Therapy in Seattle for Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety, Phobias, & Panic Attacks
What is Anxiety?
Having anxiety can be one of the hardest emotional experiences for a person. These persistent internal feelings of impending danger, dread, always being on high-alert and panic can leave you feeling extremely tense, worried, and feeling like you're barely holding on to reality.
What makes anxiety even more difficult is that often other people in your life cannot understand the intensity of this inner tension and fear, and asking for help may not feel like an option, leaving you feeling further alone and isolated with your anxiety.
Anxiety can often look like:
- constantly worrying
- worrying about what others think about you
- thinking about what could go wrong
- concern that you are physically ill
- feeling restless
- having too many thoughts at once
- feeling irritable
- difficulty concentrating
- feeling tension in your body
- stomach issues
- using drugs or alcohol to calm yourself
These symptoms left untreated can leave you feeling exhausted, overwhelmed and can get in the way of you living your life. The good news is, you are in the right place for help with anxiety. Reach out today to work with Patrick Rettig, an anxiety specialist in Seattle.
How can therapy help with Anxiety?
Often times patients have trouble figuring out what is causing their anxiety. Modern psychology places emphasis on chemical imbalances in the brain as the cause of anxiety. While anti-anxiety medication can provide short-term relief of the intensity of your anxiety, the real work begins when we start to explore what events, relationships, or experiences led to your anxiety. Having an expert who has been there before and knows what kind of life experiences can cause anxiety and how to overcome it is the best place to start.
This is where I can help. We can talk about when the anxiety started and begin to figure out what it was that put you into this prolonged state of fight or flight. As long as you are unaware of what is causing the anxiety it is almost impossible for you to confront the issue, to take a different action, and finally restore feelings of calmness, safety and control. This is where psychodynamic psychotherapy (emotion based talk therapy) can help you identify the cause, and make a plan of action to get you feeling better.
Anxiety Therapy, with Patrick Rettig Therapy, can help restore that sense of calm, help you trust yourself and your ability to manage future stressful situations and put you back in control of your life and your emotions. If you're ready to live a life beyond anxiety symptoms click the button below to reach out to Patrick Rettig Therapy so we can get you feeling better today!