Anxiety TreatmentAre You Overwhelmed By Fear And Anxiety?
Are You Overwhelmed By Fear And Anxiety?
Does it feel like you are living under a constant but indefinable sense of dread? Are you embarrassed that you are suddenly struggling in areas where you used to do well, such as keeping up with work responsibilities or socializing with friends? Do you feel helpless to understand why you are suffering and what you can do to take control of your emotions?
You may often become startled or experience distressing flashbacks or panic attacks that have begun to affect your self-esteem. Perhaps you find yourself questioning your decisions and abilities, which makes it difficult to stay engaged in your work or relationships. As you become more self-conscious, you may attempt to avoid distressing thoughts and symptoms by withdrawing from activities you used to enjoy. In addition to emotional paralysis, anxiety and related issues – including panic, trauma and depression – can create distressing physical symptoms, such as difficulty breathing, rapid heart rate and pressure in your chest. You may recognize that you need help understanding and addressing uncomfortable thoughts and emotions in your life, but feel lost and unsure of where you can turn to find support. Do you wish you could process difficult thoughts with greater ease and find lasting relief?
Nearly One In Five Adults Struggles With Anxiety Every Year
Anxiety leaves many individuals feeling too helpless, overwhelmed or embarrassed to find support. It is common to feel like we should be able to handle difficult emotions on our own, and you may fear that your challenges mean you are somehow weak or broken. Perhaps your struggles with anxiety, depression, panic, phobias, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) or social anxiety have left you feeling isolated and alone. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, however, more than 18 percent of adults in the U.S. suffer from anxiety disorders every year. Almost everyone feels weighed down by anxiety at some point in their lives. In fact, on average, individuals begin experiencing symptoms of an anxiety disorder at 11 years old.
While anxiety is one of the most treatable mental health disorders, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to anxiety treatment. It affects everyone differently, and there are often co-occurring issues in children, adults and the elderly. When children suffer from anxiety, for example, it is often related to trauma in the child’s life. It can be difficult to process events where we feel threatened or judged, and your child may express his or her anxiety through oppositional or defiant behavior at home or in school. With adults or the elderly, on the other hand, anxiety can affect their will to live, leaving them withdrawn and often depressed.
But, there is hope! With anxiety counseling with Dr. Marselle, you can learn to recognize and manage anxious thoughts so you can find relief and foster a calmer, more peaceful life.
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Anxiety Treatment Can Help You Feel Calm, Confident And In Control
Anxiety affects every aspect of your life, from your thoughts and emotions to your physical wellbeing and sense of internal strength and vitality. I tailor my anxiety treatment approach to your individual circumstances, needs and goals. We will work together to understand and address anxiety in each area of your life. When you recognize how anxiety is impacting your mind, body and spirit, you can take steps to find meaningful and lasting relief.
During our sessions, I will incorporate cognitive emotional approaches proven effective in the treatment of anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks and OCD. Instead of simply trying to identify the cause and effect of anxiety in your life, I utilize mindfulness techniques to help you understand how your thoughts, emotions and physical reactions are connected. You can see how your thinking influences the way you feel and engage with the world. Additionally, you can learn to recognize physical symptoms – such as weakness in your limbs, problems swallowing or excessive sweating – that may be signaling or creating increased stress or panic. As you gain awareness of your body’s anxiety response, you can develop practical strategies to manage anxiety before it affects your ability to function at work, at home and in your relationships.
You and I will work together to develop a strategic, collaborative approach to anxiety treatment that is designed for your specific needs. Rather than pointing you toward solutions, I can help you learn to think rationally about your situation and gain greater awareness over your mind and body so you can find the solutions yourself. You can identify why you are struggling and find a different, more productive way to think about and work through challenges. In sessions, our goal is to change the way you perceive yourself and the events around you. Anxiety affects every aspect of your life, and the sooner you seek treatment, the faster you can find immediate and lasting relief.
You may have questions about the potential use of medication as part of your treatment plan. Research has shown that a combination of therapy and medication can be helpful in certain situations. In many cases, however, you can find short-term relief and foster long-term recovery without the use of medicine. While medication can help reduce the frequency and severity of symptoms, it cannot help you develop the skills you need to understand and address why you feel anxious. Therapy can help you get to the root of your pain and learn new, effective coping methods. Together, we will discuss the treatment method that is best for you.
I have been helping individuals in California learn to understand and manage anxiety for many years. As a licensed psychologist and a registered nurse, I have worked with children, teens, adults and the elderly. I have seen how common and painful anxiety can be, and I recognize how important it is to find the right support system and treatment plan. In anxiety treatment, you will find the resources, guidance and support you need to manage anxiety and create a more confident, peaceful life.
But, you may still have questions or concerns about anxiety treatment…
Does telepsychology work? Won’t I be talking to a screen?
Anxiety treatment through telepsychology has a better chance of working than completing your sessions in a traditional in-office setting. To begin with, you don’t have to leave your house or deal with potential anxiety or panic attacks on the way to or from the office. You can complete our sessions from the comfort and privacy of your own home. My cognitive behavioral approach has been proven effective in treating anxiety, and we maintain face-to-face communication so nothing is lost in our therapeutic relationship.
I’m not sure what’s wrong with me – how could you possibly know?
It can be difficult understanding why you are struggling, especially if you have no history with anxiety or panic. But, there is a rational explanation for why you are struggling to process difficult thoughts and emotions. I can help you reframe your situation so you can recognize and address the root cause of your distress, regardless of your specific situation. I offer a confidential environment and compassionate and non-judgmental counseling so you can feel safe exploring anxiety and finding relief.
What will people think if they find out I’m in anxiety treatment?
It is common to feel like you should be able to recover on your own, and you may worry that people will judge you if they find out you are seeking treatment. But, the truth is that your anxiety is a natural reaction to your situation. Additionally, our work together is completely confidential, and you can sign in to our telepsychology sessions from the privacy of your own home.