Therapy for Anxiety in Pasadena, Maryland

Gain Control of Your Life One Step at a Time

Therapy for Anxiety can help with you don’t feel yourself.

Just when things are going well, you are overcome with worry and fear. Your thoughts get in the way of taking the next step. So you shut down and nothing changes. 

Maybe you notice that you are frequently experiencing rapid heart rate, a sense of dread, or your stomach is always causing you problems. This is not you! You know what it feels like to feel better and you want that back. Anxiety has taken over and you feel like you don’t have control anymore. 

Anxiety can make you feel restless or irritable around others. Finding it more difficult to connect with people and be yourself around them. They have not done anything wrong and yet you find yourself lashing out towards them. Your relationships are now affected and you are unsure how to fix things. 

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You feel alone and isolated.

Avoiding things that you once took pleasure in. People in your support system don’t understand what’s going on and you can’t describe it to them.

Or maybe you are noticing intense fear for things that never scared you before. The thought of having to do something that your fearful of paralyzes you, so you don’t try new things.

Your hopes and dreams have changed so much because of your anxiety that you don’t know who you are anymore. You want the old you back, but you don’t know how to get there.

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Therapy for Anxiety in Pasadena, MD can help

Many people seek counseling for anxiety and find relief. By developing an understanding of how anxiety functions in your life (because we all experience it differently), you can build strategies to reduce its intensity.

Therapy can be challenging especially when it doesn’t give us immediate results. Treatments for anxiety can help but they require some discomfort as you begin to find other ways to manage your anxiety. 

You want to feel better and you deserve to be your best self in life. To acheive your dreams, to be a better friend or partner, and to experience new things. Anxiety therapy can help you reach those goals.

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Therapy for Anxiety in Pasadena, MD FAQ’s

What are the best treatments for anxiety?

There are many different treatments for anxiety that are proven effective.

What does therapy for anxiety look like in the counseling room?

Anxiety disorders are more common than ever thanks to COVID, social media, and overall internet use. Statistics now estimate that over 19% of the population experience anxiety disorder. With 31% having experienced an anxiety disorder at some point in their life.

Every person experiences anxiety in different ways. Here at Turning Stone Counseling, we help you identify strategies that work specifically for you in managing your anxiety. We want to normalize anxiety disorders here at Turning Stone Counseling. 

It’s important to know that what works for one client may not work for another. By learning specific strategies and coping skills, you can learn to manage your anxiety in a way that works best for you.

How will I know therapy for anxiety is working?

We are consistently assessing and gathering feedback from you about your symptoms from beginning to end of therapy. We encourage open conversations about your progress, including what is working and what is not working.

Symptoms that often improve first are a decrease in worrying or irritability; improved sleep patterns; feeling more in control of the day to day tasks. We invite clients to track their symptoms or ask those around them what they notice- often these observations will show improvement in symptoms.

Do you recommend medication for anxiety therapy?

We do not prescribe medicine. We will work with you on the best course of treatment which may or may not include recommending you see an outside prescriber for medication.

We are a pro-medication practice meaning that we aren’t against it or believe that therapy is the only way to improve. We know medication can be effective in supporting the work we are doing with individuals. We do encourage clients to give therapy a chance by practicing and engaging in the strategies and skills we teach before exploring medications. 

There may be times where certain clients warrant medication before we feel comfortable trying to teach skills and strategies. 

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