Counseling and Therapy for Anxiety in Minneapolis area
What is anxiety?
At some point in your life, you have likely experienced a certain level or stress, worry, or anxiety. But how do you know if this is stress or anxiety? Raising a family, busy work schedules, and other pressures of life can cause stress. Anxiety can look very different from person to person. It can look like feeling overwhelmed all the time, angry, or having an extreme amount of fear in certain situations.
Common Signs of anxiety
Feeling “on edge”
A sense that “something bad is going to happen” (but you don’t know what)
Avoiding people, places, or situations that make you anxious
Uncomfortable physical symptoms are common
Anxiety Therapy Specialties
Phobias (excessive fears)
Social Anxiety Disorder
Separation Anxiety Disorder
How can therapy in Minneapolis help?
Meeting with a Therapist can help you determine if you meet criteria for an anxiety disorder or are experiencing “normal” stress. Either way, if anxiety or stress is impacting your life, counseling can help you learn ways to better cope with these feelings.
Your feelings are driven by your thoughts and beliefs. These thoughts are usually anxious or negative. Often times, anxious thoughts sound like “what if ____ happens” or imaging the worst case situation. The good news is, you have the power to change the way you think. This will take work and effort on your part. However, working with a counselor who utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can help. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is considered the “gold standard” for anxiety treatment.
Mindfulness has also been shown to be highly effective for those struggling with anxiety. Because anxiety is often about future worries, learning to become more present in the moment can be an effective coping skill for those struggling with anxiety. State of Mind Therapy can help you find mindfulness strategies that work for you.
State of Mind Therapy offers two convenient locations near Minneapolis for you to receive anxiety therapy: Bloomington and Wayzata. Online Therapy and Counseling is also an option (for Minnesota residents only). Book an appointment online today to get started with anxiety therapy.