Have the after effects of a two year global pandemic, the holiday season, or general life changes gotten the best of you? We at Orlando Thrive Therapy in Dr. Phillips are no stranger to healing anxiety symptoms.
There are the stereotypical symptoms like sweaty hands, heart racing and trouble breathing. However there are small underlying symptoms we may be experiencing that wouldn't flag anxiety as easily. Some of these are avoidance, lower social battery, feeling less passionate about things we enjoy, fatigue or lack of quality sleep, trouble remembering regular tasks, low motivation, a lack of excitement in our lives, etc. If you see less of yourself in the day to day, we could be dealing with stress, anxiety and/or depression.
Your anxiety and stress can be rooted in a lack of control, a lack of coping mechanisms, a trauma response, or life transitions we haven't processed thoroughly yet. Our valid and rational fears create responses in our brain that over time become irrational and affect our behaviors. For example, something you love quickly becomes something you actively avoid or dislike due to an embarrassing or traumatic incident overflowing positive thoughts toward said activity. Our brain floods the negative experience and ties emotions to our behaviors.
Anxiety therapy in Dr. Phillips, through our brand new office location, our team can help guide you to recovery from your anxiety symptoms, as well as address your underlying fears. Anxiety therapy methods include cognitive behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, and solution-focused therapy. Our Dr. Phillips team caters to your specific needs with our specialization.
Heather Oller is a licensed Orlando therapist at Orlando Thrive Therapy, Coaching & Counseling who specializes in counseling Orlando couples, individuals, and families who are seeking changes in their lives. She has been a mental health professional for over 17 years and is a practicing Orlando counselor that specializes in conflict resolution for couples. You can contact her for an appointment or call 407-592-8997 for more information.