Anxiety is a universal experience. If you are feeling anxious, you are not alone. Nearly everyone has struggled with anxiety at some point. But all too often, fear and anxiety end up controlling our decisions, leaving us feeling as though we don’t have any choices. When the primary motivation for our decisions is anxiety and fear, we end up feeling unmotivated and unfulfilled. When anxiety takes over, we do some of the following things:
- Hold back in social situations and miss out on opportunities
- Passively accept unbearable situations
- Obsess over food, eating, and weight
- Remain silent regarding hurtful family problems
- Avoid bringing up problems with significant others
- Ignore medical conditions and health concerns
- Medicate feelings with food, alcohol, or drugs
- Repeat negative patterns in relationships
- Avoid expressing important aspects of identity
- Feel shame, unworthiness, and self-doubt
If you see yourself in any of these statements, there is good news. Many people struggling with these situations can and have derived great benefit from therapy. I have worked with many clients who suffer from anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, and complicated family problems. It has been incredibly rewarding for me to see people let go of perfectionism, self-criticism, and feelings of inadequacy, and develop satisfaction with being themselves.
It is my hope that perusing this website will allow you to gain a sense of whether we might work together. Therapy can be a life-changing experience, and finding the right fit between therapist and client is an important first step in making change possible. I’m glad to be part of this step on your therapeutic journey.
You can schedule a free, 20-minute phone consultation by calling me at 214.603.7297 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org