Generalized Anxiety is a pervasive, chronic state of anxiety. Symptoms include:
- Chronic tension
- Irritability and fatigue
- Feelings of restlessness
- Pervasive worry
- Difficulty sleeping
- Intrusive fears about the future
"Dealing with people and feeling confident had been a problem most of my life, but I hid it well but the anxiety was terrible. I now genuinely like talking with people, attending parties, and going out to places where I don't know anyone. My business has taken off as well!" - Joel W., Realtor
Counseling for Success clients have found they are able to enjoy life again. Anxiety does not have to dominate your life. Clients have a renewed sense of humor, they feel increased pleasure in day to day activities, have more energy, and overcome challenges and setbacks more easily. Additionally, after anxiety is relieved, clients are able to concentrate better, be more productive at work and home, and more engaged in social situations.
Numerous scientific studies have proven the effectiveness of the following forms of treatment in reducing anxiety.
Evidence Based Treatment
Relaxation Response Training
"The relaxation response is a physical state of deep rest that changes the physical and emotional responses to stress and is the opposite of the fight or flight response." - Dr. Herbert Benson.
Relaxation response training consists of specific mind body techniques that help you elicit this calm, relaxed state. These techniques can include self-hypnosis, deep breathing exercises, and mental focus techniques.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
CBT helps you understand and change thoughts, perceptions, and beliefs that affect your emotions and behaviors. CBT is commonly used to treat a wide range of problems, including anxiety and depression. The positive, enduring effects of CBT have been proven to last long after a client ends therapy.
There are many other techniques and methods we use such as mindfulness training, clinical hypnosis, positive psychotherapy, and emotional regulation training.
What makes Counseling for Success different from other counselors?
1. Short term treatment. Our goal is to help you feel well as quickly as possible. Most people do not have to be in therapy for years. The majority of our clients feel better within weeks or months rather than years. Severe or complex symptoms can affect the length of therapy, but even then counseling is relatively shorter compared to that of other counselors.
2. Effective techniques and talk therapy. You will learn effective techniques to reduce and manage your anxiety. Some therapists just talk about your life, your past, and your problems but do not teach skills to help you reduce your symptoms. We do both. We do talk therapy to gather relevant history and teach you scientifically proven techniques to help you reduce anxiety.
3. Strengths based therapy. It is your strengths that will help you overcome the challenges you are facing today. Some therapists focus on your problems and you end up feeling worse rather than better. We help you identify your strengths and amplify good feelings which then makes it easier to reduce negative feelings.
Types of Anxiety Treated: