The counselors at Sage Wellness specialize in helping you learn techniques to reduce and manage symptoms of stress and anxiety. We help you feel empowered when acute anxiety symptoms arise, or in reducing generalized anxiety, given you will have learned a variety of tools to self soothe and move through these challenging moments. It can feel terrifying to experience anxiety! You may feel others don’t understand you, or feel powerless that you can feel like yourself again. It is common for our clients to begin therapy with the following concerns:

  • Ongoing worries, racing thoughts and overthinking
  • A mind that is constantly “on” and won’t stop
  • Thinking of the worst case scenario and planning for the ‘what ifs’ that may happen
  • Feeling unable to control or manage thoughts
  • Obsessive thinking about things you know are irrational or unhelpful
  • Frequent racing heart, muscle tension, headaches, chest pressure, fatigue or gastrointestinal problems
  • Difficulty falling asleep, staying asleep in the night, or waking up early
  • Panic or anxiety attacks
  • Replaying old conversations and social interactions
  • Fear about public speaking, being with someone new, or a group of people
  • Overreaction to situations
  • Avoiding social situations
  • Low performance in high anxiety situations

In therapy we provide foundational information regarding the role and symptoms of anxiety. We help you identify triggers and patterns to your anxiety symptoms. Along the way, we teach you specific interventions tailored to reduce stress and anxiety and create more confidence and ease in your life. You can begin feeling and living differently! We utilize a variety of cognitive behavioral (CBT), mindfulness and grounding techniques to help you challenge toxic thoughts and utilize coping skills that calm your mind and body.