Therapy in Denver for anxiety disorders
You feel nervous, apprehensive and doubt yourself to a level that seems disproportionate.
You stay up at night, your mind racing from one thought to the next.
You try to relax in various ways; maybe you meditate or do some yoga, but the chatter won't stop and you start feeling like you're trapped and helpless.
Everyone experiences some level of anxiety periodically, but when feelings of dread and worry are overwhelming, recurring, and not directly linked to stressful events, anxiety may leave you severely impaired.
Treatment for anxiety disorder in Denver
In my therapy office in Denver CO, I use different therapeutic techniques such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, somatic therapy and EMDR depending on your needs and the source of your anxiety.
Getting the support of a therapist specialize in anxiety could make all the difference. Having someone by your side understanding what you're going through and helping you find a way out of the anxiety maze can be life-changing.
Effective anxiety therapy can significantly reduce or eliminate symptoms associated with anxiety in a relatively short time, allowing a person to resume regular activities and regain a sense of control.
Integrative approach to treating anxiety
When you have difficulties reducing your anxiety to a manageable level, a therapist specialized in anxiety issues can help you develop coping skills to alleviate your symptoms.
Deep breathing techniques, meditation, exercise, mindfulness, effective planning, and assertive communication may each help you if you suffer from chronic anxiety.
I collaborate with you on a treatment plan to help relieve your anxiety. It may include some lifestyle adjustments such as:
- stress-management (meditation, yoga and other relaxation techniques)
- group therapy
- family therapy
- eliminating or reducing intake of stimulative substances like caffeine
I also collaborate with other specialists if you're open to it (psychiatrists, naturopaths, homeopaths).
What is anxiety?
General symptoms of anxiety
People who are anxious typically experience some:
- obtrusive, obsessive, worried thoughts,
- confusion and difficulty concentrating
- pacing or restlessness
Does this sound familiar?
Physical symptoms related to anxiety
You may also experience a variety of uncomfortable physical sensations such as:
- racing heartbeat
- difficulty breathing
The severe and sudden onset of such symptoms is often indicative of a panic attack.
Anxiety can also lead to headaches, insomnia, digestive problems, and lightheadedness.
Generalized anxiety disorder
One of the most common occurrences of anxiety is called generalized anxiety, it is characterized by a chronic sense of unease, doom, and worry that is not directed toward any one thing in particular.
Many people often feel anxiety about specific future events such as job interviews, dates, or financial concerns.
Other people experience a generalized anxiety about any number of issues for no obvious reason: the anxiety experienced seems justified in appearance but is usually disproportionate to the actual impact of a particular event.
Whether you're experiencing generalized anxiety or a more specific kind such as flight anxiety, social anxiety, relationship anxiety or separation anxiety, you've noticed how much it interferes with your daily life and you've had enough. You're ready to make a change.