How can I stop my life from feeling so out of control?
Life used to feel easier—you remember feeling more confident, moving through conversations and situations without much effort. But now you want to avoid certain people or environments so you don't feel stressed. Your heart begins to pound whenever you start to feel out of your depth.
You don't understand what sets the worry off, or why it has ballooned into something that feels unmanageable and overwhelming. You don’t know why you feel like you’re on the edge of a panic attack all the time. All you know is that it's an issue.
Anxiety doesn’t have to run your life. Counseling will help you get back in control and feel like yourself again.
Through counseling, you will learn how to:
understand what is happening in your mind and your body
know what sets off your anxiety
know just what to do if you begin to feel anxious
stop feeling worried about panic attacks
feel like you're in control of yourself again
You will benefit from counseling for anxiety if:
you feel like your worries are irrational
you know your anxiety causes problems in your life
you've been through tough times but know that not all your problems have been caused by other people
you’re open to challenging your anxiety
you’re willing to practice the tools your therapist gives you on a daily basis
The counseling process:
Therapy will help you identify the areas of life where you’re feeling anxious. The therapist will help you with strategies to cope and lead you through practices that heal your brain so that you can adapt to what stresses you.
Each therapy session is 50 minutes long. For best results in treating anxiety, we recommend at least eight consecutive weeks of therapy. We have found that clients who do not commit to weekly sessions for eight weeks struggle to find satisfaction in meeting their goals and regaining control in their lives.
What to Expect
The first week is the intake session. The intake session is focused on helping demystify the counseling process. Your therapist will go through your completed paperwork and make sure that you understand what you are consenting to in therapy. Your therapist will also gather more information about you, your social, biological, and psychological history; and anything else that may be impacting your situation. Your therapist will make sure that we clearly understand your goals for therapy and have a plan moving forward.
Week 2 and the following weeks:
Your therapist will choose treatment strategies that best fit you and help you regain stability in your life. Each session will be focused on the therapist working with you to make sure you feel you are improving. This may require you to practice strategies during your week, between sessions.
Intermountain Counseling is committed to creating a safe, warm, and welcoming environment for you so you feel empowered and equipped to overcome the obstacles in your life.
Termination is the agreed-upon ending of the therapeutic relationship once goals are achieved and takes 1 to 3 sessions, depending on your needs. Therapy should be a springboard into life; your therapist will work with you to determine that you feel your goals have been met and that you are satisfied with what you have worked on.