Anxiety Therapy: Asheville, NC
On edge, overwhelmed, and uneasy. Originally, you associated these feelings with a busy season at work or a difficult time at home, but you are starting to wonder if you will ever feel “normal” again.
If you have been feeling uneasy or worried for a while, you may be experiencing anxiety.
Common Symptoms of Anxiety
General sense of fear or worry
Upset Stomach or other Gastrointestinal Distress
Fear of being rejected or embarrassed in social situations
Shaking, sweating, shortness of breath or racing heart
Fear of “going crazy”
Feeling irritable or on edge
Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep.
How Can Therapy Help?
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is short term, evidence based intervention that has been clinically proven to help reduce symptoms of anxiety (a very fancy way of saying that it’s proven to help people feel better fast).
CBT is based on the idea that our thoughts impact our feelings and behaviors. During therapy, we will
Identify Thoughts and Behaviors
I’ll teach you how to identify thoughts and behaviors that might be contributing to your anxiety.
Modify Thoughts and Behaviors
We’ll work together to alter thoughts and behaviors contributing to anxiety.
During our work together, I’ll help you reduce your symptoms and maintain these gains in the long term. To do this, we will evaluate your progress at several points during therapy. As we learn more about what’s working for you, I will provide you with tools and resources that you can continue to use long after therapy is complete.
After treatment is complete, you will feel more calm and in control, and you will have the tools necessary to maintain your anxiety free life.