Carol Rose Adkisson
All your life you’ve been searching for a sense of calm. For a way to exist in the world that doesn’t feel so anxious and so different from everyone else. To rely on yourself in any situation and know that no matter what happens you have the strength to be ok.
You’ve always felt profoundly different from other people, like your nervousness makes you defective in some way and that there’s something wrong with you because of the behaviors you use to hide your anxiety.
Well, I’m here to tell you that’s not true. You are not broken or substandard. You are completely capable of transforming into the secure and confident individual you want to be.
Hi, I’m Carol, and there are a few things I’m certain about:
Anxiety is a debilitating emotion that keeps you stuck in a scary and unforgiving place. When you are consumed with worry, there is no way to escape the frightening thoughts that circle your mind. Living a life consumed with anxiety is the fastest way to feel like you are spinning out of control.
Often, when you are in this place of spinning out, you grasp at any tiny element of your life that does seem manageable. Soon, you develop behaviors that make you believe you are back in control. Behaviors where you influence the environment around you and even what you put into your body.
The thing is, though these behaviors makes you believe you are back in control of your life, all they really help you do is mask your feelings and hide the fact you are suffering. Instead of getting to the root of your anxiety, you mask it by collecting unnecessary items, over eating, or self-medicating with substances.
Too often, these strategies that began as coping mechanisms end up creating more chaos in your life. You start to develop into someone completely different than you were before and become addicted to the very behaviors that helped you handle your anxiety in the first place.
So, what ends up happening, is these behaviors take precedence in your life. Your addictions replace your anxiety and turn you into a person that no one recognizes, not even yourself.
Eventually, your friends and family start to question your choices and begin distancing themselves. You risk losing your relationships and your connections to others and realize your choices have created your outcomes.
That’s where I come in:
As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I am invested in helping clients overcome the root causes of their anxieties so that they can developing healthy coping skills that do not involve addictive behaviors. It is my job to help my clients understand the patterns in their lives that have made them who they are and challenge the negative thoughts that keep them stuck in anxious cycles.
With my training and expertise, I help you understand and make sense of your story so that you can let go of the illusion that anxiety and addictive behaviors are helpful.
At Carol Rose Adkisson:
My mission is to guide you to improve your communication and relational abilities with loved ones. To instill hope and help you transform from feeling like an outsider to someone who is comfortable belonging.
This is the place for people who are ready and willing to take the big steps forward so that they can experience a sense of peace knowing they fit in with the world around them.
Perhaps you are someone who clings to possessions whether they have meaningful value or not. You can recognize the way that your hoarding behaviors alienate friends and family, but you just don’t know how to address the underlying anxiousness that causes you to keep things. It is ok. In our sessions together, we will explore the truths of your past that have shaped your anxieties and lead to your hoarding behavior. Click here to learn more
Or maybe you self-medicate your anxiety symptoms with drugs or alcohol. Turning to substances to escape overwhelming worry is a common way many people try to cope. When we work together, we will validate the experiences you have had up to this point and start to understand the reasons behind your decision to turn to drugs or alcohol. Click here to learn more.
Sometimes food becomes more than just the substance that nourishes our bodies. Eating can turn into a behavior that feels like a gratifying reward and hides our true feelings of doubt and worry. Over-eating is a common response to anxiety and is something I often work on with clients to help them break free of the binging cycles. Click here to learn more.
Ultimately, life is about finding a sense of inner calm that helps us believe in ourselves and our ability to form relationships with others.
You’re ready for the confidence that comes from knowing you can handle anything that life throws at you without having to rely on possessions, food, or illegal substances to get you through. It is entirely possible to learn positive skills to address anxiety and move forward in life with your loved ones by your side. Call 909-693-3177 to get started.
Years in Practice: 10
Years School: Hope International University
Year Graduated: 2008 License No.: 83484
Avg Cost - per session: $150
Accepted Payment Methods: Cash, Check, or Credit Card
Insurance Plans: PPO Out of Network, Victims of Crimes