you feel working with me. My approach is not going to work for everyone. Most important to me is that you find someone you think is the right fit for you. We can explore that together.
If something feels overwhelming or even terrifying to discuss, that’s very normal. It can often feel difficult to talk about some things. During our sessions, you never have to talk about something you’re not comfortable talking about. I’ll be there to guide you towards discovering what feels comfortable for you to share with me. Together we’ll workata pace that feels good for you, and we can look at the tough stuff when you’re ready.
You can also share with me that you are nervous about opening up about something, and we can talk about that too. Whatever is present for you. Whatever you are going through. Bring that to oursession, and we can explore that together.
If you open up to me, I will not think you are a terrible person; I will assume you are courageous and strong. Many of my clients have had the same fear. I know that what you are going through is common through decades of working with people like you. You’re a good person. Nothing you can say will cause me to judge you or think you are a terrible person, even if you’ve done “bad” things. Every person has done something “bad” in their life. I know that may be hard to believe right now, but you’ll discover after working with me that I’m very open and non-judgmental.
We all have our strengths and weaknesses; we all suffer in different ways. Everyone does the best they can with the skills, knowledge, and internal resources they have. Whatever you’re going through, I provide a safe space where you can feel heard and supported without judgment.
It can be worrying that something you say in therapy might get out into our close-knit community, so you should know that unless you are suicidal, harming yourself, or someone else, what you say in sessions stays between you and me. I highly respect your privacy and value your trust. You can rest assured that you can talk about anythingwithout fear of that information getting out.
Are you asking how long therapy will take because you are currently struggling and want relief fast? If this is true for you, I want you to know that, on average, my new clients start seeing improvements more quickly than they thought was possible. After several sessions, they feel a little more hopeful that healing is possible.
The total duration of therapy varies from client to client. Some of my clients find 12-16 weeks to be enough to resolve immediate challenges. In comparison, other clients feel more supported by longer-term therapy. We will work together to find the length of time that works for you.
I’m here to talk during a free phone consultation where you can share what’s going on for you, and I can share my ideas around how I can help you. Just click on the link below and let me know the best times of the day to schedule your free 15-minute phone consultation.