You’re consumed by a nagging feeling that something bad will happen. It’s as if you’re living your life constantly looking over your shoulder, thinking about the past, or worrying about the future. So much so that you never have the chance to just sit and be.
You’re really looking to be able to relax again and worry less so that you can become the best version of yourself, but you’re not sure how to do this with all of the uncertainty you live with.
You can’t recall the last time you freely engaged in your passions. It’s become so bad that you’re hesitant to leave the house or engage in social activities with others. Lately, you feel like avoiding people or situations, and you find yourself hiding out rather than taking risks. You worry about failing at work and in relationships and just want to run away rather than try to regain some sense of control.
Dealing with stress is hard, but your anxious feelings add even more strain to an already complicated mix of unpleasant symptoms. It’s as if your thoughts and emotions are working against you, and all you feel is overwhelmed.
So here you are, wondering if you’ll ever look toward your future with hope and excitement.
Often, you feel like the uncertainty in your life is going to keep you from ever moving forward.
You truly want to find peace and to be able to break free from your anxiety, feel more in control of your life, and live with less fear. But you have no idea how to calm your overactive mind and emotions. You never imagined you’d feel so scared, worried, and stressed. And you certainly didn’t expect you’d be feeling like withdrawing from the things you used to enjoy in life.
Signs You are Struggling with Anxiety
- Behavioral: you are irritable or pay extra close attention to your surroundings
- Cognitive: you have trouble concentrating or racing or unwanted thoughts
- Mood: you often feel worried, dread, or like you are doomed
When You Seek Support from the Center for Anxiety and Behavior Management
- You will learn how to structure your thoughts, actions, and environment to help you overcome stress and anxiety
- You will grow in self-confidence
- You will learn effective coping skills to manage troubling symptoms
- You will learn how to function better in all aspects of your life
- You will feel more peaceful and gain a sense of focus and calmness
- You will see your world as less threatening
- You will find more joy in your day-to-day life
The Adult Anxiety Counseling Process
Therapy for anxious adults is intended to help you gain the skills and tools necessary to more effectively manage your fears, feelings, and thoughts. Together, you and your therapist will work with scientifically-backed, evidence-based therapies to help you gain control over your stress, worry, and doubts.
Here’s what to expect:
FIRST CONTACT: Free phone consult
Prior to beginning treatment with us, we want to make sure that we are a good fit for your needs. For this reason, we offer a free 15-minute initial phone consult to learn more about you and your current circumstances to determine if we are the best resource for you. Assuming that we are a good match, we will then schedule an intake session.
WEEK ONE: Intake Session
During this initial 90-minute session, your assigned therapist will meet with you to gather background information and to fill out rating scales to provide an assessment baseline upon which to build your treatment plan and goals.
WEEK TWO: Feedback Session
Now that we’ve thoroughly assessed your needs, we will meet with you to discuss the diagnoses, to identify starting goals, and to provide education on the apparent causes and factors which are leading to your symptoms.
WEEK THREE and Beyond: Anxiety Therapy for Adults
At this point, you will attend regular weekly therapy sessions. A typical course of treatment calls for a 12 to 16 weeks of therapy sessions. However, your therapist may determine you need to come more or less frequently, depending upon your presenting symptoms.
Together, in each subsequent session, you and your therapist will use evidenced-based psychotherapy models to help you learn to identify trigger situations and thoughts that contribute to your worry and panic. This typically includes the integration of techniques from Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy (ERP), or other evidence-based modalities.
Each session is designed to help you overcome the symptoms of anxiety that are keeping you stuck. You and your therapist will work to overcome sleep issues, extreme emotional burdens, and to provide you with effective solutions.
TERMINATION: The Final Sessions
As you get closer to your therapy goals, you and your therapist will develop a plan for successfully transitioning you into a life without weekly therapy. This often means moving sessions from once a week to every other week, to monthly sessions, or to finishing out services completely. You will also work together to develop a relapse prevention plan at this time. Our goal is for you to be able to retain what the two of you have worked on together and to implement all you have learned in therapy outside of sessions in your everyday life.
More About the Center for Anxiety and Behavior Management
As a team of licensed therapists, we are experts at teaching you to make the behavioral choices that get you closer to your goals.
We work from an evidence-based perspective. This means that our job is to help you understand your struggles and provide solutions proven to be very effective. Negative thoughts, distressing feelings, and unhelpful behaviors don’t have to be part of your life, and anxiety therapy at The Center for Anxiety and Behavior Management is about changing the way you think, recognizing how your beliefs are holding you back, becoming informed, seeing the world more accurately, and engaging in behaviors that you won’t regret later.
We make it our mission to help you regain control of your life by providing effective strategies supported by science. We are dedicated to being on top of the most recent knowledge and helping you solve problems based on what the research says is effective. It is our passion to educate you on what is and isn’t working in your life so that you can get back in the driver’s seat and take yourself where you want to go.
Who Benefits Most from Anxiety Counseling
Therapy for adults with anxiety is best for those who need relief from the constant battle against stress, anxiety, overwhelming feelings, and perfectionism.
Anxiety can often be debilitating and get in the way of your enjoyment of life. It doesn’t have to rob you of your ability to reach your goals.
You will benefit from anxiety therapy if:
- You are tired of struggling to control overwhelming fears
- You are ready to learn how to overcome panic attack symptoms and the other unpleasant feelings that are holding you back
- You want to learn how to control stress and better manage your environments
- You want to learn positive coping skills to better calm your overwhelming emotions
- You want to live your life on your own terms, not let fear direct your course
- You are ready to calm your overactive, anxious mind
There are certain situations where you might not be ready for counseling sessions with us.
These situations include, but are not limited to:
- When you do not have time to attend sessions on a weekly basis
- When you are not ready to practice the techniques provided in therapy
- When you cannot commit to the process of therapy for the full course of treatment
- When you want a quick fix
If you are currently experiencing any of these issues, we can provide you with appropriate referrals for your level of care.
What Does Anxiety Therapy Cost?
Anxiety counseling is a fee-for-service program. As such, we do not take insurance, but we do provide paperwork that you can submit to your insurance company for out-of-network benefits and potential reimbursement.
When and Where are the Counseling Session?
Our office is conveniently located in Chester, NJ, 07930 next to the New Toys with Love building.
Sessions are currently held by appointment only Monday – Saturday.
Your Next Steps
You absolutely can learn to manage your worries, stresses, fears, and phobias.
Freedom from anxiety may feel impossible, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start to take back control. You just need the support of a caring professional and evidence-based treatment to help you figure out how to best manage it all.
You will get the tools you need to be more successful in overcoming your worries. And you’ll also grow in your ability to self-manage with the use of good coping skills.
Ultimately, you will know that even when things aren’t going your way, you will get through them. We can help.
Call 908-914-2624 to schedule your 15-minute phone consult to see if we’re a good fit for your adult anxiety treatment needs.