Anxiety is difficult. It can make us feel like we are on a constant roller coaster ride. It can be unrelenting and can cause a lot of uncomfortable feelings. We also wonder if we are the only ones feeling this way. It’s normal to worry about some things on occasion, or stress when we have something big going on in our lives. But it can be really life altering when we feel this constant anxiety all the time.
Alissa helps her clients to work on adding experiences like peace, calm, and joy into their lives instead of just trying to totally eradicate difficult emotions such as anxiety. She also incorporates techniques such as prayer (when requested) and progressive muscle relaxation. But we also dive in to discover the root causes of your anxiety as well, so we aren’t just covering it up or sweeping root causes under the rug.
Anxiety and other emotions such as irritability are a natural human experience, but Alissa understands that these can sometimes feel very out of control and become unmanageable. She helps her clients identify these emotions while they are more manageable before they snowball to become more intense emotions. Learn to live more in the present moment and learn to manage your emotions instead of shoving them away or bottling them up.
Anxiety Signs & Symptoms may include:
disruption of your routine creates frustration or irritability
Spontaneity is difficult for you
feeling constant pressure to “keep going” or to “keep doing”
worrying about what other people think of you
constant pressure to perform or to achieve
becoming overly attached to outcomes or to your goals
having a long to-do list
feeling consistently activated in your body
difficulty with sitting still or relaxing
difficulty with accepting yourself
feeling “wired and tired”
Alissa can help you understand the roots of these issues such as chronic anxiety, and help you develop and use strategies towards living more in line with your values to help you have more balance and meaning in your life. We look forward to helping you with the compassionate counseling that we offer.