Anxiety is an evolutionary response to stress and danger. When we experience either one, our fight-or-flight response is activated, and our bodies release stress hormones such as cortisol and adrenaline to keep us safe. Under most circumstances, our bodies will return back to normal after about 20 to 30 minutes. Yet when stressors become unmanageable, then the resulting anxiety we develop can exist long-term and lead to health issues.
Why do nearly 1 in 5 adults suffer from anxiety disorders and why is anxiety the most common mental health struggle on the planet?1 While no one person’s experience is the same, one reason is that most of us eventually break from bending to meet unrealistic expectations–whether those of our own or the culture at large. We live in a society that is obsessed with success, and when we don’t live up to our own definition of success, we often become anxious about our future and wonder if we’re not good enough.
Many of us also place others’ emotional well-being before our own, shouldering the difficulties of friends and family in addition to personal struggles we also face. And the impact of our own struggles can deepen when we have no one to turn to in our times of need.
Should we lack this much-needed support, we may be forced to deal with debilitating anxiety alone. And if our anxiety levels are high enough–and we can no longer manage our anxiety–then we will lack the know-how to properly address it. More than a listening ear, our recovery will likely require professional help.
Anxiety treatment at Thriving Lane can provide the care and counsel you need to heal from your struggles. We will lead you through your experiences objectively so that you can develop coping strategies to deal with your anxiety more effectively
If you are tired of experiencing hyperawareness, panic, irritability, or struggles with appetite, sleep, or focus, then anxiety treatment can help you regain control of your life. Therapy can offer strategies to help you manage symptoms of anxiety so that you can have more agency in all areas of life.
We offer a compassionate, non-judgmental environment where you can explore the root causes of your anxiety in addition to the ways it manifests in your life. Our team of therapists at Thriving Lane have helped many clients work through their stressors and relieve debilitating symptoms of anxiety.
You are in the driver’s seat for much of therapy, meaning that we shape sessions based on what you want to address–for example, understanding why you react with anxiety in certain circumstances; identifying signs and symptoms, and building strategies that help mitigate the effects of anxiety.
Our approach is solution-oriented–we want you to acquire information that you can use to improve your life. A few benefits of anxiety treatment include:
- Developing stronger self-awareness: You become more aware of your trigger points and what is causing you to experience anxiety, and in knowing this information, you can begin to address these issues to initiate the healing process.
- Building more constructive habits: We work with you to shift thinking patterns and build habits that elicit more positive outcomes.
- Regaining control: Therapy can help you build techniques to deal with the stress and anxiety you feel, giving you more control over your actions and circumstances in life.
There are many different approaches we use in the recovery process. Breathwork can be a powerful tool for reconnecting with your body so that you can mitigate a heightened response to anxiety and regain agency over it. Cognitive Behavioral-Therapy (CBT) allows you to transform negative thinking patterns into more positive ones that can inspire more constructive outcomes in your decision-making processes. We also offer conventional medication management, which provides instruction on how medication can be a supplementary tool for healing and recovery. You have the option of working with a psychiatrist to see how medication may help you.
It is possible to manage signs and symptoms of anxiety so that they do not get the best of you. With the right support, you can overcome challenges with anxiety as well as the impact it has left on your life thus far. Our therapists at Thriving Lane have helped many people face their fears and cultivate strategies to overcome the effects of anxiety on their lives. We believe that we can do the same for you.
I can deal with my troubles alone, without therapy.
We commend your ability to address anxiety on your own–and we do not doubt your ability to continue to do the same. However, if you notice that your anxiety has worsened, a therapist can offer you a safe space to work through these challenges with support that you might not experience in the wider world. Additionally, we can give you tools to deal with anxiety long-term, enabling you to find relief even if therapy has discontinued.
I do not have time in my schedule for anxiety therapy.
The awkward truth is that those who stand to benefit the most from therapy often struggle to find the time for it. As a result, anxiety can continue to impact their quality of life. If this is the case with you, then anxiety treatment might help. We also offer teletherapy to make attending therapy less time-consuming. Many of our teletherapy clients fit in one session per week for the amount of time it takes to travel to and from our office.
I am not comfortable sharing details of my life with a stranger.
Therapy certainly poses this challenge for everyone. Fortunately, you are in control of what you say. You can say little or as much as you desire. The goal will be to help you manage anxiety symptoms so that you can get the most out of your life. The therapists at Thriving Lane are here to support this goal in whatever capacity works best for you.
You deserve to experience your life as it is meant to be lived–at its fullest and at your best. Anxiety treatment can give you the tools to experience your potential optimally. If you are ready to take the next step toward an improved quality of life, we invite you to contact us to see how anxiety treatment can help.