Some degree of stress and anxiety are a natural part of life—but what about when it becomes too much?
When it gets in the way of your relationships…
…when it makes it harder to leave the house…
…Losing interest in things you usually enjoy…
…when you start drinking more than before…
…when it starts to affect your work…
...Inability to concentrate
....Change in sleep (sleeping too much or not sleeping at all)
If you’ve started to feel fearful, intense, constantly worried and overwhelmed, then you’re in the right place. Anxiety therapy can help you
At Vivid Therapy, anxiety isn’t a general issue we treat, it’s our entire focus. We’ve dedicated our lives to receive the best training out there in order to help you feel better faster.
The thing is, anxiety is actually very treatable with evidence-based approaches like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
In fact, CBT alone is 75% effective for overcoming anxiety in as little as 5-12 sessions and is THE most effective form of treatment for those coping with anxiety.
This means you can trust the time, energy, and investment you make in therapy will be worth it.
We know it feels like a risk to book that first session, but with our expertise and passion for making sure you get access to the highest level of care available, you can feel confident that each session will be full of helpful tools, skills, and new ways of thinking to help you feel better faster--and long term, many times without medication.
-Panic attacks / Panic Disorder
-Social anxiety / Social Phobia
-Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
Struggling with a different type of anxiety not listed here? Reach out for a consultation to learn more about how we can help.
-Nervousness in social situations
-Avoidance of specific places or situations
-Obsessive or negative thoughts
-Tingling sensations in extremities
-Ringing in the ears
-Elevated heart rate
Depression. Depression often occurs concurrently with anxiety. Depression can sometimes be seen as lamenting the past and feeling hopeless about the future, whereas anxiety can be seen as an intense preoccupation with the future.
Anger Management Issues. Anger Management can be tied closely to anxiety. After all, anger happens because of excess tension in the body, so anxiety can sometimes be the underlying cause of anger. In other words, anger can be the outward expression of internal anxiety.
Trauma. Anxiety can also be a symptom of deeper trauma. In trauma, there are unresolved, triggering memories that largely affect the nervous system. This results in a nervous system response that tells the brain there is an impending threat. Sometimes, treating the trauma is the way to relieve the anxiety.
Addiction, and eating disorder can also often occur simultaneously with anxiety.
We understand this and specialize in treatments like EMDR (a highly effective trauma therapy) to help you gain and sustain freedom more quickly from these issues so you can live a life you feel good about.
We’ll help you find calm again. Get started today.
Anxiety can be tricky and complicated to address on our own. Breathing techniques, exercise, meditation, self-help books can bring temporary relief, and sometimes they don't even work at all. Anxiety therapy can help you learn practical ways to increase your tolerance for uncertainty, get out of worry spirals, and move you out of your head and into the activities and projects you enjoy.
Anxiety is treatable. Many clinicians focus on analyzing a client's past in an attempt to resolve anxiety, my training has taught me this is like trying to put out a fire by finding how the fire started. I address anxiety directly and find practical solutions to help change clients' relationships with it and find tools that lessen its hold on their lives.
My experience has taught me that we all have different stories, but at the core, we all struggle with the same issues just to varying degrees. Acceptance, respect, and confidentiality are at the core of my work. I look forward to working with you.
-Nancy Nzioki, Anxiety Therapist