Everyone Worries Sometimes....
Anxiety and worry only become a problem whenever your life and behavior is being controlled by it, instead of the other way around. Some symptoms of anxiety and excessive worry include:
- Worrying that doesn't really stop (excessive worrying)
- Feeling "On Edge" or Agitated/Jumpy
- Mental/Physical Exhaustion
- Trouble with concentration
- Physical Symptoms such as tense muscles, stomach issues, aches, pains, etc.
- Trouble falling/staying asleep
- Panic Attacks
- Sense of unease
- Avoidance (social situations, work, interactions, etc.)
If You Find Yourself Worrying For The Majority of The Day, And/Or You Find That Worrying Makes You Miss Out On Things, You May Need Help.
What Can Help?
Counseling can help you learn to deal with your anxiety and learn how to control it instead of it controlling you.
Counseling helps you to learn skills to deal with the symptoms of these issues to help them not have a major impact on your daily life.
In addition, counseling can help you identify the causes of the anxiety and retrain your brain to have more productive patterns of thinking around the thoughts that result in anxiety.
PLEASE REMEMBER: Every client is different. The layout above is just what happens typically in my work with clients. This is also the case for a client working on one (or multiple similar issues). Often times, Clients continue to work on other issues after resolving the initial issue that brought them to therapy.
Emily Hawkins, LCSW, BC-TMH
There is Hope, I Am Here To Help
If you are looking for someone that will just listen and maybe provide you insight, then you may want to look for someone else. Don't get me wrong... I will listen and understand you. I won't judge you and I will most certainly believe in you.
However, believe in getting people in, teaching them the skills they need to feel better, getting to the deep-rooted issues that caused their problems, and working with them to develop new ways of thinking. In other words, I want to get clients, in, help them learn the skills and thinking to live life as their Best Self and then help them to live independently of therapy.
My training and experience in therapeutic interventions based on Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy/Training (ACT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and Solution-Focused Therapies enables me to design interventions that are specific to you and your unique needs. In other words, the person doesn’t fit the therapy, the therapy is designed to fit the person.