Therapy for Anxiety and Stress

Worry, stress, fear, and unease are words often associated with anxiety. Typically, it incorporates both the emotional and physical sensations we experience when worried or nervous. Leaving stress and anxiety untreated allows thoughts to become louder and more overwhelming.

These anxiety symptoms can occur even if you logically know that there is no real danger. Further, anxiety can run in families and be a lifelong challenge that spills over into all facets of life, from relationships and parenting to the workplace.

Think about anxiety as a bucket of water. If you keep adding stressors to the bucket, over time, it fills up. Until, one day, it overflows. 

Regardless of your experience, we understand anxiety can be uncomfortable and at times makes life seem unmanageable. Through therapy for anxiety and stress, we can help you empty the bucket.

There is Hope: Anxiety and Stress Are Not Inevitable!

The good news is that you are not your thoughts. In fact, you have the power to change them. It can be challenging to identify what is triggering anxiety on your own. More so, we will work together to understand what’s triggering your anxiety and the positive actions you can take to feel less overwhelmed.

Anxiety treatment can help you uncover the underlying causes of your worries and fears; learn how to relax; look at situations in new, less frightening ways; and develop better coping and problem-solving skills. 

In anxiety treatment sessions, you can discover what life events, circumstances, or limiting beliefs have affected you. Once we can identify the cause driving your racing thoughts, you can take steps to manage it.

At Renewed Wellness Counseling, we give you the tools needed to recognize your thinking patterns and teach you coping techniques to help you feel better.

Our Approach to Anxiety Treatment

Behavioral therapies can include a combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and solution-focused therapy. These therapies help shift your mindset by looking at alternate viewpoints in addition to developing coping tools that help with distress, negative automatic thoughts, and impulse control.

Brainspotting can help further explore underlying anxieties that seem difficult to overcome.Brainspotting uses your visual field to access emotions trapped in your subcortical brain. This is because “where you look affects how you feel”. Brainspotting even reduces anxiety after the session because it helps create new neural pathways that heal anxiety rather then mask it. Brainspotting is a great adjunct to other anxiety treatments and therapies.

 Mindfulness, Yoga, Meditation, and Grounding Techniques help in both acute situations where you need to reduce anxiety quickly and as a preventative when practiced regularly. Furthermore, these tools help reset your central nervous system when it’s in overdrive, allowing your mind and body to come back into balance.

Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) therapy is typically used to treat symptoms of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. ERP therapy is used to gently and gradually expose you to your obsession in a controlled environment where you can practice coping tools under the guidance of your therapist, and later, independently. By further developing coping skills, ERP can free you from the cycle of obsession and compulsion.

Start Therapy for Anxiety & Stress in New Bern, NC

Remember that any level of stress and anxiety is treatable. Furthermore, that relentlessness, irritability, and sense of dread you feel can be eased. Our therapists can teach you how to not give power to those unhelpful negative thoughts so you can take control of your anxiety and start enjoying life again. We believe that you deserve it. Get started with therapy at our online counseling practice in New Bern, NC with these steps:

1. Fill out this consult form.

2. Read about our skilled anxiety therapists.

3. Begin living a life with less anxiety and more joy!

Other Services at Renewed Wellness

At our New Bern, NC-based therapy practice, we offer more than just therapy for anxiety and stress. Our therapists specialize specifically in therapy for military families, chronic illness counseling and addiction counseling. For those going through a life change, we also offer life transitions counseling. In fact, we can help you wherever you are in the state with online therapy in North Carolina and South Carolina. Let’s work together to get you to a good place!

Now accepting new clients for virtual appointments in North Carolina & South Carolina