Anxiety is a completely natural, healthy emotional state in a variety of situations. In fact, anxiety can keep you safe. Feeling anxious is the mind’s way of warning us that something in our environment is dangerous, potentially harmful, or could negatively impact our lives. Feeling mild anxiety when driving in traffic can help you stay alert to prevent an accident. Experiencing anxiety before a business presentation or test can motivate you to do your best. Unfortunately, some people experience disordered levels of anxiety that can start having a negative impact on their ability to complete daily tasks. When this happens, it may be time to consider anxiety counseling in Albuquerque, NM with the Talking Circles Therapy & Wellness team.
Is it Anxiety, or am I Just Worried?
This is a valid question, and many people say they didn’t visit us for anxiety counseling before because they just weren’t sure they really had a problem. A little extra stress or worry – is that really a problem? Isn’t everyone stressed? Maybe, but you don’t have to accept the effects of anxiety as “normal.” Therapy sessions with our team can help. Still not sure you’re really dealing with anxiety? Consider whether or not the following experiences sound familiar:
- Frequently experiencing racing thoughts, nervousness, and/or restlessness
- Fearing the worst or experiencing a sense of doom regularly
- An inability to stop worrying, quiet ruminating thoughts, or stop thinking of the same negative scenario over and over again
- Experiencing physical symptoms, such as racing heartbeat, rapid breathing, stomach issues due to nervousness, or pain from chronic tension
- Sleep issues because the thoughts won’t stop
Why Should I Consider Anxiety Therapy?
These are just a few symptoms of anxiety that may be causing acute or chronic distress in your life. Many times, avoidance of emotions can become the go-to response, and this may initially work, however avoidance often backfires and usually ends up feeding the anxiety. This is where counseling comes in! Through commitment and collaboration with your therapist you can learn to manage these intrusive thoughts and physical symptoms. There are many proven techniques our therapists will teach you; giving you the needed skills to effectively manage, reduce or eliminate anxiety all together. Getting the support of a therapist can be a game changer. Take that first step to feeling better and contact us to schedule an appointment.
Get Started Today
Take that first step and contact us to schedule an appointment for counseling in Albuquerque by calling (505) 261-9770 or visit our contact page. There is never an obligation, and if we are not a good match, the Talking Circles Therapy & Wellness team is happy to provide you with a referral.