Therapy for Anxiety in Los Angeles
There are over 200k searches for anxiety each month on Google. Anxiety is on the rise, and it’s also a normal part of our daily lives. But, how do you know when and how to manage your anxiety? Ignoring your anxiety can often just lead to higher levels of anxiety. Counseling can be helpful to manage anxiety at both low, moderate, and high levels, whether you have panic attacks or not.
At Take Root Therapy, we understand that anxiety is a normal part of life and that we all experience it sometimes. It helps us prepare for that next big exam or job interview, and can help us be alert when we are walking down an empty street in a neighborhood we don’t know very well. There are times when anxiety gives us a boost of energy or helps us better navigate a threatening situation. I have once heard as anxiety described as “a trusted sidekick,” and in the situations described above, it’s clear that anxiety can be quite helpful.
If any of this sounds familiar, and you don’t want to keep dealing with your anxiety alone, therapy can help.
At Take Root Therapy, we work with our clients to understand their anxiety, and to develop a different way of responding to their anxiety. The stress response, the feeling that we all feel when we are in a difficult situation, is natural and is designed to keep us
safe. For this reason, there is no cure for anxiety, but there are ways to manage it, especially if it is showing up at times when there is no real threat and it’s getting in the way of your life.
Many of our clients report that, through their work at Take Root Therapy, they are better able to understand their anxiety and their relationship with their anxiety. Clients do the work to figure out where their anxiety comes from, when it started to show up. Your therapist will also help you recognize if there are certain triggers to your anxious feelings and to learn different and useful coping skills to manage the anxiety.