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    Anxiety teletherapy in Florida

    Anxiety affects everyone and it’s not always a bad thing. It can be motivating and protect you from danger. But when it starts to take over, it can negatively impact every aspect of your life, and prevent you from experiencing peace and joy.

    How do I know if I have anxiety?

    Do you dread upcoming meetings or social events?

    Are you a new parent and worry excessively or feel overwhelmed?

    Do you constantly worry about the future?

    Does it feel like you can’t control your racing thoughts, no matter how hard you try?

    Do you lie awake at night replaying things you’ve said or done over and over again?

    Have you been feeling uneasy or fearful because of the pandemic?

    Do you have a difficult time focusing on the task at hand?

    Have you experienced a traumatic event that causes you to have panic attacks?

    If any of these sound familiar to you, you may be experiencing anxiety.

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    Some common symptoms of anxiety include:

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    • Heart racing
    • Sweating
    • Shortness of breath
    • Tightness in chest
    • Dizziness
    • Trembling/shaking
    • Stomach/gastrointestinal issues
    • Having a sense of doom
    • Unable to concentrate
    • Changes in sleep patterns
    • Excessive worrying
    • Ruminating/obsessive thoughts
    • Irritability

    Although these are typical symptoms of anxiety, not everyone experiences the same things.

    Anxiety & Covid-19

    Over the past couple of years, our lives have been upended by the pandemic. It has given us a lot of reasons to feel anxious and taught us that we don’t have the level of control over our lives that we thought we had. Are you worried about catching the virus, getting the vaccine, your friends and family getting sick, having to work from home, having to go back to work in-person, travel,

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    being isolated, or going back to socializing?  We are all juggling these stressors and constantly adjusting to new ways of doing things. It can feel overwhelming, but the good news is you are not alone. I am here to help.

    Therapy can help you block out the external noise and chaos and find that inner joy. I’ll teach you how to cope with whatever new curveballs are thrown your way. We all have the ability within ourselves to feel hopeful and happy, and I can help you get there.

    You Deserve to Feel Joy

    It takes courage and strength to ask for help. I know starting therapy can be scary, but the end results are incredibly rewarding. Therapy can help you figure out why you feel the way you do and what your triggers are so you can learn to manage your anxiety. I’ll teach you different techniques to use at home when you are starting to feel anxious so you can prevent it from escalating into a panic attack. Take back control of your life and find that inner peace and happiness you desire and deserve.

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    Postpartum Depression & Anxiety

    New parents often place unrealistic expectations on themselves. They want to be the perfect parent and love every moment of parenthood, especially in the beginning. As we plan for parenthood and wait for our child to arrive, we often set ourselves up for failure: “I’m going to be so happy when my little one arrives,” “I want to be the perfect mom/dad,” or “I’m definitely going to breastfeed my baby.” While it’s important to celebrate and cherish moments of joy, we have to remember that life is a balancing act. No matter how excited we are to become parents, there are going to be both good times and bad. We are all human, we all make mistakes, and we have to give ourselves empathy and compassion.

    Postpartum depression and anxiety are incredibly common but rarely talked about openly. Postpartum anxiety in particular is often ignored and left untreated. Worrying about your baby is normal, but all of the joy you once felt is being replaced by constant panicking – “Is my baby getting enough food?” “Are they a healthy weight?” “Am I a good enough parent?” “Why are they crying so much?” “Are they sick?” So many parents feel an overwhelming sense of dread and worry, accompanied by physical symptoms of anxiety, such as shortness of breath, elevated heart rate, hot flashes, and dizziness.

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    Therapy can help you manage those thoughts and minimize your anxiety. You’ll be able to distinguish between manageable levels of anxiety and when it starts to escalate. I can help you truly experience those moments of joy and happiness, without feeling overwhelmed and guilty. I know how hard and exhausting it is to be a parent. I will listen to your concerns without judgment, and provide you with the compassion, respect, and sensitivity you deserve. I can give you the support and guidance you need to feel joyful and like yourself again.

    Trauma and Anxiety

    People who experience trauma may experience anxiety in a variety of forms. The way it affects you can be anywhere from generalized worries to debilitating panic attacks.

    Do you avoid social situations? Are you isolating yourself from others? Do you worry about leaving your home or putting yourself in unfamiliar situations? Avoidance is a common response to trauma that naturally reinforces itself. Although you experience a decrease in anxiety when you avoid anxiety-provoking situations or thoughts, it creates a cycle of avoidance that can become impairing if left untreated. You lose the ability to handle difficult and anxiety-inducing situations, rather than learning how to handle and cope with them.

    Childhood trauma can cause anxiety even into adulthood. It can be a projection of the real helplessness that you suffered through childhood. Feelings of panic and fear can be overwhelming.

    Symptoms of trauma-induced anxiety may include:

    • Panic attacks
    • Agoraphobia
    • Feeling terrified
    • Increased stress
    • Feeling on edge
    • Increased heart rate
    • Sweating
    • Dizziness
    • Unable to breathe
    • nausea,
    • diarrhea

    Some people feel disoriented or as if things are unreal. Even disassociation can occur.

    It’s never too late to get the support you need. Even if your trauma took place decades ago, it can still affect you today. Don’t let your trauma take hold over you. Therapy can help you take back control of your life and feel better.

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