Anxiety Therapy in Ambler, PA
Life is super busy. You have work, kids, friends, and other commitments. You love your family, and for the most part, things are good. And yet, every day you have this unsettled feeling. When will the next bad thing happen? You play the “what if” game: What if my spouse dies in a car crash? What if my kid’s fever is really cancer? What if I lose my job? What if I look stupid during my work presentation? What if no one likes me? These constant, negative thoughts and questions are common for individuals who have disordered levels of anxiety, but the good news is – this doesn’t have to be something you just accept as “normal.”
If you’ve been struggling with anxiety and you’re ready to begin your journey toward reclaiming your life, we can help. At Lime Tree Counseling, located in Lower Gwynedd, PA, we specialize in treating anxiety. Our experienced counselors love to help people find healing. We look forward to helping you regain control of your life through therapy. Our Pennsylvania counseling office is in Ambler, PA, and it serves individuals from Lower Gwynedd and all of Montgomery County. We also offer online therapy sessions for residents of Pennsylvania, North Carolina, and Colorado when appropriate.
Do I Need Anxiety Counseling?
Stress and anxiety are a part of life for everyone; although, when your anxiety starts to impact your ability to live a healthy life, taking away your joy and overshadowing the good things, you will absolutely benefit from professional counseling.
For many, constant worry is exhausting. You don’t sleep well, often waking up and staying up the rest of the night. You have tension in your neck and shoulders constantly. Sometimes your heart races and you feel lightheaded, and you’re not sure why. At this point you’re living in a fight or flight state of being which can cause issues and problems in your mind, body and life.
You start to avoid places and people that feel overwhelming. Your family and friends don’t know what to say to help you. And sometimes, you get a little controlling, because having things your own way makes you feel better. However, your loved ones don’t like it too much.
Your brain responds to a threat or danger by releasing stress hormones. We call these adrenaline and cortisol. Sometimes the actual danger is not real, in this instance these hormones cause the physical symptoms of anxiety. Once you have bypassed the situation, your body will usually return to its normal state.
If you have an anxiety disorder these feelings of fear and danger can be persistent and can impact your daily life in an ongoing manner. These feelings heighten your sense of worry and panic.
It’s important to note that everyone’s experience of anxiety is different, and not everyone who has an anxiety disorder will experience the same symptoms.
You Are Not Alone
Some anxiety and stress in life is normal, even helpful. When your anxiety starts to keep you from enjoying your days, you should consider reaching out to a therapist who specializes in anxiety treatment. The more we try to ignore it; the more anxiety grows.
You are not alone. Anxiety is a very common concern for many people. Take the bold step to acknowledge you need help, and you’ll discover others around you fight anxiety as well.
Did You Know?
- Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year.
- Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet only 36.9% of those suffering receive treatment.
- People with an anxiety disorder are three to five times more likely to go to the doctor and six times more likely to be hospitalized for psychiatric disorders than those who do not suffer from anxiety disorders.
- Anxiety disorders develop from a complex set of risk factors, including genetics, brain chemistry, personality, and life events.
What Happens in Anxiety Counseling?
An anxiety disorder is like any other health problem that requires treatment. It doesn’t just heal in time. Researchers have made a lot of progress in the last few decades in treating mental health conditions. Your Lime Tree Counseling provider will tailor a treatment plan that works for you.
We know how hard it can be to feel like anxiety has you frozen. To begin therapy, we help you describe and identify how your anxiety shows itself. Then, we work on coping skills and lifestyle changes to minimize anxiety symptoms. This could include mindfulness, grounding techniques, and help with sleep. We also work on how you view the big picture of your life and tweak any false beliefs that are feeding your anxiety. We work through anxiety on two levels: your day to day functioning and the deeper level of what fuels your anxiety. In the first session we will get a feel for who you are and your backstory. We may talk about past experiences, childhood, triggers or negative beliefs. The first session should be comfortable and not overwhelming. We aim to keep you as comfortable physically and mentally as possible.
You will have the support of your therapist the whole way. Slowly, you will start to experience life with less and less anxiety. Whether you are seeking help for trauma related anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, or general anxiety, we can help!
You Don’t Have to Live With Anxiety or Panic Attacks – Find Relief with Anxiety Treatment
We can help you find relief from panic attacks, constant worries, and overwhelming stress. Our experienced therapists offer effective anxiety treatment in Ambler, PA. We are HIPAA compliant and can offer clients in-person treatment as well as telehealth through video. Once you have had a chance to look over our team page, please reach out with questions or to schedule your appointment. We are currently accepting new clients with times available quickly. We look forward to talking to you! We are HIPAA compliant and can offer clients in-person treatment as well as telehealth through video. Once you have had a chance to look over our team page, please reach out with questions or to schedule your appointment. We are currently accepting new clients with times available quickly. We look forward to talking to you!
Further Reading On Anxiety
Read more about therapy for anxiety in our blog posts:
By Nathan Bailey, MA, LPC Is what you’re trying to control, uncontrollable? You may have heard the expression “...it’s like herding cats.” I’ve never owned one cat, let alone many cats that require herding but I can only imagine that it’s nearly impossible. What cats...
By Alana Gregg, MA Do you remember when you were young and there were the “Got Milk” advertisements everywhere? I think at this point in our current climate, it would be more appropriate to start making signs that say “Got Anxiety?” So many of us can relate....
By Hannah Mosser, MA, LPC If you are anything like me, anxiety is not an unfamiliar experience. I surveyed my friends on Instagram and these were some of the responses I received, when asked what causes them to become anxious: “work, travel plans, relational...
Additional Therapy Services at
Lime Tree Counseling
In addition to therapy to help those who are struggling with anxiety, we also provide a range of therapy solutions, including:
Trauma & PTSD Treatment
We also specialize in trauma and PTSD therapy. Sometimes one partner’s trauma background effects the relationship. In these cases, the one partner will find it helpful to do some trauma counseling before couples therapy…Learn more
Relationships evolve as life changes. Sometimes partners need help learning new skills to help them communicate better and strengthen their connection. We help couples improve their marriages through couples therapy…Learn more
Life gets busy, and maybe coming into the office is not doable. Or perhaps you live in a remote area, and don’t have access to quality mental health care. We offer online counseling services to those residing in Pennsylvania…Learn more
Get Started With Therapy Today!
Please contact Lime Tree Counseling to schedule an appointment or a free consultation. We will get back to you as soon as possible and get you scheduled. In our Ambler, PA office, we serve all of Montgomery County, and our therapists are happy to offer online counseling sessions for residents of Pennsylvania, North Carolina and Colorado.