Anxiety Counseling & Therapy
High quality, evidence-based therapy made for everyday people who are struggling with worry, stress and anxiety. We know what you’re going through. We can help.
Why is Anxiety Such a Struggle? What is the Anxiety Treatment that Gets Us Back to Living Life?
Life wasn’t supposed to be this hard. You feel exhausted and you’re overwhelmed with the thoughts of family, work, school, or simply just day to day life. No matter how hard you try, the worry and stress keep you from being present and enjoying life.
Life presents all kinds of stressful situations and over time, the pressure can break down your sense of self-confidence and even your self-esteem. The anxiety that builds can snowball into something you feel you can’t stop and leave you feeling powerless and stuck.
You’re ready to be free from the worry and start living life without fear of the future. No more getting caught in all of the “what-if’s” that make it hard to make decisions. No more spikes in anxiety and panic at the triggers in daily life.
It’s time to move from coping with anxiety, to taking control of the worry, and living the life you want to live.
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1-on-1 Therapies for:
OUR THERAPY APPROACHES
Our Clinicians also help with:
- Personal Growth
- Navigating Life Transitions (relocation, career changes, stage of life growth)
- Existential Concerns
- Managing Anger or Panic
- Gaining control over Substance use & Addiction
Common Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety
Anxiety looks different for every person.
Here are some of the common signs of anxiety that you may experience. If any of these resonate with you, you may benefit from anxiety therapy:
- Feeling nervous, tense or “on edge”
- Sweating, experiencing chest pain or tension,
- Having trouble sleeping at night, insomnia
- Trouble focusing or thinking clearly, being preoccupied with worry or fear
- Avoidance of social situations or places that are triggers
- Feelings of panic, fear or even dread
Common Types of Anxiety That We Address
In addition to identifying your specific symptoms, understanding the type of anxiety you are struggling with can help develop a plan for treatment.
Here are the most common types of anxiety related conditions you may be struggling with:
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
- Panic or Panic Disorder
- Social Anxiety Disorder
- Trauma, Post-Traumatic Stress or PTSD
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Separation Anxiety
Many People Struggle With Anxiety. Anxiety Therapy Can Help.
Anxiety is a normal response to triggers and stress. In fact, Anxiety is the most common mental illness in the US, impacting over 40 million people each year. Many can live productive lives with a low level of anxiety, perhaps as a consistent feeling of dread or feeling like the other shoe is always about to drop. As the anxiety grows it can become a permanent feature of life as tension and stress mount. In these situations, it’s very difficult to manage the symptoms of anxiety, like worry and constantly racing thoughts, on your own. That’s when anxiety therapy can make all the difference.
Counseling can help you understand the root of where your fear and worry come from. By increasing your self-awareness, you can begin to develop skills and strategies for addressing the symptoms of anxiety.
Over time and with guidance, you will learn to acknowledge your anxious thoughts, and let them pass, giving you back the control that you are seeking.
Our Approach: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy For Anxiety
Just as your anxiety symptoms are personal to you, so is our approach to helping you with your anxiety. You and your therapist will take an evidenced based approach, such as cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety, mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and or acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), to help you reduce the frequency and intensity of your anxiety.
Our approaches to treating anxiety symptoms have been proven to be highly effective. Utilizing cognitive behavioral therapy, your therapist will help you identify negative thoughts and thought patterns, sometimes called cognitive distortions, that contribute to your anxious thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Once you have identified these anxious patterns of thinking, you can begin to create strategies and learn skills that will help you to reduce your reaction to anxiety and even decrease your response to triggers.
Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy and Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT) are newer approaches to treating anxiety symptoms, sometimes called “Third Wave” and “New Wave” psychotherapy. Both of these therapies focus heavily on helping you increase self-awareness of the root cause of the anxiety symptoms, so that you can control anxiety. Instead, as the names suggest, these perspectives help you to make space for anxiety to exist in a healthy way in your life, as well as make connections to your personal values.
In each session with your counselor, you will explore the root causes of your anxiety and gain awareness of how to better manage the worry and stress that results. Together, you and your counselor will develop strategies that are personalized to you, and that will allow you to live the life you’ve always wanted.
At LifeStance Health it is especially important to us that you feel seen and heard in a safe space. Our focus is on your future success, and we are here to help you learn the coping skills you need to navigate any future situation.
Regardless of how it started, anxiety can feel like a huge weight to carry. Whether you are struggling with intense anxiety that leaves you feeling paralyzed or are a silent sufferer, keeping it all together on the outside but feeling like you can’t manage the anxiety on the inside, LifeStance Health’s anxiety therapists are here to help. We are here to create a safe therapeutic space, and walk with you on your journey.
Break-free and begin your journey to
There is a future life where trauma does not control your day. Imagine yourself feeling calm, confident and ready to handle new situations with ease. The tools to living the life you have always envisioned are here, at your fingertips.
LifeStance Health can help.
Reach out directly to our Client Care Coordinator for questions, matching, and scheduling:
Our services are also available online through Zoom. Telehealth/Online counseling gives you the opportunity to explore your challenges in life without complicating your daily schedule.
Learn Tips for Managing Anxiety
Read about how anxiety and it’s symptoms can impact every area of life. From recognizing the signs of anxiety, tips and tricks for lowering Social Anxiety and even more information on how to get help for severe anxiety symptoms such as OCD.
The information you need is at your fingertips with these resources written by our expert team of therapists.
First Session Within 72 Hours of Calling
We book you an appointment within 24 hours of contacting us (usually less) and make sure your first appointment is soon after.
Call our office to schedule your appointment, or for any changes regarding scheduling.
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LifeStance Washington Locations
Kirkland (opens April 2022)
Tacoma Meadow Park
12900 NE 180th St, Suite 160
Bothell, WA 98011
21727 76th Ave West, Suite C
Edmonds, WA 98026
5201 Olympic Drive, Suite 210
Gig Harbor, WA 98335
22500 SE 64th Place
Building G, Suite 230
Issaquah, WA 98027
KIRKLAND (opens April 2022)
4030 Lake Washington Blvd NE
Kirkland, WA 98033
350 S 38th Ct
Renton, WA 98055
3707 Providence Point Drive SE,
Issaquah, WA 98029
Plaza 600 Building
600 Stewart St, Suite 1228
Seattle WA 98101
221 N Wall St.
Spokane WA 99201
2420 S. Union Ave, Suite 100
Tacoma, WA 98405
5909 Orchard Street West
Tacoma, WA 98467
17311 135th Avenue NE
Woodinville, WA 98072