Anxiety shouldn’t dominate your life. Contact an anxiety therapist for the support you deserve!
You’re always worried about something.
From the moment you wake up, you feel overwhelmed and exhausted.
You lie in bed at night wide awake and worrying about something.
There’s a sense of doom and dread that follows you everywhere.
Anxiety is bringing you down. You try to be positive and brush off those irrational fears and dread, but it never goes away. Stress and worry are interfering with your life. It makes it hard to concentrate because you can’t focus on anything else other than what you’re worried about. Even when life is going well you seem to find something to worry about.
Something Has to Change
You want to live your life free of anxiety and stress. But, you’re not sure how to get control over these emotions. Perhaps you’ve tried to talk to your friends and loved ones about how you’re feeling. However, you’re only met with statements like “there’s nothing to worry about.” “You’re being silly, everything is fine.” Or, “why can’t you just think positively for once?” These statements hurt. They make you feel like there’s something wrong with you. After all, if you could turn off these anxious thoughts, you would. You don’t want to feel like this. But, no matter how hard you try to let it go, anxiety follows you where ever you go.
Perhaps, you’ve even tried to cope with your anxiety by drinking or using drugs. Or, you’ve become withdrawn to avoid facing your fears. Unfortunately, this is only making the situation worse. You’re managing to hold it together, but just barely. But, you want to go from surviving to thriving. Anxiety treatment can help you accomplish this.
Did you know that anxiety affects 40 million adults in the United States? Furthermore, girls and women are twice as likely as men to develop an anxiety disorder. So, you’re not alone. The symptoms of anxiety can cause problems in your daily life, and range in severity.
However, common symptoms of anxiety include:
- Feeling nervous or worried
- Restlessness or agitation
- Hypervigilance: always looking out for danger
- Poor concentration
- Racing or unwanted thoughts
- A sense of doom or feeling like something bad will happen
- Increased or rapid heart rate
- Physical symptoms: sweating, gastrointestinal (GI) issues, nausea, headaches
- Changes in sleep: sleeping too much or too little
- Feeling exhausted constantly
Types of Anxiety Disorders:
Generalized Anxiety (GAD)
Generalized anxiety is the most common form of anxiety. People with GAD often worry about both big and little things in their life. They often catastrophize things. This means, they always assume the worst will happen. Women will often women experience a variety of physical, emotional, and cognitive symptoms. These make it hard for women to get through the day. Additionally, women with GAD are more susceptible to depression and other mental health concerns.
Women are much more likely to experience panic attacks and develop a panic disorder than men. People with a panic disorder experience physical symptoms such as rapid heartbeat, shallow, rapid breathing (hyperventilating), and dizziness. These symptoms may make them feel like they’re having a heart attack or dying. Essentially, their bodies react as if they’re in imminent danger, even though no threat is present.
Social Anxiety/Social Phobia
People with social phobias become very nervous in social settings. Especially when they’re in new situations. For example, they avoid parties or large group gatherings with people they don’t know. Often women with social phobias express extreme fear that they will be judged or are very worried others won’t like them. They often get embarrassed easily, even if there’s nothing to be embarrassed about. Sometimes, the idea or suggestion of being in a social setting can cause them to have symptoms similar to a panic disorder.
A specific phobia is an extreme fear of something when there’s no actual threat. The thing that is causing the phobia may be dangerous, or it may not be. Common examples of specific phobias include heights, spiders, snakes, fire, water, etc. When asked to confront the thing(s) that they’re afraid of, an individual with a social phobia experiences panic disorder like symptoms.
The good news is, anxiety disorders are highly treatable. With anxiety disorder treatment, you can find relief from the symptoms that are holding you back from living your best life. At Moxie Family Therapy, we understand how hard it is to live with anxiety. And, we’re skilled in treating it. We fully understand that it’s hard to open up the floodgates and be vulnerable with a stranger. But, allowing yourself the opportunity to do this is the first step at making lasting change. Things can get better, let us show you how.
Our Approach to Anxiety Treatment in Orange County, CA
Talking to an anxiety therapist safe and non-judgmental place to open up about the thoughts and emotions you’re experiencing. Then, you’ll be given a chance to learn coping techniques to cope with your anxiety symptoms and life challenges, so you can find relief. We will also help you learn to identify unhelpful or untrue thoughts (called cognitive distortions). Then, we will help you re-frame these thoughts into positive and constructive thoughts. Lastly, we will help you brainstorm ways to engage in self-care so and find ways to prioritize your mental health.
If you’re finding that you feel “stuck” or unable to make substantial progress in traditional talk-therapy. Your therapist may suggest trying Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing or EMDR for short. EMDR therapy for anxiety stimulates both the logical and emotional sides of the brain. This is to help you process the trauma that’s causing you to feel stuck. Additionally, this allows the brain to heal itself so you can find a clear path forward.
After anxiety treatment we hope is that you will be able to better manage your anxiety symptoms. You’ll be able to confidently cope with stress when it arises and move forward without it derailing your entire day. When you’re better able to manage your anxiety, your life and your relationships will improve and you’ll find greater happiness. Once you find freedom from anxiety you will be able to reach the goals you have for yourself and your life.
Begin Anxiety Treatment in Orange County, CA
You don’t have to try and manage your anxiety and stress alone anymore. A caring anxiety therapist can help you to feel less anxious, decrease panic, worry less, and feel more comfortable in your own skin. To begin counseling in Orange County, CA simply follow these steps:
- Fill out the form below to schedule a FREE CONSULTATION
- Meet with someone from our team of caring therapists.
- Begin anxiety treatment, and start enjoying
Other Counseling Services at Moxie Family Therapy
Anxiety treatment isn’t the only service that we offer in our Orange County Counseling Clinic or via Online Counseling. Other mental health services Moxie Family Therapy provides include, adoption counseling, counseling for women, counseling for young adults, counseling for college students, couples counseling, counseling for teen girls, counseling for children, play therapy, art therapy, therapy for therapists, and family therapy. Contact our counseling clinic to work on the issues that matter most to you, so you can get your moxie back!