"Do you have trouble sleeping at night because you are worried about your work, family, finances, or Covid-19? Are you feeling overwhelmed by uncomfortable feelings and find it hard to concentrate? Do you feel stuck in your life? Unfulfilled? Unable to follow through on simple tasks and life plans? Do you get nervous around people? Many people are nervous or panic in situations that cause no distress for other people. Almost everyone is going to deal with challenges in their life. It"s normal to feel stress about starting a new job, moving to a new home, or starting a new relationship. This type of stress can cause anxiety which is uncomfortable, but it can motivate us to do a better job. Ordinarily anxiety is a feeling that comes and goes, but doesn"t interfere with your life. If we perceive anxiety as helpful and motivating we consider it stress. Most stress is temporary and is relieved when a situation is over, deadline, speech, test, ie. Over time, the accumulation of everyday responses in the mind and body build up and cause our mood to become overwhelmed and become distressed.ccording to the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety affects about 18% of adults. While anxiety is a normal reaction to stress, distress can still stop you from doing things you enjoy. It can affect both your body and mind. It can cause increased heart rate, rapid breathing, restlessness, back issues, trouble concentrating, and difficulty falling asleep. Stress is unavoidable. However, the good news is that with the help of a compassionate, experienced marriage and family therapist you can feel more calm and satisfied in your life.Getting help for anxiety as early as possible gives you the best chance for recovery. When you work with a therapist who understands your suffering; they can help you focus on feeling better. In our sessions we will address your worries, fears, concerns, and troubles. We will focus on the effects your anxiety has on your family, friends, and relationships, work, as well as your well-being. In anxiety therapy, we utilize different strategies and techniques to help you manage anxiety and panic attacks. Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a behavioral therapy that aims to change the relationship individuals have with their unwanted fears, thoughts, memories, and physical sensations. Acceptance and mindfulness strategies are used to teach clients to decrease avoidance, attachment to thoughts, instead focusing on the present and psychological flexibility. Clients learn to clarify their goals and values and to commit to behavioral change strategies. A form of therapy called Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing or EMDR which directs eye movements while you are imagining a stressful situation or negative belief. EMDR helps you process the intensity of the emotions. It helps you shift focus to more positive, adaptive beliefs, naturally reducing your anxiety levels. Another form of therapy is called cognitive-behavioral therapy, which involves learning behavioral relaxation techniques as well as restructuring patterns of thinking that create anxiety. Hypnotherapy may be used as a complementary treatment with any of the other therapies to help clients reduce anxiety by removing fear, panic, or irrational thinking and encourage their minds to more positive thinking.