Anxiety Therapy

Firefly Wellness Counseling – Decatur, GA

Has Anxiety Taken Over Your Life?

Is anxiety holding you back from accomplishing what you want?

Do you regularly feel overwhelmed, stressed, and as though you lack the energy to engage in the enjoyable, fulfilling parts of life?

Are the high expectations you’ve set for yourself making it impossible to feel satisfied?

You may have developed physical, emotional, and cognitive symptoms of anxiety. Whether you struggle with nausea, muscle tension, or poor sleep, you probably find it difficult to rest and relax. As a result, you might feel unsettled, which causes frustration, irritability, and crying spells. Or perhaps you’ve become easily distracted and preoccupied with anxious thoughts that seem to play repeatedly on loop.

With stress and emotions running high, you may not feel like you have the brainpower to fully engage with your work and relationships. You might have even developed symptoms of social anxiety, including feelings of inadequacy and intense self-consciousness. This has likely caused you to withdraw or become avoidant around others, preventing you from fostering deep and meaningful connections in your life.

Symptoms Of Anxiety Often Stem From Unrealistic Expectations

When you peel back your anxiety, you probably find unrealistic expectations and a drive toward perfectionism. You may feel like you care too much or that something will go terribly wrong if it’s out of your control and not just right. Perhaps you’re stuck in a cycle of stressing about something, accomplishing a task, and then getting worried about the next thing on your to-do list. Never fully satisfied or confident in yourself, you might wonder if you’ll ever escape the inner critic that tells you you’re not good enough.

Anxiety is draining, but treatment exists. In therapy, you can learn concrete skills for managing stress and worry so that anxiety no longer has so much control over your life.

Stress And Worry Are Symptoms Of Being Human

Everyone experiences anxiety—it’s a normal part of being human. In fact, anxiety can be good in small amounts because it motivates us to stay safe and get things done.

Yet, we live in a world where we are expected to always be “on.” Constantly interrupted by phone pings, new messages, and a never-ending stream of information, we aren’t able to disconnect and turn our brains off the way we were meant to. Consequently, we regularly feel like we always need to be available and responsive, even during downtime. Soon enough, it feels nearly impossible to ever find time to relax.

Unfortunately, because anxiety is such a human response, we might begin to assume that we have to handle symptoms on our own or that treatment isn’t available. We take things on until the stress becomes unmanageable—and the cycle begins all over again.

Getting support does not indicate weakness or incompetence, though. Humans are social creatures, which means that we need interpersonal relationships to thrive. In therapy for anxiety at Firefly Wellness Counseling, you can collaborate with a trained professional who is invested in your long-term success and healing from the adverse effects of stress.

Therapy Provides Customized Solutions For Stress And Anxiety

When anxiety becomes the norm in your life, it’s difficult to feel like you have the time and space to slow down and be present as your authentic, unfiltered self. Our therapists offer an atmosphere where you’ll be cheered on for your accomplishments and comforted through disappointments—no matter how big or small. In counseling, you’ll have the rare opportunity to feel like you don’t have to pretend and juggle everything all at once.

At Firefly Wellness Counseling, we check shame at the door. When you can feel safe and vulnerable to share what’s on your mind, you can confront your fears and take their power away.

Our Approach

After you’ve completed an intake via our online portal, you will meet with your therapist to discuss your goals for anxiety treatment. They will help you identify the kind of anxiety you experience, what your triggers are, and personalized strategies for addressing symptoms. Therapy is a meaningful opportunity to understand your patterns of anxiety so that you can be prepared to manage stress as it arises.

Because we have multiple therapists in our practice, there are a variety of approaches our clinicians may take in counseling for anxiety. However, we generally use solution-focused, person-centered methods, proven behavioral strategies, and elements of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to help our clients in overcoming anxiety. You will be seen as the expert on your life, and you will be validated in your experiences. And because ACT is a value-oriented approach, you’ll have an opportunity to learn how to work with your anxiety—and break the constant struggle against it.

You can escape the patterns and inner monologue keeping you stuck in distress. By learning how to be present and accepting of mistakes or setbacks, you’ll be able to enjoy your life and relationships more fully. As you regain some of the energy that anxiety has taken away, you’ll see that stress and panic are not your only options.

It’s possible to make peace with your fears and worries. Life can be messy and unmanageable at times—and that’s okay. In therapy at Firefly Wellness Counseling, you will be matched with a counselor who can provide you with effective and personalized tools for overcoming painful and disruptive symptoms of anxiety.

Maybe You Struggle With Anxiety But Aren’t Sure If Counseling Is Right For You…

My life is just stressful—anxiety treatment won’t help that.

Though we may not be able to remove stressors from your life, our therapists can help you identify ways to handle the stress so that you feel less overwhelmed and anxious. You actually have more control than you think when it comes to managing your stress response, so let us help you figure out the most effective strategies for you so that you can live a calmer, healthier, and happier life.

I don’t have the time for therapy.

Therapy is an investment of your time, but its primary goal is to release you from all of the time spent worrying, stressing, and procrastinating because of your anxiety. The ultimate objective of anxiety treatment is to give you back more time in your day.

I don’t have money for therapy.

Therapy offers the fastest results when clients can come on a weekly basis. However, if your budget only allows for intermittent sessions, then let us know, and we will try to come up with a schedule that works with your needs.

Though we don’t take insurance, we can let you know about your options for reimbursement. Contact us to find out more.

You Can Regain The Time And Energy That Anxiety Has Taken Away

Anxiety may have compromised your sense of confidence and control, but therapy can provide you with solutions. To schedule an appointment with one of our therapists, visit our Book Now link or contact us to schedule a free, 10-minute consultation.

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