Do any of these thoughts resonate with you?
Do you spend a lot of time worrying and feeling anxious?
Do you worry about how much you worry?
Do you worry about what others might think of you or your appearance?
Do you worry about being in or losing control?
Do you worry that something bad is going to happen, even when things are going well?
Do you worry about pleasing others?
Does the thought of someone being upset with you cause you to worry?
Do you worry about being perfect?
Do you often feel overwhelmed with having too much to do?
Do you struggle with intrusive worrisome thoughts?
Have you tried to rid anxiety with numerous coping skills only to find that it makes your anxiety worse?
If so, you may be one of the 40 million Americans who suffer from anxiety.
Often, these are the symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder:
- Nervousness, restlessness or feeling on edge
- Feelings of danger, panic or dread
- Rapid breathing or hyperventilation
- Increased or heavy sweating
- Trembling or muscle twitching
- Muscle tension
- Easily fatigued
- Difficulty focusing or concentrating about anything other than what you are worried about
- Insomnia (difficulty falling or staying asleep)
Anxiety can be exhausting. It can cause us to question ourselves and our decisions. It can also fill our days with emotional dread.
Research shows that therapy is usually the most effective option for treating anxiety disorders. That’s because anxiety therapy – as opposed to anxiety medication – treats more than just symptoms to the problem.
Worry convinces us that we are in danger. It tricks us into exaggerated responses, even when there are no threats. Therapy can help to uncover the underlying causes of your worries and fears, look at situations in a new, less frightening way, and develop better problem-solving skills. Therapy can also help you learn to relax and grow better cooping skills.
If you suffer from an anxiety disorder, we invite you to contact us for a free consultation.