Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) Anxiety
Is anxiety taking over your life? Are you having excessive and ruminating thoughts that interfere with your daily activites?
Are you constantly on edge, anxious, worried, and stressed?
Do you feel like you cannot control the anxiety no matter how hard you try?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the most effective empirical research evidence-based form of treatment strategies and interventions to provide you relief from the anxiety, overthinking, and worrying for calmness and balance for the life that you deserve.
CBT is a short-term, problem-focused form of behavioral treatment that helps you see the difference between beliefs, thoughts, and feelings and frees you from unhelpful patterns of negative maladaptive behavior. CBT is grounded in the belief that a person’s perception of events – rather than the events themselves – determines how they will feel and act in response.
Anxiety may surround a particular life event or experience that has occurred in the past, where you may experience signs of post-traumatic stress disorder. When it comes to treating anxiety disorders, research shows that therapy is usually the most effective option. Anxiety therapy – as opposed to anxiety medication – treats more than just symptoms of the problem.
- Panic Attacks
- Eating Disorder
- Personality Disorder
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Alcohol Use Disorder/Substance Use Disorder
- Relationship Issues/Life Transitions
- Sexual Dysfunction
- Medical Conditions
Symptoms of Anxiety
- Nervousness, restlessness, or being tense
- Feelings of danger, panic, or dread
- Rapid breathing or hyperventilation
- Increased or heavy sweating
- Trembling or muscle twitching
- Weakness or lethargy
- Difficulty focusing or thinking clearly
- Insomnia & sleep disturbance
- Obsessions about certain ideas
CBT provides evidenced-based research for anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, anxiety panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
CBT helps to identify and evaluate anxious thoughts, incorporate mindfulness and meditation, and implement behavioral experiments and exposure exercises. We can elicit and evaluate negative automatic intrusive thoughts, build and maintain a strong therapeutic relationship, and collaboratively develop objectives for your treatment goals.
I can support you to uncover the underlying causes of your worries and fears, learn how to relax, look at situations in a new, less frightening way, and develop better coping mechanisms and problem-solving skills.
If you or someone you know would benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy, please get in touch with me today. I would be happy to speak with you about how I may be able to help. I invite you to contact me today for a Free 30 Minute Video Consultation.
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