You have heard it all before. "You worry too much." "Can't you just calm down?" "You're overreacting." You have tried to distract yourself from all that goes on in your mind. You clean your house. You watch tv. You do everything you can to keep your mind off whatever questions and thoughts you have in your mind. You feel like you have tried everything and it has not worked to lessen the anxiety.
I want you to know that you are not alone. Over 40 million adults in the US have been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. Anxiety can be debilitating and is not going to go away with someone simply telling you to stop it.
Here at A Day in the Life Counseling, we will never tell you to "just stop it." Instead, we will get curious about your anxiety and what goes on for you when you are having anxiety. We will use evidence-based practices to look at where the anxiety presents in your body and how we can further understand the parts of you that come out when anxiety is present. We will also give tangible skills for managing anxiety. These skills are more than just breathe through it but are things that can be taught to be used in real-time to move through an impending panic attack.
If you are struggling with anxiety, we are here to help. If you have any questions or want to schedule a free 15-minute over-the-phone consultation, please feel free to reach out. Even if A Day in the Life Counseling is not the place for you we will give referrals and resources to help find you the best place to get you the help you need.