You don’t want to miss out on the joy of life because of your fears. Whether it is the fear of rejection, disappointment, or failure that is holding you back, you can find the courage and strength to pursue your dreams.
Anxiety treatment is a personal time for you to work on having a better relationship with yourself, your feelings, and your ideal life. It is about giving yourself permission to feel your feelings and giving yourself the break you need to pause and catch your breath. In anxiety treatment, you are able to give yourself permission to put your needs first.
Every time we fly, we hear flight attendants sharing some variation of the oxygen mask rule: “Should the cabin lose pressure, oxygen masks will drop from the overhead area. Please place the mask over your own mouth and nose before assisting others.” In the case of an emergency, in order to help others, you must first take care of yourself.
Attending therapy to manage your anxiety is similar to this flight rule! Anxiety treatment will help you redefine your relationship with feelings so that you gain a sense of confidence, clarity, and strength. Additionally, when things change inside you, things change around you. So as you work to find your inner peace and confidence, the relationships around you become more real and fulfilling, too.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, anxiety affects nearly 1 in 5 American adults in a given year and about one-third of U.S. adults at some point in their lives. So you are not alone in this! And anxiety treatment can help if you don’t just want to get by, but you want to thrive and live up to your truest and fullest potential. You want to live a life free from constant worry and rumination.
Anxiety has a tendency to whisper all sorts of catastrophic situations into our ears. It loves “what-if” scenarios where it comes up with the wildest and most destructive ending to life’s situations. When you seek therapy for your anxiety, you will learn to identify and challenge these anxiety-provoking thoughts. This will help your thinking become more balanced, rational, and flexible.
Further, anxiety often looks at all that is missing and going wrong in our lives, instead of what is going well. Fears and worries can keep you stuck in your comfort zone, never letting you take a risk or make a change. If you feel like your anxiety has kept you stuck and scared, it’s time to take back the control.
For therapy to be effective, it requires you to be curious about yourself. Therapy requires you to be both vulnerable and accountable, so you need to have the openness and flexibility to look inward.
In anxiety treatment, we will explore and re-write how you view yourself. Most people struggle with self-criticism and self-judgment. The goal of therapy is to help you understand how you came to develop a self-critical voice. To do this, you will examine the implicit and explicit messages you have been exposed to. Through self-reflection, you will gain tools to replace the critical inner voice with a self-accepting and compassionate one.
Another key component of anxiety treatment is to reflect on your past experiences. In fact, the past provides information about the present. Another goal of therapy is to understand what you’ve been through, then find solutions for what you’re still going struggling with. When you get control of your thoughts and feelings, you will have clarity of how your past is shaping your present. You will show up more openly and authentically to life.
Not only will you gain deep insight into who you are, but an anxiety therapist will help you transform this insight into action. The discoveries made during a therapy session will be ineffective if it stays within the therapy room. Once you take this insight and apply it to your life, you will experience the fruits of your hard work.
When you engage in anxiety treatment, you will gain a sense of confidence and lightness. You’ll be able to let of worry, rumination, and self-loathing. And by finding closure from past unresolved experiences, you will unburden yourself and gain more positivity and peace. You will learn to tolerate mistakes because you will have a sense of true self-confidence, resilience, and love. You will start to feel more centered and grounded. After working with an anxiety therapist, you will…
The therapy process starts with a free 20-minute consultation. You will have the opportunity to elaborate on your current experiences that you wish to address with an anxiety therapist. Then, you will learn more about our approach to therapy and cost.
During the first 2-3 sessions, we will go through the intake process. During this, your therapist will gather all the necessary information to create a strong treatment plan for you. This comprehensive intake evaluation will help you and your therapist discuss the underlying factors that get in the way of reaching your fullest potential. Then, we will explore other components that may influence your anxiety treatment plan. This process is necessary in order to tailor a successful anxiety treatment plan for your individual needs.
Ongoing sessions are designed to deepen your relationship with yourself and others. The goal of therapy is not to remove all obstacles and guarantee no future mistakes. Instead, the goal is to give you the tools and insight to help you navigate what life throws your way. After anxiety treatment, you will have the peace and strength to go through life with all of its ups and downs and know that you can handle it.
Our anxiety therapists use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), which are both evidence-based treatments for anxiety management. Each of these modalities has unique qualities and focus while complimentary for an effective outcome.
The fundamental principle of CBT proposes that our thoughts affect our emotions, which in turn, affect our behaviors. During CBT for anxiety treatment, you will learn to uncover unhealthy, negative, or rigid thoughts, attitudes, and belief systems. Once we identify these unhealthy thought patterns, our goal will be to find ways to challenge and reframe them. We will also explore behavioral changes to support your new way of thinking. And at times, we will use these action goals to challenge your thoughts.
MBSR teaches mindfulness and body awareness techniques. These skills help you better regulate and manage your emotions. Mindfulness will teach you ways to pause, observe and be non-judgmental of your inner experiences. By bringing awareness to the present moment you can learn ways to be more accepting and grateful.
DBT successfully combines the principles of CBT and mindfulness to teach you better ways to regulate your emotions, set healthy boundaries, have firm communication skills, and tolerate stressful situations. This approach will teach you to how opposite things can coexist, such as acceptance and change. While learning to accept things the way they are, you can work towards changing the aspect of self that is not helping you.
Anxiety treatment is a fee-for-service program. Our Los Angeles therapy practice accepts all major forms of payment. Please find more information about payment and insurance here.
Our therapists have a strong desire to make sure you maintain maximum privacy. And we want to provide you with the highest level of care possible without constraints from managed care. So, our therapists are out-of-network providers for all insurance panels. Therefore, we are not affiliated with any insurance panel. Many PPO plans may reimburse for anxiety treatment in full or in part. And unfortunately, HMO, Medi-Cal, and Medicare insurances do not reimburse, as they require that you see someone on their panel.
Our private practice counseling office is conveniently located at 20501 Ventura Blvd, Suite 395, Woodland Hills, CA 91364. We provide both in-person appointments and online therapy in California. Please be advised, you must be fully vaccinated for in-person appointments.
Although our practice is located in Woodland Hills, we can work with anyone in the state of California using online therapy. This includes, but is not limited to Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Tarzana, Encino, and further surrounding communities. Another option for anxiety treatment is our online anxiety support group for women in their 20s and 30s.
Right now, anxiety may be holding you back from living wholeheartedly. But with the help of an anxiety therapist, you can develop clarity on the direction of your life. And with support, you’ll build the strength to your dreams, too.
You have so much love to give to others. And whether you know it or not, you are capable of treating yourself with the same kindness and care. The confidence lies within you to change. You can learn the skills you need to manage anxiety and develop a more loving relationship with yourself.
Contact us to start anxiety treatment in-person or online at our Los Angeles, CA-based therapy practice. After you reach out, one of our intake coordinator will get back to you no later than 24 hours to schedule a free phone consultation.
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