In Person and Online Therapy Sessions Available | (616) 309 0737
2460 Burton St SE #101, Grand Rapids, MI 49546
In Person and Online Therapy Sessions Available | (616) 309 0737
2460 Burton St SE #101, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Anxiety Therapy

Are Constant Worried Thoughts Preventing You From Feeling Relaxed?

  • Do you find yourself second-guessing your decisions because you’re unable to stop the “what if?” thoughts from flooding your mind?
  • Has your anxiety become so overwhelming that it has begun to affect your personal and professional life drastically?
  • Are your thoughts racing at a mile-a-minute, constantly veering towards worst-case scenarios?

Maybe you feel dismissed by your loved ones or like your fears and concerns are minimized because no one truly understands what you’re going through. Or perhaps you no longer have the desire to socialize because your anxiety has started to affect the way you interact with others significantly.

What you desire most is peace of mind—you want control of your thoughts and reassurance that everything is going to be okay. We understand and will meet you where you’re at to help you manage these anxious thoughts and feelings and prevent them from controlling your life.

Having Anxiety Is So Much More Than Just Worrisome Thoughts

Typically, when people hear the word anxiety, they think it’s a one-off occurrence, like feeling nervous about a driving test or job interview. In reality, anxiety can become extremely debilitating and affect you mentally and physiologically.

Maybe you’re experiencing trouble sleeping because your mind won’t quiet down at night. This can cause fatigue and make it difficult to focus or make decisions during the day. You may also notice that you’re more irritable lately. 

Physical symptoms like tightness in the chest, sweaty hands, or even panic attacks with tunnel vision and rapid heartbeat can feel overwhelming and paralyzing. You might also find yourself more reactive in your relationship and feel like you aren’t being seen or heard. This can lead to pent-up frustration for both you and your partner, especially if they don’t understand just how badly anxiety is affecting you daily. 

It is difficult and tricky to manage anxiety on our own. Without getting to the root cause and understanding why you’re experiencing anxiety, symptoms may progress which makes living a normal life all the more challenging. Fortunately, therapy allows you to understand what is triggering your anxiety and gives you the tools to help alleviate your symptoms.

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Anxiety Is A Normal Part Of Life—But It Does Not Have To Control You

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health disorders. We all experience it at varying points in our lives, and most people who experience anxiety don’t talk about it. This is because there’s a stigma around anxiety, and many people feel ashamed to have it. 

People who struggle with anxiety often wonder why they can’t control it and think they should be able to handle it alone. This leads to minimizing their problems or dismissing them as not that serious. 

Though anxiety is normal, it should become a concern when it’s started to affect your day to day. Constantly worrying, being unable to control fearful thoughts, and obsessively running through the events of the day are all signs that you need help. When anxious thoughts and feelings affect your sleep, relationships, work, and school, seeking therapy is the best option. 

Societal Pressures And Genetic Disposition Can Contribute To Anxiety Development

We live in a society that puts an unhealthy amount of pressure on our performance at school, in our careers, and on managing our day-to-day responsibilities. We often think we need to do more or take more on to be valued. We often don’t want to feel like we are disappointing others, so we take on more tasks, and that can contribute to and exacerbate anxiety symptoms.

On top of that, people with a familial history of anxiety or other mental health issues are more inclined to develop anxiety. Genetic disposition coupled with your environment and personal experiences can contribute to the manifestation of anxiety symptoms. 

Regardless of how you developed anxiety, we want to help you. We understand how anxiety can change the way you live your life. Counseling will help you learn how to cope with and even experience relief from anxiety symptoms that have been plaguing you all this time.

Anxiety Therapy Can Help Quiet Your Racing Thoughts

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Therapy offers you a safe and supportive space to identify and explore the root causes of your anxiety. Our goal is for every client to feel truly listened to and understood. You have a voice here, and we want you to know that your experiences are validated. 

We’re dedicated to equipping you with practical tools to help ease the burden of anxiety. With us, you will gain insight into yourself and your experiences. We aim to empower you to live fully without feeling trapped by your thoughts. We recognize that anxiety can be overwhelming, and we’re here to guide you on a journey of self-discovery and provide you with effective coping strategies. Our approach is tailored toward each individual, and we believe in working collaboratively with you every step of the way.

Our Approach To Anxiety Therapy

In therapy sessions, we will begin by gathering comprehensive information about our clients’ experiences and backgrounds. 

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for anxiety allows us to collaborate with our clients to identify and challenge anxious thoughts. By examining the root of these thoughts and exploring whether they are based on reality or irrational fears, we aim to reframe them in a more positive and logical light.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) for anxiety offers valuable tools for emotional regulation. We’ll help you to realize that it’s okay to feel anxious, but you can learn coping mechanisms to manage anxious feelings effectively. Additionally, we incorporate chain analysis techniques that allow you to pause and evaluate the pros and cons of your anxious thoughts in a structured manner.

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is another effective approach that we utilize to target specific memories contributing to your anxiety. Through the lens of EMDR, we help you to process and resolve these memories to alleviate associated distress.

Psychodynamic Therapy helps you to understand the underlying dynamics associated with your anxiety, such as early life experiences or significant life changes. Using this modality, you will gain greater insight into your anxiety and develop healthier coping strategies.

Narrative Therapy and motivational therapy play a crucial role in helping you reframe your understanding of anxiety. This is done by externalizing the issue and emphasizing that anxiety is not a personal flaw but a natural response to various factors. At Evolve Therapy Group, we support our clients in embracing a more empowering narrative and motivation for change.

Our overall goal for anxiety therapy sessions is to help you get to the point where your thoughts no longer feel frustrating and overwhelming. When you have the right tools, you will feel more confident in yourself—that way, you no longer have to sit alone with your anxiety. You will find that you can “turn off” those ruminative thoughts and achieve relief from anxiety.


Perhaps You Are Considering Anxiety Therapy But Still Have Some Questions…

Will therapy help with my anxiety?

Therapy is very individualized, and the tools we provide to you will be tailored to your needs. You will start to feel more confident in yourself as sessions progress. Counseling can help you experience relief from anxiety.

How challenging will anxiety therapy be?

We will work at a pace that you are comfortable with. Our compassionate therapists will be by your side every step of the way to encourage you as you gradually address your fears and anxiety. We want to ensure you that the therapeutic process is not overwhelming. Throughout sessions, your commitment to addressing your anxiety through learning various techniques and coping strategies will ultimately help you heal.

What if therapy makes my anxiety worse before it gets better?

While therapy may initially stir up difficult emotions, the goal is to help you manage and eventually reduce your anxiety over time. We will work to ensure the process is gradual and supportive. Your therapist will help you set goals and regularly assess your progress.

You Can Learn To Live A Worry-Free Life

Struggling with overwhelming worries and ruminations no longer have to be commonplace in your life. Anxiety Counseling with Evolve Therapy Group can provide you with the tools you need to remain present, regulate your emotions, and manage your anxious thoughts.

For a free 15-minute consultation, please call (616) 309-0737. We would love to help you on your journey toward peace of mind.

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