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Anxiety and stress can take a heavy toll on your life...
Don't let anxiety hold you back - learn how therapy can help you resolve one of the many forms of anxiety people struggle with...
The Many Varieties of Anxiety:
Do you feel overly self-conscious when around others? Do you avoid social activities or suffer through them with a great deal of anxiety? Do you worry that others think poorly of you?
Are you a worrier who ruminates about all the things that can go wrong? Do you find it difficult to relax and just enjoy the moment? Are you constantly tense, fearful, or tired?
Stress and Overwhelm:
Do you feel "in over your head"? Are you overwhelmed with all the things you need to get done? Do you worry you are going to fall short or that you don't have the resources you need to be successful?
Fear of Your Emotions:
Are you afraid of what you will discover if you are truly honest with yourself and stop pushing away your memories, thoughts, or feelings? Do you feel at war with your own inner demons and worry that you might lose the battle if you don't distract yourself or force yourself to stay positive?
Therapy can help you feel more comfortable with yourself...
Meeting with a professionally trained psychologist can be a highly effective way
to address what lies at the root of your anxiety so can stop it from controlling your life
Not Every Therapy is the Same...
When choosing a therapist be sure to choose someone whose experience and expertise you trust
I have more than 15 years of experience helping people free themselves from the issues that are holding them back
How My Approach to Anxiety is Different:
I don't just treat your anxiety symptoms - I help you get to the root of what is causing them
Since no two people are alike there can be no cookie-cutter approach to treating your anxiety. Instead we must fully understand the different kinds of life experiences that have led your anxiety alarm system to become over-active. Rather than just teach you self-help techniques like deep breathing or mindfulness, we must understand the protective functions your anxiety serves, and must work through earlier experiences in your life that might have overwhelmed your ability to cope. By helping you understand yourself better and feel more at peace with who you are, you will experience a confidence and mastery of your life that will soon replace your anxiety...
Ways to Think about Anxiety:
1. Anxiety as Self-Protection:
The human mind is good at playing tricks on us. Sometimes anxiety takes the place of another emotion, thought, or memory that our organism deems more threatening. For example, we may be angry about something, but afraid of our own anger, so we feel anxious instead. Or we may have serious doubts about our marriage, but instead of facing that reality, we start to feel physical symptoms and worry about our health... In this way anxiety is sometimes the price we pay when we unconsciously distract ourselves from the real issue we are not ready to face...
2. Anxiety as Overactive Alarm:
Anxiety tends to serve as an alarm signal that warns us of dangers to our psychological or emotional survival. We may for example be afraid to give a speech because the embarrassment of making a mistake feels like it would literally destroy us, or we may have an exaggerated fear that our partner will leave us because we were abandoned as a child. These kinds of fears are often rooted in negative or traumatic events that at one point overwhelmed our capacity to cope...
3. Anxiety as Avoidance:Sometimes we don't even feel our anxiety because we have become very skilled at engaging in strategies to avoid it. We may for example procrastinate, avoid situations or people, convince ourselves everything is fine, or be forgetful about unpleasant memories from the past. However, as soon as one of these tactics no longer works, our anxiety will come back and often with full force.
4. Anxiety as Fundamental Insecurity:
Sometimes the anxiety we feel is really the result of a fundamental lack of acceptance and comfort with who we are. Many people who feel flawed, inadequate, or unacceptable at their core spend their lives fleeing from themselves and pretending to be someone they are not. This kind of escape from oneself generates even more anxiety because no matter who we succeed in changing ourselves into we are never at peace with ourselves.
The Better Therapy Difference:
By choosing me as your therapist you can be assured of the following:
I Provide Expertise You Can Trust
I Help You Achieve Deeper Change
I Treat People not Disorders
What Clients Say:
Dear Rune: Yesterday was our last session, and we are feeling so grateful. We would like to thank you for your insights, your caring andCouple, mid-sixties
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