Anxiety is a normal part of living.
Everyone has anxiety to varying degrees. It manifests physically as your heart beating fast, your face red and flushing, stomach roiling, hands shaking and clammy. It’s the feeling you get at the start of a roller coaster. But no one wants that feeling all day long. Or when socializing with others. Or simply when it stops us from engaging in everyday activities. So how do we judge when the anxiety we feel isn’t normal? It’s this uncertainty that keeps many patients from seeking help…
Anxiety manifests in a multitude of ways that are often not realized. For example, having low self-confidence or self-esteem and constantly beating yourself up over everything you do or say. Never sharing your opinions or emotions due to fear of ridicule or embarrassment. Avoiding situations that make you nervous, like dating and relationships. Getting caught in a spiral of negative thoughts that leave you feeling terrible about yourself. Feeling like you’re not loved or appreciated; just a burden to people. An inability to relax or lower your inhibitions. When something embarrassing or bad happens, you can’t stop thinking about it. Trouble falling asleep, trouble waking up, and feeling tired throughout the day. Obsessing over your mental condition. And many of our patients we treat first come in thinking they’re the only ones to feel this way. If they only knew!
Every person is unique with a different set of life experiences and hurdles. It’s why we carry out a thorough and detailed assessment to create an individualized treatment plan that helps alleviate the specific issues that YOU are facing. No cookie-cutter treatments here.