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Helpful Strategies to Gain Control of Your Life
Living With Anxiety Interferes With Your Life. I Can Help.
Experiencing some form of anxiety from time to time is not uncommon. With approximately 25% of the population struggling with anxiety in their lifetime, it’s the most common mental health concern.
When anxiety consumes, overwhelms, and debilitates you, it’s time to get help. The good news is that it is highly treatable. In fact, many people with anxiety are surprised by how quickly symptoms diminish in therapy.
When you partner with me for anxiety treatment in Houston, you’ll learn the strategies you need to thrive in a life free from anxiety now and far into the future.
Get Help for Anxiety to Feel Like Yourself Again
Having anxiety is part of the human experience and can be quite useful for identifying danger. However, at times it becomes totally consuming, overwhelming, or even debilitating. Some people with anxiety end up dealing with anxiety their entire lives while others have “bouts” of it during periods of heightened stress or difficult situations. Many people have symptoms of one or more different anxiety conditions. In fact, dealing with anxiety is the most common psychiatric concern, and approximately 25% of the population struggle with it during their lifetime. The good news is that anxiety disorders are highly treatable with therapy. In fact, treatments for anxiety can get you lasting relief from them by learning psychological strategies.
Have you been experiencing signs of anxiety?
Most people have figured out some tricks to not feel so bad. In other words, there might be things, people, or situations that you’re avoiding in order to temporarily reduce your anxiety or other negative emotions. For instance, you may binge Netflix, drink alcohol, clean excessively, or stay really busy. Though these escape and distraction strategies can temporarily shut down uncomfortable thoughts and feelings, the discomfort tends to return a short while later. Another side effect of avoidance is that it’s not whom you want to be or how you want to show up in your life.
My Approach to Anxiety Treatment in Houston, TX
Learn to stop the avoidance cycle that works to maintain your current anxiety and learn to surf the waves. You can expect therapy for anxiety with me to be active and you will be strongly encouraged to work on skills outside of our sessions to see your desired results. At Inner Balance Psychological Services, PLLC, find your ease and peace of mindwith specialized and evidence-based therapy for anxiety disorders. After a thorough assessment, I will create a treatment plan that best fits your needs. The gold standard for treating anxiety disorders is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), or a variation of CBT called Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which includes components of mindfulness and a way to start to more of what is important to you in life. Both CBT and ACT approaches will provide you with strategies to move forward and not be consumed by your anxious mind. With the right help, you can overcome your challenges quickly and effectively.
You are afraid of surrender because you don't want to lose control. But you never had control; all you had was anxiety.
Types of Anxiety Include:
As the most common type of anxiety disorder, GAD presents as excess and persistent worrying about many areas of your life. You often agonize about your finances, relationships, work, family, future, or health. You may feel constant dread, muscle tension, trouble sleeping, or other physical symptoms.
When you have a panic attack, you feel a sudden, short-lived, intense rush of fear that often comes out of nowhere. Your heart races, your chest tightens, and you feel dizzy, shaky, or weak. When you experience a panic attack, you feel like you’re losing control, going crazy, or even dying.
If you suffer from social anxiety, you fear being negatively judged and rejected socially. It goes beyond being shy and introverted, as your avoidance of social situations is motivated by fear.
When you live with perfectionism, you set impossibly high standards for yourself and others. If those standards aren’t met, you feel like you’ve failed or aren’t good enough. You feel a strong sense of shame when things aren’t done a certain way.
Health Anxiety (hypochondriasis)
Being constantly preoccupied with having or contracting a serious illness is health anxiety or hypochondriasis. When you suffer from health anxiety, you feel a strong need to seek reassurance from others, may Google incessantly, and are preoccupied with body sensations.
When you have OCD, you experience recurring unwanted intrusive thoughts and urges. Obsessional thoughts are characterized as doubts, such as “What if…” that generate a lot of distress. You repeatedly engage in compulsive behaviors or avoidance rituals to relieve this distress
PTSD doesn’t just happen to war veterans. You can experience all kinds of trauma leading to PTSD and haunting thoughts. Experiencing violence or abuse, accidents, natural disasters, medical interventions, and the loss of a child are common causes of PTSD.
You may think of agoraphobia as the fear of never wanting to leave your home. While this is true for some people, it can be much more. Agoraphobia is an anxiety disorder that presents as fear and avoidance of places and situations that may make you feel trapped, embarrassed, and helpless.
Anxiety Treatment in Houston Can Help You
Quiet Your Thoughts and Find Clarity
All types of anxiety are treatable. Using my empathic and active approach to therapy, I can help you start feeling more like yourself quickly by providing a clear roadmap to wellness. I’ll give you the steps you need to take to overcome anxiety and begin living a more fulfilling, vital life as the person you want to be.
Contact me today for your free consultation for anxiety therapy in Houston. Together, we’ll work toward finding the clarity and direction you need.
Begin Online Anxiety Treatment in Houston, Texas
Maybe you have some concerns that anxiety therapy in Houston, TX won’t work for you. Therefore you're unsure whether to begin. If there is a small part of you that is curious and open to the possibility of thriving, then consider reaching out to discuss. I offer a free 15-minute consultation by phone to see if we are the right fit. During that call, ask any questions you might have about treatment and I will provide you with an idea of what you can likely expect in our work together based on your situation and needs. To begin your therapy journey and to find some relief, follow these simple steps:
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