Anxiety Therapy

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Are You Constantly Worried About Things You Can’t Control?

Do you feel like you can’t shut off your mind or stop overthinking every choice you make?

Are you struggling with sleep, panic attacks, and feeling as though you just can’t relax?

Has fear of the unknown begun to interfere with your happiness and hold you back from enjoying your life?

When you’re dealing with anxiety, it’s normal to feel like your mind is racing at a thousand miles per hour. You might find yourself replaying past conversations over and over and constantly worrying that you said the wrong thing. And when you’re not ruminating on the past, you’re too busy fretting over what could go wrong in the future. As a result, you probably think you just can’t catch a break. For the first time, you may be thinking of seeing a therapist who can help you with your anxiety. 

Chronic Anxiety Can Impact Your Work, Social Life, And Overall Health

Because of how anxious you are, you may be unable to get a good night’s sleep or just relax. This could make you tired, cranky, irritable, and unable to be productive at work. Sometimes, you might even experience panic attacks—you start shaking and sweating, your heart beats rapidly, and you feel like you can hardly breathe. 

Additionally, your anxiety could begin to affect your social life. Because you’re so afraid of embarrassing yourself or being judged by others, you might turn down social invitations or feel too anxious to go on dates. After a while, this could make you feel like you’re missing out on life. 

The good news is that you don’t have to live this way forever. Anxiety may be incredibly hard, but with the right support, it’s absolutely manageable. At Inner Healing Therapy, we are confident that we can help you learn practical skills for lowering anxiety and living a more mindful and authentic life. 

Anxiety Is One Of The Most Common Mental Health Disorders In The World

Anxiety is a natural response to stressful or dangerous situations. It’s a survival mechanism that’s designed to protect us—if we had no anxiety, we wouldn’t look both ways before crossing the street. In that sense, a little anxiety is not always a bad thing. We all need to feel anxious from time to time in order to stay safe and regulated. 

But when anxiety starts to control our decisions and prevent us from being our true selves, that’s when it becomes unhealthy. Sadly, this is the case for millions of people today. According to the latest data from the CDC, approximately 27 percent of adults in the US suffer from symptoms of an anxiety disorder.* So if you struggle with chronic anxiety, know that you’re not alone. 

The Pressure To Succeed In Today’s World Is One Of The Major Culprits Of Anxiety

The goal-oriented and future-oriented culture we live in makes it hard to live mindfully and in the present. What’s more, there is so much pressure all over social media to look good, do more, and achieve more. Naturally, this often leads to feelings of anxiety and thoughts of not being good enough.
Men in particular face significant pressure to get ahead in their careers, provide for their families, and meet societal standards for success. This creates an intense fear of failure that can quickly become all-consuming. What’s more, most men in our society have few outlets for support and emotional expression. They’re often taught that seeking help is a sign of weakness and that they just have to be strong, stoic, and independent.
The absence of strong support networks is one of the major culprits of anxiety. No matter how strong we are, we all need someone to lean on from time to time when life gets hard.

Our Mindfulness-Based Approach To Therapy Can Help You Manage Your Anxiety More Effectively

When you’re struggling with anxiety, it’s normal to find yourself constantly overplanning—making sure you have a plan A, plan B, and plan C in case things go wrong. But healing from anxiety requires slowing down and releasing the need for control. It means learning to notice what your anxiety is telling you and practicing letting go of the thoughts that make you anxious. 

At Inner Healing Therapy, our mission is to provide a safe, nonjudgmental space where you can question the thoughts that are causing your anxiety and practice being more mindful and present. We’ll help you understand your anxiety on a deeper level and give you mindfulness skills for managing it in day-to-day life. The goal is for you to emerge with greater confidence in who you are and a deeper sense of serenity no matter what comes your way.

What To Expect In
Anxiety Therapy Sessions

Together, you and your therapist will explore the underlying reasons for your anxiety and pay attention to the thought patterns reinforcing your stress. You’ll learn how to notice your negative thoughts without attaching yourself to them or believing in them. We will teach you to recognize when you’re catastrophizing, overgeneralizing, or engaging in all-or-nothing thinking. This way, you’ll be able to identify when your thoughts don’t match reality and maintain a healthier perspective.

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The foundation of our approach to therapy is rooted in mindfulness, which combines Western psychology with Eastern wisdom teachings. The goal of mindfulness is to help you stay grounded in the here and now. Because anxiety is often an anticipation of something bad happening in the future, you can lower your anxiety by training your brain to focus on the present moment. This can be done through breathwork, meditation, visualization, and many other calming exercises. 

By giving you mindfulness skills and providing compassionate emotional support, we believe that we can help you free yourself from the incessant stream of anxiety-provoking thoughts. Decreasing your anxiety can benefit many areas of your life, allowing you to sleep better, improve your concentration, form better relationships with others, and enjoy a deeper sense of self-compassion.

You May Have Some Questions About Anxiety Counseling…

Will my therapist judge me for my thoughts and actions?

It’s completely normal to feel apprehensive about being judged, and we want to assure you that your therapist’s role is to understand, support, and empathize with you. They will create a safe and accepting space where you can freely share your thoughts and feelings without being criticized. All your experiences are valid, and your therapist’s focus is not on judgment but on helping you gain insights and a deeper understanding of yourself.

What if I become more anxious by talking about my anxiety?

While talking about your anxiety may make you feel more anxious at times, the intention is to help you process and manage those feelings more effectively. Your therapist will go at a pace that feels right for you. You’ll never be pushed to talk about something you’re not comfortable with or ready to talk about. 

What if I have a panic attack in my therapy session? 

If you ever find yourself on the verge of a panic attack in treatment, your therapist can help you use grounding techniques and mindfulness skills to regain a sense of control over your anxiety. Once you feel grounded again, they can help you process what led to your panic attack so that you don’t have to worry about it happening again. 

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A More Mindful And Empowered Life Awaits

If you want to stop overthinking and worrying about things you can’t control, we’re confident that our mindfulness-based approach to anxiety therapy can help you. To begin the healing process, you can use the contact page or call 818-748-9977 to book a free 15-minute phone consultation. We look forward to hearing from you!

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