Anxiety Therapy & Counseling Services In Northwest Arkansas
Is Your Life Clouded By Constant Worry?
Do you have anxious thoughts that keep you up at night or distract you during the day?
Are you experiencing a fear of social situations?
Maybe you find yourself staying away from places you once were able to visit.
Maybe you experience fear at the thought of leaving the house, going for a drive, being separated from a loved one, or going about other daily routines.
Especially after the past few years of global distress, you may feel compelled to avoid people or everyday life situations—like going to the grocery store, getting gas, or eating at a restaurant—and worry that others may be able to sense that you are anxious.
Imagine if your days were no longer plagued by anxious thoughts or feelings of dread. How many times have you longed for the day when you didn’t have those feelings of heaviness or fear? When people are struggling with anxiety it can be isolating, sometimes even limiting. It can interfere with life and relationships. Anxiety counseling in Northwest Arkansas is available.
Our fears can sometimes protect us from threats, or help us notice something that just doesn’t feel right. However, many people experience anxiety and fear that seemingly stems from nothing. Some people cannot seem to stop worrying. Some experience fear or anxiety in response to something that appears harmless to others. Others have panic attacks regularly. Whether anxiety is like a constant noise or a flood of panic, there are effective treatments for anxiety. We have experience working with numerous types of anxiety issues, from generalized anxiety to panic attacks.
Experiencing too much anxiety too often can take a toll on our lives and treatment may become necessary. One in four adults will have an anxiety disorder in their lifetime. Females are twice as likely as males to experience Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). The prevalence of GAD tends to peak in middle age and then usually decreases during the later years of life.*
People diagnosed with an anxiety disorder often describe feeling anxious and nervous all their lives, with symptoms sometimes better or worse throughout their life. Most people try to “control” their anxiousness or avoid the people, places, and things which make them anxious. However, both of these strategies have a cyclical effect and end up only prolonging distress and discomfort.
Through counseling, you can learn to recognize the symptoms of anxiety, understand how it affects your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, and learn how to respond to feelings of anxiousness more effectively. This results in symptoms being much more manageable and restores your freedom to live life to the fullest without being ruled by anxiety.
Often in Anxiety therapy or counseling we talk about panic attacks, what they are, and how to control them or make them stop. Panic Attacks can be common. Many people have one or two panic attacks in their lifetime. If you have them more regularly, this is usually a sign of an anxiety disorder that can be helped with therapy. Although panic attacks are not life-threatening or harmful to your body, they are very upsetting and can be scary. Sometimes they are so intense people feel like they are having a heart attack and will go the the emergency department.
You’re an individual, and deserve a completely customized approach to treat your anxiety. We meet you where you are. However, there are some common themes in Anxiety therapy. What we do in our office for anyone in Northwest Arkansas for anxiety often looks like this:
Anxiety is able to be treated very effectively with certain types of psychotherapy.
We use evidenced based treatments that include:
You don’t have to keep struggling with anxiety any longer. We offer individualized treatment for your anxiety to deal with your specific needs, and bring relief. At Brookway Counseling, all of our therapists offer you a safe space to identify your relationship with anxiety and explore possibilities for change. Anxiety is nothing to feel shameful about, and counseling can help you figure out what you can start doing differently so that you can look at life’s challenges from a new perspective and live a mindful life.
Therapy can help you identify the specific problems you are facing and develop a treatment plan to address them, no matter how overwhelming things may feel. The therapeutic process can help provide fresh perspectives, introduce new ways of thinking, and help you find solutions to your challenges by utilizing your strengths and resources.
Being honest can be scary, so when you begin therapy, take your time and trust your instincts. Therapy is a judgment-free space where you can share whatever behaviors or past experiences are causing you distress.
We strive for our clients to feel supported and safe in their therapy sessions. What that looks like might be different for everyone.
If you feel uncomfortable attending sessions in person at our office, you may choose to have sessions by telehealth from your own home. (We also offer Telehealth sessions via a secure, HIPAA-compliant platform) You could also choose to bring a trusted family member or friend with you to a session if that assists you in your therapeutic journey.
Deciding to seek counseling for anxiety is an act of bravery and an important first step on your way to healing. Please reach out to Brookway Counseling at 479-255-5414 or fill out the contact form if you are ready to take action to improve your relationship with anxiety.