Anxiety tHERAPY in Colorado Springs
How can I stop my life from feeling so out of control?
Life used to feel easier—you remember feeling more confident, moving through conversations and situations without much effort. But now you want to avoid certain people or environments so you don't feel stressed. Your heart begins to pound whenever you start to feel out of your depth.
You don't understand what sets the worry off, or why it has ballooned into something that feels unmanageable and overwhelming. You don’t know why you feel like you’re on the edge of a panic attack all the time. All you know is that it's an issue.
Anxiety doesn’t have to run your life. Anxiety therapy will help you get back in control and feel like yourself again.
Anxiety therapy in Colorado Springs and online.
Through Anxiety therapy, you will learn how to:
understand what is happening in your mind and your body
know what sets off your anxiety
know just what to do if you begin to feel anxious
stop feeling worried about panic attacks
feel like you're in control of yourself again
You will benefit from therapy for anxiety if:
you feel like your worries are irrational
you know your anxiety causes problems in your life
you've been through tough times but know that not all your problems have been caused by other people
you’re open to challenging your anxiety
you’re willing to practice the tools your therapist gives you on a daily basis
oKAY, BUT wHAT iS aNXIETY?
Anxiety is a common and normal emotion that everyone experiences from time to time. It serves an important purpose of helping us to identify and respond to potential threats or challenges. However, when anxiety becomes excessive or out of proportion to the situation at hand, it can interfere with daily life and cause significant distress.
Symptoms of anxiety can vary from person to person, but common signs may include feelings of worry or fear, difficulty concentrating, racing thoughts, difficulty sleeping, and physical symptoms such as increased heart rate, difficulty breathing, and muscle tension.
There are many different types of anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and specific phobias. Anxiety disorders can be caused by a combination of genetic, environmental, and life experiences, and they often co-occur with other mental health conditions such as depression.
It's important to understand that anxiety is not a sign of weakness or a character flaw, but rather it is a common and treatable mental health condition. There are many effective strategies and treatments available to help manage and reduce anxiety, including therapy, medication, and lifestyle changes.
How does therapy help anxiety?
Therapy, also known as psychotherapy or counseling, is a type of treatment that involves talking with a mental health professional to help identify and address the thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that contribute to anxiety. There are many different types of therapy that can be helpful for managing anxiety, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), which focuses on helping individuals identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors that contribute to anxiety. Other therapies that may be helpful for anxiety include exposure therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).
One of the primary benefits of therapy for anxiety is that it provides a safe and supportive space for you to explore and understand your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. It can help you identify and challenge negative thought patterns and behaviors, and develop coping skills and strategies to manage anxiety in a more healthy and adaptive way.
Therapy can also be a powerful tool for helping individuals develop a greater sense of self-awareness and understanding of your own thoughts and feelings, which can be an important step in managing anxiety. It can also help you develop more positive relationships with others and improve overall well-being and quality of life.
Wondering how often you should go to therapy for anxiety? Well, it's important to remember that therapy is not a quick fix, and it may take time and effort to see results. However, with the right therapy and support, you can learn to manage your anxiety and improve your overall mental health and well-being.
If you are struggling with anxiety, we encourage you to contact us for a free consultation. Therapy can be a powerful tool for helping you manage and reduce your anxiety, and improve your overall well-being and quality of life. Remember, you are not alone, and there is help available. Don't be afraid to reach out and seek the support you need!
The counseling process:
Intermountain Counseling provides anxiety therapy in Colorado Springs and online. Therapy will help you identify the areas of life where you’re feeling anxious. The therapist will help you with strategies to cope and lead you through practices that heal your brain so that you can adapt to what stresses you.
Each therapy session is 50 minutes long. For best results in treating anxiety, we recommend at least eight consecutive weeks of therapy. We have found that clients who do not commit to weekly sessions for eight weeks struggle to find satisfaction in meeting their goals and regaining control in their lives.
What to Expect
The first week of anxiety therapy is the intake session. The intake session is focused on helping demystify the counseling process. Your therapist will go through your completed paperwork and make sure that you understand what you are consenting to in therapy. Your therapist will also gather more information about you, your social, biological, and psychological history; and anything else that may be impacting your situation. Your therapist will make sure that we clearly understand your goals for therapy and have a plan moving forward.
Week 2 and the following weeks of ANXIETY THERAPY:
Your therapist will choose treatment strategies that best fit you and help you regain stability in your life. Each session will be focused on the therapist working with you to make sure you feel you are improving. This may require you to practice strategies during your week, between sessions.
Intermountain Counseling is committed to creating a safe, warm, and welcoming environment for you so you feel empowered and equipped to overcome the obstacles in your life.
Termination is the agreed-upon ending of the therapeutic relationship once goals are achieved and takes 1 to 3 sessions, depending on your needs. Anxiety therapy should be a springboard into life; your therapist will work with you to determine that you feel your goals have been met and that you are satisfied with what you have worked on.
Anxiety therapy in Colorado Springs and online!