Not being able to get a deep, belly breath.
Constantly on "high-alert".
Panic is setting in.
What is going on?
This is Anxiety.
Anxiety is something we have all experienced at some point in our lives. You know the feeling. Non-stop worrying about a conversation from earlier. Feeling on edge about a work situation. Or, noticing more fear that something bad is going to happen after a recent stressful event.
Some anxiety may even seem like it makes sense for a situation, but when does it become too much? We have a pretty simple way to tell the difference between "normal" and "time to get help." If you are feeling like anxiety is taking up a lot of your energy and thoughts, it could be time for you to address this issue by meeting with a therapist.
Anxiety is Common in Adults, Children, and Teens
Anxiety is the most common mental health issue in the United States, affecting at least 18% of the adult population. Unfortunately, we also know that anxiety has lasting impacts on physical and mental health if not properly treated. Here are some signs that anxiety could be negatively impacting your mental health:
Frequently feeling nervous and on edge
Worrying too much and difficulty controlling worry
Frequent trouble relaxing
Easily annoyed or irritable more often than in the past
Noticing more fear that something awful may happen
Difficulty with sleep due to worrying
Appetite issues due to anxious thoughts or worry
Increasingly avoiding situations that could provoke anxiety
Isolating yourself more
Overall, feeling more stressed out and less content
The good news is, you don't have to suffer from anxiety forever! There is hope. You can live a more complete, confident, and happy life with less worry. Anxiety treatment in our Madison, WI counseling clinic can help.
Anxiety Therapy Can Help You Feel More Calm and Controlled
Counseling can help you learn more about your anxiety. It can help you learn more about your anxiety triggers and their impact on your life. In counseling, you will learn effective ways to cope with anxiety. Your therapist can help you develop skills for managing anxiety. These skills can include a lot of new ways of thinking. In therapy for anxiety, you might start challenging thoughts that lead to anxiety. Then, identifying tools to help you remain more calm and present.
A skilled anxiety therapist can help you learn more about communicating your wants and needs. This can also help manage anxiety and enhance your relationships with others. Your therapist will help increase your confidence in your ability to handle anxiety-provoking situations. Hopefully, this leads to more overall life satisfaction.
The Golden Vibes Counseling Approach to Anxiety Treatment
Our skilled, caring anxiety therapists use counseling methods that work. We also want to do this in a way that makes sense for you as an individual. Usually, we are going to use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT, for anxiety. But, we can discuss that in our first session after getting to know you.
Managing anxiety can be challenging, but you do not have to do it alone. If you are ready to address your anxiety, our compassionate therapists are here to help. Our therapists have extensive experience helping people overcome the negative impacts of anxiety. They can help you feel empowered to live your life without being controlled by anxiety.
Begin Anxiety Therapy in Madison, WI
When you are ready to start your journey to a more grounded, less guarded life, we are here to help. We know that getting started with a new therapist can itself be a source of stress and worry, so we make it simple! Our Madison, WI-based anxiety therapists can even help you anywhere in the state with online therapy in Wisconsin. To get started, just follow these three steps:
Call our office at 608-571-0558 or e-mail us to make an appointment
Begin to feel more carefree and more confident about your life today
More Mental Health Services at Golden Vibes Counseling Center
At our Madison, WI therapy clinic, we want you to feel comfortable. We know you are a multi-faceted person with a wide range of needs and concerns. That's why we have a lot of different ways to serve you. From therapy in our chic, contemporary counseling space to expert online counseling in Wisconsin, we are ready to meet you where you are. Our professional therapists can help you using a variety of approaches including CBT, EMDR, and Brainspotting. These methods can help with sexual assault recovery, OCD treatment, depression treatment, reproductive or maternal mental health, multicultural counseling, and more. We also specialize in LGBTQAI+ counseling and poly-affirming therapies and can assist with gender-affirming care. We truly look forward to meeting you and getting to know you as an individual.