You feel like you always have to be perfect.
You find yourself worrying about work or school, even when you’re at home.
Small events make you feel anxious and tense.
Maybe you’ve even had a panic attack.
At this point stress, fear, and worry is getting in the way of you living life to the fullest.
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What causes anxiety?
During therapy, our anxiety therapists try to help you understand what is causing you to feel anxious. By understanding what is causing you to feel anxious, we can then help you learn new tools to cope with distress.
Signs of anxiety you may be experiencing
The truth is, anxiety feels a little bit different for everyone. And everyone experiences anxiety at some point. Some of the common symptoms of anxiety you might be feeling include:
- Feelings of dread
- A pounding heart
- Difficulty breathing
- Physical symptoms like headaches, sweating, shakes, and jumpiness, a frequent need to urinate, grinding teeth or stomach issues
- Difficulty sleeping
Thoughts caused by anxiety
Anxiety, fear, and worry can also have an impact on your thoughts. Some common anxious thoughts include:
- “It’s safer to stay at home.”
- “But what if…”
- “I don’t know how to relax”
- “I need to be in control”
- “They/I could be in danger!”
- “It won’t be good enough”
- “It has to be perfect”
The problem is when anxiety starts to get in the way of your day to day life. If your anxiety symptoms are starting to hold you back from the things you enjoy or anxiety is impacting your relationships, it might be time to think about anxiety treatment with one of our skilled anxiety therapists.
Monarch Wellness’ Approach to Anxiety Treatment
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT):
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT):
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT):
Therapy can help you reduce or manage anxious thoughts
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Other Services offered at Monarch Wellness & Psychotherapy
In addition to counseling for anxiety, our Washington DC counseling clinic offers a variety of psychotherapy services to help you achieve emotional and physical wellness. Our goal is to create a safe space where you can be real and honest about the things that are bothering you. We offer individual therapy, couples therapy, family therapy, and group therapy for adolescents, young adults, and adults in the D.C. area. Our therapists specialize in treating eating disorders, depression, and trauma. Please reach out to our office with any questions or to learn more about the ways we can help you!