THERAPY FOR ANXIETY, PANIC, & PHOBIAS
Everybody experiences anxiety from time to time, and a certain amount of anxiety can be helpful. For example, anxiety can help you deal with a tense situation, study harder for an exam, or keep focused on a presentation.
Sometimes, however, people experience an excessive or prolonged amount of anxiety. In these cases, anxiety interferes with daily life and normal functioning and requires treatment. Although anxiety, in whatever form, can be quite intrusive, anxiety is usually very treatable.
SIGNS OF ANXIETY
Anxiety can take many forms. You may be experiencing anxiety if you feel anxious around others, meeting people, or at gatherings; often feel anxious but you're not sure why; suffer from panic attacks; have insomnia or trouble sleeping; procrastination or have difficulty studying; have phobias (e.g, fear of flying, driving, public speaking, enclosed spaces, health anxiety or hypochondria); or experience obsessive thoughts.
Sometimes anxiety is linked to life events (e.g. meeting new people, speaking in public, after a trauma), and other times anxiety seems to come out of nowhere.
Your heart may start to pound and you may feel like you're dying. You could break into a cold sweat and start shaking. Your vision could become blurry and you may start hearing static or echoes. Anxiety and panic attacks are overpowering and overwhelming, and they feel like they control your life.
ANXIETY THERAPY - DURHAM & CHAPEL HILL
When anxiety feels disruptive, anxiety counseling can be a very helpful way to both understand the underlying meaning of your anxiety as well as develop skills and tools to better deal with your anxiety, stress, fears, and phobias.
If you live in the Durham - Chapel Hill - Raleigh area (including Hillsborough and Cary), and you'd like some help managing your anxiety, please contact me.
Together, we will employ a number of therapeutic techniques that are especially helpful for reducing anxiety and gaining a sense of well-being, including psychotherapy, biofeedback, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), cognitive therapy, behavior therapy, insomnia treatment and therapy, meditation, and mind-body, stress relief, and relaxation skills.
Contact us to schedule a time.