Teaching People How To Manage Their Moods
One of the most common issues that client’s present with in counseling (or therapy) is anxiety. Anxiety is a normal emotion that everyone experiences from time to time, such as feeling nervous, worried, or fearful when facing something new or unfamiliar. However, when worry and fear is constant and blocks you from DOING the things you need or want to do, therapy can help. What people may not know is that anxiety is one of the most treatable problems and can have great results in a relatively short time. Honestly, helping my clients learn how to break the vicious cycle of fear and anxiety and teaching them effective skills in mood management is one of my favorite parts of being a therapist. You may be wondering how counseling can help you manage your anxiety and get out of the cycle of worry and fear you may be facing. The solution truly lies in learning how to manage your mood effectively and with great skill.
One of my mentor’s once said that if you don’t know how to do something (or you don’t have skill in doing something), you don’t know how to do it. Bottom line. It makes a lot of sense to me considering the years of training I have had in my career to become a more competent and effective therapist. There was so much I did not know how to do until I learned how to do it. More importantly, gaining a good skill set and new strategies to learn how to better problem solve and find solution is the key to breaking repetitive cycles of stress and freeing yourself from the constraints of an overwhelmed mood. This is how counseling/therapy can help you.
If you are experiencing any of the following, please contact my San Diego anxiety therapy practice for help:
- Excessive worry or fear that is overwhelming
- Negative or hurtful thoughts that spin round and round
- Panic that cripples you from doing things or going places
- Overwhelming worry that centers around being judged by others and keeps you from being in social situations, or with others
- Problems sleeping due to constantly thinking when trying to fall asleep
As I mentioned above, you can learn how to break the cycle of anxiety and gain effective tools to move forward in your life. Take a step today and reach out for help.