It’s not uncommon to experience feelings of anxiety or stress at some point in your life. While anxiety can be a natural or even helpful emotion at times, it becomes problematic when it is an overwhelming driving force. 

If you feel like excessive worry and intrusive thoughts dominate your daily life, therapy will help. At Evolve Therapy Group, our licensed therapists specialize in anxiety treatment and identifying underlying causes of worry. 

Symptoms of Anxiety

  • Noticeable nervousness, restlessness, or tension
  • Feelings of danger, panic, or dread
  • Rapidly breathing or hyperventilating
  • Increased or heavy sweating
  • Trembling or muscle twitching
  • General weakness or feelings of lethargy
  • Trouble concentrating or thinking clearly about anything other than the source of your worry
  • A messed up sleep schedule or insomnia
  • Obsessing over certain ideas that lead you to perform repeated behaviors (can be a sign of obsessive-compulsive disorder)
  • Excessively worrying about a life event or experience from your past (can be a sign of post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Ruminative thinking or the inability to “turn off” your thoughts

Treating Anxiety

Anxiety and stress can feel overwhelming, making you feel tired, irritable, scared, and just plain stuck. While there is no shame in seeking medication to manage symptoms of anxiety, therapy goes deeper to uncover the core issue and “root” of your worry. Therapy also teaches relaxation techniques, tools to change your perspective, and healthy coping mechanisms to support your overall well-being.

Ease Your Worry Today

If you suffer from an anxiety disorder, help can be found with our Grand Rapids therapists. We invite you to schedule an appointment by calling the Evolve Therapy Group at (616) 309-0737.