Anxiety Therapy in Atlanta, Georgia
Releasing Uncomfortable Thoughts
The idea that you must be twice as good to go half as far takes its toll. The pressure to get things done is doubled by the expectation that you please everyone in the process. (Oh, and don't forget to smile.) As a result, you think you must be prepared for anything.
It's stressful to always be on alert. To constantly be aware of every angle and the potential threat that could possibly present. But you do it because you believe that you have to. That's how you stay on top right? What if there were another way?
YOU CAN release the limitations you've been operating under and learn to manage the negative thoughts and stress that come with doing all the things.
Many people go through life without seeking professional anxiety help and never get diagnosed. This means many don't receive effective treatments or learn healthy coping skills to combat their anxiety symptoms.
How Do I Know if I Need Anxiety Therapy?
Anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease typically about an imminent event or situation with an uncertain outcome. While feelings of anxiety are normal, some experience stress at a different and more intolerable level. This type of experience is called an anxiety disorder.
An anxiety disorder presents with feelings of worry, nervousness, or unease which does not go away and can get worse over time. This anxiety can interfere with daily activities such as job performance, school work, and relationships. Anxiety disorders lead you to avoid situations that trigger your anxiety at all costs, negatively affecting your education, work, and personal relationships.
Anxiety Symptoms Include:
- Feeling on the edge most of the time
- Intense worry or overthinking
- Physical Symptoms such as sweaty palms, chest tightness, racing heartbeat, headaches, muscle pains, etc.
- Feeling afraid
- Inability to concentrate or focus
- Experiencing nightmares or flashbacks of a horrible event.
- Difficulty sleeping
- Negative thoughts much of the time
Many people with anxiety disorders go through life without seeking professional anxiety help and never being diagnosed. This means many don't receive effective treatments or learn healthy coping skills to combat their anxiety symptoms.
Nearly 30% of adults will experience an anxiety disorder in their lives. It's one of the most common mental disorders today.
The good news is ...
Anxiety Disorders are Treatable With Therapy.
It Is Anxiety... Now What?
You might be thinking, "But planning helps me get things done." Or "If I don't think this way everything will fall apart." Well, you're right. Planning and analyzing situations have many benefits, however, there are also drawbacks. The need to plan everything or rely on analysis to prevent negative experiences creates distress. Our anxiety will have us focus on the benefits of overthinking rather than the negative effects.
Some levels of anxiety are completely reasonable and appropriate. But when the worry doesn't go away and gets worse that is when it is time to seek out an Atlanta anxiety therapist to help you manage it.
Knowing how you experience anxiety helps you learn:
- The skills to cope with thoughts that get in the way
- The limitations of planning and when planning is an attempt to control
- Why trying to stop anxiety doesn't work and what to do instead
- To distinguish effective stress from ineffective stress so that you can stop beating yourself up
What we focus on Matters
How Anxiety Therapy Works
The more you think about a thought the worse it becomes. Ever wonder why? The brain seeks to be efficient. When you think about a thought repetitively, your brain creates pathways that strengthen the possibility that you will think about this thought.
Conversely, if you focus on the things you desire your brain will literally create pathways towards those thoughts. Making it much easier to manage anxiety over time.
Simplicity Psychotherapy uses online therapy to offer anxiety therapy in Atlanta and throughout Georgia. We help you retrain your brain to focus on the paths that are most beneficial to you. We use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help you learn to manage an unpleasant experience with anxiety.
Because what we focus on matters, you can train yourself to pay attention to a more positive narrative. What would happen if you reframed that nervousness and imagined the possibilities that may come with it? I wonder how your outlook on your future would change. I also wonder how you might approach situations differently.
Ready to Focus on What Matters to You
with Anxiety Therapy in Atlanta, GA?
Maybe you're realizing that you've always had high-functioning anxiety. You've planned and controlled your way through life to manage unwanted feelings. It worked until it didn't and now your anxiety is harder to control. Our anxiety therapists will help you understand your anxiety. With anxiety help at our counseling practice, you can finally put down the worry and express yourself more freely. Start learning how to relieve your anxiety in anxiety therapy by following these steps:
- Schedule a free consultation at Simplicity Psychotherapy
- Make your first appointment with a caring and understanding Atlanta anxiety therapist
- Learn how to understand and manage your anxiety and worry
Other Therapy Services Offered at Simplicity Psychotherapy in Atlanta, GA
Our caring therapists offer other services besides anxiety therapy to help support your mental health and well-being. At Simplicity Psychotherapy, we also offer individual therapy, therapy for black women, and substance use treatment. In addition to relationship therapy, marriage counseling, and couples therapy. We look forward to supporting you so that you can start living your best life. Contact us today to get started.