Late night, laying in bed, thoughts running through your head…
Procrastination is keeping you from getting to bed at a decent hour. Anxiety and uncertainty are waking you up at 3 am. You know you’re worrying too much because it’s interfering with your work, your relationships, and probably your health.
Capable, organized, and focused, you’re usually a person who gets things done – even if it is at the last minute. You’re used to pushing past obstacles, and accomplishing just about everything you put your mind to.
Normally people count on you
Now, it seems like you’re always stressed out, and just trying to get a grip. Making decisions, which used to come naturally, is more and more difficult. “What if I look stupid?” “What if I hurt someone’s feelings?” “What if I piss them off?” Worse ~ What if somebody finds out that even high achieving you feels like an imposter? That some mornings you feel so tired, so depressed, it’s hard to even get out of bed. Sometimes you can’t help but wonder ~ Why am I doing this? Why am I trying so damn hard?
Talking to family and friends is helpful, but you don’t want to burden them with your anxiety, and self doubt. You don’t want to worry them about the lonely, disconnected feelings. So, even though it feels like you’re dying inside, you don’t make a big deal. You try and hold it inside.
Anxiety can look like perfectionism, like anger, like low self esteem. It can look like depression… regardless of how it looks, it’s getting in the way of everything else.
Those thoughts running through your head? They’re ruling your life and it’s time to make a change.
But… Does talking about this stuff even help?
Yes. It does.
Have you ever had these thoughts about therapy?
- Therapy doesn’t work.
- Counseling is not for me–it’s for people with serious mental health issues.
- Talking to someone about my problems won’t help me.
- Talking to a therapist is just whining about the past.
- I can fix the problem myself.
- Once I start going to therapy, I’ll have to go forever.
Many people think these same things, but they’re not true. And, these misconceptions prevent people from the positive, life-changing benefits that therapy can bring.
The truth about therapy is that it really works. Scientific studies consistently show that behavioral and emotional interventions work as well, if not better, than medication to treat anxiety, depression, OCD symptoms, and anger.
Part of the problem is we can’t SEE our feelings — we only see the results of them — anger outbursts, indecision, depression… We don’t know where feelings and memories are stored in our body, and they seemingly appear out of nowhere during times of stress.
Therapy will help you identify the underlying patterns that keep you stuck and give you actionable tools to fight back.
I work with highly motivated stressed out professional people who are struggling with OCD, panic attacks, perfectionism, anger, self doubt ~ and ANXIETY.
Research has proven that the most effective tool in counseling (and the best predictor of change) is feeling heard and understood by your therapist. I work to build that connection in my office. Together we can create lasting change.
Send me an email to schedule a free 20 minute consultation. Let’s see if we’ll make a great fit.
Victoria (Tori) Corbett, LCSW
Anxiety, Anger, Trauma, Depression
3003 Willamette St. Eugene, OR, 97405