You’re feeling overwhelmed or paralyzed with fear.
You can’t turn off your anxious thoughts.
Your anxiety makes it hard for you to enjoy your life and perform everyday tasks.
If you’re experiencing these symptoms. It’s likely that you’re suffering from anxiety. Sometimes, your anxiety gets so big that it controls your life and it can even cause uncomfortable physical symptoms. Anxiety affects how you socialize with others and it can affect your mood. Furthermore, when you’re anxious, you may try and avoid people, places, or things that cause your anxiety to get worse. Ultimately, this avoidance can negatively impact your relationships, your work, or your physical health.
Symptoms of Anxiety
Anxiety is very common. In fact, research shows that approximately 23.9% of the adult population experiences anxiety. But, not everyone experiences anxiety in the same way. These are some common symptoms of anxiety:
- Nervousness, restlessness or being tense
- Feelings of danger, panic or dread
- Rapid breathing or hyperventilation
- Increased or heavy sweating
- Trembling or muscle twitching
- Weakness or lethargy
- Difficulty focusing or thinking clearly about anything other than the thing you’re worried about
- Obsessions about certain ideas, a sign of obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Anxiety surrounding a particular life event or experience that has occurred in the past, a sign of post-traumatic stress disorder
Anxiety Treatment Can Help You Feel Better
The good news is that counseling can help reduce or even eliminate the symptoms of anxiety. Often, anxiety can be isolating. So, talking with an anxiety therapist and receiving anxiety treatment can create a sense of calm and relief. The majority of people receiving anxiety treatment see a decrease in their anxiety symptoms. Our team has a lot of experience in successfully treating our clients’ anxiety.
Anxiety during Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period
Some parents have anxiety symptoms during pregnancy (or your partner’s pregnancy) or during the postpartum period. This can be very distressing since having an important life event. Pregnancy or postpartum anxiety can prevent you from bonding with your baby or enjoying your new role as a parent:
Symptoms of Prenatal and Postpartum Anxiety:
- Dread or prevailing sense of danger
- Racing thoughts
- Excessive worry about your baby
- An overwhelming sense of stress about parenting
- Insomnia or trouble staying asleep
- Panic attacks and physical symptoms: racing heartbeat, chest pain, excessive sweating, headaches, trembling, and dizziness
Anxiety is totally normal as a new parent, but if it persists for weeks and greatly impacts your ability to function then you may have postpartum anxiety. Our perinatal therapists offer postpartum anxiety treatment so you can lessen or get rid of these symptoms. This will help you feel good about your role as a mom or dad.
The Renewed Hope Counseling Services’ Approach to Anxiety Treatment
Negative ways of thinking can increase anxiety. Renewed Hope Counseling Services uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) to help do decrease anxiety symptoms. Both of these approaches help to identify these negative ways of thinking and negative beliefs about yourself.
In CBT, you will learn how negative beliefs affect how you feel. Then, you will look at ways to change these negative thoughts and deal with uncomfortable symptoms.
Sometimes, negative thoughts or beliefs can get stuck in your mind and cause negative emotions, which can increase anxiety. EMDR helps to lessen a negative belief by helping your brain process these events. Then, you work on changing them to more positive, adaptive thoughts or beliefs.
Begin Anxiety Treatment in Greenwood, IN
You don’t have to live with anxiety symptoms. Counseling can help you decrease your anxiety. Our Greenwood, IN counseling clinic has caring therapists who specialize in anxiety treatment. To start your counseling journey, follow these simple steps:
- Contact Renewed Hope Counseling Services, LLC
- Meet with one of our licensed anxiety therapists
- Learn how to cope with anxiety symptoms and feel less overwhelmed and more focused.
Other Services Offered at Renewed Hope Counseling Services
In addition to anxiety treatment, our therapists offer a wide variety of mental health services at our counseling center in Greenwood, IN. Also, we offer online therapy in Indiana to take care of your psychological needs when you can’t visit our office. Our counseling services include trauma treatment and PTSD treatment, depression counseling, EMDR, therapy for new mothers, perinatal anxiety and mood disorders, couples therapy and marriage counseling, teen therapy, and family therapy. If you’re a mental health provider, we also offer professional EMDR certification and consultations and PMADS consultations. Please reach out to our therapy clinic to learn more about the many ways we can help you thrive.