We can help you manage your anxiety and take back control
We can help you manage your anxiety and take back control
Do you feel nervous or fearful when faced with stressful events?
Do you experience overwhelming thoughts of worry? Do you have a difficult time relaxing because of uncertainty? Have you ever had unexpected panic attacks? Is falling asleep hard for you because you’re worrying about everyday problems? Anxiety can cause you to feel overwhelmed with feelings of uneasiness and fear. No matter how hard you try, you can’t help but constantly think about something bad happening. Whether you’re at work, with friends, or by yourself you find yourself constantly overwhelmed with negative thoughts, and what makes it even more of a burden is that you know some of these fears are irrational. Many times the things you find yourself being anxious about have never happened and are unlikely to happen, but that doesn’t help you feel in control. You don’t know what triggered your anxiety or when it did, but you know that you don’t enjoy life like you used to. Instead of living life positively, you find yourself catastrophizing even the smallest things.
You’re Not The Only One
According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America “Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the US, affecting 40 million adults.” While it may feel like no one understands what you’ve been experiencing, you’re not alone. The American Psychological Association (APA) defines anxiety as “an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes. It is a normal response to feel when faced with potential danger or harm. Anxiety can show up and impact your life in a variety of ways. For some it can be triggered when they are put in social situations because they fear they are constantly being watched or judged. While others get really uneasy and filled with tension for little to no reason at all. Along with fear, anxiety is often accompanied by other symptoms such as nausea, restlessness, difficulty concentrating. Regardless of what triggers your anxiety, it’s important to remember that it is a normal response to stress. It’s an emotion and it’s not uncommon – so there’s no need to feel ashamed. There are several types of anxiety: General Anxiety Disorder- this is excessive and often unreasonable worry for no reason Panic Disorders – this type of anxiety often happens unexpectedly and will cause you to experience sweating and chest pains. (It can feel like you’re having a heart attack) Social Anxiety – This an intense feeling or fear of being judged in everyday situations, whether it’s going to work, speaking publicly, or just hanging out with friends Everyone naturally experiences occasional anxiety before an exam, making big decision, or giving a speech. However it may be time to seek help if your anxiety is so consistent and burdensome that it impacts your ability to function.
Anxiety Therapy Can Help Ease Your Worries and Manage Your Fears
Anxiety disorders are one of the most common reasons people seek counseling – and just like any other disorder or mental illness we recognize that your experience is unique to you. You have triggers and symptoms that differ from other clients, which is why our team takes the time to get to know what you’re currently experiencing and what you would like your future to look like to help develop an effective treatment plan. Jenkins-Richardson & Associates therapists are trained to help you figure out what coping mechanisms and stress reduction techniques will best help you manage your anxiety so you can take control back of your life. Before you begin any sessions, we will begin with a consultation to evaluate your needs as well as give you a chance to get to know your potential therapist. If you feel we are a good match, we will move forward with creating a therapy plan. We are dedicated to helping you get back a peace of mind.
But You May Still Have Questions About Anxiety Therapy
Is anxiety something that I can overcome myself?
For those who experience anxiety occasionally, it can be easier to manage and control. Many people have learned through their own experience that coping mechanisms help them to ease their fears and worries. However, if you have an anxiety disorder that you have a hard time managing and tends to disrupt your ability to function we would encourage you to seek help.
How do I know if therapy will work?
You don’t know unless you give it a try! At Jenkins-Richardsons & Associates we take the time to get to know who you are and what you’re going through so our clinicians can specialize your sessions to meet your needs.
How do I know if I have an anxiety disorder?
Experiencing occasional anxiety is normal, because it is a response to stress. However, when your anxiety begins to disrupt your day to day life and your ability to function it may be a sign that you have an anxiety disorder. One of the best ways to determine whether or not you do is to seek a therapist.
Do you accept my insurance?
Please contact our office to learn if we accept your insurance. If you’re ready to start your healing journey, schedule a consultation.
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