You probably know that feeling in the pit of your stomach all too well.
You frequently feel like your heart is racing.
Sometimes it’s hard to breathe.
You are plagued by worry about what happened yesterday or what is going on tomorrow.
You feel mad at the world and you don’t really know why.
You are overwhelmed.
Sleep feels like a thing of the past. And, social events are just too much to take on.
When you feel this way it is hard to concentrate. Or do much of anything.
This is anxiety.
Anxiety can stem from normal stress that keeps piling on, or it can be a result of trauma or other underlying conditions. It might rear its ugly head every day or a few times a week. It can make living life challenging.
Symptoms of anxiety include:
- 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, 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
Sometimes anxiety is good (like when you are taking a test) but many times—especially when it is chronic—it can be unpredictable, overpowering, and sometimes debilitating. It can leave you feeling sick and defeated. No one deserves that.
We can help you find relief.
Therapy Can Help Anxiety
In therapy, a licensed counselor can help to uncover the causes of your worries and fears, give you the tools to help you relax and look at situations in a new, less frightening way, and develop better coping mechanisms and problem-solving skills. We can help you calm your mind, retain clarity, feel confident, and get back to enjoying life.
At Curae we use a variety of techniques catered to the client:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) involves replacing unhealthy, irrational thoughts with a healthy and adaptive thought process, freeing anxiety suffers from unhelpful patterns. It’s about changing the way you see a situation or event to decrease anxiety. More Info
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy uses eye movements to mimic the period of sleep known as rapid eye movement (REM) to help the mind process recent events in a person’s life. It can help the brain to reprocess trapped memories to relieve anxiety.
You don’t have to feel this way forever. Our goal is to help you feel equipped to handle whatever life throws your way.
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