Counseling for Anxiety
Your life feels overwhelming
You recognize that your plate is full, you handle too much at a time, your life feels stressful already, your body keeps the score, when you feel anxious your breathing changes and you even feel a pressure on your chest still you can’t say no to others. You naturally care for others and helping them is a priority despite how you are feeling. You fear their rejection if you dare to say no. Many of my clients feel a natural empathy towards people around them and tend to put them before themselves.
You don’t want people to notice your imperfections. You act cool and try to hide the best you can traits you don’t like about yourself. You are frequently wondering if others noticed what you did or said wrong and if so, what do they think of you now? You create stories in your mind of the judgmental comments people might say about you. You feel mad, disappointed and frustrated for not handling interactions with others the way you would like to.
When things don’t go as planned, you tend to feel upset, you get angry at yourself, and even consider throwing a tantrum. You know that your own expectations might be too high, but still, you judge yourself for not being perfect. You torture yourself by playing fabricated stories in your mind over and over. Every time this happens, it seems like this is the end, you catastrophize imagining the worst possible scenario even if it’s unlikely to happen. Many of my clients want to feel confident, and they want to be able to debunk their anxious thoughts of self-doubt.
My clients recognize their need to improve their emotional wellbeing. Therapy might be good for you if you:
∙ You are struggling with balancing your life
∙ Tend to see yourself through A negative lens
∙ Put other people’s priorities before your needs
∙ Imagine the worst case scenario when things don’t go as expected
∙ Believe you can predict the future or you can read other people’s minds.
Your life feels out of control
My goal is to help you to take control of your life by challenging your beliefs and helping you to develop self-compassion to become the person you want to be. During our sessions, I won’t be asking you a bunch of questions, lecturing you, or telling you what to do. Instead, we will work together to find coping skills that fit your style. This will help you come to terms with who you are.
During our initial session, I’d like to get to know about you, your background and your current struggles to get a better understanding of your needs. Then, together we’ll decide what goal you would like to work on. I love working with clients who are ready to experience a change in their life. It is important that you are willing to open up with me. I know this can be scary, especially because you don’t know me yet, but I hope I can earn your trust. The more I know about you the more I can help.
Keep in mind:
1. What you tell me in session is confidential (There are some exceptions of confidentiality that I will tell you about when we meet).
2. Processing your challenges might take time. However, the tools that you are about to learn will help you to feel gradually better.
3. I strongly recommend you practice the tools you learn throughout the week. The more you practice, the better you will feel.
Therapy is a process of growth and exploration. There are many tools we can use that can help. However, I always encourage my clients to let me know if a tool is not working that much as we can explore different ways to help you feel better.
You deserve a balanced life. A life full of healthy relationships in which you feel loved and accepted by the people who love you but most importantly, by yourself. I’d love to help you get there.