Anxiety is one of the most common issues people bring to therapy. In other words, you're not alone, and we are here to help.
SYMPTOMS of Anxiety Include:
"I can feel guilty about the past, apprehensive about the future, but only in the present can I act. The ability to be in the present moment is a major component of mental wellness."-Abraham Maslow
The daily pace of our lives--work, family, friendships, relationships, commitments and obligations--all take a toll on our peace of mind. Learning how to compartmentalize, prioritize, separate and conquer the challenges of our lives helps us to realize that we don't have to accomplish everything at once, we don't have to be a success at everything, and we aren't alone in solving life's problems. Therapy can help recognize anxiety and learn coping mechanisms to recognize when it's "real" and when it's the "monsters" in our lives.
The mind frequently creates obsessions. Perfectionism is one of the most destructive. Perfectionists become obsessed with the need to convince either themselves or others that they have value and worth. Despite frequently performing well, anything short of flawlessness will be perceived as failure. Heightened criticism and focus on mistakes makes daily living extremely difficult. Instead of focusing on the "big picture", a perfectionist allows imperfections to contaminate the entire image. This leads to profound feelings of inadequacy and hopelessness.
"Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears."-Les Brown