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Therapy for Anxiety in Brea, CA

Strategies for managing anxiety and reclaiming control over your life

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Living with anxiety can be frustrating & exhausting

Do you find yourself overwhelmed by racing thoughts, gripping fear, or the constant feeling of unease? Do simple tasks feel overwhelming and take a lifetime to complete? 

 

Living with anxiety can be overwhelming, exhausting, and at times, utterly debilitating. It's like carrying a weight on your shoulders that no one else can see. The racing thoughts, the tightness in your chest, the constant worry—it's enough to make anyone feel like they're drowning.

 

When every waking moment feels like your thoughts are in a loop and you can't seem to stop overthinking, it feels like you'll never escape.  You're tired of feeling constant worry and are exhausted with what your daily life has become.

You want to feel relief and at peace.

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is the anticipation of real or perceived danger. When your mind or body is faced with a potential threat, your body's "fight-flight-freeze" response kicks in to protect you. This triggers a combination of physical, cognitive, and behavioral symptoms to prepare you to take action. It's a critical part of our survival in everyday life.

 

The tricky part is that our brains and bodies don't necessarily know how to decipher real or perceived danger. So even when there isn't real danger, your body may trigger this response. For example, on the night before a job interview, before a big presentation, when you experience conflict in your friendships or relationships, or experience fear about an upcoming change. Even though you may not be in actual physical danger, your body and mind sense a threat. So your body has likely already responded to the threat with some combination of the following:

Physical (body) symptoms

  • Rapid heartbeat and rapid breathing; chest tightness; sweating; leg heaviness; dizziness; tension; choking sensations. 

Cognitive (mind) symptoms

  • Rumination (intense focus on distressing thoughts and emotions). Worst-case scenario thinking; difficulty concentrating; overthinking. Feeling like you can't "turn your brain off" or "think straight."

Behavioral symptoms

  • Avoidance of situations that trigger anxiety; social anxiety (fear of connecting with others or feeling nervous in social situations).

Anxiety looks & feels different for everyone

This is also true for the cause of anxiety. Anxiety may be caused by genetics, environmental factors, and medication side effects. As well as hormonal imbalance, chronic or serious medical conditions, and substance use.  Usually, anxiety is caused by some combination of these factors.

Even then, anxiety can be adaptive and is a normal human emotion, like sadness and joy.  While most people have felt anxious at some point in their life, it's important (yet difficult) to know when to seek help.  If you find that you're constantly overthinking, worried, restless, and have had lingering symptoms for an extended time, you may benefit from Anxiety Treatment in Brea, CA.

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How Can I Support You?

My approach to treating anxiety is eclectic. This means I draw from various therapy modalities to tailor your treatment to your specific symptoms, needs, and history. I don't believe there's a "one-size-fits-all" when it comes to treating anxiety, but here are some of my general focuses:

  • Examining potential causes and triggers of anxiety.

  • Developing more adaptive ways to manage anxiety (e.g., mindfulness and relaxation techniques, breathing exercises, etc.). As well as express your emotions. 

  • Exploring your personal history with anxiety from early childhood to the present.

  • Learning and increasing your awareness about how your anxiety shows up in your body. As well as how your thoughts might be contributing.

  •  Developing stress reduction tools and reframing techniques to effectively manage stress in the future.

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Break Free from Anxiety through Therapy for Anxiety in Brea, CA

Therapy for Anxiety in Brea, CA isn't just about managing symptoms; it's about reclaiming control over your life. It's about learning to quiet the noise in your mind, finding coping strategies that actually work, and discovering a sense of peace you may have thought was out of reach. Together at Adaptive Resolutions Counseling Services, we'll unravel the tangled web of anxiety, one thread at a time, until you feel empowered to face each day with confidence and courage. You deserve relief. You deserve support. And above all, you deserve to live a life free from the grip of anxiety. 

Other Therapy Services Offered at Adaptive Resolutions Counseling Services in Brea, La Mirada, and Online Throughout CA + AZ

At Adaptive Resolutions Counseling Services, I offer a variety of services tailored to your individual needs. In addition to Therapy for Anxiety in Brea, CA, I specialize in Therapy for Life Transitions and Therapy for Self-Esteem. I also offer personalized approaches to support your journey. Whether you prefer Individual Therapy or Group Therapy, my goal is to help you improve your anxiety and navigate social situations with confidence. Reach out today to discover more about my services and how I can support you in moving past your anxiety and living a more balanced life!

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