Does anxiety leave you feeling like you have no control over your life? Do you feel like every day just brings with it a new set of worries that are impossible to cope with? You don’t have to live your life held back by fear and nervousness. Effective therapy for anxiety can give you back the freedom to truly live your life.
Treatment for anxiety
Anxiety within limits is a normal and inevitable emotion; there’s no such thing as a person who never feels nervous. In the right circumstances, anxiety can be positive. It keeps you alert and provides you with the impetus to respond to threatening situations. However, if your anxiety level becomes too high, it can take on a life of its own and cripple your ability to function. If you have reached the point where you are avoiding social situations, have had panic attacks, or have a specific fear that you cannot explain or control, then you should seek help.
Therapy can help you get feelings of anxiety under control and find a healthy balance.
What to expect from therapy
In therapy, we will work with you closely to create a personalized, effective plan that focuses on the source of your anxiety. Our goal is to enable you to lead a more satisfying, less inhibited life. We will start with a thorough assessment of your situation to provide you with the targeted help that you need. In each session, you will learn new techniques and strategies to manage your fears and deal with anxious thoughts before they take control. Even within a few sessions, you may start to see a change in the way you approach life; instead of being oppressed by fear, you can explore life’s possibilities with confidence.
A key reason for our high record of success at Erik Olesen & Associates is that we provide neurofeedback, if you wish, in tandem with talk therapy. Neurofeedback is a powerful technique that works by gradually training the way the brainwaves that underlie your moods and emotions. Eventually it causes those brainwaves to function in a more regular and healthy way.
Neurofeedback allows us to go beyond what talk therapy can do alone by working directly on the brain itself, without the potential risks and side effects of psychotropic medication. (However, if you are already taking medication, Neurofeedback can still be very effective. This treatment can often help you reduce the dosage of the medication, or you may be able to eliminate it entirely. We can communicate with your doctor about this, if you wish.) While neurofeedback is becoming increasingly common, many providers do not have the proper training and are not therapists. Using neurofeedback in conjunction with talk therapy makes for a more efficient and profound process. It allows you to reap real rewards in terms of improved mood, better performance, and lasting freedom from anxiety.
Get in touch
For effective anxiety therapy, reach out to Erik Olesen & Associates today. You can get in touch in by phone or by filling out the contact form. We serve the communities of Auburn, Roseville, Sacramento, Rocklin, Grass Valley, and the surrounding area.