Your life has become a sea of anxiety. You find yourself worrying about the smallest things that never used to bother you as much. You Google your anxiety symptoms and become even more overwhelmed with all of the information and it only makes the anxiety worse!
You've become more isolated and lonely due to constant anxiety and you're scared that others are noticing and judging you. You feel trapped. You can’t help but think about the worst case scenario and then become fixated on it. You may even begin having anxiety attacks out of fear of having another anxiety attack! You might have even wound up in the emergency room because of a panic attack and felt embarrassed but just didn’t know what else to do. (For more info on panic attacks, anxiety disorder, and panic disorder click here).
Anxiety itself isn’t the problem…
What would life look like if you didn’t have any anxiety at all? If you weren’t worried about being hit by a car, you’d skip looking before you cross the street. If college students weren’t a little anxious about failing exams they wouldn’t study.
The problem is when anxiety gets in the way of you living your life; when panic attacks, social anxiety or other symptoms of anxiety keep you from doing things that really matter. If this is the point you’ve reached, you may have an anxiety disorder that requires anxiety treatment.
Anxiety symptoms include:
Anxiety looks a little different for everyone. However, below are some symptoms of an anxiety disorder. If you find yourself nodding along as you read these anxiety symptoms, it may be time for anxiety counseling.
Arguing with loved ones
Avoidance of situations or groups of people
When you think about your anxiety, you find yourself saying…:
“Why is this happening to me? I never used to get this bent out of shape!’
“Did I do something to deserve this? It feels like punishment. Maybe I deserve to be this way.”
“Everyone else seems to have it all together and I always seem to fall short; I'm never going to be good enough.”
“If I knew how to slow down my brain, I know I would feel better. I worry so much I can’t even sleep!”
How Anxiety Therapy in Charlotte helps:
Blue Sage Counseling and Wellness utilizes an anxiety treatment known as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT). This is an evidence based type of counseling created specifically to treat mental health symptoms such as stress and anxiety. CBT considers how your thoughts, feelings, and actions influence one another. When you attend Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for anxiety, as your anxiety therapist I will help you uncover how and why false beliefs continue in your own life. During anxiety treatment, we will :
Discover the root of your worry by examining the past and recent events that have influenced false negative beliefs (i.e. I am not good enough, not smart enough, not attractive enough, etc).
Specifically identify the false negative beliefs about yourself that simply won’t seem to go away and identify the barriers as to why they remain.
Practice redirecting and replacing the false negative beliefs with positive beliefs both in-session and in between sessions through the use of therapy homework assignments and journaling.
Review your progress weekly or bi-weekly making revisions as necessary.
Anxiety Doesn’t Have to Hold You Back
Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed and anxious? Anxiety treatment is effective. The type of treatment I offer, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), has been shown to be particularly effective for anxiety in research study after study. It may be hard to believe right now when you’ve experienced panic attacks and are feeling overwhelmed by anxious thoughts, but it doesn’t have to be this way.
Effective Anxiety Treatment in Charlotte, NC
As a Charlotte, NC counselor that specializes in anxiety treatment, I want to help you. I am an experienced anxiety therapist and use effective counseling techniques that will help relieve your anxiety symptoms.
At the end of your anxiety treatment , you will feel more secure in your positive beliefs. You’ll gradually feel more in control of your thoughts, feelings, and actions. You will be able to independently handle life’s difficulties far after therapy has ended.
It doesn’t have to be this overwhelming! Contact Blue Sage Counseling today to get started. Counseling CAN help treat your anxiety. Why wait to start?
Other Services at Blue Sage Counseling & Wellness
Blue Sage Counseling & Wellness takes a holistic approach to mental health in Charlotte, NC. I am an experienced mental health counselor & Reiki provider. My services include: