You get caught up in your thoughts and have trouble concentrating on anything else. It seems like every time you try to cling to the present moment; another worry draws you in.
You’re really looking to have more peace and ease in your life, but you’re not sure how to do this under the weight all of the pressure you live with.
You weren’t always this anxious. You used to be able to put your worries away and compartmentalize the things that bothered you.
Yet, somewhere along the way, you turned into a worrier. You noticed a fear and an anxiety building inside of you which set you fretting about everything from work to relationships and even money. It’s like a spiral in your head and you keep finding yourself walking the same path with your thoughts. Nothing you do seems to break the cycle and sometimes you even feel called to certain behaviors with the hopes they will make your anxiety finally go away.
Now here you are living in a constant state of dread
A lot of the time you feel like a victim of your doubts. And sometimes it seems like you’re just going to shut down because you can’t get through the day without worrying. You feel totally let down that your easygoing nature has been replaced by anxiety.
That’s not to say you believed life should be carefree. Everyone has their good days and their bad days and you’re no exception. But you never thought you’d lose sight of the things in your life that fulfilled you. What you didn’t expect was how you could start to feel completely stagnant. You never predicted you’d be so anxious about the future. And you certainly had no idea you’d avoid the things that once brought you joy.
So here you are
with no hope for the future, isolated from friends and family, and worrying more than ever before
Now you notice how bad it’s gotten…
It was your normal Tuesday night get together and you were trying to get ready. But for some reason you were dreading leaving your house. All you could think about was everything that could possibly go wrong. Getting into a car accident. A fight breaking out among your friends. And even your house burning down while you were gone. You knew it was ridiculous to worry about things like this, but you seriously couldn’t help yourself.
After talking yourself down you started to think:
“I’m so defective. I can’t even control what goes through my head.”
“Nothing is ever going to go right in my life if I can’t stop worrying about silly things”
“I’m going to be paralyzed by my anxiety for the rest of my life.”
But when you were finally able to be kind to yourself you thought:
“I need to get some help with my anxiety.”
You honestly thought you were doing something to help you cope with your anxiety, but when you think about it
You hardly get through the day without panicking about something. And none of your obsessing has moved your life forward in any way. In fact, your anxiety is keeping you from connecting with others and is starting to jeopardize your relationships.
It’s painful to admit you have very little control over how you react to negative situations.
But the truth is, internal anguish is really hard to deal with on your own. Anxiety is a common reaction to feeling out of control of your life. You’re not the only one who worries about the future or what is going to happen in their life. Other people have panic attacks. And other people get anxious about things they can’t manage.
The key is figuring out how to cope when anxiety hits so you can stop it from negatively impacting your life.
With Anxiety Therapy from Carol Rose Adkisson in Fontana, California
- You will stop continuously thinking about how horrible life is
- You will connect with and enjoy your community more
- You will look to the future with hope and anticipation
- You will come to know the underlying triggers of your anxieties and how to stop them
- You will cultivate a happy outlook on life
The Anxiety Therapy Support Process
We’ll meet together weekly for 45-50 minute sessions. Typically, Anxiety Counseling sessions continue for several months as therapy is an in-depth process.
To help individuals become more aware of their issues with food, I use a combination of therapeutic approaches including Family Systems and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Psychological Assessment, and Emotional Processing. These approaches focus on challenging your negative thought processes. We might also work together to develop a mindfulness practice to improve your coping skills.
Here’s what to expect:
WEEK ONE: Intake
During this initial session, we define the therapeutic relationship and discuss the details of the therapy contract. I gather information about you and your traumatic experiences and how they have impacted your behaviors. We also discuss the goals you have for your relationships with loved ones and how to overcome debilitating anxiety.
WEEK TWO And Beyond: Anxiety Therapy
During the remaining sessions of Anxiety Counseling we will spend time discussing how your constant worry is affecting you. We will also work together to develop new coping skills so that you can still your mind and begin to think about things that are more positive and uplifting. Together, we’ll explore your triggers so you can understand why and when you become anxious. We will also explore mindfulness as a way to mitigate your reactions and keep you interacting positively with your friends and family.
More About Me
Hi, I’m Carol, a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I am invested in helping clients overcome the root causes of their anxieties, so they can relax and stop focusing on the negative in their lives. 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. I’m also The Transformational Coach which means my passion is helping clients climb out from under their habitual worry to find their authentic voice and live magnificent lives.
Who Benefits Most from Anxiety Counseling with Carol Rose Adkisson
Anxiety Counseling is best for those who are paralyzed by their worried thoughts and believe they will never have a normal life. Gaining insight around the causes of their anxieties helps individuals cope with worry without relying on unhealthy actions so that they can relate better with those who are important in their lives.
You will benefit from Anxiety Therapy with me if:
- You are resulting to unhealthy behaviors as a means to try to control your anxiety
- You can’t stop worrying about things that are out of your control no matter what you try
- You feel paranoid and are constantly paying attention to your surroundings
- You are unable to relax and often feel worked up or restless
- You are ready to break free from the behaviors that continually jeopardize your close relationships
There are certain situations where you might not be ready for Anxiety Therapy with me. These situations include, but are not limited to:
- Those who are looking for a quick fix to anxiety issues
- Those who are not ready to explore the many layers behind their worries
- Those who are unable to admit how damaging anxiety is to their life
What Does Anxiety Counseling with Carol Rose Adkisson Cost?
I do not currently work with insurance companies.
In the meantime, you and I can work together to explore payment options such as Flexible Spending Accounts, Health Service Accounts, and Out of Network insurance benefits.
Counseling with Carol Rose Adkisson is fee-for-service at the rate of $150 per hour. Or, if you prefer, we can create a package that will offer you four sessions for $500.00.
Your Next Steps
You absolutely can identify the reasons behind why you worry so much. It is possible to recognize your triggers and develop a solid plan to tackle them that does not involve unhealthy behaviors.
A life of calm and peace may seem far off, but that does not mean you won’t be able to get a handle on your anxiety.
You’ll be able to live your life without panic, fear, or worry. You’ll be able to learn healthy coping skills to calm the chaos in your life. In the end, you’ll cultivate a life of hope.
To schedule an appointment for anxiety counseling with Carol Rose Adkisson in Fontana, California at call 909-693-3177.