Counseling and Therapy for Anxiety in Minneapolis area

Whether you are a child, teen, or adult, you might be feeling overwhelmed and don’t know where to go from here.

Just for a moment, you wish you could relax, but you can’t seem to do it no matter how hard you try. The stress and worried thoughts just keep coming back. People around you tell you to “just relax” or “there’s nothing to worry about.” If it were only that simple. You don’t choose to feel this way.

For parents of anxious children and teens, I know you are feeling at a loss. You dread the mornings because you know your child is going to have a stomachache and ask to stay home from school. You spend so much of your time accommodating and reassuring, just to keep the peace. If you could make it all go away for them you would. You don’t know whether to push them or help them unwind. You just want your child to be happy. Learn more about my work with children and teens.

Whether you are a child, parent, or adult, it’s normal to feel anxiety at times. In fact, anxiety is something we are all born with! Anxiety is meant to protect you. When you have anxiety, it signals your body to make changes in order to help you fight, run, or freeze from danger. These changes are what can cause you to have a racing heart, sweaty palms, upset stomach, or muscle tension.

When you have these physical feelings, it can be scary and uncomfortable. It can cause you to worry and question what is wrong with you. You may even be avoiding going to work, school, or social events because the anxiety is too much.

You want to find a sense of calm.

You want to wake up feeling refreshed from a good night sleep. You are tired of anxiety taking over your life and you are willing to work hard to get back in control. Counseling with Jenny Matthews will help you get in control of your thoughts, have a relaxed body, and back to living your life the way you want. Anxiety doesn’t deserve to have power over your life

What would it feel like to have your old life back? One where you feel like you are not just “going through the motions”  but actually thriving. A life where you feel confident to handle whatever life throws at you. State of Mind Therapy can help.

Imagine your child being able to go on a sleepover without having to text you throughout the night to pick him up. What would life be like if your teenager was going to school in the morning without a power struggle over a stomachache?

I get that you haven’t felt this way in awhile….and it might not even feel possible. But it happens for my clients all the time.

With the help of an anxiety therapist, the treatment for anxiety is simple. But it’s not easy. If you are willing to make the necessary changes and implement strategies that are proven to work, then you will be able to have the life you deserve.

 

How can therapy in Minneapolis help?

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 is located near Minneapolis for anxiety therapy. Choose to work with Jenny Matthews in-office in Bloomington or from the convenience of your computer through secure Online Therapy (for Minnesota residents only). Book an appointment online today to get started with anxiety therapy.