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Counseling for Anxiety

Anxiety is a common mental health issue that most people experience at  some point in their life.  For some it might be a situational problem  that only arises in anxiety producing situations like public speaking.   However, for others it can be a chronic mental health disorder that is  life-long.  There are many different types of anxiety, and Silver Lining can help you identify what kind of anxiety you might have, and the best way to treat it.  We can help you  manage your anxiety symptoms by helping you assess ways to improve  emotional and physical health, learn how to breathe in a way that  triggers the relaxation response, help you identify ways to manage your  stress more effectively, and learn how to restructure your thinking in  order to reduce anxious feelings.  

Most people who have chronic anxiety issues or an anxiety disorder have a  lot of thoughts about the future that they cannot control.  We all  think about or even worry about the future from time to time, but if  this becomes a constant thought process, it can lead to chronic stress,  anxiety, racing thoughts, and worry about worst case scenarios.  Silver Lining can help you restructure your  thoughts so that you focus more on the present, and less on what you  cannot control.  

Check out our Anxiety Reduction Series for more tips:

Is anxiety taking over your life? Does it feel like you can’t control it no matter how hard you try? Have you already tried therapy but found it ineffective?

If this sounds like you, I’m confident I can help. My practice offers the most effective forms of treatment, to get the relief from anxiety that you deserve.

When it comes to treating anxiety disorders, research shows that therapy is usually the most effective option. That’s because anxiety therapy - as opposed to anxiety medication - treats more than just symptoms of the problem.

Often, these are the 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
  • Insomnia
  • Obsessions about certain ideas; a sign of obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Anxiety surrounding a particular life event or experience that has occurred in the past; a sign of post-traumatic stress disorder

Therapy can help to uncover the underlying causes of your worries and fears, learn how to relax, look at situations in a new, less frightening way, and develop better coping mechanisms and problem-solving skills.

If you suffer from an anxiety disorder, I invite you to contact me today for a free consultation.