Anxiety Is Normal… Until It’s Not.

In some way, we have all experienced anxiety. And, experiencing anxiety at a healthy level is normal… until it’s not.

As we go through our daily lives, we encounter difficulties such as medical trauma, physical trauma, financial decisions, relationship issues, employment troubles, cyber bullying, and more.

When the stress becomes too overwhelming and toxic to the body, the anxiety will begin to come out through behaviors and physical symptoms. Working with a therapist allows you to understand the symptoms and behaviors experienced as you are guided through various interventions.

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, the symptoms of anxiety will increase over time and will negatively impact your life. Impact varies, but anxiety commonly affects relationships, the ability to complete tasks at work, and even your sense of self.

Anxiety Has Many Symptoms.

Here are some of the most common symptoms of anxiety you may be struggling with:

  • Difficulty sleeping/restlessness
  • Feeling on the edge
  • Racing heartbeat
  • Sweating
  • Stomach aches and digestive discomfort
  • Headaches and teeth clenching
  • Lack of focus/concentration
  • Lack of controlling your worry
  • Irritability
  • Body aches and tightness in shoulders, neck, and back
  • You may feel tingling in your hands, feet, and chest

Anxiety Requires Personalized Treatment.

There are several types of anxiety, such as Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Social Anxiety, Panic Attack Disorder, Phobias and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Together we can navigate your unique anxiety symptoms and find the best treatment option to fit your needs.

There are several services provided at New Blooms Wellness to assist you in working through the overwhelming feelings of anxiety. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) are great places to start. It is also important to understand how the mind works, which is why I recommend learning the 17 Rules of the Mind by Marisa Peer, the founder of Rapid Transformational Therapy (another service offered at New Blooms Wellness). For OCD, we will discuss exposure therapy with a trauma-informed approach to keep you feeling safe and reducing Subjective Units of Distress Scale (SUDs) levels over time.

Take solace in knowing that no matter why you’re struggling with anxiety or what symptoms you’re dealing with, I am here to help.