How An Anxiety Therapist Can Help You
“Happiness is not a brilliant climax to years of grim struggle and anxiety. It is a long succession of little decisions simply to be happy in the moment.” ~ J.D. Walters
You are not Alone
Do you find yourself constantly worrying, fearful of the future? Do your thoughts keep you up at night? Have you struggled with relaxation and feeling “present”? Has stress taken over your life, leaving you feeling overwhelmed?
You are not alone.
Many people experience anxiety from their social life, relationships, parenting, demands of school or work, staying on top of finances. We tend to dedicate so much time and energy into our worries, leaving us feeling constantly overwhelmed and destabilized. Anxiety makes normal stressors like paying the bills or managing health concerns feel life-threatening.
Anxiety makes us feel like we are the night watch on a battlefield. Vigilant, alert, and ever watchful for some looming danger. We do this to keep ourselves safe from harm; yet, many of our worries are less threatening than warfare. Although the occasional bout of anxiety is quite normal, imaging the exhaustion of keeping watch for weeks, months, or even years.
Do not let anxiety keep you from the life you want to live. You can take back control. Start seeing an anxiety therapist from Opening the Doors Psychotherapy, and let me help you overcome your fears.
How do I know anxiety is affecting my life?
Everyone feels anxious from time to time. However, sometimes anxiety can begin to negatively affect our lives – anything from keeping us up at night worrying to keeping us from asking that cute person out on a date or speaking to our boss about a raise.
The most common symptoms of anxiety include:
- Racing thoughts
- Persistent and excessive worry
- Difficulty in controlling the worry
- Difficulty focusing
- Muscle tension
- Sleep issues
- Panic attacks
Anxiety may keep you from succeeding at work or school, or from socializing and making new friends. Long-term anxiety can impact your mood and behavior, typically leading to avoidance situations that increase or trigger anxiety.
How an Anxiety Therapist Can Help
Anxiety can get in the way of what is important to you. I want to help you overcome the challenges your anxiety brings by helping you discover the root of the problem. To do this, I use psychodynamic talk therapy and coping techniques to help you understand what may have contributed to your anxious symptoms, provide context for your struggles and decrease your anxiety.
As our anxiety therapist works with you to manage your anxiety, you will learn to:
- Think mindfully and introspectively
- Regulate your emotions
- Identify patterns of relationship and behavior
- Discover hidden strengths
- Recognize your fears created by anxiety and address them
- Organize and prioritize your needs
- Understand your story
I believe you have the power to make positive changes in your life, and as an anxiety therapist, I would be honored to help you along the way. My treatment is tailored to you, and my door is always open.
Take the Next Step
If you are interested in seeing an anxiety therapist, please contact me by completing my contact form or calling me. I look forward to opening those doors to a healthier and happier you! I work with people from all over the Manhattan, New York City, and New Jersey area. My offices are located in Columbus Circle, Basking Ridge, and Flemington.
Schedule a free phone consult! I am excited to connect with you and make positive changes in your life! To learn more about Opening the Doors Psychotherapy and the services we offer, please connect with us on Facebook.