Anxiety is a natural and normal feeling. It is there to help keep us safe. It prepares our brain and body to react. We want anxiety to drive us, motivate us, protect us, and at times maybe even challenge us. We don’t want anxiety to make it difficult to live our lives or get through the day. While almost everyone experiences anxiety at times, anxiety and stress can reach a point where it feels overwhelming. You may also reach a point in your life where you are ready to make a change.
Please know that reaching out for help is a sign of strength, not weakness.
While anxiety is not unique, the way each person experiences anxiety and stress is. Some people may have racing thoughts or troubling making decisions while others may experience physical symptoms like muscle tension or a rapid heartbeat. Anxiety can impact the ability to think clearly. It also can make it hard to fall asleep or stay asleep at night because of lying in bed worrying.
If anxiety is negatively impacting your life therapy can help. In therapy we will work to better understand triggers for stress and anxiety. Clearly understanding what is causing your anxiety can be very helpful. During therapy, you will also learn ways to handle your anxiety and stress and proactively manage your triggers.
Symptoms of anxiety can include:
-Restlessness, or feeling keyed up or on edge
-Getting tired easily
-Mind going blank or trouble concentrating
-Trouble controlling the worrying
-Trouble falling asleep, trouble staying asleep, or unsatisfying sleep