Feeling stressed or overwhelmed?
Wishing there was a way to just shut your mind off for a little?
Wanting to reduce your stress and feel more at ease?
Feeling that anxiety is getting in the way of your life?
Having trouble relaxing?
Looking for anxiety therapy?
If any of these apply to you, you are in the right place. Also, you are not alone
Anxiety may be a new or all too familiar feeling
It may be hard for you to remember a time when you did not have anxiety. It might be even harder to imagine a life without anxiety. Being anxious could even be part of your identity, believing that you are just an anxious person.
On the other hand, your anxiety might have started more recently. There could be an event or situation that triggered it. It is also possible that it has recently started and you are not sure the exact cause.
Some anxiety can be okay and normal
According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety disorders impact over forty million adults in the United States age eighteen and older. This means that every year anxiety disorders impact about 18% of the population. If you are struggling with anxiety know that you are not alone.
Experiencing anxiety on occasion can be very typical. Anxiety is a natural and normal feeling. Anxiety is also there to help keep you safe. It prepares your brain and body to react. Anxiety can motivate you, protect you, and at times, even challenge you in a good way. While almost everyone experiences anxiety at times, it can reach a point where it feels overwhelming or happens more often than you would like. Stress and anxiety can start to impact sleep, concentration, mood, eating, or the ability to relax and be in the moment. It can take you to worries about the future that take away from being fully present in your day-to-day life. You have so much to manage each day. The last thing you need is anxiety on top of it.
Anxiety can make it more difficult to live your life
While anxiety is not uncommon, the way each person experiences anxiety and stress is different. Some people have racing thoughts or trouble making decisions, while others may experience physical symptoms like muscle tension, chest tightness, or a rapid heartbeat. A lot of people carry anxiety in their shoulders. Anxiety can impact the ability to think clearly. It also can make it hard to fall asleep or stay asleep at night because of lying in bed worrying. Anxiety can also potentially impact your appetite or eating.
No matter if anxiety is new or all too familiar, know that anxiety therapy can help. Therapy for anxiety is a research supported and effective treatment to help manage and reduce anxiety.
You don’t have to deal with anxiety on your own
Even though there are many studies showing the effectiveness of anxiety therapy, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, only about 35% of people struggling with anxiety receive treatment. There are many reasons why this is, but one reason includes people trying to fix their anxiety on their own.
Maybe you have tried self-care or relaxation. Perhaps you have tried not to think about it. Maybe you have tried to problem solve and fix it. Even with your best efforts, if you are still feeling stressed and overwhelmed, you are in the right place. You do not have to deal with anxiety on your own.
Personalized Therapy For Anxiety
With anxiety therapy, we will better understand your unique anxiety triggers. Clearly understanding what is causing your anxiety can be very helpful. We will go beyond a surface level understanding of why you are anxious to really get the bottom of what is going on. During therapy, we will also work together to help you learn ways to better handle your anxiety and stress. You will learn how to be proactive when it comes to your stress and how to manage triggers. You will gain actionable tools that you can use to manage your anxiety and quiet your mind so that it doesn’t feel overwhelming. You will also have a safe and nonjudgmental space to be able to talk through what is making you anxious.
Anxiety therapy from an experienced psychologist
At Best Within You Therapy & Wellness, an Atlanta based psychology practice, you will work with a therapist who is extensively trained and experienced in providing anxiety therapy. Our therapists provide anxiety therapy to clients in Georgia and throughout the US. Your therapist will help you to not let anxiety get in the way of living life at your best. At Best Within You Therapy & Wellness, we also strongly believe in providing personalized care. We tailor anxiety treatment to your goals, your lifestyle, and your strengths. We do not believe in a one-size-fits-all approach, so we will work with you to find the best way to treat your anxiety.
Our psychologists are trained in research supported anxiety counseling approaches such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), interpersonal therapy, as well as mindfulness-based practices. CBT, ACT, interpersonal, and mindfulness approaches may be used individually or in combination.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy For Anxiety
With Cognitive behavioral therapy, you will understand the connection of thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. With cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety, you will learn how to catch your unhelpful patterns of thinking and then how to intervene. You will learn skills to change your thoughts which will then impact how you feel and how you act. A post from the American Psychological Association explains more about cognitive behavioral therapy.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy For Anxiety
Acceptance and commitment therapy focuses on how to not let your thoughts get in the way of living a life that is full of value and meaning. In Acceptance and commitment therapy, we treat thoughts as words and not facts. Just because you have a thought doesn’t mean it is true. Acceptance and commitment therapy is an approach that takes power away from your unhelpful thoughts. With this therapy approach, your thoughts can become less powerful and no longer get in the way of what you want to be doing. You can learn more about this anxiety treatment approach at the Association for Contextual and Behavioral Science.
Mindfulness For Anxiety
There are mindfulness and meditation practices that can be incredibly helpful in improving anxiety. The psychologists at Best Within You Therapy & Wellness can integrate mindfulness practices into your treatment. We can incorporate mindfulness, meditation, or relaxation practices in therapy. These practices can help relax your mind and body.
Reaching out for help is a sign of strength, not weakness. You don’t have to deal with anxiety on your own. Schedule a free consultation with a psychologist who is an expert in anxiety below.
While our psychologists are based in Atlanta Georgia, therapy for anxiety is provided for clients throughout the US. You can benefit in seeing an anxiety therapist if you are located in Decatur, Buckhead, Sandy Springs, or in one of the 30+ states our psychologists are licensed in.
In addition to therapy for anxiety, therapy is also provided for other concerns. At Best Within You Therapy & Wellness our psychologists provide a variety of therapy services. Some examples of our areas of specialization include eating disorder therapy, insomnia treatment, emotional eating, and disordered eating therapy, and depression treatment.