Anxiety is a feeling we all experience from time to time and a normal part of life. But when those anxious feelings become frequent and overwhelming, it can interfere with your life, job, and relationships.
Do you excessively worry about the future? Do you wish you could stop obsessing about things you’ve said or done? Are you constantly replaying the same thoughts or images in your head over and over again? Do you have a hard time making decisions and can’t take the next step? Do you feel stuck or frustrated?
These are all common things people experience when they struggle with anxiety. It can also negatively affect our physical health. Some signs of anxiety may include having difficulty sleeping, knots in your stomach, tightness in your chest, restlessness, increased heart rate, sweating, or hyperventilating. When you experience these physical symptoms, it’s a sign that you could be having a panic attack or anxiety attack.
Whether you are experiencing low levels of anxiety and want to live a more peaceful life or suffer from intense panic attacks and feel out of control, counseling can help you reduce anxiety and be in control of your thoughts and behaviors.
As a therapist, I’ve been helping people take control of their lives for years. Many people think that they are to blame for the way they feel, or it’s something they’ve done that causes them to have anxiety. Have you ever thought, “There’s something wrong with me,” or “I’m causing these bad things to happen”?
Anxiety doesn’t come out of nowhere, we’re not born with it, and it’s not your fault. It could be several things on top of one another or perhaps one traumatic event that leads to anxiety. You may not realize what triggers these feelings, so I’m here to help you figure it out. Perhaps you have some idea of where the problems started, but you can’t quite figure it all out. Together we’ll retrace your steps to understand how you got to this place, find out when it all started, and learn what is triggering your anxiety now.
Anxiety counseling can help you reduce your anxiety, minimize the effects of panic attacks, and feel confident and at peace. If you’re ready to live your best life, contact Jordan Zipkin, LMFT today.
Imagine being in control of your life, your behaviors, your thoughts. We will help you identify unhealthy, unhelpful, and unrealistic thoughts and teach you how to replace them with healthy thoughts that are based in reality. By understanding what triggers your anxiety and practicing mindfulness, you’ll have an increased awareness of what you are experiencing in the moment and be able to stop the autopilot panic attacks. You’ll be able to notice when anxious thoughts arise, realize what’s happening to you mentally and physically, and stop it before it escalates.
When you have the ability to control your thoughts and behaviors, you are able to feel more peaceful and relaxed. Soon your thoughts will be positive, hopeful, encouraging. You’ll have improved self-esteem, be more confident with your partner, happier with your friends, and have healthier relationships with everyone.
I love working with people who are committed to improving their lives. We use a detail-oriented, solution-focused style so you can achieve your goals quickly. During therapy sessions we use a conversational and easy-going approach, so you can feel comfortable, confident, and empowered to set and reach your goals.
The answer is yes.
I know that when you first come to therapy, it’s perfectly understandable to feel distress, anxiety, fear, and overwhelm. I want you to know that these emotions do need to hinder you from participating in therapy and getting the most out of your experience.
We will quickly identify any intense negative feelings you’re experiencing and work to immediately help you address and soothe them. We’ll ensure that each week, you’re managing these emotions as best as you possibly can. This will drastically help you actively participate in therapy and achieve your desired goals.
Before our first session ends, we will ensure you leave with at least 1-2 healthy skills to reduce your difficulties.
Each time we meet, we will collaboratively review your progress, making sure you’re feeling better as quickly as possible. Please know, though, that your improvement depends on a multitude of factors, including the length of time you’ve experienced the problem(s) and your motivation for growth.
Our goal is to help you to live your desired and deserved life. We know how exhausting and unpleasant anxiety can be, especially when it’s seriously getting in the way of you doing the things you need to do, as well as the things you love to do.
When you engage in therapy, you’re investing in yourself, ensuring that you’re able to be the person you want to be again. We offer a sliding scale, as well as offer package deals, should finances be a concern. Nothing is more valuable than your achieving your goals. Imagine how incredible it would feel to be the best version of yourself: happy, calm, in control, and confident.
If you want to learn more about anxiety counseling at Westside Therapy or want to schedule an appointment, call us at 561-214-4113. Jordan Zipkin, LMFT is a licensed psychotherapist located in North Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale, Florida. If you are ready to finally feel in control and live a peaceful and fulfilling life, schedule an appointment below.