Anxiety Treatment For Women
Anxiety has been following you around for a while now. It seems like every little thing gets on your nerves and your stress level is high. You’re not sure you can take one more thing. You are on-edge as soon as you start getting ready for the day, feeling behind even though the sun has barely come up. And when the day is done you want to relax but this is when your heart starts to pound in your chest. None of your coping skills seem to help.
Your partner and friends reassure you that it’s fine and you’re doing great. So you smile and continue on. But it’s getting harder to make simple decisions. There is constant worry and you notice that sarcasm has crept into your conversations. You can hear your critical, impatient voice. You can’t believe you’re speaking to your children, partner or coworkers that way. At night it’s hard to fall asleep because your mind just won’t let go of the mistakes you made and all the things to do.
Dealing With Anxiety Throughout The Day
Regardless of how you are experiencing your pain right now, you are not alone. It’s not unusual for those struggling with anxiety to experience:
- Feeling nervous, irritable or on edge
- Being highly critical of others or resentful
- Having a sense of impending danger, panic or doom
- Having an increased heart rate while at rest
- Breathing rapidly (hyperventilation), sweating, and/or trembling
- Feeling shaky, electric or “over caffeinated”
- Feeling weak or tired
- Difficulty concentrating or decision making
- Being preoccupied or having a racing mind
- Having trouble sleeping
- Experiencing gastrointestinal (GI) problems
Understanding Your Anxiety Symptoms
Your anxiety symptoms are unique to you as a person and as a woman. It’s important to understand that the pressure to be kind, nurturing and ready to serve are often overemphasized in our life. It can seem at times like our home, our children and our partners happiness are a reflection of us. When this happens, the burden can become unbearable. For new moms, anxiety is often brushed off as “the stress of motherhood.” And statements such as “this too shall pass” minimize the ache of daily overwhelm. Yes, motherhood can be stressful and sure, some days are worse while others are better. But anxiety is something different altogether.
Stepping on a Lego in a messy room is stressful… Not being able to sleep because of the stress of the mess is anxiety.
Being honest with yourself about how much time you spend on the hot-mess-express is often the first step to figuring out if you have anxiety. An anxiety and depression therapist near you can help you assess your history of anxiety and your coping skills. We can also explore if there is something in your past, present or future that might be taking you further from wellness and increasing your anxiety.
We Understand The Common Signs And Symptoms of Anxiety
Anxiety can look and feel different for each person. One person can feel angry, irritable and quick to anger. Another person might have difficulty expressing themselves, putting their thoughts together or staying on track. Some women with anxiety may have panic attacks while others do not.
Further, anxiety can move throughout your day in different ways. It’s not uncommon for anxiety to be chronic and felt throughout the day for little to no reason. Many call this generalized anxiety. Other anxious feelings can be brought on by specific situations: social settings and meeting with others (social anxiety), not being able to engage in specific behaviors (obsessive compulsive disorder) or specific tasks such as exams or public speaking.
Anxiety Treatment In St. George UT
We work with smart, driven women who are struggling with anxiety. Together we create more calm and they begin to move through their day with a slower but productive pace. They begin to develop deeper relationships in their personal life where they can be real and authentic. Self care becomes a reflection of your personal goals: enjoying your children and friends, engaging with your partner, nailing it at work.
Schedule a free 15 minute phone consultation to see if counseling is the next step for you. We’ll answer any questions you may have and give you information so that you can make this choice for yourself. Our goal is for you to feel understood and respected.
Then, in your first session you’ll begin to imagine what your life would look like without the worry and anxiety. Your therapist will guide you through a review of your symptoms and any triggers that make it worse. Let’s get started on this together and help you find the relief you deserve. You can access the love, clarity and calm you desire through regular therapy and learning the skills to help you cope and heal.