Are you suffering from Anxiety in Madison, Wisconsin?
Is anxiety interfering with your job or school? Do you have a hard time completing tasks, fearing that it will not be good enough or that others are judging you?
Or perhaps anxiety is coming out in your relationships. Do you struggle with getting along with your partner or friends? Is your response to stress to avoid (flight) or argue (fight)? Perhaps it is stopping you from relationships all together.
You have always excelled at school. Keeping up with work in high school was no big deal. Now that you are in college or graduate school you have so much work. You find yourself procrastinating for fear of not doing work up to your standards. You are intelligent but you cannot stop the negative thoughts in your head that are always telling you you are not good enough. These thoughts challenge you to always work harder but no matter how much you accomplish or how high of grades you achieve the thoughts do not go away. Your relationships suffer. You have a hard time knowing who you can trust and fear that friends or significant others will also see that you are not good enough if they get to close to you.
Can counseling help my anxiety?
Yes! Counseling can help your anxiety. It can provide some immediate relief for you. I work in collaboration with my clients to find out what is triggering your anxiety and what the road blocks are to dealing with your anxiety. i provide tools. To often I hear from potential clients that they have been in therapy before but it just felt like a venting session. While that is part of the therapeutic process I give you tools to start applying to your life. I want you to feel better as soon as possible. I want you to learn healthy coping skills that you can start using during our time together and continue to use once our work is done. I start where my clients are and we work together to find what is most helpful for you to come up with a treatment plan. The work we do is deep and usually includes a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy (challenging your negative thoughts to change your feelings and behavior) and mind-body work. We do continual check ins to make sure what we are doing is working for you and if it is not then we change it.
What if it is too expensive or takes a lot of time to feel better?
Counseling is an investment. Just as we spend money on our physical care with doctors appointments, exercise, physical therapy, nutrition, ect it is important to invest in our mental wellbeing. How you feel about yourself and how you handle your stress can impact every area of your life. If you do not learn how to cope with your anxiety it can manifest in different physical ways. Yes it can take some time to feel better. If you have been dealing with anxiety for years and learned to cope in negative ways it will take some time to replace those coping skills with positive coping skills. I will work with whatever time you are willing to put in your therapy process. Some clients feel better after only a few months of weekly appointments, some need longer. I see clients on a weekly basis. I have found that clients that come weekly start to feel better sooner. We come up with treatment goals and reassess after every couple of months. I want you to feel better as soon as possible!
If you are suffering from any of these symptoms their is help. I provide in person counseling in the Madison area and online counseling anywhere in the state of Wisconsin. To set up a free 15 minute phone consultation contact Kull Counseling, LLC at (608) 239-4807.