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Kirkland Anxiety Therapy – Licensed Mental Health Counselor

Anxiety is a common emotion experienced by people of all ages and backgrounds. It can be mild or severe, short-term or long-lasting, depending on the source of the anxiety. While it is natural to experience some amount of anxiousness in challenging or important situations, when the feelings become too intense or interfere with everyday activities, it may be an indication of an anxiety disorder.

If anxiety is severe or persistent, seeking professional help from licensed therapists at Anchor Light Therapy Collective is recommended to help manage the symptoms.

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Woman hugging man and smiling on street with sun and sunglasses

Anxiety Is Normal – Constant Anxiety Isn’t

Anxiety can be a difficult and overpowering emotion. For some, anxiety is a natural response to stressful life events and can help prepare the body for danger or pressure. However, for others, anxiety can become more chronic, and it can be difficult to escape from its presence.

Living with anxiety can prevent people from engaging in day-to-day activities and affect their ability to work, socialize, and feel confident about themselves.

Fortunately, there are treatment options available. Here at Anchor Light, we understand the circumstances that come with living with anxiety. That’s why we offer a variety of research-based therapeutic strategies.

Our compassionate mental health professionals and certified medics create custom-tailored treatment plans for every client and provide the necessary tools and support to promote a fulfilling journey toward mental wellness.

Convenient Virtual Therapy By Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Washington State

We understand the constraints of a busy lifestyle and want to make sure that you still have access to the quality care and treatment that you need. That’s why we offer secure online anxiety therapy sessions for individuals and couples. With our virtual counseling services, you can now receive the help you want and need from the comfort of your own home.

Our professional counselors based in Seattle are available 7 days a week, so you don’t have to wait to start feeling better. Don’t let anxiety and stress take over your life. Schedule your free initial consultation with us today and be one step closer to a happier and healthier life.

Treatment for Anxiety & Stress

Anxiety has become a more prevalent emotion among young adults due to the uncertainty of our current circumstances. Knowing where our worries and anxieties stem from is the first step in finding peace of mind and restoring order to our lives.

As we all strive to adjust to this ‘new normal’ we find ourselves in, it can be easy for our anxieties to compound and manifest in ways that are unfamiliar and sometimes even uncomfortable.

Taking the time to truly identify and understand the source of our anxieties allows us to better tackle them and find solutions that work for us. It can also help to create a sense of hope and optimism for the future, as our anxieties become something we can manage, rather than something that controls us.

Mental Health Symptoms of Anxiety

Anxiety is something everyone experiences at some point in their lives. It can be a natural response to feeling overwhelmed, uncertain, and afraid. With the COVID-19 pandemic now over and people going back to their normal daily lives, it can be difficult for some to adjust to being around people again.

It can also be due to a recent life event such as a break up, an accident, or a health diagnosis. It could also just be the general feeling of unease due to the current state of the world that’s contributing to your worry.

Here are some symptoms of anxiety that manifest as mental issues:

  • Constantly worrying about things that may not happen

  • Feeling overwhelmed by everyday tasks

  • Having difficulty concentrating or focusing on the present moment

  • Experiencing physical symptoms such as headaches, chest tightness, and rapid heart rate

  • Feeling easily startled or jumpy

  • Avoiding social situations due to fear of being judged or embarrassed

  • Having trouble sleeping due to racing thoughts and worries

  • Feeling constantly on edge and unable to relax

  • Experiencing panic attacks or extreme fear in certain situations

  • Overthinking every decision and feeling paralyzed by fear

Physical Symptoms of Anxiety

Signs of problematic anxiety, trauma related disorders, or hypervigilance can manifest in the following physical symptoms:

  • Feeling restless and agitated

  • Difficulty sleeping or massive changes to normal sleep patterns

  • Disruptions to appetite

  • Dry mouth

  • Increased heart rate

  • Sudden lightheadedness

How Other Forms of Counseling Can Help

Family Therapist and Counseling

Relationships with our loved ones play an integral role in our mental and emotional wellbeing. A strong connection with those closest to us can provide us with the support and comfort necessary for us to navigate difficult times, whereas strained relationships can be detrimental, often bringing about feelings of fear, worry and stress.

Couples Counseling

Difficult romantic relationships can be a major source of stress, depression and anxiety. To help address these issues, couples counseling with a licensed therapist can create a safe environment to discuss issues, de-escalate conflicts and ensure that all sides of the conversation are heard.

As part of couples counseling, we provide activities for you to practice between sessions in order to help build a strong, supportive therapeutic relationship.

Mental Health Concerns – Anxiety Disorders

Everyone experiences anxiety in some form during their lives, but for some, it can be more than just a passing feeling. Anxiety disorders come in many forms, from ongoing conditions such as Generalized Anxiety Disorder to more temporary states such as Social Anxiety Disorder.

Whatever the source of your anxiety, seeking professional help in the form of an anxiety therapist is often the best way to start dealing with the underlying issues and learn how to better manage your symptoms. With their help, you can achieve greater understanding of your feelings and begin the process of healing and overcoming them.

Causes of Anxiety

Life can be filled with day-to-day stressors, some of which can begin to feel unmanageable and overwhelming. At work, negative interactions can lead to a strain on mental health. Finances can also be an uncertain and tumultuous issue that contributes to heightened stress levels and mental health issues.

Stressful interpersonal relationships, both familial and romantic ones as well as childhood trauma, can hamstring an individual’s ability to handle life’s pressures.

From social anxiety to panic, eating disorders, and even public speaking, life’s stressors can all take a toll on an individual’s mental health. It is important to realize when stressors become too much and reach out for help or support when necessary.

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Therapy is a Proven Method to Combat Anxiety

Stress and anxiety can manifest in many forms – from feelings of dread or feelings of unease, to intrusive thoughts and irrational fears. No matter what your circumstances, our professional team of counselors is here to help you develop strategies to cope with your anxieties.

Through stress counseling and anxiety counseling we identify the underlying causes of your stress and use individualized techniques to help you reduce and manage them. Additionally, we can help you create an environment that helps support your mental wellbeing, enabling you to approach life’s challenges in a more constructive manner.

We will work with you to develop a treatment plan that is specifically tailored to your needs, helping you reclaim control over your life.

Our Personalized Approach to Anxiety Therapy

We believe that a one-size-fits-all approach to anxiety treatment is counter-productive; rather, we tailor our interventions to each individual client, so they can benefit the most from the therapeutic process. With up-to-date practices and varying modalities, we aim to provide the best possible support for your emotional wellbeing.

Rather than focusing on reducing your stress levels, we strive to teach you skills that will ultimately increase your resilience and emotional strength. We seek to empower you with knowledge and tactics that will serve you throughout your life.

Together, we will explore appropriate strategies that can be used to tackle the unique challenges you face. If something does not work, we take the time to pivot and consider alternative options that are better suited for your needs.

Our dedication to providing personalized care for each of our clients sets us apart. We remain committed to helping you with life goals and leave each session feeling more capable and better equipped to manage your anxiety. Schedule a free consultation and begin your journey to a better life.

Insurance

We do not participate with any insurance panels. Anchor Light Therapy Collective is considered an out-of-network provider. 

As a courtesy to any individual clients who wish to utilize their insurance benefits, We are happy to verify your out-of-network plan benefits to tell you what portion, if any, may be covered by your health insurance provider. 

Out of Nework Insurance Options