Therapy for when you’re not able to sleep at night and your days are spent in endless worry. Dr. Melissa Valentina empowers adults suffering from anxiety or lack of sleep to discover ways to manage whatever life throws at them.
When there is a lot going on in life, many people find it hard to cope.
Most people who start anxiety therapy feel like they are going round in circles, repeatedly experiencing the same negative emotions. Perhaps you can relate. Are you constantly feeling worried, panicky, or hopeless? Do you second-guess yourself often?
If these sound true for you, I want you to know that even though you may feel alone, you are not. Know that many people in your circumstances need support considering the many challenges you are facing.
Even if you don’t believe you deserve care, you do. You deserve to take care of yourself.
It’s the pit in your stomach, that voice in your head telling you you’re not good enough.
Anxiety can affect you in a number of ways, and it can overwhelm you before you know what has happened. Heart racing, hands sweating or shaking, headaches, intestinal problems, or immobility are some of the ways that anxiety can take a toll on your health and sense of well-being.
If you said yes to more than two of these, anxiety could be running your life. Of course, getting anxious about the oncoming anxiety only makes everything worse.
This cycle of anxiety and tears can be an endless loop when you don’t know what to do about this bothersome pattern. Luckily, there is a path to help you navigate life’s challenges with ease
Some stressors and anxiety can be a good thing. There are positive stressors, such as the birth of a new baby or starting a new business. And there are negative stressors, such as not having enough money at the end of the month, or approaching holidays and all the family-focused activities they entail.
We also owe it to our anxiety-fear system to protect us in the face of actual danger. Our stress response can warn us of impending threats and challenges, and even help us behave in appropriate ways. Without the stress of a deadline to motivate us, or worrying about whether we’re dressed appropriately for work, we may find ourselves encountering issues in our jobs. Similarly, our romantic relationships and friendships benefit when we allow our anxieties to encourage empathy, caring, and perspective-taking.
While stress is unavoidable, excessive anxiety can keep you from fulfilling your dreams and aspirations for the life that you deserve. Some people believe that they would have done better at a particular task or event if they had believed in themselves more and had confidently approached the situation. Have you ever noticed how ideas come to you when you are on vacation or totally relaxed in some other way?
Anxiety over the past, present, or future is usually a sign that we need to evaluate and correct just where we are placing our focus or energy.
It’s possible to feel better.
Imagine waking up each morning with a sense of calm, confidence, and self-esteem so that you can go about your day with your sense of well-being intact.
Imagine a life where you could…control how you respond to anxious thoughts. Have an improved attitude, mood, and productivity. Shift into a more positive and hopeful outlook on life. Stop letting anxiety affect the way you live or make any decisions for you. Get to the root problems and solve those instead of using band-aids.
Imagine you, instantaneously viewing situations that used to provoke anxiety in a new and different light and not reacting in that heart-pounding way you were accustomed to in your past, but rather dealing with relationships and situations calmly and with confidence.
You can find an unshakeable confidence within you to face any potential unnerving situation with calm and ease, honoring yourself and living your truth.
What if you had the help you needed at a moment’s notice; to be able to access this wisdom and be self-sufficient, and to live your truth in any situation?
My clients appreciate how we discover their strengths and patterns and use these to explore ways to create new perspectives and behaviors.
Our therapy sessions will include our discussing your situations that are anxiety-provoking and identifying your thoughts and patterns that serve you and the ones that could be altered.
Anxiety Therapy helps you rise above your challenges and start moving towards your ideal life with less confusion and more confidence.You will gain a new mindset to find your way through difficult feelings and situations, uncover your strengths, and learn new life skills. Even if you are not sure if your problem is serious enough, Anxiety Therapy may be able to help. After working with me, clients say that they can sleep at night. They are more refreshed during their day and remain calm during stressful times.
I can help you do the same.
Anxiety Therapy consists of 50-minute, one-on-one sessions that help you work through your concerns. In addition to listening, I will provide guidance based on my experience and share what the science tells us about what’s going on for you. I play an active role in your healing and growth.
Here’s how it will work step-by-step:
I will facilitate a safe, accepting space (yes, even in our virtual sessions) so that you will feel comfortable sharing your struggle with anxiety, self-confidence, and self-worth with me.
Through hearing your story, your fears and your worries, I will start to get a picture of what your challenges are. We will spend time talking about how these difficulties affect all aspects of your life.
Our work together will start by helping you address immediate concerns like managing difficult emotions and naming the powerful fears that drive your anxiety so that we can face them head-on.
As we work, we will identify your goals for therapy and for all other aspects of life. Identifying where you want to be is a critical part of your healing and hope for the future.
As we get specific about your dream for the future, we can create concrete, actionable steps to help you get there.
By looking at ways to address what is not working and use what is working, you are re-creating your outlook on life and therefore yourself.
Anxiety therapy can positively change your thinking, beliefs, emotions, and behaviors. It can help you let go of what’s holding you back. The tools you learn in anxiety therapy will be useful throughout your life.
Hear from some clients who have found theirs.
Hypnosis is a therapeutic tool that can help you to connect with your inner resources and unconscious abilities to grow and thrive. With the induction of hypnosis by a hypnotherapist, you learn how to access the unconscious mind without the obstacles of the conscious mind.
Then you can focus on what it is that you are striving for such as lowering anxiety, increasing self-esteem, etc. The subconscious is the gateway to mind-body healing!
Hypnosis therapy is a way to relax the conscious mind and work with the unconscious mind. From this state of inner absorption, we are able to access your inner self without being blocked by resistance or drive for self-protection. Changes on this level will give you quicker, lasting results.
Absolutely. Have you ever been going to work, arrived at your highway exit, and were not aware of getting there? Or have you gotten so involved in a hobby such as gardening or painting that you were unaware of other worries or concerns? These states are forms of hypnosis and as you know, you are completely present while in this very relaxed and focused state.
Yes. You will be in a relaxed state and will always be aware of what is happening.
"I thought my anxiety over that experience was behind me”
Have you thought this statement to yourself before? Anxiety can be triggered by sensations such as a statement you hear, a smell that reminds you of an old memory, or hearing a particular tone in another person’s voice. These types of anxiety triggers stem from situations in the past and demonstrate the link between anxiety and trauma.
the symptoms of anxiety have been present in your life for a while but you don’t notice because of the other stressors in your life.
Maybe they have been haunting you for some time and relief has been temporary at best.
you have tried a number of things to ease the symptoms of stress or anxiety, some are healthy, some not so healthy. You somehow get relief for a while, and then the symptoms return with a vengeance when something happens that brings up that old memory again.
your boss calls you into her/his office AGAIN, or your presentation is in 5 minutes and you tossed and turned all night thinking about it, or you are sitting in everyday traffic, or you are in a relationship that is stressful, again.
Any one of these things can set off the stress response, and the anxiety that takes so much of your energy comes on before you know it.
You tell yourself and others that it doesn’t matter, doesn’t bother you, that whatever happened is okay. While in truth, you are feeling that old knot in your gut again and again.
That traumatic time might have happened a long time ago, but it still bothers you and it keeps coming back whenever the slightest reminder arises, leaving you feeling anxious, exhausted, and powerless.
To take care of yourself and move forward from just surviving and managing your day-to-day activities to thriving in your life and realizing those dreams you have.
Ask yourself, What kind of person do you want to be? How do you want to be present for the ones you love?
The answer to these questions and how you are in this world is the one thing that you can control.
Now you have access to expert help, and you can get relief from anxiety and be more at ease with your job, your family, and yourself in ways that will surprise you.
You can learn how to relax the mind, connect with your true self, and transition from struggling to thriving.
If you feel like you are going round in circles, repeating negative emotions, and uncomfortable in your own skin, anxiety therapy could help.