WHEN ANXIETY IS RUNNING YOUR LIFE, IT'S TIME TO REACH OUT FOR HELP.
ANXIETY ISN'T JUST A JOY STEALER, IT CAN LEAD TO DEPRESSION.
It seems like we should be able to manage anxiety on our own, like everything else. And we do, for a time. But when we can't solve something as seemingly (or deceptively) simple as anxiety, it hits us where we live. Our sense of self takes a hit. Our sense of competency is undermined. Our (false) sense of control is threatened. When exerting control is how we've coped with life and emotions up to now, we can be caught up short when we can't control our own thoughts and responses. Our own moods and irritability. Our reactivity. Depression often follows unabated anxiety. They travel together. For one thing, dealing with our out of control stress and anxiety is exhausting. It requires a tremendous amount of mental energy. It takes an increasingly physical toll, too. Anxiety and stress are expensive to finance, energetically. When we become discouraged or exhausted enough, our mood may start to falter, as well.
WE CAN CREATE A SAFE SPACE FOR CHANGE.
The things that set us up for anxiety—our history, the situations we've gone through, the lives we've led, our current challenges, which somehow seem too big—also set us up to find it hard to allow help and support. Even therapeutic help. It can feel too vulnerable. Threatening. I get it. Relying on others may have never been possible in the past or has led to painful results and disappointment. There is a better way. A less isolated way. A more connected way. A more interdependent and rewarding way to live. We can work together to create that more satisfying way of living and relating.
YOU CAN WORK THROUGH YOUR ANXIETY FROM HOME.
Therapy is now more convenient and accessible for more people than ever. I am finding it a very popular option for my clients. There's something very powerful about accessing therapy from the comfort of your own home, in your nest, with your favorite mug of something warm to drink, and surrounded by your pets. I’ll share something else with you. After 15 years in private practice as a therapist, and now one of those years fully online,
I can report online therapy works. It’s working just as well for my clients as sitting in my office and we don't have to manage masks in order to work together.
THERE'S ROOM FOR MORE HAPPINESS IN LIFE.
MAKE THE TIME TO FEEL BETTER NOW.
and provide a map for moving forward.