Are You Stuck in a Cycle of Worry, Stress and Fear?

anxiety 1Do you feel like anxiety is limiting your life? Are you suffering in silence, feeling like nobody understands what you’re going through? Do you find yourself hiding away from the world, afraid of triggering social anxiety or a panic attack? Maybe you have trouble sleeping, or struggle to communicate with people at work or with your loved ones. Perhaps you battle through each day, exhausted, only to lie awake at night with your heart and mind racing. Do you find it difficult to control stressful and sometimes illogical thoughts? Do you wish that there was a way to leave all your anxious fears, worries and stress behind and start over?

Living a life plagued by anxiety can be a stressful, frustrating and isolating experience. You may know what you want, but fail to reach your goals and encounter endless roadblocks in your way. Or maybe you have no idea what you want or how to get it. Perhaps your anxiety is clouding your ability to make decisions and you struggle to get through the day without breaking down. It may be that you don’t feel confident or you can’t figure out how to communicate your needs. Your thoughts may race and your body might feel weak just from the effort of trying to remain composed. Regardless of whether you’re having trouble focusing or afraid to go after what you want, you may feel stuck in a cycle of worry and not know where to turn for help.

Anxiety is Extremely Common in Today’s Stressful Culture

If you are suffering from anxiety symptoms, you are not alone. Over 40 million adults experience anxiety every year in the United States. This includes people who suffer from panic attacks, insomnia, fatigue, stress and general, social and/or performance anxiety. Given the go-go-go mentality of our culture, many Americans increasingly feel like their lives are spiraling out of control. Our expectations of performance and success are at an all-time high, and many of us feel like we’re constantly falling short. There is always so much we need to do, however, meeting all our responsibilities—let alone taking proper care of ourselves—can seem impossibly out of reach.

With so much available at the touch of a button, it can feel like we’re expected to be highly responsive and always on. Furthermore, it can always seem like we’re rushing from one thing to the next with no time to catch up. We expect to be as efficient as the technology we use and when we can’t keep up, we can feel frustrated. While it’s no wonder that our culture has become a breeding ground for anxiety, there is help and hope for relief. An experienced anxiety therapist can help you break through the cycle of worry, stress and fear that’s keeping you stuck and empower you to live a more balanced and confident life.

Anxiety Therapy Can Help You Manage Anxiety, One Thought at a Time

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Regardless of the severity of your anxiety or how it is impacting your life, the good news is that an anxiety therapist at Swerdlow-Freed Psychology is there to help you learn to identify triggers and better understand and manage your experience with anxiety. With the help of an experienced psychologist in a confidential, comfortable setting, you can break out of the cycle of stressful thoughts, incessant worries, exhaustion and persistent fears. You can gain the skills you need to live the life you want, away from the shadow of your anxiety.

The first step to overcoming anxiety is to face it head on. While talking about what you’re going through can be daunting, anxiety counseling provides you with the space to speak honestly and openly about your experience, without fear of judgment. There are no social niceties to follow in the compassionate and safe space of the sessions. Rather, in anxiety therapy sessions you can get to the root of your anxiety and learn the effective tools and skills that can help you let go of the anxiety that controls your life.

At Swerdlow-Freed Psychology, we believe in active therapy, and our sessions will be conversational and collaborative. Together, we can investigate and evaluate your unique experience in anxiety and clarify your therapy goals. We will offer ongoing support and guidance as we identify, explore and address the root causes of your anxiety, as well as offer a professional perspective and insight into where things may be going wrong for you. Once we understand the causes and triggers of your anxiety, we can develop effective strategies to break through blocks and help you meet your specific goals. Often, people who come to see us are surprised by how quickly they begin to feel better. They feel clearer, unburdened and in control of their lives – at last!

After working in this field for over 30 years, Drs. Daniel and Irene Swerdlow-Freed know that anxiety therapy works. We have helped people from all walks of life learn to live calmer, more fulfilling lives. Anxiety takes different shapes for different people, but the common thread is feeling stuck and powerless to change. And, while you may believe that your anxiety is unmanageable, we know through experience that the opposite is true. With help, support and a willingness to self-explore, you can learn to manage your anxiety, communicate effectively, make healthy, informed decisions and live life on your own terms.

Maybe You Want to Feel Better, but You’re Still Not Sure About Anxiety Counseling…

“I’ve always had anxiety.”

While some people are more prone to anxious thoughts and behaviors than others, anxiety treatment can help almost anyone. Although you’ve always suffered, you don’t have to continue to. You can learn to manage your anxiety so that it no longer interferes with your life. You’ll learn to recognize situational cues and curb symptoms at the onset before they spiral out of control.

“I’m worried about being judged by you or others for seeking help.”

Fear of judgment can be a big obstacle in your path to a more fulfilling life. It can be easy to feel like you’re being judged when speaking to friends or loved ones about what you’re going through, mostly because they may not understand anxiety. This is where anxiety therapy can be the difference between breaking out of the cycle of worry and staying stuck. In therapy sessions, you can relax knowing that our conversations are confidential, and that we’ve worked with clients from all walks of life, with a variety of problems and concerns. Your sessions are a space where you can speak honestly and openly without fear of judgment.

“My problem isn’t so bad. Other people have it worse.”

Maybe you think your symptoms of anxiety are relatively minor. For example, you may only experience panic attacks when driving or in large crowds. However, if left unaddressed, anxiety symptoms may continue to negatively impact your life and are likely to increase with time. By being proactive and addressing your experience of anxiety head-on, you can begin to live a life free from debilitating worry, fear and stress. In anxiety therapy sessions, you’ll learn to recognize situational triggers and develop skills that can help you live life to the fullest.

You Can Live a Life of Confidence, Joy and Ease

If you’re ready to begin living in ways that are more in accordance with your values, desires and goals, we can help. Call 248.539.7777 today to schedule an appointment . We can answer any questions you have, and set up an initial meeting where you’ll be able to relax in a comfortable environment, and better understand the benefits of working with an anxiety therapist.

Your life is worth living well. Anxiety treatment can help you overcome the stressful and limiting symptoms you experience, moving you toward your goals one step at a time.