It is 2 AM, again, and you’re up. Negative thoughts rush through your head. You interrogate yourself for something you said or did or something you didn’t say or didn’t do. It doesn’t matter because that “noise” won’t stop. The exhaustion from lack of sleep and your anxiety takes a toll. The fear of the unknown is immense.
It is hard to go to that work happy hour or Parent Teacher Association meeting because “what do I say?” or “what do I wear?” or “people don’t like me anyway.” You put off going out. You find yourself alone more. It seems a bit hopeless to be honest.
Anxiety is one of the most pervasive mental health struggles adults face. For adults with ADHD, it is one of the most common diagnoses with ADHD. This means that the DCNE team is also an expert in treating anxiety. It doesn’t matter if you have ADHD or not. Anxiety is brutal.
Symptoms of Anxiety
Anxiety is not the same as fear. Anxiety is usually something that concerns the future. It is usually focused on a “threat” of some kind. Even if that threat is real or perceived. And it is usually felt in our bodies as much as our brains.
There is Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Panic Disorder, Social Anxiety, and Performance Anxiety. One of the hardest things is that we may know there isn’t a threat but we still act as if there is one. That makes us feel crazy.
Common symptoms include
Worry — Difficulty concentrating — Feeling out of control —
Feeling an impending doom
Fatigue — Irritability — Stomachaches — Sleep Problems — Restlessness —
Pounding or racing heart — Body aches and pains
Therapy for Anxiety in Washington, DC Can Help
Getting back control over your body and mind is 100% possible with counseling for anxiety at DCNE. We have treated thousands of adults. The reason that number is so high is that anxiety treatment is usually a short to mid-term process.
The key to managing your anxiety is learning skills to help you get back in your body and have peace of mind. DCNE uses tried and true Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques. In fact, it is the Gold Standard for treating anxiety. It is better to do this with a trained professional than to try it on your own.
The DCNE Approach to Therapy for Anxiety
Therapists have anxiety too! We use the same skills we will teach you. Skills like Heart Focused Breathing and how to identify your Cognitive Distortions. We aren’t just “Uh huh, tell me more” counselors. We want to get in the weeds with you, practice together, and support you.
These skills are easy to learn. But more importantly, they are effective. For example, making your exhale longer than your inhale signals to your brain that you need to calm down. It is as simple as that. But practicing is key and you can’t only “practice” in a super stressful situation.
Neurofeedback for Anxiety
Neurofeedback trains your brain wave activity. It is easy and you don’t have to learn any new skills. Your brain will learn through the training. Also, you will be able to “see” your anxiety in your brain. After the training, you will be able to “see” how it has changed.
Begin Therapy for Anxiety in Washington, DC
If you are struggling with anxiety that has become pervasive and taken control of your life, DCNE is here to help you regain control and find peace!
The first step to working with DCNE is to book your free consultations. We offer consultations for anyone interested in our services or who wants to know more.
Book your consultation on our website, by texting us at 202-998-ADHD (2343), or by emailing [email protected]. We offer free consultations because navigating the mental health world is hard. We are your resource to make it easier, even if you don’t work with us.
Other Services at ADHD
Counseling for anxiety is only one of the services we offer. We also provide counseling for depression, ADHD, and PTSD, EMDR Therapy, Neurofeedback Training, and mental health assessments if you need a diagnosis or aren’t ready to start counseling. Neurofeedback is also a great option if you don’t want to try medications.