Are You Struggling With Incessant Worrying Or Overthinking?
Do you find yourself constantly feeling anxious or uneasy? Do you wish you could be:
Less nervous to do or try something that you really want to do or try?
Less concerned about what other people think of you?
More confident, optimistic, and at ease in your everyday life?
Perhaps your anxiety has manifested as physical symptoms, such as stomach issues, back pain, chest tightness, or muscle tension, leaving you feeling tired and emotionally exhausted. Or maybe you have noticed that you have become passive in your communication and tend to keep others at arm’s length. Your anxiety may have even socially isolated you, negatively impacting some of your closest personal relationships.
Anxiety Can Interfere With Your Ability To Thrive Or Even Function
If you have been experiencing symptoms of anxiety, it may be undermining your everyday functioning, preventing you from going to work, school, or social events with family and friends altogether. You may even find it difficult at times to get out of bed in the morning or otherwise get through your day.
Are you looking to break free from your worries and move forward once and for all? Anxiety therapy with Center For Resiliency can help you manage your symptoms and be your best self.
All Of Us Experience Anxiety At Some Point In Our Lives
Unsurprisingly, anxiety remains one of the most common mental health issues. In fact, the CDC has reported that 9.4 percent of children and about 31 percent of adults have been diagnosed with some form of anxiety at some point in their lives (1) (2). Because this statistic only includes children or adults with a clinical diagnosis, the prevalence is likely much higher. And yet, anxiety also remains a normal part of development because so many complex transitions and cognitive awakenings occur throughout life. Often, difficult life experiences (or even anticipated positive life experiences) can prove so frightening that it is actually both normal and healthy to feel anxious about them. Thus, the goal of therapy is less about getting rid of anxiety entirely and more about dialing it down so that it can be channeled effectively and productively.
Anxiety Can Be Destructive And Difficult To Overcome On Your Own
For many, the problem arises when anxiety becomes counterproductive or outright destructive. Inconsistency and unpredictability are fundamental to anxiety, and yet they are also ever-present in our lives. The less consistent and stable our environment, the more unpredictable it seems, which can lead us to feel anxious, out of control, or powerless. These emotions can then acquire a life of their own, which can turn into a vicious cycle of negative, debilitating symptoms.
Fortunately, effective, evidence-based treatment options exist to address your anxiety, and our counselors are here to help. Therapy with Center For Resiliency can help you find the calm and the courage to address and move past your anxiety.
Anxiety Therapy Can Help You Find Some Peace
When you have been living with severe anxiety, it can be easy to simply get used to the feeling without realizing there are treatment options available that can facilitate true change. Counseling can give you the opportunity to gain a better understanding of many of the thoughts, emotions, and behaviors at the root of your anxiety within a safe and non-judgmental space.
Anxiety therapy at Center For Resiliency can help you challenge your negative beliefs, strengthen your personal relationships, and approach life in a way that aligns with the one that you want to live. You can view anxiety counseling as an opportunity to work with a teammate who genuinely sees and accepts you—and also respects you enough to encourage you to push through challenges.
What You Can Expect From Therapy Sessions
Before starting therapy, your counselor will gather information about your history, your symptoms, and your larger goals for anxiety counseling. You will then work with your anxiety counselor in developing a custom treatment plan that aligns with your specific symptoms.
During sessions, you will team up with your therapist to identify core issues relating to your anxiety, as well as to gain insight into your symptoms, belief systems, and behaviors. We will not simply focus on the past but rather make connections between the past and the present to awaken and deepen our understanding of what drives your recurring thought and behavioral patterns.
Treatment Approaches Tailored To Your Needs
Your therapist will incorporate multiple treatment approaches, depending on which ones might work best for your anxiety. These include:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) – CBT identifies negative thoughts, beliefs, and emotions relating to your anxiety, helping you make conscious changes about how you think, feel, and interact with the world.
Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) – Based on CBT, DBT helps you deal with very intense or difficult emotions involved with your anxiety.
Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) – EFT works to improve emotional regulation by identifying and focusing on negative behaviors linked to your identity.
Parent Management Training Therapy (PMT) – PMT teaches parents techniques to help their children learn new coping skills.
Narrative Storytelling Therapy – Narrative storytelling therapy helps reframe your understanding of your experiences and some of your anxiety’s contributing factors.
Somatic Therapy – Somatic therapy targets the physical roots of your anxiety by identifying and releasing psychological pain trapped in your body.
The long-term goal of anxiety therapy is for you to strike a balance in all aspects of self-confidence, socialization, productivity, and overall wellness. By working with your therapist every step of the way toward this common goal, you can graduate from anxiety treatment ready to live the life that you want to without worry.
You May Still Have Some Questions About Anxiety Therapy…
I should be able to figure this out on my own—why can’t I just get over it?
You will be able to get through this, but it is difficult to get through anything successfully without adequate resources. You have been trying your best on your own, and that is where the work needs to begin—but that also makes you your only resource. And when we reach our capacity for dealing with something, adding an extra resource (or a few) can often help us navigate the challenge successfully.
I have always been anxious—does that mean I will always be in therapy?
Not at all! You might be surprised how far a little bit of insight about some of your core issues can take us. With anxiety, sometimes simply understanding the issue (and how you may have been inadvertently maintaining it) can be the catalyst for rapid change. In addition, we employ evidence-based treatments at Center For Resiliency—which means our approaches are proven to reduce anxiety without taking a lifetime.
I have been in counseling before—why did my anxiety come back?
Anxiety can resurface for multiple reasons. First, when you experience chronic stress, your body can start to respond in an overstimulated way that can take some time to calm down—and it can also cause anxiety to reemerge erratically.
Second, reexperiencing anxiety is often a sign of a larger stressor, which means there could be a specific stressful situation causing it to come back. Finally, there could be other unaddressed underlying factors that could be causing your anxiety to reappear.
Our goal is to help you reconcile any and all of those underlying factors so that you can achieve peace of mind that lasts.
You Can Move Past Anxiety And Thrive
If you are looking to cultivate a more confident, peaceful everyday life, therapy with Center For Resiliency can help you confront your anxiety and live your best life.
Please call us at 201-661-3375 or utilize our contact page to set up a complimentary, 15-minute consultation session to begin your healing journey.
Center for Resiliency is an out-of-network provider and does not bill health insurance directly. We will provide you with a statement after each session, which can be submitted to your insurance company for reimbursement as per your out-of-network health insurance benefits.