Anxiety is a Cruel Form of Suffering
Anxiety can engulf your entire life. It feels like your own body and brain are attacking you and you can’t control it no matter how hard you try. Most of the time you can’t even understand why you feel this way. You try to hide it from others, but sometimes that’s so hard to do. People who haven’t experienced anxiety don’t understand, so you don’t talk about it, and you feel alone in your pain. Sometimes it feels like you’re losing your mind. You don’t feel like yourself anymore. Every ache and pain make you wonder whether something might be horribly wrong. Friends and family mean well, but they think you can just “snap out of it.” If only they knew. You’ve tried everything you know to do, and yet this still keeps happening. You’ve tried counseling for anxiety in the past and it didn’t help. There are medications, but you know they can have side effects and even be addicting, so you don’t want to go down that road. It seems like there’s no way out of this nightmare.
Common Symptoms of Anxiety
- Nervousness, restlessness or being tense
- Feelings of danger, panic or dread
- Rapid breathing or hyperventilation
- Increased or heavy sweating
- Trembling or muscle twitching
- Weakness or lethargy
- Difficulty focusing or thinking clearly about anything other than the thing you’re worried about
- Obsessions about certain ideas, sometimes a sign of obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Anxiety surrounding a particular life event or experience that has occurred in the past, sometimes a sign of post-traumatic stress disorder
Evidence-Based Methods of Counseling for Anxiety Work
If this sounds like you or someone you love, we’re confident we can help. The therapists at Living Well offer the most effective, evidence-based forms of counseling for anxiety, to provide the relief that you or your loved-one deserve.
When it comes to treating anxiety disorders, research shows that therapy is usually the most effective option. That’s because counseling for anxiety – as opposed to anxiety medication – treats more than just symptoms of the problem. The therapies we offer to treat anxiety are EMDR, The Safe and Sound Protocol, and Cognitive Behavior Therapy.
Counseling for anxiety can help to uncover the underlying causes of your worries and fears. It can teach you new ways to relax, and help you look at situations in a new, less frightening way. Counseling can also help you develop better coping mechanisms and problem-solving skills that reduce your anxiety.
After counseling for anxiety at Living Well you will feel in control again. A sense of comfort will return to your relationships and your confidence will be restored. You will finally feel like yourself again.
If you suffer from anxiety or an anxiety disorder, We invite you to contact us about counseling for anxiety today. We offer appointments at our office in Neptune Beach, FL, and online throughout the State of Florida.