Dealing with anxiety impacts our whole being. General anxiety, social anxiety and the fear of missing out can be debilitating. Therapy for anxiety includes a combination of talk therapy, mindfulness techniques and confidence building so we can conquer your anxiety together.
DO YOU FEEL OVERWHELMED AND UNSURE HOW TO HANDLE YOUR EMOTIONS? ARE YOU FINDING IT HARD TO FOCUS DUE TO ANXIETY OR STRESS? MAYBE YOU'RE REALIZING ANXIETY IS HOLDING YOU BACK FROM BEING YOUR MOST CONFIDENT SELF?
A recent study found that 50% of young adults in 2023 reported they experience anxiety or depression. Pressure from society, comparison on social media and stress from the work grind are just a few examples of how anxiety may begin forming. It's also important to know part of being human means having some level of anxiety. Understanding the difference may feel trickier to identify.
Anxiety may look like tightness in your chest, nervousness and/or rapid heart rate. Dealing with anxiety may also look like having a lack of focus, digestive issues or even irritability. Therapy is an excellent way to not only recognize symptoms but understand the triggers associated with them.
There are a variety of reasons to seek out anxiety treatment options. It's normal and part of being human to experience some level of anxiety. However, if you're noticing a higher level of discomfort with connecting, being out and about or feeling like your most confident self, it may be beneficial to receive counseling to provide anxiety relief. Here are some examples:
One study found that attending therapy for anxiety reduced symptoms by over 50%. Utilizing a therapeutic relationship to share concerns, fears, and process worst case scenarios can reduce anxiety's power.
First and foremost, having a safe, neutral person to process anxiety can be life altering. Secondly, part of dealing with anxiety means increasing confidence. Recognizing strengths, belief in self and definitions of success may help combat anxious symptoms.
Lastly, therapy for anxiety should involve developing a set of tools including trigger recognition, coping mechanisms, and a solid array of treatment options for when anxiety arises outside of therapy.
Utilizing evidence based care in therapy is crucial. I strive to utilize the most up to date treatment approaches when helping clients obtain anxiety relief. Some of these modalities include:
Anxiety treatment options may involve learning tailored breathing exercises to reduce heart rate, processing the facts and separating emotional brain from factual brain or even homework assignments where you simply recognize shifts in your body from anxiety. Developing a tailored plan to reduce anxious symptoms will be the utmost priority in therapy as all tools don't fit all. Examples of work with previous clients in Denver include:
I understand firsthand how challenging anxiety is to conquer. I have worked with folks for over 10 years around challenging, reducing and managing anxiety. While anxiety therapy takes strength and vulnerability, the end result of freedom is worth every challenge and I'm here to support you on the journey.