Anxiety is our mind and body’s reaction to any situation, stressor, or stimulus that feels uncomfortable, difficult, or stressful. Feeling anxious is a natural response from our body that can help us regulate decision making and sense danger. However, uncontrollable worry and difficulty managing stressors can create anxiety, which is the intense feeling of discomfort that can impact our ability to function as we would like.
Psychotherapy for Women specializes in helping women cope with feeling of anxiousness and worry. There are many stressors and events in life that can naturally produce more worry than you are use to, including trying to become/finding out your pregnant, jobs and performance concerns, relationships, parenting, marriage, grief/loss, finances, and more.
Have you ever wondered if you have anxiety?
Here are some examples of what anxiety could look it:
- Feeling nervous, anxious, or on edge.
- Have difficulty controlling what you worry about and for how long.
- Feeling easily irritated and overwhelmed.
- Difficulty sleeping due to due worry.
- Trouble focusing and poor concentration.
- Physical symptoms including chest tightness, heart palpitations (racing), difficulty catching your breath/slowing down your breathing, and feeling tense.
- Feeling preoccupied in thought.
- Difficulty completing tasks or doing things you would like to do.
- Intense feelings that something awful might happen.
If you are experiencing any of the above symptoms and feel it is challenging to manage day to day tasks as you would like, you may be struggling with symptoms of anxiety. Here at Psychotherapy for Women, we help women learn to manage anxious thoughts and feelings by helping them identify their triggers, increase time spent engaging in mindfulness practices, encourage use of anxiety reduction techniques and grounding exercises, learn how to identify and reframe thoughts about worry, and more.