Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Your Anxiety
If you are experiencing one or more of the following, anxiety therapy is the right support system for you:
Excessive and intrusive worrying that makes it difficult to concentrate
Feeling easily agitated -- aggravation or annoyance
Racing pulse, sweaty palms, shaky hands and dry mouth
Restlessness, feeling on-edge or an urge to move
Easily fatigued, overtired, low energy or a strong desire to sleep
Excessive irritability, frustration or anger
Trouble falling or staying asleep
Panic attacks -- a sudden episode of intense fear or anxiety and physical symptoms
Avoidance of social situations
Extreme fear about specific things
I specialize in counseling teens and adults who are experiencing life challenges due to heightened stress and anxiety.
Anxiety can have a strong impact on your ability to function and your overall mood. It can be intense, persistent or excessive, and heightened worry, stress or fear can be all-consuming and debilitating.
I integrate a number of models depending on the concerns I'm treating, but the most common approach I use to treat anxiety is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). This is an approach that encourages you to take charge and learn strategies and techniques that allow you to manage your stress and anxiety.
CBT helps you understand the thoughts and feeling that influence your behaviors. This is a structured type of therapy and it may require fewer therapy sessions than other types of therapy. Cognitive behavioral therapy can help you quickly identify and learn to cope with specific difficulties.
CBT has been shown to effectively help individuals overcome a wide variety of challenges. One of the greatest benefits of cognitive behavioral therapy is that it helps clients develop coping skills that can be useful both now and in the future.
I utilize CBT to guide you in identifying and processing the connections between your emotions, thoughts and physical experiences. The goal of CBT is to help you break free from self-defeating thoughts, beliefs and behaviors so you can learn to manage your anxiety and experience it in ways that feel healthier.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact me.
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