Has Overwhelming Worry Or Self-Doubt Left You Feeling Trapped?
Do you feel like you are stuck in a loop of distressing thoughts and excessive worry? Do you run through past events over and over in your mind, wondering if you should have done things differently? Are difficult emotions or stress in your personal life or relationship impacting your ability to keep up with daily tasks and responsibilities? You may hold yourself to impossible standards and blame yourself whenever you run into obstacles or challenges. Perhaps you live in a state of hyper-vigilance and struggle to relax or relieve tension as you try to anticipate all of the ways that things might go wrong. You might become fearful when you begin to experience physical symptoms of anxiety, such as a racing heartbeat, irregular breathing or tightness in your neck, shoulders or chest. In an effort to avoid uncomfortable thoughts and emotions, you may withdraw from activities and relationships you used to enjoy. Do you wish you could understand why you are struggling and reclaim a feeling of calm and confidence in your life?
Anxiety Is A Normal Part Of Life
Anxiety, in and of itself, serves a natural purpose in our lives. For example, it reminds us to look both ways before crossing the street. But, sometimes anxiety can become overwhelming, making it difficult to know how to react or cope in healthy, productive ways. Almost everyone goes through periods of increased stress and anxiety, and there are a variety of factors that can cause or contribute to the anxiety symptoms you are dealing with. Many of us aren’t taught how to give ourselves a break or see our situation from a larger perspective, and it can be difficult to learn to simply observe our thoughts and emotions instead of being wrapped up in them.
Anxiety is the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting more than 40 million Americans every year. But, it is also one of the most studied and, therefore, treatable. With anxiety treatment at Integrated Counseling and Wellness in Rexburg, Idaho, you can learn to manage distressing symptoms, thoughts, and emotions and begin living a calmer, more peaceful life.
Anxiety Treatment Can Help You Feel More Confident And In Control
Anxiety may not always be a problem in your life, but you may go through periods where it gets out of hand and leaves you feeling trapped. While it can be difficult to predict and manage distressing emotions, situations, and stress, it is possible to live with less anxiety and stop feeling so overwhelmed. As an experienced therapist, I provide the safe space and strong support system you need to understand and manage your anxiety.
I take an integrative approach to our anxiety treatment sessions, tailoring our work to your particular situation, challenges, and goals. I recognize that you may need to develop effective coping skills before you feel ready to discuss and explore the root of your anxiety. Using mindfulness, psychoeducation, breathing exercises and a variety of integrative techniques, you can learn to better understand and make sense of the difficult thoughts, emotions, and symptoms you are experiencing. When you realize that you are not broken – that the challenges you are dealing with are the result of an imbalance in your life or relationships – you can take steps to effectively manage and reduce anxiety.
You may be able to think about your issue or situation logically and know that things are okay, but still, feel overcome with worries or doubts. I provide systematic and compassionate-focused therapy to help you see your situation through a wider and more loving perspective. You can learn to trust and accept the thoughts that you know are right so that when you say, “It’s not my fault,” you actually feel what you’re saying. As you learn to develop self-compassion and give and receive compassion to and from others, you can let go of shame and self-doubt and feel more confident and safe in your life.
I have helped individuals understand, manage and reduce anxiety, and I, myself, have struggled with and overcome distressing anxiety symptoms. I understand how challenging it can be to address these difficulties on your own, and I work with you to cultivate warmth, compassion, and confidence both in and out of our sessions. With anxiety treatment, you can develop the skills and confidence you need to get well, be well and stay well.
You may be interested in anxiety treatment but still have questions or concerns…
I’m worried counseling will bring up feelings that are too hard to deal with.
This is a common concern before beginning therapy, and it is true that there is a risk our therapy work will bring up an issue you don’t feel prepared for. I provide a safe environment and compassionate support so you can feel comfortable exploring difficult issues. I respect your boundaries, but I also understand that the point of anxiety treatment is to help you learn to recognize and address the challenges you are facing. Things may get worse before they get better, but you will have the tools and support you need to cope with difficult thoughts and emotions. And, as healing takes place, you will begin to feel more confident ad in control of your life.
What will other people think if they find out I’m seeing a therapist?
Many people go through life just surviving, fearing that they will appear weak or broken if they begin seeing a therapist. It takes courage to seek support for the challenges in your life, especially if you are the first of your family or friends to participate in therapy. Our sessions are confidential, and the only people who will know we are working together are the individuals you choose to tell. That being said, therapy has become increasingly common and accepted in the U.S. There is no shame in working on achieving your mental and emotional wellbeing, and individuals see therapists for a wide variety of goals and challenges, from personal growth to managing severe mental health challenges.
I don’t think I can afford anxiety treatment.
While anxiety treatment can represent an unexpected or unwelcome cost, I invite you to consider therapy as an investment in your mental, emotional and physical well-being. By addressing challenges now, you may be able to prevent more expensive health issues in the future. I offer a sliding scale where possible, and I can help you find the resources you need to ensure you are able to begin addressing your anxiety as soon as possible. Additionally, I accept insurance or can refer you to another therapist who accepts Medicaid. There are ways to get the guidance and support you need
You Can Find Lasting Relief From Anxiety
It may take work and time, and things won’t be perfect, but you can feel better and more hopeful, calm and confident. If you are ready to take control of the anxiety in your life, or if you have additional questions about anxiety treatment, I invite you to call 208-357-3104 or contact me through this site to schedule a free 15-minute consultation.