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Anxiety Therapy in Evanston IL

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Transforming Anxiety Through Therapy: Embrace Your Inner Strength

Do you often find yourself overwhelmed by worry and self-doubt? Is your constant state of tension preventing you from enjoying life to the fullest?

You might feel like you’re missing out on experiences or avoiding situations that could cause discomfort, leaving you feeling more like an observer than an active participant in life.

If you’re exhausted from fear, social anxiety, or panic attacks interfering with your life, and you’re hoping that therapy can help you discover inner peace and balance, you’re not alone.

Looking Beyond Your Anxiety Symptoms

Anxiety can manifest in various, subtle ways. You might experience irritability, frustration, or exhaustion from constantly being on edge. You may lose interest in activities that once brought you joy and fulfillment. This can lead to feelings of loneliness and isolation, affecting your career, relationships, and family life.

You probably second-guess yourself until you’re frozen with indecision. Overthinking and stress may keep you awake at night, replaying negative thoughts, and longing for a sense of peace that rarely arrives.

If this resonates with you, our anxiety counselors at Living Well Psychotherapy are here to help. With support and guidance, you can lead a more vibrant life, feeling confident, liberated, and at ease with yourself and others.

Anxiety Is Extensive And Indiscriminate In Its Reach

We all want to live full, rich, and satisfying lives—but when we are frozen by anxiety, the possibility of actualizing that reality grows more distant. Unfortunately, recent challenges in our society, such as economic downturns, layoffs, job transitions, lack of community support, and the loss of family members and friends, have all contributed to a rise in anxiety.

For instance, since the COVID pandemic, both anxiety and depression have increased by 25 percent¹. And now more than ever, people are less satisfied with life—fed up with the ways things have always been done socially, politically, and economically. All of those stressors can add up over time.

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Whether you are struggling to stay afloat, hitting a wall and need help, or simply wish to feel more fulfilled and at the top of your game in relationships, life, and business, Living Well is a great place, and a safe place to begin your journey.

Why Is Anxiety Therapy So Important?

Anxiety acts like a stealthy thief, robbing us of our ability to realize our dreams and blinding us to improvements we can make in our lives. It keeps us trapped in cycles of fear and isolation.

It can take hold of us somatically, leaving us feeling physically frozen, stuck, and unable to live the way we hoped. Negative thoughts and inner turmoil are often so powerful, so loud, that we find it hard to remember who we truly are—including our hopes, dreams, and potential for happiness. We even have the tendency to turn inward and become our own worst critic and enemy.

Fortunately, anxiety therapy aims to reverse this damage. It helps you overcome fear, challenge self-defeating thoughts, and find concrete ways of healing yourself and managing symptoms.

Anxiety Therapy: A Path to Healing and Discovering Your Potential

If you’re like most people living with anxiety, you probably feel misunderstood or invisible—as if no one acknowledges your needs and concerns. Anxiety counseling, in contrast, gives you an ally who can see you for who you are—someone who will help you work through fear, negative thoughts, and painful emotions using a combination of evidence-based and holistic treatment methods.

Therapy is an empowering journey that enables you to understand anxiety, confront unhelpful coping mechanisms, and develop healthier strategies for handling stressors. Simultaneously, it allows you to address long-term, underlying issues and finally enjoy life.

A Little More About Our Anxiety Counseling Sessions

At Living Well Psychotherapy, our anxiety disorder specialists focus on healing from various angles. We’ll explore ways to soothe the nervous system and manage overwhelming thoughts while assisting you in breaking through and expressing blocked emotions.

We can dig deep and explore any childhood trauma, unhelpful beliefs about yourself, or current stressors that may be behind some of your symptoms. We can even help you listen to, confront, and befriend anxiety, giving you the ability to determine when it is appropriate—and the power to self-soothe when it is not.

Some Of The Tools We Use In Anxiety Therapy

We employ several empirically-driven and holistic therapeutic models to create a mind-body-spirit approach to treatment, tailored to each person’s experience with anxiety.

  • Internal Family Systems (IFS) helps individuals connect with and heal injured parts of the self to create a greater sense of balance, emotional integration, and wholeness.
  • Eye Movement, Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy works to alleviate symptoms and address anxiety on a neurological level, using techniques that simulate eye movement during REM sleep.
  • Somatic Therapy for anxiety involves various techniques to help clients release pain, tension, or discomfort manifesting bodily as a result of emotional, psychological, or physical wounding.

Throughout sessions, we’ll equip you with the skills to self-soothe, dispel negative thoughts, and shift your physiology from a state of “fight-or-flight” to rest and relaxation.

Whether you’re struggling with social issues, panic attacks, self-doubt, or a general sense of fear and dread, anxiety counseling really can make a difference. No matter your situation, Living Well Psychotherapy wants to help you overcome your anxiety and discover a more vibrant life ahead of you.

Perhaps You’re Considering Anxiety Counseling, But Still Have Thoughts…

Can you really make my anxiety go away?

Anxiety is a normal part of life, and when it is working properly, it keeps us safe by helping us avoid risks and focus on areas of life that need extra attention. Therefore, we should never try to get rid of anxiety completely.

Instead, we should seek to understand and transform excessive or inappropriate anxiety into something that is more balanced. That way, you can still experience and utilize anxiety without it flooding the nervous system and the mind with fear, negativity, or panic.

How do you approach anxiety treatment?

We approach anxiety therapy through somatic-focused and trauma-based lenses, allowing us to dig beneath your thoughts and behaviors to examine the inner wiring of your nervous system. Rather than focusing solely on symptoms, we get to the core of what’s going on so you experience both immediate and long-term relief.

Ultimately, we want to teach you how to tune in to your anxiety and listen to what it’s trying to tell you. At the same time, we can show you how to soothe your mind, body, and nervous system so you feel less worried, more confident, and in control.

I’m not sure my anxiety is bad enough to warrant therapy.

If you’re unsure whether your anxiety warrants therapy, remember that anxiety treatment is a powerful tool for addressing panic attacks, social anxiety, phobias, and PTSD, among other disorders. However, working with a therapist can also help with stress management, problem-solving, and overall well-being. Regardless of the severity of your symptoms, anxiety treatment can support personal growth while reducing stress and enhancing your life.

Let Us Help You Embark On A Journey Towards A More Vibrant Life

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If you’re tired of anxiety disrupting your relationships, holding you back at work, or preventing you from living your best life, our compassionate therapists can help set you free. For your free, 20-minute consultation, please call 847-558-7327 to see how our in-person and online anxiety counseling services may be able to help you.

¹ https://www.who.int/news/item/02-03-2022-covid-19-pandemic-triggers-25-increase-in-prevalence-of-anxiety-and-depression-worldwide#:~:text=Wake-up%20call%20to%20all,mental%20health%20services%20and%20support&text=In%20the%20first%20year%20of,Health%20Organization%20(WHO)%20today.