ANXIETY TREATMENT IN WAKE FOREST, RALEIGH AND FUQUAY VARINA
Do you find yourself constantly worried, fearful and unable to control your thoughts?
Does the worst case scenarios always come to mind and paralyze you with fear of what could happen?
Do these worries keep you from engaging in relationships, tasks or things you would otherwise enjoy doing?
Maybe you fall asleep easily but then find yourself awake in the middle of the night with thought after thought plaguing your mind, filled with what-ifs and things you need to do but haven’t done yet. Perhaps you lay in bed tossing and turning trying to get your brain to “turn off.” You try to relax so that you can fall asleep at night. As you lay in bed, you are ever aware of the time that is ticking away at precious minutes and hours of needed sleep. In other words, anxiety is keeping you from sleeping.
The Impact of Anxiety
You feel consumed by your thoughts and fears and many areas of your life are being impacted. In relationships, you sometimes struggle. In addition, you often feel irritable or “on edge." Parenting feels overwhelming and exhausting. At the same time, you also feel guilty for not being the best for your children. Work brings multiple challenges, fears, and concerns about performance, production, and security. Hobbies that you used to enjoy are no longer enjoyable. You can't shake the constant “brain fog” feeling. Essentially, the fear of the unknown keeps you from participating. You’re tired of barely surviving and going through life this way.
Do I Need Anxiety Treatment?
Everyone feels overwhelmed, fearful, and worried at times. Anxiety can be mild to severe and can impact people differently, though there are often common symptoms. But when regular worry and anxiety begin to look more like an anxiety disorder, you may need professional help.
Anxiety symptoms that may benefit from counseling
The following are signs that your anxiety is interfering with your daily living and are :
- Insomnia: Trouble falling or staying asleep
- Excessive worry or troublesome thoughts
- Feeling fearful most days
- Panic attacks
- Often feeling agitated or “on-edge”
- Difficulty engaging in normal daily tasks or relationships
How Does Counseling Help Treat Anxiety?
You just want to “feel better” and get your life back, you’re ready to thrive and not just survive. Our anxiety therapists help you gain control over your anxiety symptoms. After anxiety treatment at Foundations Family Therapy, you'll get back to living your life without fear.
Anxiety therapy can help you:
- Identify your anxiety triggers
- Learn techniques such as mindfulness and grounding
- Reduce panic attacks
- Feel less agitated and “on edge”
- Get better sleep
- Become more productive
- Feel less overwhelmed
- Improve your relationships
- Enjoy your hobbies
What can I expect from Anxiety Treatment?
If you have never experienced therapy or anxiety treatment before, it’s normal to have questions. You want to know what to expect. Working through your anxiety can be uncomfortable at times, but our compassionate therapists will walk with you every step of the way.
When you begin anxiety treatment, your counselor will start by setting treatment goals with you. Next, you will lay out a plan of treatment together so that you know exactly what to expect moving forward. After that, as you move through counseling, you may also have skills to practice in between sessions. Completing your counseling homework will help you get the most from your treatment. Your therapist will continue to check in with you each session to ensure you are making progress towards your goals.
Above all, we want therapy to be about you and what is most important in your life. What matters most is that our work helps you feel better. Therefore our therapists take an individualized approach to therapy. Your goals are our goals. You can learn more about what to expect from us and therapy under our about us section.
Anxiety in Teens
With all of the challenges, mood and behavior changes can be a normal part of the teenage years. Therefore, it can often be difficult to determine if your teen could be dealing with anxiety symptoms. Unfortunately, anxiety in teens can often be overlooked for behavioral or mood changes. Learn more about anxiety in teens and how anxiety treatment could help improve their mood and relationships.
Anxiety in Children
Anxiety can look a little different in children. In fact, it's not uncommon for adults to interpret a child's anxiety symptoms as something else. Children may struggle with irrational fears such as that there is a monster under the bed. Other times, kids worry about things that may not seem to be a big deal to adults (e.g. who they sit next to at school). These fears and worries can be completely normal at different developmental stages. Let's face it, everyone worries from time to time. However, when children's anxiety begins to impact their behavior, mood, school, and relationships, it may be time to start anxiety treatment.
Symptoms of Anxiety in Children
Anxiety can look a little different in children. If your child is struggling with anxiety, you may notice several of these symptoms:
- Sleep disturbance including waking up more during the night or having nightmares
- More irritable than usual
- Stomach aches or other physical complaints
- Crying more than usual
- Refusing to go to school
All of these symptoms can be very stressful for children and parents. If you’re concerned about your child’s fears and worries, it may be time to reach out and discuss anxiety treatment.
Anxiety Treatment at Foundations Family Therapy Can Help
You know you need help for your anxiety, but you want to make sure it's worth your time. Our anxiety
therapists help people in Raleigh and Fuquay Varina using evidence-based treatment practices. We want to make sure that the counseling services we provide you are effective. You deserve to live with less anxiety & worry. Some of the types of evidence-based counseling our anxiety therapists use include:
- Exposure therapy
- CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
- SFT (Solution Focused Therapy)
- Mindfulness and grounding
Your therapist will select the type of anxiety treatment that will be the most helpful for you depending on their training, the specific anxiety symptoms you are describing, what you've tried before, and your wishes for anxiety treatment. After getting to know you and learning a little about your anxiety, your therapist will be able to tell you more about what to expect in counseling sessions.
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Anxiety Treatment in Wake Forest, Fuquay Varina, Raleigh, NC
Are you tired of living with worry or fear? Is anxiety holding you back? Anxiety treatment at either our Wake Forest, Fuquay Varina or Raleigh counseling clinics can help you thrive instead of simply surviving. The skilled counselors at Foundations Family Therapy are skilled in evidence-based counseling methods. We can help you face your fears and move forward with your life. Contact us at (919) 285-4802 to schedule an appointment today. You deserve to thrive.
Other Services at Foundations Family Therapy
Our team of therapists can support you whether you are dealing with depression or you have other concerns. We provide services for men, teens, and young adults, faith-based counseling, depression treatment recovery from trauma, and marriage and couples counseling.
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