With COVID-19, many of us are feeling anxious – we are worried about our physical safety and the well-being of our loved ones, about the economy, our finances, and what the future holds.
Anxiety is a normal response to stressful situations. It can help us stay alert and aware, and can motivate us to be in action and solve problems.
Sometimes, however, anxiety persists and, rather than being helpful, symptoms become unbearable and interfere with our ability to function in important parts of our life – in our work and in our relationships. These symptoms may include:
- Feeling overwhelmed
- Racing mind
- Difficulty sleeping
- Physical symptoms such as rapid heart rate, difficulty breathing, muscle tension, and GI problems
- Difficulty concentrating
- Criticism of yourself and others
- Persistent worry about the future
If you are interested in therapy for anxiety, please schedule a free 15 minute consultation
Anxiety Disorders are Treatable
Although almost 1 out of every 5 Americans struggle with anxiety, anxiety disorders are highly treatable. With guidance, you can start to feel calmer and in more control over your life.
I can help you in two ways. First, I can help you develop a toolbox of practical skills to manage your anxiety when it arises. Those skills include mindfulness, stress management, perspective taking, and emotional regulation. Once you’re more in control of your anxiety, I can help you gain a deeper understanding of the causes of your anxiety and, where necessary, I can help you process past experiences to alleviate symptoms. In some situation, EMDR therapy can be helpful.
Anxiety can take us away from the people we love and things we love to do. Working with a therapist can help you develop practical skills to manage your anxiety so that you can use it productively without being carried away.
You can enjoy your life again.
Please visit my website and schedule a free conultaion if you are interested in counseling for your anxiety.