Anxiety Therapy

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Do You Wish You Could Just Get Through One Day Without Worrying?


  • Is anxiety holding you back from living your life?
  • Do you feel tense, nervous, and unable to relax? 
  • Are you tired of constantly seeking reassurance from others and worrying about what people think of you?

Anxiety Is Your Body’s Way Of Trying To Tell You Something Important—But Sometimes It Spirals Out Of Control

Anxiety is a feeling that we can all relate to. In fact, it may be surprising to know that in some ways anxiety can be our mind and body’s way of speaking to us and signifying that what is transpiring is significant. Some people feel motivated or empowered by their anxiety because it indicates that they are taking risks and challenging themselves. Sometimes our anxiety keeps us from danger by alerting us that we are going in the wrong direction. This is why listening to anxiety is important. 

Unfortunately, this protective function has the ability to spiral out of control and gain too much power over a person’s life. This is the case for millions of people today. Roughly 20 percent of Americans suffer from an anxiety disorder, and about a third of them will experience an anxiety disorder at some point in their lives.* For them, anxiety does not come and go based on circumstances—it’s an ever-present part of their daily experience.

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 Our Natural Tendency Is To Discredit Anxiety Rather Than Try To Understand It

 

We are hardwired to avoid what’s dangerous or stressful. Yet the more we refuse to address anxiety, the more powerful it becomes. It may sound counterintuitive, but in order to find relief from anxiety, we have to try and understand it. Instead of discrediting it or challenging it, we have to slow down, listen to what anxiety is telling us, and try to work through it in a sensitive and thoughtful way.

Doing so is not easy. It’s only human nature to try and solve anxiety externally, by distracting ourselves with daily life: job promotions, a new relationship, and staying extremely busy. The problem is that anxiety is an internal problem, so the solution has to come from within. Therapy is a chance to take a deep dive into your inner world and uncover the core beliefs that are fueling your anxiety. 

Anxiety Is Your Body’s Way Of Trying To Tell You Something Important—
But Sometimes It Spirals Out Of Control

 

Anxiety is a feeling that we can all relate to. In fact, it may be surprising to know that in some ways anxiety can be our mind and body’s way of speaking to us and signifying that what is transpiring is significant. Some people feel motivated or empowered by their anxiety because it indicates that they are taking risks and challenging themselves. Sometimes our anxiety keeps us from danger by alerting us that we are going in the wrong direction. This is why listening to anxiety is important. 

Unfortunately, this protective function has the ability to spiral out of control and gain too much power over a person’s life. This is the case for millions of people today. Roughly 20 percent of Americans suffer from an anxiety disorder, and about a third of them will experience an anxiety disorder at some point in their lives.* For them, anxiety does not come and go based on circumstances—it’s an ever-present part of their daily experience.

Our Natural Tendency Is To Discredit Anxiety Rather Than Try To Understand It

 

We are hardwired to avoid what’s dangerous or stressful. Yet the more we refuse to address anxiety, the more powerful it becomes. It may sound counterintuitive, but in order to find relief from anxiety, we have to try and understand it. Instead of discrediting it or challenging it, we have to slow down, listen to what anxiety is telling us, and try to work through it in a sensitive and thoughtful way.

Doing so is not easy. It’s only human nature to try and solve anxiety externally, by distracting ourselves with daily life: job promotions, a new relationship, and staying extremely busy. The problem is that anxiety is an internal problem, so the solution has to come from within. Therapy is a chance to take a deep dive into your inner world and uncover the core beliefs that are fueling your anxiety. 

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Therapy Can Help You Get To The Bottom Of Your Anxiety

 

There may have been a time in your life when anxiety served you. Perhaps it kept you safe from an overly critical parent or helped you stay alert during dangerous situations. But over time, you may have found that your anxiety persisted even when it was no longer needed. Therapy is a chance to explore questions like: Is your anxiety still warranted, or has it exhausted its usefulness? What past experiences are at the root of your symptoms, and how have those experiences continued to impact your life? 

In this way, therapy can help you learn about yourself on a deeper level. Together, you and your therapist will explore your life story so that you can gain deeper insights into who you are and break out of repetitive old behaviors that reinforce your anxiety.

Our Approach To Anxiety Counseling

As a practice, Growth Thru Change takes a psychodynamic approach to anxiety therapy. Anxiety is not just another symptom—it’s your body trying to tell you something. The goal of psychodynamic therapy is to figure out what your body is trying to tell you. We want you to become aware of unconscious thought patterns and behaviors in your life, allowing you to make connections between the past and present.

For instance, let’s say that you are anxious to do a presentation at your workplace. At first, it might seem like this problem is related to work. But dive a little deeper and you might find that it’s connected to past experiences—maybe you were bullied when you were younger or made fun of during a presentation in school. 

On the surface, anxiety may appear to be a response to what is happening right now. We want to help you make your unconscious patterns conscious, allowing you to respond to your triggers more carefully and thoughtfully. In this way, therapy can help you break out of anxious behaviors and avoid compulsive reactions to stress. 

By seeking to understand your past, present, and future, we will accompany you on this deep journey of growth and self-discovery. Our long-term goal is to empower you to take life by the reins and give you the wisdom to heal, bloom, and flourish for years to come. 

You May Have Some Questions And Concerns About Anxiety Therapy…

How will someone I’ve never met understand me?

 

Although it’s essential for your therapist to understand you, the objective of therapy is for you to understand yourself. Self-knowledge is the key to gaining control over the repetitive compulsions that keep you stuck in an anxious mindset. That said, we understand the importance of the therapist-client match. We encourage you to look for someone who makes you feel comfortable and safe—don’t be afraid to “interview” therapists until you find one that clicks with you!

I’m worried that my therapist will judge me.


Our therapists are here to cultivate an environment of acceptance rather than judgment. At the same time, it’s important to remember that fear of judgment often stems from fear of your own internal judgment. For instance, you might think that your worst fear is other people judging you. But in reality, it’s often the other way around—many people who fear other people’s judgment are actually individuals with a very strong internal self-judgment. Therapy can help you overcome your own self-judgment and learn to practice self-compassion.

Won’t talking about anxiety just make me more anxious?

 

We know that discussing anxiety isn’t easy. That’s why we want to make sure you sure you feel safe and grounded throughout anxiety treatment. Confronting anxiety may seem intimidating at first, but once you untangle it and understand how it’s affecting your life, it becomes much easier to regulate it and decrease your symptoms.

Eriach Fox

LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR, LPC, MHS, LCADC
Rates

$160

Megan Lederman

LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR, LPC
Rates

$170

Sophia Polin

LICENSED PROFESSIONAL COUNSELOR (LPC)
Rates

$160

Sarah Lobb

Licensed Social Worker (LSW/MSW)
Rates

$175

Sarah Marcus

Licensed Social Worker (LCSW)
Rates

$160

Gwenn Prinbeck, LPC

Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LSW, PCC
Rates

$140

Dr. Colleen Fleming

Clinical Psychologist, Psy. D.
Rates

$160

Meet Our Anxiety Team

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Let Us Walk With You On This Journey Of Self-Discovery

 

You are not alone and you do not have to try and work through anxiety alone. We’re here to help you slow down, listen to your body, and learn to regulate your stress levels.To connect with one of our anxiety therapists, you can
call 215-377-3993.

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Do You Wish You Could Just Get Through One Day Without Worrying?

 

 

  • Is anxiety holding you back from living your life?  
  • Do you feel tense, nervous, and unable to relax? 
  • Are you tired of constantly seeking reassurance from others and worrying about what people think of you?

 

Anxiety Is Your Body’s Way Of Trying To Tell You Something Important—But Sometimes It Spirals Out Of Control

 

 

Anxiety is a feeling that we can all relate to. In fact, it may be surprising to know that in some ways anxiety can be our mind and body’s way of speaking to us and signifying that what is transpiring is significant. Some people feel motivated or empowered by their anxiety because it indicates that they are taking risks and challenging themselves. Sometimes our anxiety keeps us from danger by alerting us that we are going in the wrong direction. This is why listening to anxiety is important. 

Unfortunately, this protective function has the ability to spiral out of control and gain too much power over a person’s life. This is the case for millions of people today. Roughly 20 percent of Americans suffer from an anxiety disorder, and about a third of them will experience an anxiety disorder at some point in their lives.* For them, anxiety does not come and go based on circumstances—it’s an ever-present part of their daily experience.

 

Our Natural Tendency Is To Discredit Anxiety Rather Than Try To Understand It

 

We are hardwired to avoid what’s dangerous or stressful. Yet the more we refuse to address anxiety, the more powerful it becomes. It may sound counterintuitive, but in order to find relief from anxiety, we have to try and understand it. Instead of discrediting it or challenging it, we have to slow down, listen to what anxiety is telling us, and try to work through it in a sensitive and thoughtful way.

Doing so is not easy. It’s only human nature to try and solve anxiety externally, by distracting ourselves with daily life: job promotions, a new relationship, and staying extremely busy. The problem is that anxiety is an internal problem, so the solution has to come from within. Therapy is a chance to take a deep dive into your inner world and uncover the core beliefs that are fueling your anxiety.