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Anxiety and Stress Management

Life is STRESSFUL.

There is so much to do and never enough time to get it done. It can feel so overwhelming. Your brain won’t turn off, it’s hard to sleep, you feel anxious and tense all the time and you can’t relax. You isolate from others or avoid stressful situations to try to manage the way you’re feeling, but there are drawbacks to this way of coping. And with all of the changes related to the COVID-19 pandemic, all of this can feel even worse.

Between the stress of quarantine, making informed decisions about masks and vaccines for yourself and your family, and navigating a world that looks very different than it did two years ago, you may be feeling like your life has been turned upside down. The activities you did to relax and recharge may be less available to you during the pandemic, and the coping strategies that used to work for you might be falling short.

Maybe you’ve tried other things to feel better, like yoga, therapy, or self-help books, but you still feel anxious. Or maybe you haven’t done anything because that would be something else to add to your to-do list. You are not enjoying life because it’s hard to be in the present moment. And now you’re starting to feel depressed because the worry gets in the way of you living life the way you’d like to.

Anxiety and stress are incredibly common, especially in today’s fast-paced world where we’re always rushing to complete our next task. Juggling the demands of work and family life, trying to keep up with friends, and struggling to squeeze in time for leisure and self-care can feel like a heavy load. At times, it can feel impossible to get everything done and manage to stay in one piece.

Chronic stress and anxiety create lasting effects on your physical, mental, and emotional health. They take a toll on your mind and your body, and they prevent you from enjoying your life fully. They make it difficult to live in the moment, savor experiences of joy and pleasure, and process difficult experiences from a place of calm and self-acceptance. In short, the more stressed and anxious you are, the less you are able to show up in your life, for yourself and for the people you love.

As much as you’ve educated yourself on the causes and impacts of stress, you find that it’s not so easy to address it. It’s not as simple as choosing to be less stressed, or deciding to get rid of your anxiety. Even when you try your hardest to live a more tranquil and present life, you find that anxious thoughts keep cropping up.

If this sounds familiar, you may be feeling fed up with all the worry in your life. You feel like you’ve reached your breaking point, and it’s becoming clear that trying to manage your stress on your own isn’t working.

Serenity Solutions can help.

We understand how terrible anxiety feels and how much it interferes with living an enjoyable life. As caring, nonjudgmental therapists, we have been helping people in Philadelphia and South Jersey learn tools to decrease the control that anxiety has over their lives. Therapy can help you live the life that you want, have healthy relationships, better manage work stress, and enjoy your free time more. You will be able to do the things in life that matter to you, even when things feel stressful.

Our therapists will help you to identify what triggers your stress and anxiety, notice how they show up in your thoughts and your behavior, and find new ways of responding to stressful situations that leave you feeling empowered and in control of your life and decisions. You may not be able to stop stressful events from happening, but you can learn how to respond to them from a place that is calm, thoughtful, and aligned with your values.

We at Serenity Solutions are happy to support you as you take your life back from stress and anxiety and build a life that feels meaningful to you. If you feel ready to take the next step in your journey by reaching out for help, we will be here to guide you along. You can give us a call at 267-317-8817 or click here to schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation.

You may be thinking that stress/anxiety therapy could be helpful, but you have some lingering questions…

 

HOW EXACTLY DOES THERAPY WORK?

Your therapist will provide a safe and supportive environment where you will have the space to talk about what you need to, get things off your chest, and gain some self-awareness. But don’t worry, your therapist won’t just sit and listen and nod; they’ll offer feedback and help you learn the tools you need to achieve your goals and live a life that feels meaningful. 

WILL MY THERAPIST MAKE ME TAKE MEDICATION?

Great question! You get to decide if medication should be part of your treatment. Your therapist cannot and will not make you do anything you do not want to do. The therapists at Serenity Solutions are Master’s Level therapists that apply our training to help you achieve your goals through evidence-based therapy practices. We are not doctors and cannot prescribe medication. That being said, if, after working with you for a while, your therapist thinks that medication could be helpful for you, they will provide you with referrals to local psychiatrists who can evaluate you further to assess your need for medication.  

HOW OFTEN DO YOU MEET?

You’ll meet with your therapist for weekly 50-minute  sessions. We recommend starting with weekly sessions because it helps us get to know each other quickly and allows us to quickly start working on a variety of tools and coping strategies, which can help you make progress toward your goals quicker. 

IS THERAPY WORTH THE MONEY?

Therapy is an investment in your well-being and growth. Like any investment, you’ll get out of it what you put into it. It pays to seek help from an experienced, licensed professional who understands your concerns and is qualified to help you build the life you want to live.

HOW DOES THIS WORK DURING COVID?

Serenity Solutions is currently providing online therapy using secure, HIPAA-compliant video conferencing programs. Online therapy is available to Pennsylvania and New Jersey residents. Click here for more information. 

HOW CAN I GET STARTED?

Give us a call at 267-317-8817 or click here to schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation. During that phone consultation, we will inform you about our services, assess your needs, and get you scheduled with the therapist who’s the best fit for you so that you can begin sessions ASAP.

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