Your mind is your worst enemy. Regardless of the situation, you find yourself overthinking all of the possible outcomes that can happen. Throughout the day, you find yourself having trouble focusing on the tasks at hand. It feels like the ever-present feeling of inescapable doom haunts you most days.
In addition, you have a difficult time fully enjoying your experiences because you’re preoccupied with thinking of the worst-case scenario. On top of the torment your mind puts you through, you often have physical symptoms. You often have headaches that are intense and nausea that ruins your appetite. Your friends and family have said hurtful things to you, such as “stop worrying so much, I’m tired of hearing it” in an attempt to help you. Maybe you have even lost loved ones because they felt overwhelmed by your tendency to worry. If this sounds familiar, you might be experiencing symptoms of anxiety.
You don’t have to live with the worry and fear alone any longer.
Many people experience anxiety during their lifetime. Individuals experiencing symptoms of anxiety will seek out an “anxiety therapist” in order to receive “anxiety therapy” or “anxiety treatment” in Phoenix, AZ. Although experiencing anxiety is common, that does not make the experience feel manageable. Living with anxiety can feel overwhelming. Often times, it can feel like anxiety is controlling your decisions and your experiences. And, it can lower your overall satisfaction with life.
While many of us experience anxiety at some point, we all have different symptoms. Our anxiety therapists have seen a broad variety of symptoms of anxiety. And, they can determine if anxiety treatment is a good fit. Here are some common symptoms of anxiety that we have seen in anxiety therapy in Phoenix:
Discomfort in social settings
Sleep and appetite disturbances
Fearing the future
Our anxiety therapists are skilled to help you navigate the symptoms of anxiety you’re experiencing. They will not shame you. They will not simply tell you to “stop worrying.” Through anxiety treatment, you can learn the skills to control and alleviate your anxiety.
During anxiety treatment in Phoenix, AZ, our anxiety therapists will take the time to get to know you, your background, and your values. Through this effort, we can gain a better understanding of how you developed anxiety. And, more importantly, how you have maintained that heightened level over time. In addition, you will work with your anxiety therapist to confront the things that scare you the most in a safe and controlled environment. Anxiety treatment can feel overwhelming at first. Over time you will become the navigator of your choices, rather than allowing your anxiety to dictate them.
Our anxiety therapists are familiar with the struggles that you’re experiencing right now. And, they’re here to help. By collaborating together in anxiety therapy, our anxiety therapists can help you to evaluate the source of your anxiety. Together with your anxiety therapist, anxiety treatment can help you take control of your life.
Phoenix, AZ, along with the rest of the world, has been hit by COVID-19. This pandemic has been devastating, both physically and emotionally. Facing a potentially deadly virus has led to increased concerns about our health. This is often referred to as “health anxiety.” As of late, some of us are having a difficult time navigating health anxiety. In response to the pandemic, we now have to consider certain precautions that we previously did not. Wearing masks, using an excessive amount of hand sanitizer, and keeping our distance from other people is now part of the expectation. Though in a large city like Phoenix, it is often a difficult obstacle to navigate. But, you’re not alone. Our anxiety therapists are happy to walk down this unexplored path with you. Through anxiety treatment, our anxiety therapists can help you navigate the confusing road ahead by providing the emotional support that you need.
Our anxiety therapists are trained in a multitude of approaches. In addition, they have many years of experience helping people just like you control their symptoms of anxiety. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Prolonged Exposure Therapy are the most commonly used.
One approach our anxiety therapists in Phoenix, AZ use in anxiety treatment is cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). In CBT, our anxiety therapists will help you evaluate the relationship between your beliefs, thoughts, emotions, and actions. Our anxiety therapists will help you understand that anxiety is not a random and uncontrollable emotional experience, even though it feels that way. Anxiety is heavily influenced by our thought patterns, which develop from our life experiences. Evaluating the relationship between these aspects can make them more identifiable and tangible, which opens the door for change.
Another common approach our anxiety therapists use in anxiety treatment is prolonged exposure therapy. In this form of anxiety treatment, our therapists will help you identify avoidance tendencies that have exacerbated your anxiety. Although avoidance feels like it helps in the short-term, research has found that it exacerbates symptoms of anxiety. Our anxiety therapists will help you to systematically and slowly expose yourself to the people, places, and things that you have been avoiding due to anxiety. By using this approach in anxiety therapy, you will be able to readjust to environments, people, and situations that you use to enjoy. Over the course of prolonged exposure therapy, you will find that you are able to connect with people more easily because your attention won’t be focused on your anxiety.
Anxiety is tough to manage. But, you don’t have to do it alone. Our anxiety therapists are here to help you navigate your experience with anxiety. When you’re ready to begin anxiety treatment in Phoenix, AZ, follow these steps:
We offer many services in our Phoenix-based counseling clinic and through online therapy in Arizona. We offer therapy services for trauma, depression, and grief. In addition, we offer psychological evaluations. This includes including personality assessment, intelligence testing, forensic evaluation, and diagnostic evaluations