Anxiety Counseling

Your mind is always somewhere else. It’s like you’re constantly thinking about the past or worrying about the future and you never have the chance to just sit and be.

You’re really looking to have more peace and ease in your life, but you’re not sure how to do this when you’re being sucked into the quicksand of your anxiety.

You wonder if you’ve ever had a real sense of security. Because when you look back, even to your earliest memories, you think about being anxious. There has always been a bit of unease and somehow, you’ve managed to live with it. You’ve made it this far by pushing down your worries and pretending you don’t have fears, but that never made them truly go away.

Recently, you’ve noticed you can’t escape like you used to. It’s like the wheels of your mind never stop turning and the worry has morphed to panic. So much so, you’re on edge almost all of the time. You recognize a dread building inside of you and you’re apprehensive about everything from spending time with friends and family to the direction your life is heading. You’ve started to have flashbacks and nightmares and are beginning to think there’s a bigger cause to why you’ve always felt so uneasy.

Now here you are searching for the answers

It’s as if there is more to your story than you know or remember. And sometimes it seems like your constant worry is really your memory’s way of telling you to look deeper. You’re afraid that if you don’t get clarity on what exactly is at the root of your anxiety it’s going to start limiting your life more than it already has.

That’s not to say you think life should be easy all of the time. You know you have to go through difficult things in order to grow. But you never thought you’d give up being open-minded for fear of what might happen. What you didn’t expect was how little peace you’d feel just being yourself. You never predicted you’d be so anxious about the future. And you certainly had no idea you’d avoid the things that once brought you joy.

When You Seek Help for Anxiety with Sunstone Wellness Center

  • You will enjoy more social interactions with family and friends
  • You will feel more confident engaging in your community and the activities that you use to enjoy
  • You will regain a sense of control over the things in life that cause you to worry or feel upset
  • You will learn to focus on being more present in the moment
  • You will be able to live a fuller life with fewer worries

The Anxiety Counseling Process

Anxiety Counseling is intended to help you get to the root cause of your worries, so you can understand exactly where your doubts come from. Together, you and I will take a supportive approach to your treatment and work to clarify what is happening on an internal level to cause your anxiety. We will strive to get you to a place where you feel safe and secure and then we will dive deeper into the longer-lasting meaningful work.

We will meet together weekly for 50-minute sessions. Typically, counseling continues for several weeks or months, but the duration of your time in therapy will depend on the complexity of your concerns.

Here’s what to expect:

WEEK ONE: Intake

During this initial session, you and I will meet to define the counseling relationship and discuss the details of informed consent. I will then gather information about your biological,  psychological, and social history and how this is impacting your current situation. We will also discuss the benefits and limitations of therapy. You will have an opportunity to explore your goals for therapy and address any concerns or questions you have about the process. You will leave this session with at least one skill to help you begin to manage your worries.

WEEK TWO and Beyond: Anxiety Counseling

Together, in each subsequent session, you and I will use well tested and proven psychotherapy models to help you experience a greater sense of calm. This typically includes the use of Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, and Mindfulness.

Each session is designed to maximize the therapeutic relationship and ensure the most healing possible. Together, you and I will use body-based coping skills to increase your awareness of how you experience anxiety and explore what is within your control.

TERMINATION: 1-2 Final Sessions

In your final sessions, you will review your goals to ensure you are satisfied with your counseling experience and that the work you and I have done together has met your expectations. We will also outline a plan going forward so that you are able to retain what you have worked on together and implement all you have learned outside of session.

More About Sunstone Wellness Center

As a Licensed Professional Counselor, I wholeheartedly believe that you are not defined by the bad things that have happened to you. You are a valuable person who is worth caring about and with a little guidance, you are going to be OK. I know that anxiety can be debilitating which is why I have spent years honing the techniques that will help you feel stronger, more in control, and empowered to overcome your worries. I help you restore your confidence in yourself, so you can move past your past, build resiliency, and reclaim your self-compassion.

Sunstone Wellness Center is dedicated to helping you move forward from the place in which you are stuck and to finally experience peace away from your anxieties. It is my passion to join you in your healing process, to see you go from wounded and disconnected to whole.

Sunstone Wellness Center is the place for you to realize your importance and to know you are worthy of love and acceptance. My mission is to instill hope, facilitate healing, and build resilience for people who are consumed with doubt and fear. You can read more about my specialties and trainings here.

Who Benefits Most from Anxiety Counseling

Anxiety Therapy is best for those who are ready to reflect on themselves deeply and stop worrying about the things they cannot control. Anxiety Counseling helps you get to the root cause of your self-doubt and negative beliefs, so you can start focusing on and enjoying the present moment.

You will benefit from Anxiety Therapy sessions if:

  • You are tired of feeling paralyzed by worry
  • You are consumed by thoughts of the future
  • You are haunted by memories or flashback to unpleasant events in your past
  • You sleep poorly at night due to nightmares or constant worries.
  • You feel hopeless about enjoying life without focusing on the “what if’s”

There are certain situations where you might not be ready for Anxiety Counseling sessions with Sunstone Wellness Center.

These situations include, but are not limited to:

  • severe mental illness or a need for intensive therapy
  • active crisis or actively suicidal or homicidal
  • severe eating disorders, severe substance use/abuse or severe self-injurious behavior
  • the requirement of legal paperwork or external documentation of services
  • being mandated to attend counseling/treatment
  • active domestic violence situations or in immediate danger

If you are currently experiencing any of these issues, we can provide you with appropriate referrals for your level of care.

What Does Anxiety Therapy Cost?

Anxiety Counseling is a fee for service program and Sunstone Wellness Center accepts all major forms of payment including HSA/FSA cards.

Intake sessions cost $115 and weekly sessions are $80 thereafter. I do not currently accept insurance. Sunstone Wellness Center is happy to provide you with a superbill receipt to submit to your insurance company for Out of Network reimbursement. It is your responsibility to verify out of network mental health benefits.

When and Where Can I Schedule an Anxiety Counseling Session?

Sunstone Wellness Center LLC serves Northeast Ohio and the surrounding areas. The office is centrally located in the Colonial Plaza building in Mentor, OH between routes 615 and 306 with easy access to multiple highways.  Two convenient entrances are located on street level along Mentor Ave and free ample parking located behind the office/retail building.

Counseling Services are offered year-round with daytime, night & weekend availability.

Your Next Steps

It is completely possible to heal yourself from the inside out. You will be able to understand what it is about you and your life that has made you into an anxious person. You will also find ways to move past your worries and connect with yourself and others on a genuine level.

It’s true anxiety may have been a constant throughout your life, but that doesn’t mean you can’t begin learning new skills and taking ownership over the things you can actually control. You just need support to get started.

You will have the knowledge you need to remain present with your thoughts and stop living in the past. You’ll be able to concentrate on the now and not worry about the future. In the end, you’ll find a way to live a fuller life with less worry. Sunstone Wellness Center can help.

Call (440) 231-0645 to schedule your Anxiety Counseling session today