Do You Want to Stop Living In Fear?
Maybe you are always waiting for the “other shoe to drop,” thinking the worst is going to happen. Because of this, you are developing a negative mindset and can never quite relax.
Perhaps you feel anxiety when you anticipate social situations. Or the idea of interacting with others or meeting new people causes you to feel judged or question your self-worth. Maybe you are considering that you might have to live up to the expectations of how others think you should act in social situations or wonder if you are behaving in the “right” way, causing self-doubt.
Anxiety does not just impact our mood and relationships. It also impacts our physical body as well. You may be experiencing physical symptoms related to anxiety such as headaches, chronic pain, stomach issues, and agitation. In addition, anxiety can negatively impact our sleeping and eating habits as well, causing us to make poor choices, making it difficult to fully relax.
We know that life would be easier if we did not have to deal with anxiety, fear, or worry. And it is obvious that negative thought patterns cause exhaustion over time. However, at Apple Psychological, anxiety treatment makes it possible to find specific, individualized solutions to the problems that your anxiety creates.
• Do you struggle with persistent thoughts which stop you from trying new things, or from doing things that you once loved to do?
• Are you experiencing overwhelming worry about what will happen next keeping you from accomplishing tasks, or reaching your goals?
• Are you afraid of socializing or do you find yourself avoiding social situations only to isolate yourself and limit your connections with others?
• Have you found it difficult to feel an overall sense of safety and security in your life?
CAN’T ANXIETY BE GOOD SOMETIMES?
HOW MUCH ANXIETY CAN HELP US AND WHEN DOES IT BECOME UNPRODUCTIVE?
Anxiety is a normal emotion that we all feel on a regular basis. It is a feeling that keeps us safe, prevents us from harm, and signals us that there is danger. While anxiety is necessary to motivate us at times, too much anxiety can become debilitating.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, an estimated 31.9% of adolescents have an anxiety disorder while an estimated 19.1% of U.S. adults had an anxiety disorder in the past year. Anxiety disorders can interfere with daily activities such as job performance, school, work, and relationships.
In our high tech, fast paced society today, we tend to value immediate gratification and expect the highest achievements and accomplishments from ourselves and others.
Why do we strive to be constantly busy and productive with no downtime? Have you noticed that our kids are overscheduled and our calendars are jam packed with activities with no time to relax? What does it say about us if we take a moment to ourselves to do….nothing? Are we not worthy or productive? While we are aware that this way of thinking is unsustainable, we continue to hold ourselves accountable to this unattainable standard.
Where do anxious thoughts come from? Often, they originate from traumatic experiences. Regardless of if we were abused, bullied, or suffered from another form of trauma, it is likely that we developed coping mechanisms that may have been successful in helping us to feel a sense of security at first, but then, may have fed into our anxiety as time passed.
Your anxiety symptoms are not your fault. Anxiety is a normal part of who we are. Over time, our symptoms and needs evolve, but the time it takes for us to cope and adjust to changes happens over time. What may compound our propensity towards anxiety is the fact that in today’s world, we are constantly bombarded with a constant flow of bad news and information of the dangers in the world, which further trigger the worry that something bad could happen to us.
When you think about your anxiety, you are probably going to focus on the symptoms rather than where they originated. However, with treatment, you can begin exploring and gaining an understanding of when your anxiety started, how it is impacting you and how you can develop effective solutions that result in you living a life in peace, safety, and security, rather than in fear.
Anxiety Treatment Gives You The Opportunity To Live A Life Free Of Fear And Full Of Peace.
If you find yourself feeling anxious, withdrawing and avoiding socialization, fearing what is going to happen next, and riddled with constant negative thoughts of worry, you are probably concerned with the judgement of others and perhaps feel alone in your struggle. With the help of Apple Psychological’s trained, compassionate therapists who specialize in anxiety, you will finally have the opportunity to express yourself in an unbiased, nonjudgmental, therapeutic environment where you can feel heard and validated. These experts will individualize your treatment plan to tailor your treatment with your specific goals in mind, leading you to the serenity and fear free life that you ultimately are looking for.
We offer a FREE 15-minute consultation to discuss which of our therapists is the best fit to help you overcome your anxiety. Once that has been determined, your therapist will take their time establishing rapport, and developing an idea of how your anxiety is hindering your ability to live a full, happy, peaceful, life. We may also discuss your history and any past traumas that may have resulted in negative thinking patterns or may have influenced your way of viewing the world. In addition, it important to explore what strategies or resources have worked for you in the past, and review the strengths and supports that you have in your life.
At Apple Psychological, we have been helping children, adolescents, and adults with anxiety conquer their fears, cope with life’s challenges, and find their joy again for almost 20 years. Our holistic team approach, combined experience, knowledge of various therapeutic techniques, together with our compassion for our clients and love for what we do have proven to be successful in helping our clients to reach goals that they never thought possible. We treat our clients as family and many of our families have been in our practice for many years as they trust our clinicians and often refer them to their own friends and family.
I think I’m ready to begin treatment… but first, a few questions…..
Will I be pressured into taking medication or forced to share painful information from my past.
At Apple Psychological, our approach is to work with you together as a team, making decisions that make sense and are comfortable for you. The decision to go on medication or not is a personal decision that, while it may be discussed in a thoughtful manner, will never be forced upon anyone. The goal of anxiety treatment is for you to trust your provider and feel the utmost comfort level with the care that you receive. As with all of our clients, the ways we help you address your problems have to make sense to you.
Since anxiety is something everyone experiences, shouldn’t I be able to handle it on my own? I am worried about how others might judge me if they know I’m seeking treatment.
According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, Anxiety disorders are the most common and pervasive mental disorders in the United States. Therefore, you can be sure that you are not alone in your experience. Also, the stigma of mental health treatment has decreased significantly over time and therapy has been far more accepted and understood by society as a necessary form of self-care now more than ever.
Is anxiety treatment expensive and time consuming?
While therapy is an investment in your mental health and quality of life, think of the consequences if your symptoms go unaddressed. If you are experiencing anxiety symptoms, I am sure that your anxiety has caused you to waste many hours ruminating, spending negative energy, staying up late at night, only to rob you of precious time and money in the past. While therapy only lasts an hour each week, your anxiety has limited your productivity and been debilitating on a regular basis. Also, you have probably had to spend money trying to relieve yourself from your symptoms in whatever way that has worked for you- whether it is shopping, substance use, or self-care.
Once you give therapy a chance, you will see in just a matter of weeks to months that it is worth it! You will begin to feel relief and realize that it is a quicker and less expensive solution when looking long term. Invest in yourself, giving you the inner peace and feeling of safety and comfort each day. You deserve it!
START YOUR JOURNEY TOWARD CONQUERING YOUR FEAR AND FEELING SERENITY EACH DAY
If you’re tired of living a life driven by fear, Apple Psychological can help you take control of your anxiety, understand and overcome it. Please contact us and specify your interest in anxiety treatment for your free, 15-minute consultation or to set up your first anxiety treatment session.
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