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    Anxiety Therapy: Do You Struggle With Overcoming Anxiety In Your Life?

    Are work and life responsibilities keeping you stressed and on edge? Do you worry about what the future holds for you professionally, and with goals you have for your life? Have fear and anxiety set in at work or during social events with friends or family? Have questions about how anxiety therapy can help you?

    Maybe these troubling feelings have started to impact different areas of your life. Perhaps you struggle with maintaining a proper meal schedule and have started to skip meals in moments of anxiety. Or maybe constant worry has interrupted your ability to sleep soundly. Because of this, you may now be hypersensitive to sights and sounds around you.

    Anxiety is Normal

    Anxiety is a normal human emotion that strikes us in everyday situations. Like when we have a work challenge, an upcoming test, or an important decision to make. Yet it becomes an issue when you experience it consistently.

    When you are anxious, you may notice yourself in overdrive where you become more talkative, complete tasks faster, or experience unexpected panic attacks. You may also experience flashbacks of past traumatic life events. Furthermore, your body may respond to anxiety with a faster heartbeat or numbness in your limbs.

    Anxiety can rob you of the mental health that allows you to make it through each day. You might find yourself withdrawing from others, avoiding responsibilities, or experiencing dissociation in an attempt to get a grip on reality. But all is not lost, and there is a way to regain control. Anxiety therapy gives you the tools you need to recenter yourself. Therapy can help you manage anxiety so you can get through your days with more focus, calm, and resolve.

    Image of an upset woman holding her hand on her face. Discover how anxiety therapy in Saint Petersburg, FL can help you begin overcoming your anxiety symptoms in healthy ways.

    Everyone Experiences Anxiety

    In an evolutionary sense, anxiety keeps us safe and drives us to complete much-needed tasks. Yet anxiety becomes an issue when it causes us to lose our ability to function optimally in life. Rightfully so, we should celebrate our successes—we deserve them! Yet as members of a society that focuses solely on external results, we may not always be empathetic to the emotional, physical, and mental strain that striving for success can bring. The outside world tells us to get the car, home, and beautiful spouse that shows our worth—why should “what’s on the inside” matter when “what’s on the outside” counts more?

    These expectations are unrealistic. For one, we do not always meet them, so when we fall and have not built our mental strength over time, we can come undone. Anxiety symptoms can overcome us, and when this happens, we have nowhere to turn.

    And if we turn to ourselves, we cannot uplift our spirits from a compromised state. For example, maybe we’ve started to experience dysfunctional thought patterns that cause us to fear the worst. Or maybe we cling to denial because to admit vulnerability means that we’re weak! Not to mention that in American culture and many others globally, mental health is not taken as seriously as other health conditions. So we deny our feelings, and additionally, we may not receive the social support to help us own our feelings and face them to get better.

    Yet seeking help is actually a strength. With the help of an anxiety counselor, you can gain the support you need to successfully face life stressors. Treatment can help you accept your struggles and find solutions to better manage them to get back in the driver’s seat of your life.

    Anxiety Symptoms in Adults: Recognizing the Signs

    Image of an upset man laying his head on his arms at a table. Is your anxiety keeping you from living your life? Learn how anxiety therapy in Saint Petersburg, FL can help you begin working to overcome your symptoms in healthy ways.

    Anxiety is a common and natural response to stress, but for some adults, it can become overwhelming and interfere with their daily lives. Recognizing the symptoms of anxiety is the first step toward seeking help and managing this condition effectively. Here are some common anxiety symptoms in adults to look out for:

    Excessive Worry:

    One of the hallmark symptoms of anxiety in adults is excessive and persistent worry. This worry can be about a wide range of concerns, from health, college, work, and relationships to everyday tasks. It often feels uncontrollable and disproportionate to the situation.

    Restlessness and Irritability:

    Restlessness and irritability are common manifestations of anxiety. Adults with anxiety may find it difficult to relax, feel on edge, or become easily irritated by minor stressors. This can lead to a sense of constant unease.

    Physical Symptoms:

    Anxiety can manifest itself physically, causing a range of symptoms such as:

    • Muscle tension: Persistent muscle tension, especially in the neck, shoulders, and back.
    • Trembling or shaking: Uncontrolled trembling or shaking, often in the hands or limbs.
    • Sweating: Excessive sweating, even in cool or comfortable environments.
    • Rapid heartbeat: Increased heart rate or palpitations.
    • Gastrointestinal issues: Nausea, stomachaches, or diarrhea.
    • Dizziness or lightheadedness: Feeling unsteady or faint.
    • Shortness of breath: Difficulty breathing or a feeling of suffocation.

    Cognitive Symptoms:

    Anxiety can also affect cognitive functioning, leading to:

    • Racing thoughts: An overactive mind with racing, intrusive, or negative thoughts.
    • Difficulty concentrating: Trouble focusing on tasks or making decisions.
    • Memory problems: Forgetfulness and difficulty recalling information.

    Avoidance Behavior:

    Adults with anxiety often engage in avoidance behaviors to escape situations or triggers that provoke anxiety. This can lead to a limited and restricted lifestyle, as they may avoid social events like holidays, travel, or activities they once enjoyed.

    Sleep Disturbances:

    Anxiety can disrupt sleep patterns. Thus, resulting in difficulties falling asleep, staying asleep, or experiencing restful sleep. Adults with anxiety may also suffer from frequent nightmares or night sweats.

    Excessive Compulsions:

    In some cases, anxiety can lead to obsessive-compulsive behaviors. These may include repetitive actions or rituals performed to alleviate anxiety, even when they are irrational or excessive.

    Social Anxiety:

    Social anxiety disorder is a specific type of anxiety that involves excessive fear of judgment or embarrassment in social situations. Adults with social anxiety may avoid social interactions or endure them with intense discomfort.

    Anxiety Therapy Can Help You Stay Focused And Accomplish More Each Day

    If you’ve tried to deal with your feelings of anxiety alone but have gotten nowhere, then maybe you should consider anxiety counseling. Counseling gives you space to express what you’re feeling and find ways to manage these challenges.

    Saible Neuropsychology offers a compassionate, non-judgmental environment. Where you can explore the internal and external barriers of your anxiety. Our counselors will help validate your struggles and work with you to find solutions so you may thrive.

    To begin the intake process, we will ask you to complete paperwork through our secure online portal. Then we will schedule the first session, where we may ask additional questions to supplement background information as needed. During this session, we will also ask about your reasons for seeking anxiety counseling and the goals you would like to achieve through treatment. From here, we will develop a personalized treatment plan.

    In sessions, our expert anxiety therapists will look at your experiences with anxiety in detail to better understand what is happening. As well as how anxiety has affected your life, and coping strategies to address symptoms. Anxiety therapy can help you:

    – Find the causes of your anxiety

    – Identify how anxiety manifests in different areas of life (e.g. work, school, relationships, home)

    – Pinpoint and transform negative thought patterns

    – Develop constructive tools to manage your anxiety

    – Regulate your emotions

    To get to the root of your struggles, we may also introduce various modalities in counseling. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) can help you transform negative thoughts into more constructive ones so that when problems arise, you have the tools to confidently address these issues in a healthy way. We may also use Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) to encourage positive change through acceptance of our present circumstances. Benefits of DBT include an increased capacity for mindfulness, emotional regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and distress tolerance. And if you struggle with anxiety that stems from trauma, Trauma-Focused CBT can help you better regulate thoughts and feelings to relieve anxiety from trauma. Finally, Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) allows you to gain control over anxiety symptoms through exposure to a trigger and the subsequent creation of a non-compulsive, habit-forming response.

    For many years, the anxiety therapists at Saible Neuropsychology have helped clients work through the debilitating effects of anxiety so they may build skills to better address it, and we believe therapy can do the same for you! With anxiety treatment, we can help you make decisions from a more centered place so that you can get the results you want out of life.

    Maybe You Still Have Questions About Anxiety Therapy

    Things Will Never Improve, so What is the Point of Therapy?

    You are likely already doing all you can to address symptoms of anxiety. So if you haven’t seen positive change by now, maybe you believe that therapy won’t make a difference. Yet therapy allows you to work with a professional to build a new set of tools so you can deal with anxiety more effectively. We believe that with our expertise and experience, we can help you develop positive coping strategies to use in your daily life so you can maintain the quality of life you desire.

    Therapy Won’t Help me.

    Image of a crying woman standing while another woman speaks to her. Anxiety symptoms can be difficult to overcome on your own. With the help of an experienced anxiety therapist you can begin working to manage them in a healthy way with anxiety therapy in Saint Petersburg, FL.

    One of the wonderful aspects of therapy is that maximum healing requires that we work together. First, therapy can offer the support you need and skills to address anxiety. Secondly, getting better means that you have control over how you apply skills learned to your daily life. If you practice what we review in sessions, therapy can help to manage and improve symptoms of anxiety.

    Anxiety Therapy is Out of my Budget.

    We understand that therapy is an investment that not everyone can afford. However, we still want you to consider the price you may have paid in not seeking the help you need. Has your anxiety taken away from overall productivity? Has it hindered your ability to connect with loved ones? Do you have the quality of life you want? If your life has been negatively impacted by anxiety, then we believe that treatment can help you reclaim who you truly are and ultimately save you money and heartache over time. We invite you to give us a call to learn more about how anxiety treatment can help you.

    Are You Ready To Find Peace And Build The Life You Deserve?

    It is possible to live a life where you have your anxiety under control and learn how to better manage it, significantly reduce symptoms, or overcome it all together. If you are interested in learning how anxiety treatment can work for you, we invite you to contact us today.

    Start Anxiety Therapy in Saint Petersburg, FL!

    Take control of your anxiety and regain your quality of life. Seek anxiety therapy at Saible Neuropsychology to gain the tools and guidance you need to effectively manage and, ultimately, overcome your anxiety symptoms. Embrace a brighter future with a healthier mind, and start your journey towards lasting well-being. Follow these three simple steps to get started:

    1. Contact us to schedule an appointment to begin anxiety therapy
    2. Begin working with a skilled anxiety therapist
    3. Start effectively managing and overcoming your anxiety symptoms!

    Other Services Offered at Saible Neuropsychology

    At Saible Neuropsychology, our team wants to help you or a member of your family with whatever struggle you may be facing. So in addition to helping you manage your anxiety symptoms with anxiety therapy, our team offers Child Neuropsychological Evaluations, Adult Neuropsychological Evaluations, Memory and Dementia EvaluationsGifted Evaluations, and ADHD Evaluations. We also provide individual therapy services for childrenteens,  adultscouples, and families, for depression, trauma, grief, and more. Be sure to check out our FAQs and Blog to learn more about us and our services!

    Telehealth Services!

    Saible Neuro is now offering Telehealth services for all therapy to all residents anywhere in the state of Florida!

    Our professional counselors are now able to support you right from your own home through a private and protected online telehealth platform.

    For more information or questions on Telehealth services, please submit an inquiry and we would be happy to provide you with more information.