Worrying doesn’t take away tomorrow’s troubles,
it robs you of today’s peace
You start to do something and you end up getting so overwhelmed that you move to another project because you think that will be easier. Then the same thing happens with the new project. You can’t focus and keep your mind on anything. You have a million thoughts racing in your head and you just want it to stop.
When you go to work or school you find you can’t get anything accomplished there either, and if someone asks you to do something or gives you directions, you forget what they said a few minutes later and that now makes you overwhelmed, tearful, and you don’t’ know what to do. Anything that comes your way feels like you’re being asked you to solve the world’s problems…it’s just too much to take in. It’s so hard to do anything when you’re always feeling nervous or on edge, having a hard time focusing, or your heart is racing and palms are sweating.
Your family and social life are suffering because you are always so nervous or stressed out about being with other people. It’s just too much of an effort to engage with others. Having these symptoms makes life difficult.
There is help available for you.
Like Depression, Anxiety may be a result of a specific life event or trauma. We will work together to explore where your source of the anxiety is stemming from and get to the root of the problem. This way, in the future, you can be better equipped to face these things head on. Anxiety effects over 18.1% of people in the United States. Again, like Depression, it does not discriminate as children, adolescents, adults and elderly can all be affected by anxiety.
Anxiety is real, and can be debilitating for some people. Most importantly, in beginning counseling for anxiety, you will learn how to decrease your level of stress and nervousness, and increase your ability to participate in your daily activities. You will want to engage in life again, enjoying time with other people, and on the flip side being able to be okay with being alone.
As I mentioned on my About Me page, your decision to seek therapy shows you have an inner strength and courage, and it is a privilege for me to work with you on your journey. When you that take the first step to enter therapy, you are taking the most important step in your beginning your journey.