How do I know if I have anxiety and how can I treat it?
Anxiety can present itself in a few different forms. Initially, I describe anxiety as negative, persistent, and emotionally-charged thoughts that affect our feelings and behaviors. Some of these thoughts might sound like:
“I am not good enough.”
“I always screw everything up.”
“Why are you such an idiot?”
“My life is worthless.”
These negative and persistent thoughts are very taxing on our emotional health. Just imagine, how would your mood be different if these thoughts decreased? I strive to help my clients challenge and provide evidence against these negative thoughts through a techniques drawing from Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and how is it effective for anxiety management?