Anxiety Therapy-Counselors in Charlotte, NC
What is anxiety?
A certain level of stress is typical and expected. You work a demanding job, have a busy schedule, and tend to your most valued relationships. But normal stress can turn into anxiety, and anxiety can turn into fear. Sometimes stress can become so problematic that it interferes with your daily life. Some common signs of anxiety include:
-A constant sense of “something bad is going to happen”
-Avoidance of situations or groups of people
-Arguing with loved ones
You may cling to things that only provide temporary relief like drinking, over-working, or finding other ways to “numb out.”
How can anxiety therapy help?
We help people find solutions to stress and anxiety that are custom-tailored to your needs. We start with the belief that anxious feelings are driven by the way that you think. If you’re feeling anxious, you’re having anxious thoughts, many of which aren’t true or based on realistic evaluations of your situation. Anxiety is fueled by countless “what if?” questions with no answers, and frequently imagining worst-case scenarios.
We help you change the way you think in order to change the way you feel. At Charlotte Counseling and Wellness, we mostly rely on Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), the golden standard for treating anxiety (and depression) with the absolute highest success rates. CBT is also considered at short-term approach, so you don’t have to worry about being in therapy forever.
We also use a healthy dose of mindfulness in our approach to anxiety. Sometimes just by increasing your awareness of the anxious thoughts you’re having, you can get some instant relief. We teach you to notice your thoughts and observe them as nothing more. Many are surprised to realize how blown out of proportion their thinking can be!
At the end of your anxiety treatment, you’ll walk away with a stronger sense of confidence and feeling more assured in your abilities to handle whatever life throws at you. You’ll have tools that you can continue using well beyond the end of therapy.
Some stress is inevitable, but you don’t need to feel anxious. Make an appointment for anxiety therapy today.