When overwhelming anxiety leads to drinking, everyday tasks become impossible.
Dread, fearfulness, and feelings of doom become front and center. It's common for people with unmanageable anxiety to have moments where they feel like they are going crazy or dying. It's not uncommon for people suffering from anxiety to end up in the emergency room, only to be turned away without solutions.
Add in alcohol, and trying to manage unmanageable anxiety becomes a vicious cycle of increased anxiety and increased drinking. When alcohol is used as a crutch to meet the normal demands of life, anxiety inevitably worsens.
Our counselors are here to help. It's time to wake up feeling hopeful and optimistic. Change starts today.
You can get control of anxiety.
The cycle can be stopped. We offer counseling that focuses on helping you become "better at feeling" (rather than on just "feeling better" - a temporary solution that leaves you stuck in the same spot). Individual counseling offers coping skills and strategies tailored to you to help you take back control of your life.
Feel peace and energy when you wake up to the morning.
We are here to help you wake up feeling restored, refreshed, and relaxed. You can feel good about going to work, meeting up with friends, and public speaking. Let's get started - call or text (312) 715-8234.
Counseling Techniques Used for Anxiety
We are trained in evidence-based approaches to help you find your direction and achieve your desired outcomes. Our treatment methods include:
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
ACT is an evidence-based form of cognitive behavior therapy that strategically helps you create the life you want to live. This happens by removing obstacles that are leaving you feeling stuck in a rut. ACT uses your personal values as the foundation of change.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a multi-pronged approach involving groups and individual counseling. We offer DBT-informed individual counseling is an evolution of CBT that focuses on reducing the intensity of negative emotions. DBT-informed individual work goes beyond looking at negative thoughts to help you consider effective ways of relating to yourself and others. It helps you achieve feelings of calm and satisfaction.
Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
MBCT helps you alleviate feelings of depression and unhappiness. The approach of MBCT reduces overwhelming stress while enhancing your self-awareness. By combining mindfulness practice with cognitive therapy, MBCT encourages you to develop a new relationship with negative thoughts and feelings, restoring your energy so you can effectively manage your life.