Therapy for Anxiety in Charlotte, NC
So what is anxiety anyway? Anxiety is the excessive anticipation (real or perceived) and fear of future threat. Your level of anxiety may be causing you to avoid or be hyper-vigilant about certain aspects of your life, career, or your relationships. Situational anxiety (preparing to take a test) is different from excessive prolonged anxiety with avoidant behaviors (Phobias). Therapy for anxiety disorders can provide an opportunity to process underlying self criticisms, conflicting demands, teach you mindfulness and observational skills, and improve your relationship with others. You focus way too much on unimportant details. Anxiety may be causing you to feel restless, irritable, and worry excessively about all aspects of life, even the ones you can't control.
Anxiety can cause intense bodily discomfort including gastric intestinal distress, rapid breathing, dryness of mouth, or hyperactivity of your body. These symptoms may or may not be related to the here and now of your life. There are a variety of treatments for anxiety disorders. In my practice, I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Mindfulness, and Self-Care/Lifestyle tools. While using cognitive therapy for anxiety, together we will challenge your negative self concepts and I will teach you how to positively manage your environment. You will be empowered to focus on what is truly important to you. CBT, DBT, and Mindfulness techniques are all ways of treating anxiety without antidepressants. Your current emotional state is not who you are or what you are capable of.
If you can relate to any of these experiences and you feel committed to taking control of your life, call me at (704) 750 - 1889 so that we can develop a plan that brings you greater depth and fulfillment. You deserve the opportunity to be transformed!