Victoria “Tori” Corbett, LCSW
Another night spent tossing and turning.
Procrastination keeps you from getting to bed at a decent hour. Anxiety and uncertainty wake you up at 3 am. You know you’re worrying too much because it’s interfering with your work, your relationships, and your health.
Capable, organized, focused, you’re usually a person who gets things done – even if it is at the last minute. You’ve always been able to push past obstacles, and accomplish just about everything you put your mind to.
Now, it seems like you’re always stressed out, and just trying to get a grip. You’re brain is stuck on a spin cycle of self doubt: “What if I look stupid?” “What if I can’t do it?” “Did I sound like a bitch?” “Was I too pushy?” “Why can’t I pull out of this?”
Sometimes you can’t help but wonder ~ Why am I trying so hard to prove I’m enough?
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? That fear running through your head? It’s ruling your life and it’s time to make a change.
But. Does talking about this stuff even help?
Yes. It does.
Common MYTHS about therapy:
- Counseling is not for me–it’s for people with serious mental health issues.
- I don’t need therapy, that’s why I have good friends.
- Talking to someone about my problems won’t help.
- I’ll just be sitting there whining about the past.
- I can fix the problem myself.
- It’s not worth the money.
- Once I start going to therapy, I’ll have to go forever.
- Everyone will think I’m crazy if they find out I’m seeing a therapist.
It’s old school. It’s judgmental. But it’s still around.
I believed most of these misconceptions, and was afraid to reach out. I grew up thinking it was a weakness to seek help from a “head shrinker.”
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.
The truth about therapy is that it really can help. 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.
Therapy will help you identify the underlying patterns that keep you stuck and will give you actionable tools to fight back.
I work every day with highly motivated, stressed out, intuitive, professional people who are struggling with OCD, panic attacks,trauma history, perfectionism, anger, self doubt ~ and ANXIETY.
I offer a free 20 minute phone consult. Send an email first, telling me a bit about yourself. Let’s see if we’ll make a good fit.
Victoria (Tori) Corbett, LCSW
Anxiety, Anger, Trauma, Depression
3003 Willamette St. Eugene, OR, 97405