Are You Trapped In A Cycle Of Anxiety?
Has anxiety prevented you from living the life you want? Does trying to hide your stress make you feel isolated in social situations? Do you feel like you can only find short-term relief from anxiety, when what you really want is long-term healing?
Anxiety Can Manifest With A Range Of Symptoms
Maybe you struggle to work up the courage to socialize, and even when you do attend a gathering, you feel closed off from everyone around you. You might have trouble with simple daily tasks that involve social interaction, like making phone calls or scheduling appointments. Deep down, you probably want to reach out to someone and tell them that you need help, but you feel too nervous to do so.
Sometimes, you might experience physical symptoms of anxiety, like a racing heart or an upset stomach. If your anxiety becomes severe, you may even have panic attacks. These physical symptoms can negatively affect your quality of life, and you might lack the energy for the hobbies and activities you used to love.
Perhaps you’ve overcome stressful situations and wondered if your battle with anxiety was finally over—only to experience the same symptoms when faced with another difficult scenario. Maybe you experience momentary reprieves from anxiety, but they only last a day or two.
With the help of an anxiety therapist, you can release your worries and cultivate peace in your life. Through counseling, you find the support you need to let go of your anxiety.
Anxiety Is Widespread In Our World Today
People who suffer from anxiety often feel lonely and misunderstood. Anxiety is actually the most common mental health disorder in the United States, with over 40 million adults receiving a diagnosis. Although millions of people live with anxiety disorders, comparatively few seek treatment—only 36.9% of people who live with anxiety get professional help.
Many People Who Suffer From Anxiety Struggle To Find Support
There is no easy cure for anxiety, yet our culture pushes the idea that a “quick fix” can solve most mental health problems. Furthermore, the symptoms of anxiety itself can make it difficult to seek help. Someone with anxiety might be worried about interacting with a counselor, or they might feel completely run down by stress. Some people with anxiety turn to coping mechanisms like TV, social media, or video games as a source of escapism, but these habits aren’t conducive to healing.
Perhaps you’ve tried to speak up about your anxiety, only for your loved ones to dismiss your feelings. Someone might have told you to “calm down” or “cheer up” or suggested that you have nothing to worry about.
Sharing your experiences with anxiety can be nerve-wracking. By working with an anxiety therapist, you can rest assured that your experiences will not be discounted. Instead, you can get the support and compassion you need to break free from the cycle of anxiety.
Anxiety Treatment Can Help You Find Long-Term Relief
If anxiety has made it hard for you to connect with other people, you might be hesitant to share your feelings with someone you’ve never met. At Reveal and Restore Counseling, we will work with you to ensure that you feel safe and understood.
A positive therapeutic relationship is the key to making progress. Your therapist will focus on building a healthy, supportive connection with you so that you can relax and embrace the healing process. Over time, you’ll feel comfortable opening up about your fears, negative thought patterns, and painful memories that may be holding you back.
What To Expect In Anxiety Therapy
In our practice, we gather data to assess our clients’ progress and adjust their treatment plans if necessary. During your first session, your therapist will walk you through the Generalized Anxiety Disorder assessment to evaluate your current symptoms. After several sessions, we’ll re-evaluate your symptoms with the same assessment to see if you’re making progress as desired.
In therapy, you’ll be able to explore the roots of your anxiety and get to the underlying emotional wounds driving it. We’ll also spend time talking about the problems you’re currently struggling with and come up with practical solutions. Sometimes, you may need to uncover the initial cause of your anxiety before working on coping mechanisms. We can help you address these core issues so that you can truly heal.
Tailoring Treatment Approaches For Anxiety
Everyone’s struggles with anxiety are unique, and your treatment plan will be personalized based on your symptoms, needs, and goals for therapy. At Reveal and Restore Counseling, we begin anxiety treatment by focusing on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. CBT is an immensely beneficial approach for people of all ages with anxiety. You’ll learn to identify unhelpful cognitive distortions and negative core beliefs so that you can start building thought patterns and beliefs that serve you.
Depending on your symptoms and goals, we can also incorporate techniques drawn from Dialectical Behavioral Therapy into your treatment plan. Over time, you’ll be able to address all-or-nothing thinking and identify the triggers that fuel negative emotional and behavioral patterns in your life. DBT can also help you come up with coping skills that you can apply to your everyday life, such as breathwork and meditation.
When you’re living with anxiety, it can feel like change is impossible. But with our help and support, you can reach a healthier place in life and finally begin to thrive. No matter where you are on your journey, we believe we can help you take your next steps towards healing anxiety.
But You May Still Have Questions About Anxiety Treatment…
I’m worried about the cost of therapy.
At Reveal and Restore Counseling, we understand that some people who need support are hesitant to seek therapy because of the price. That’s why we accept various insurance plans. Furthermore, we offer sliding scale fees to keep prices reasonable for all of our clients, regardless of income. We also space out your sessions to keep therapy within your budget.
What if I don’t have room in my schedule for therapy?
Most of our clients have busy schedules, but they often find that blocking out an hour for themselves in therapy is the key to thriving in other areas of their lives. Therapy is a valuable time investment and these sessions can improve your quality of life for years to come. Even if you cannot schedule frequent sessions, we can work with you to create a schedule that suits your lifestyle.
The thought of going to therapy makes my anxiety worse.
If you’ve been struggling with anxiety, it’s only natural to feel a bit nervous about opening up to a stranger. In our practice, we go the extra mile to help you feel relaxed. We will not push you to talk about sensitive topics until you’re ready. We also aim to end every session by going over helpful coping skills so that you can leave on a positive note.
You Can Break Free From Your Anxiety And Find Peace
If you’re interested in learning more about our practice’s approach to anxiety treatment, we are happy to answer any questions you may have. When you’re ready to schedule your first appointment, here are a few ways to do that; through our website, you can book a session by emailing us or calling our office at 214-612-7475.