You are a leader in your field and in your family, but some days you feel like a fraud. You come across as confident and put together, and people rely on you to organize, teach and guide them. But if you don’t do something to feel less insecure and anxious on the inside, you worry others will start to notice and doubt you too.
Lately, you’ve been pushing yourself to get out of bed, because you toss and turn all night. You push yourself through the day even though you feel your mind racing and your stomach flopping. And when you get home, you just want to retreat to your bedroom or into your phone, but people rely on you there too. The more you retreat into yourself, the worse you feel.
So you went to your family doctor who wrote you a script for anxiety and depression medication. But you think this won’t help you solve the problem. While it takes the edge off how bad you feel, you really want to better understand what’s fueling all these negative feelings about yourself. Because you don’t want to always be so worried about what others think of you. If you could just get a handle on the negative spiral in your mind, the more you could enjoy life instead of just going through the motions.
Do you want to manage your anxiety symptoms better?
You’ve tried staying busy, talking yourself out of the worry, and researching anxiety help on the internet. But what you really want is a place outside of your head, your work and your family to sort it all out. A place where you won’t be judged or diagnosed. You are hoping counseling can be that place for you.
I want to help you trust yourself again instead of thinking your symptoms mean you are sick, weak or broken. We will sort out your worry from the truth and we will broaden the lens at which you look at the problem. Because worry makes you narrow your focus. And the more you focus on the worry and physical symptoms of anxiety, the more anxious and unsure you feel.
Are you interested in working with a counselor or therapist?
If you want to manage your anxiety better instead of believing what your worry is telling you, consider trying anxiety counseling near you. Schedule a free 15-minute phone consult with Marci to determine if counseling can help you enjoy your life and be yourself again.
Note: Counseling for anxiety is available in my Independence office for adults and teens 13 and up, but I also see clients who reside in surrounding cities of Blue Springs, Grain Valley, and Lee’s Summit. I only work with teens if I’m also working with the parents. And I work with people with a variety of anxiety symptoms, such as worry, social anxiety, and panic attack.