Is anxiety taking over your life? Does it feel like you can’t control it no matter how hard you try?
When it comes to treating anxiety disorders, research shows that therapy is usually the most effective option. That’s because anxiety therapy – as opposed to anxiety medication – treats more than just symptoms to the problem.
These are some common symptoms of anxiety:
- Nervousness, restlessness or being tense
- Feelings of danger, panic or dread
- Rapid breathing or hyperventilation
- Increased or heavy sweating
- Trembling or muscle twitching
- Weakness or lethargy
- Difficulty focusing or thinking clearly about anything other than the thing you’re worried about
- Obsessions about certain ideas, a sign of obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Anxiety surrounding a particular life event or experience that has occurred in the past, a sign of post-traumatic stress disorder
Therapy can help to uncover the underlying causes of your worries and fears, provide you tools to relax, help you see situations in a new, less frightening way, and help develop better coping mechanisms and problem-solving skills.
- Are you feeling hopeless, isolated and not your usual self?
- Do these thoughts often enter your mind?
- I am worthless and can’t do anything about it.
- I feel guilty for just wanting to eat, sleep and be alone.
- I hate who I am these days.
- I can’t stop crying, which makes me want to stay away from others.
- I feel gut-wrenching pain, but no one understands.
- My life and the world around me are dark. I hate it, but I can’t change it.
If you have had any variation of these thoughts and don’t feel like your usual self, chances are you may be suffering from depression.
You are not alone and there are people who can help. Many clients find relief in realizing that their struggle does not own them and that there are many options available to once again have hope for their lives. Our team uses a variety of approaches such as CBT, ACT and DBT therapeutic interventions to help clients learn to challenge negative thinking patterns and see their lives in a different way.
If you suffer from anxiety or depression, we invite you to contact us today to see how we might help.