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    Do your friends and family tell you that you “just need to relax” or “quit worrying,” but you just can’t seem to? Does your mind run on a loop playing the worst possible outcome over and over? Perhaps you even find yourself lying awake at night, unable to stop the racing thoughts. Dealing with anxiety is challenging and it can go unnoticed for so long. We believe that you deserve to live in the present. And, anxiety treatment can help you do just that.

    Doesn’t everyone have anxiety?

    Most people at some time in their life will feel overwhelmed, anxious, and stressed. This is quite common and actually a healthy thing when your body is signaling your brain to “slow down” or “run” when faced with perceived danger. However, when anxiety has become so overwhelming that it is impacting your daily life, it might be time to ask for help.

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    You feel a sense of doom lurking all the time. Likewise, your nervous thoughts have turned into more fears that keep you from doing things you used to enjoy. Perhaps your world is feeling smaller, which actually makes you feel safer. Consequently, you can’t sleep through the night. Are you constantly asking yourself “what if….?” In addition, your heart races more than you would like to admit and you’ve cut out the caffeine, but nothing seems to help.

    Common Symptoms of Anxiety

    • Constantly worrying
    • Feeling nervous about certain situations
    • Too overwhelmed to make decisions
    • Avoidance of specific circumstances/issues
    • General feelings of tension
    • Asking yourself “what if” a lot
    • Making decisions based on fear
    • Worrying about what people think
    • Avoiding social situations
    • Hyper-vigilant or “alert”
    • Compulsive behavior
    • Racing or obsessive thoughts
    • Panic attacks

    Health Anxiety

    Recently, we have seen a rise in medical or health anxiety. If you find yourself battling health anxiety, please know that we are ready to support you. You are not alone, and this is not a unique struggle. Our therapists are trained to handle medical and health anxiety and would be honored to help you through it.

    Panic Attacks

    Many people often experience what is called a “panic attack.” But at the time, they often don’t understand what is happening. During panic attacks, people often experience major physical symptoms, such as increased heart rate, dizziness, sweating, hyperventilation, or feeling as though they are in a tunnel. Individuals also describe having terrifying thoughts such as “I am dying” or “I am going to have a heart attack” even though this is not reality. This can often feel as if it came “out of the blue” or, perhaps there is a known trigger behind it. Our therapists have been expertly trained to work alongside you and figure out why this is happening. In fact, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, Somatic Experiencing, Splanka, and mindfulness have been amazing at treating anxiety. All of which our counselors are experts in.

    Our Approach to Anxiety Treatment

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    If any of this sounds familiar, it might be time to seek anxiety treatment. The therapists at Authentic Connections Counseling are professionally trained to help you find relief. Further, they can help you build skills to reduce consistent worrying. We offer a safe place with zero judgment to walk this scary path of vulnerability alongside you.

    Sometimes, your anxiety can heighten as you begin the process of calling for a session. It can be anxiety-inducing to face it at first, but we promise there is hope. Our experienced therapists use many techniques and have extensive training to help you find relief in as little as just one session.

    Anxiety Treatment Tools

    Our therapists will work with you to develop a variety of coping skills with a blend of therapy modalities such as:

    We look holistically at each person and make sure to focus on your priorities. Our hope is that you break free from living in fear and begin to live a life full of authenticity and truth. Further, we offer support to family members or friends who need more understanding on how to support you in your wellness journey.

    Anxiety Treatment at Authentic Connections

    Your therapist will work with you to create a plan that fits your individual needs. Most importantly, we know that not every person experiences anxiety in the same way. So, your therapist will work with you to understand what you need and come up with a plan together. Authentic Connections Counseling Center is known for its authenticity and relational connections with our clients. We hope that you give us a chance to create this connection with you.

    Even the atmosphere at our Castle Rock, CO-based counseling center is peaceful. Our office is actually a cute little house with spa music playing and essential oils brewing to help the atmosphere feel inviting and welcoming. In addition, all of our therapists are warm and welcoming with tea, water, or coffee to share during your session.

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    Begin Anxiety Treatment in Castle Rock, CO

    The therapists at our Castle Rock counseling center offer compassionate listening in a safe and non-judgmental place to help you find relief from the symptoms of anxiety, worry, and panic. We utilize many different techniques and effective treatment approaches to treat the emotional, spiritual, and physical sides of anxiety. Furthermore, we offer online therapy in Colorado, so you can receive counseling from anywhere in the state. If you’re ready to take the first step toward healing, follow the simple steps below.

    1. Call our counseling office at (720) 370-3010 x100.
    2. Speak with our Intake Coordinator about scheduling an appointment.
    3. Feel relief from worry and panic and start living in the moment.

    Other Services at Authentic Connections Counseling Center

    One of the most popular services at our South Denver-area counseling practice is online therapy in Colorado. This allows our clients to meet with us from anywhere in the state! So, clients can access anxiety treatment, depression counseling, and trauma therapy, and PTSD treatment from the comfort of their homes. Further, we specialize in treating individuals during specific times of their lives, like our teen counseling services, marriage counseling, and prenatal counseling, and postpartum support. If you’d like to learn more about our counseling center, check out our blog posts or contact us!