Therapy for Anxiety

  • Are you suffering from racing thoughts, excessive worrying, and panic attacks?
  • Do you struggle with perfectionism and feel chronically dissatisfied with yourself?
  • Has all your stress led to burnout and made you wish you had more time for self-care?

Maybe it seems like everyone wants you to be superwoman—you’re supposed to be a great mom, friend, partner, and employee. Although you’re very high-functioning and your life seems good on paper, deep down you might feel yourself starting to crack. All the pressure to succeed in life and be there for everyone can get overwhelming and exhausting.

Yet as much as you want to slow down and make room for self-care, perhaps your anxiety prevents you from doing so. You might feel more motivated by fear of failure than any desire to enjoy your life. As a result, you may be thinking that it’s time to see an anxiety therapist.

When you’re living with anxiety, you may find it difficult to enjoy moments with your partner, your children, and your friends. Anxiety can distract you to the point where all you can think about is everything on your to-do list. It can prevent you from going after your goals and cause you to engage in self-sabotaging behaviors like isolating, drinking too much, skipping meals, and endlessly scrolling on social media.

Eventually, this kind of life can feel limiting and unfulfilling, as if you’re not living up to your full potential. If you want to overcome the roadblocks of anxiety and start living a more authentic life, we encourage you to pursue counseling with us. At the Therapy for Women Center, our therapists are trained and equipped to help you reduce your stress and be more present for the ones you love.

Today, anxiety is even more common than it’s ever been thanks to our increasing access to the internet and social media. Anxiety feeds off of comparison, and now we have the opportunity to compare ourselves to billions of people across the globe. All day long, we’re inundated by highlight reel after highlight reel of other people’s vacations, anniversaries, and semi-charmed lives. As a result, millions of us worry that we’re not good enough by comparison.

On the flip side of things, social media also bombards us with constant images of atrocities and violence happening all over the world. It’s nearly impossible to keep up with the news and not feel anxious about the future of our planet.

The truth is that our brains are not designed to put up with this kind of information overload. We are not wired to be connected to billions of people or witness so much suffering day after day. Now more than ever, we need to pause, rest, and invite self-care back into our lives.

Despite how digitally connected we are, we’ve become increasingly isolated as a species. Virtual communication has replaced so many avenues of face-to-face connection. Many of us work from home, live far from our families, and lack adequate social support. And the more alone we are, the more our anxious thoughts tend to spiral out of control. When we don’t have a supportive community around us, it’s hard for us to question our fears and maintain perspective.

This problem is especially prevalent among mothers. New mothers are often told that it takes a village to help them raise a child, yet many mothers do not have a village or supportive community that they can turn to in times of need.

Therapy is a chance to model the kind of connection that your life may be lacking at the moment. It provides you with someone you can bounce your thoughts off of and lean on for support during difficult times.

Hustle culture tells us that we have to go, go, and go at all times. Counseling is an opportunity to challenge this mindset and find strength and empowerment in letting go of cultural expectations. We’ll help you demystify some of the false information out there and learn that it’s okay to prioritize self-care. The goal is for you to slow things down, practice the art of self-compassion, and reconnect with your values so that you can live a more vibrant and authentic life.

Our therapists use a personalized approach for each client and are skilled at understanding how anxiety overlaps with many other issues, including trauma, depression, and OCD. We know that anxiety can be especially hard to detect in women, since many women have high-functioning anxiety and don’t appear anxious on the outside. Our practice understands the subtler signs of anxiety and we are confident that we can help you get to the bottom of your stressors.

At Therapy for Women, we do not believe in just sitting and nodding. We want you to feel seen, heard, and understood, but we also want you to walk away with tangible tools that you can use to manage anxiety on your own. Our counselors will equip you with mindfulness strategies for reducing your anxiety, connecting with your intuition, and learning to be more present in the moment.

These skills can help you gain the confidence and self-trust to slowly face your anxiety and eliminate the need to fall into avoidance behaviors (drinking, isolating, etc.). This way, your life can expand rather than continue to contract in the face of anxiety.

We always tailor anxiety therapy to your own unique needs and goals and draw from a wide variety of therapeutic approaches, including:
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)—The goal of CBT is to help you understand how negative thoughts and emotions are fueling your anxiety.
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)—This approach is especially useful for managing severe anxiety and reducing panic attacks. It gives you skills for building up your distress tolerance and developing your resilience.
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)—By helping you connect with your values; ACT allows you to become more adaptive and flexible in your thinking. You can stop defaulting to automatic stress reactions and start responding to life more thoughtfully.

No matter which approach suits you best, we believe that you can recover from anxiety and live life to the fullest again. With the right support, you can gain the tools to trust yourself, build your confidence, and experience peace and serenity wherever you are in life.

Oftentimes, when people put off going to therapy, they end up having to spend much more time and money on therapy in the future because their symptoms compound over time. In the end, this winds up being much more expensive. Therapy is an investment in your mental health that can pay dividends for years to come. The sooner you address anxiety, the quicker you can recover.

This is a very understandable concern—after all, anxiety makes you afraid to speak your fears out loud. The good news is that therapy is very different from talking to a friend. Our trained clinicians will help you identify the root cause of your anxiety and give you grounding skills so that you can work through anxiety without feeling overwhelmed. What’s more, therapy always goes at a pace that’s comfortable for you—there’s no rush to open up right away!

There are a lot of great resources out there and a lot of useful skills that you can develop on your own. Nonetheless, getting individualized care is very different from learning new life hacks, reading self-help books, or turning to internet advice. After all, a book, a skill, or a piece of advice cannot engage with you as an individual—it can’t address your uniqueness or take your values and goals into account. Our therapists work to personalize the healing process so that you can create the life that you truly want and live according to your personal goals and values. 

At the Therapy for Women Center, our mission is to help you cope with anxiety so that you can be fully present in your relationships and reconnect with your sense of joy. To learn more about our approach to anxiety counseling, we encourage you to contact us or book an appointment.

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What if therapy costs too much?

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Why can’t I learn to manage anxiety on my own?

You May Have Some Questions and Concerns About Anxiety Therapy…

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