Stop Anxiety From Stopping You

Is Anxiety Controlling Your Mind, Body, And Emotions?

  • Do you often find your mind racing?
  • Do you have trouble falling asleep?
  • Do you wake up in the middle of the night, worried about the next day’s tasks?
  • Do you often fixate and obsess over an idea, event, situation, or feeling?
  • Have you felt shortness of breath or elevated heart rate?
  • Do you fear social situations?

You can learn to feel safe, confident, and in charge.

Anxiety can affect your ability to enjoy life. You might feel a sense of consistent worry just beneath the surface of your thoughts, making it impossible for you to focus. Your thoughts might race so quickly that you feel as though your head will explode. Or, you may find yourself obsessing over a small thing and blowing it out of proportion in your mind, imagining the worst-case scenario.

You might experience stomach pain, muscle tension, or headaches. Maybe your feelings of stress and worry have escalated, leading you to think you might be dying. Perhaps you’ve even gone to the emergency room during period of panic.

Sometimes, heightened anxiety can be a result of trauma, even trauma that occurred several years in the past. Often, however, there is no clear trigger and it can be frustrating to not know what is going on. Anxiety counseling can help you understand what might be contributing to your anxiety symptoms and find solutions to alleviate your pain. You don’t have to face this alone.

Anxiety treatment focuses closely on listening to your body and learning how to recognize and address anxiety symptoms before they grow and escalate. In sessions, you can develop tools to manage stress and “what if” thinking. I can help you understand how to cope with worries and physical sensations and help you develop methods of calming your body and mind. Cognitive therapy may be used to help you identify thoughts that contribute to anxiety.

 

Contact

Heather McMillen, LPC
2016 Mt. Vernon Ave Suite 303, Alexandria VA 22301

Email : Heather@heathermcmillenlpc.com
Phone : 202-352-8950