Reasons to Seek Therapy

Anxiety Therapy

Written by:
March 2, 2021
Reasons to Seek Therapy

Anxiety Therapy

Written by:
March 2, 2021

Anxiety is one of the main reasons people seek therapy and we believe anxiety is normal to experience throughout life. Since COVID, we have seen a dramatic increase in folks feeling anxious- and for good reason! If you'd like additional support from us, please get in touch to schedule a free consultation to see if we might be a good fit.

What is Anxiety?

We have seen many clients find tremendous relief in being able to name what they are experiencing. Brain science shows us that actually identifying and naming our experience can help with emotion regulation. Here are some signs of anxiety that you might be experiencing:

  • Excessive worrying
  • Irritability
  • Increased heart rate
  • Dry mouth
  • Sweating
  • Restlessness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Fatigue
  • Tense and tight muscles
  • Difficulty falling and/or staying asleep
  • Avoiding situations that cause worry or panic
  • Intrusive and/or racing thoughts
  • Shorter and shallow breathing

We're here to help. Get in touch with us today to see if we might be a good fit.

Anxiety Therapy

Most of us will feel anxious at some point in our lifetime. The great news is we are here to support and provide techniques you can use to feel more peace. Our therapists are trained in anxiety treatment and utilize a combination of evidence-based therapies:

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. ACT is considered a gold standard in treating anxiety. This modality helps build skills that help you get in touch with what really matters in the big picture, who you want to be, and how you want to act. This understanding acts as a guide to help you get more of what you want out of life and to build more satisfaction in your life and relationships.

Mindfulness. We love mindfulness! We can help teach you techniques on navigating anxiety by staying rooted in the present moment and by utilizing your breath to help activate your resting nervous system which can induce a sense of calm in your mind and body. You can find our free mindfulness guide and guided meditations here.

Somatic Therapy. Anxiety is felt in the body and we can teach you body-based techniques to help release stress.

Psychodynamic Theory. This approach understands current stressors are also influenced by childhood experiences. This can help us not only find patterns in emotions, thoughts, and behaviors but also helps us get to the core wound which helps decrease the intensity of anxiety for the long-term.

Social Justice Theory. We often work with folks who hold non-dominant identities and experience stress and anxiety due to social oppression. We take a culturally responsive approach and hold space for your pain and anger and help you direct the anger where it belongs- on the system- instead of towards yourself.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy. DBT is another gold standard approach to treating emotion dysregulation and helps you learn to build coping skills to navigate distress, cultivate healthy and satisfying relationships, and build a life worth living.

Creativity. We can help you explore creative outlets for you to navigate anxiety such as writing, music, poetry, art, photography, and movement.

This last year during COVID has been hard on us all. We have seen an increase in folks needing support with anxiety and we're here to help. We know it's hard to feel your best when struggling with anxiety and you are not alone. We want to help you:

  • Feel more satisfied in your life
  • Find more peace
  • Experience greater self-compassion
  • Be more connected in your relationships

Healing is possible; Get in touch to see how we can help.

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