We all experience anxiety at some point in our life. Many people experience feelings of anxiety when facing stressful situations, big decisions, or the unknown. However, sometimes anxiety can reach a point where it interferes with your ability to live a fulfilling life. It can manifest as a result of past trauma, cultural influences or societal expectations. The symptoms associated with anxiety vary person to person but everyone struggling with anxiety reports some type of extreme, irrational fear or feeling of dread. Many people also have physical symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, tension headaches, nausea, or muscle weakness.
Dealing with generalized anxiety, phobias, social anxiety, panic attacks or persistent worry is exhausting and you may have a hard time imagining what life would be like without this weight on your shoulders. In therapy, we will work together to understand the moments and influences that have shaped your anxiety. As you share your experiences, we will identify and challenge beliefs that contribute to your symptoms and highlight moments of strength and resilience in your past that we can draw on as you move forward.
By exploring your emotions, beliefs, and reactions with a non-judgemental and compassionate attitude, you can return to a sense of control over your own responses. There is hope for relief from the weight of your anxiety. If you are ready to get started, I will provide you with a compassionate and patient therapeutic space that helps you make the change you have been needing.