Anxiety

 

Anxiety can be a stifling and confusing feeling; leaving you feeling like you are not sure what to do next. Anxiety can affect your thoughts, emotions, and physical body. Coping with anxiety can leave you feeling exhausted both physically and mentally. We see people coping with anxiety who are struggling with:

 

Physical symptoms such as headaches, muscle tension, stomach pain, sleep disturbance

Post-traumatic stress disorder

Feeling overwhelmed and unsure of what to do next

Decreased concentration and focus on tasks or everyday activities

Anxiety attacks/panic attacks

Feeling “frozen” and unable to make decisions

Isolation or fear of social situations

Decreased ability to function at work or home life

Irritability, anger, or depression

Chronic worry, stress , or preoccupation

Numbing or addictive behaviors to cope with anxiety

 

Therapy Can Help

 

In the midst of dealing with symptoms of anxiety it can help to have a compassionate and knowledgeable professional to guide the way. Working with someone who understands anxiety can assist with decreasing symptoms and moving forward with healing.

 

A Journeys therapist is trained in assessing symptoms, addressing coping strategies, and talking through deeper issues that may be connected to anxiety.  If necessary, Journeys therapists are also aware of when it might be helpful to consult a medical professional for possible medication.    Our team approach will help ensure that you find the therapist who is the best fit for you. Whether the anxiety is related to current life situations or connected to past issues, therapy can help you to address the symptoms and heal.

 

Counseling Can Offer Assistance and Relief

“I’m afraid talking about my problems will make me even more anxious”

 

Anxiety that is not addressed generally tends to get worse. Talking about your problems may seem difficult, but together you and your therapist will set goals and decide on how to move forward. Journeys therapists are trained in many different treatment options such as: processing, coping skills, relaxation techniques, cognitive behavioral techniques, creative/artistic interventions, EMDR, and addressing here and now situations as well as past issues. Working through your anxiety can bring relief and give you skills to utilize long after treatment is over.

 

 

We generally recommend scheduling an initial assessment with a Journeys counselor to evaluate your specific needs, as well as determining best options for treatment and more precise answers to the questions you may have about the process. The Journeys team strives to provide you with the perfect fit professionally, and will happily direct you to the counselor with the best personality, expertise and approach for you.

 

Click on the suggested therapists to schedule a consultation or check out our team to connect with a therapist that's right for you. Most of our team members see a variety of clients, so feel free to read up on multiple options!

 

Need help? Contact our administrative assistant here with any questions, concerns or to be matched with a therapist that is best suited for your needs.

 

 

Tanya Harris, MAPC, LAC

Licensed Associate Counselor

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Renee Malina, MA, LPC, LISAC

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Christine Bielinski Dorn, MC, LPC

Licensed Professional Counselor

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