Did you know that 40 million American adults live with anxiety disorder? Furthermore, 18% of American adults are affected by an anxiety disorder such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and specific phobias each year. Anxiety disorders can become so severe that normal life and relationships become impaired. There are many types of anxiety disorders with their own unique sets of symptoms. Some of these disorders include panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder social phobia, specific phobias, and generalized anxiety disorder.
Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety
- Intense episodes of fear or panic
- Recurring nightmares
- Avoidance of social situations
- Difficulty concentrating
- Repeated, unwanted thoughts (obsessions)
- Sleep disturbances
- Upsetting, intrusive memories of a traumatic event
- Physical symptoms such as nausea, stomach pain, rapid heart rate, muscle tension, sweating, fatigue, shaking, dizziness, numbness, or difficulty breathing
- Various phobias such as fear of flying, heights or claustrophobia
Impacts of Anxiety
The real cost of anxiety is that it tends to distort one’s sense of self as well as their view of the world and what is possible for them within it. If you live in a world that seems scary to you, you are likely to be less curious about how to thrive and instead focus on how to survive. This impacts your ability to learn about and express your full potential, whether at work, in relationships or in your life in general. So many problems in relationships, whether it is a work relationship, relationships with a child or children or with a partner, stem from anxiety disorders. If quality of life is important to you, and you deserve to have a high quality life, seeking support for this condition can be very powerful.
How I can help
A person with anxiety needs to find a safe haven, someone experienced in psychotherapy who can be a trusted partner in unraveling the issues and trauma that underlie it. It’s my belief that if you can understand someone’s life experiences, their current issues, whether depression, anxiety or any other challenges, always make perfect sense. Everyone is doing the best they can to cope with emotional and physical experiences that are often overwhelming.
While talking about one’s anxiety can be very helpful, I am experienced in a number of body centered therapies such as EMDR and Sensorimotor Therapy that can quickly help you discover strategies to not only manage your anxiety but also reduce it significantly. Working directly with your body’s autonomic nervous system is the fast track to finding relief from anxiety and rediscovering your passion and joy for life. Many of my clients report that a reduction in anxiety is one of the key outcomes they experienced through their work with me.
Free phone consult
Even though therapy offers a chance to make long-lasting positive changes in your life, just reaching out is the most difficult step. I invite you to call, text or email me right now to see if we’re a good fit. There are no forms or paperwork to fill out. Why wait? And we’ll spend just 10-15 minutes getting to know one another. Call today and start feeling better.