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    Therapy for Anxiety in San Francisco, CA

    Experiencing anxiety is incredibly exhausting leaving you with little energy to engage fully in your life. You are likely working very hard to get rid of anxiety and may have tried:

    • Exercising
    • Medication
    • Therapy (but anxiety is still controlling your life)
    • Talking to friends or family
    • Reading self-help books & websites about anxiety
    • Meditating or relaxation techniques
    • Or even trying not to think about anxiety

    No one can call you lazy or say you have not tried to cope better with anxiety. Counterintuitive as it may seem, our mind’s attempts to resist, control, analyze, problem-solve, distract, and avoid anxiety actually serve to maintain anxiety. In other words, some of the things you may be doing to improve your anxiety may be making it worse.

    However, there is a different way.

    At Thought Partners, our therapists are anxiety specialists who use evidence-based approaches to anxiety treatment. Evidence-based anxiety therapy techniques offered by our therapists include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). These are all really effective forms of therapy for treating anxiety.

    When it comes to treating anxiety disorders, research shows that therapy is usually the most effective option. That’s because anxiety therapy – as opposed to anxiety medication – treats more than just symptoms of the problem. We invite you to keep reading to see if our therapy for anxiety in San Francisco, CA may be just what you are looking for.

    Do You Find Yourself Saying “Yes” to Any of The Following?

    • Have you withdrawn from important life-enhancing activities and relationships? Do you engage in avoidance due to your anxiety?
    • Do you distract yourself or try not to worry, only to find that your mind continues to spiral?
    • Does your mind dwell on the past or fantasize about the future, robbing you of the present moment?

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    • Do you get stuck analyzing every decision and interaction you have?
    • Do you have a feeling that something terrible will happen or are you always waiting for the other shoe to drop?
    • Are you worried your life is not what you want it to be, so you find yourself stuck in your head analyzing or problem-solving, which takes you further away from the life you want?
    • Does your mind focus on worst-case scenarios? Do you tell yourself if you just plan for the worst, you will be prepared, which will lessen your inevitable pain?
    • Do you struggle with fear of failure at work or in your relationships, and sometimes self-sabotage?
    • Do you procrastinate because you need to make the right choice even though “knowing” is an impossibility?
    • Do you find yourself “people pleasing,” or always doing for others, as your worth feels tied to helping others versus caring for yourself?
    • Do you fear rejection or notice you take things personally?
    • Do you get stuck in your head replaying social interactions or conversations?
    • Are you stuck in a “vicious” cycle of anxiety that leaves you more exhausted day after day?
    • Do you feel that anxiety has taken over your life and you are no longer in the driver’s seat?

    If you answered “yes,” to any of the above, therapy for anxiety may be the right fit for you.

    Therapy for Anxiety in San Francisco, CA

    In therapy, we help you begin to notice patterns that keep you stuck, such as worry and rumination, gently disrupt these cycles, and help you start engaging in behaviors that bring you closer to the life you want. Sometimes, we get stuck overthinking and assume we can “think” our way out of a problem when this really only increases our suffering. Our therapy helps you shift from being stuck in your head to living your life.

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    We believe that pain and suffering are two separate states of being: pain is the inevitable experience of being human and suffering is our response to the pain, which is optional. In therapy, we help you learn to acknowledge the pain, process the emotions, and then learn new ways to transform suffering to live a rich and meaningful life.

    We treat anxiety using evidenced-based practices that help to tear down the cycle of avoidance that feeds anxiety and panic, with massive doses of compassion and humor along the way. Treating anxiety is our specialty and passion.

    What Will You Gain From Therapy for Anxiety?

    • You will have increased awareness of how anxiety shows up in your body while learning to lean into these sensations, rather than avoiding them in order to break the cycle of anxiety
    • Connect to the present moment versus getting pulled into a rumination about the past that cannot be changed, or worrying about the future that has not yet happened
    • Increased understanding and awareness of your unique life circumstances that have contributed to anxiety
    • Skills to manage and transform anxiety to live your life right now
    • Learn the process of acceptance of all human emotions to increase your ability to experience the joy
    • Shift your perspective to an expansive mindset versus the constricted confinement of anxiety
    • Increased psychological flexibility and the ability to bounce back in the face of challenges
    • Explore and clarify what matters most to you and what kind of life you want to live
    • Take actionable steps toward the life you want in a supportive and nurturing environmentPhoto of a neon sign on a brick wall reading "This Is The Sign You've Been Looking For". Are you feeling unsure of whether or not you should start therapy? To better manage your anxiety symptoms consider therapy for anxiety in California. Click here to learn more!

    Is It Your Time To Be Free From Anxiety?

    • Are you ready to break free from the constraints of anxiety and start living your life?
    • Do you want to learn how to “ride the waves” of anxiety and enjoy a meaningful life?
    • Is it time to reclaim the driver’s seat of your life and tell anxiety to take a backseat?
    •  Do you want to start engaging in meaningful life experiences in the here and now?

    If this sounds like you, it may be time to try therapy with our team of compassionate and effective anxiety therapists in Marin and San Francisco, CA. As the great Maya Angelou once said, “Hope and fear cannot occupy the same space. Invite one to stay.” We welcome you to contact us today for a free consultation and start inviting hope.

    Begin Therapy for Anxiety in San Francisco, CA Today!

    Managing your anxiety doesn’t have to be a struggle. With anxiety therapy, one of our specialized therapists will help you learn the skills to manage your anxiety symptoms and live well. To start therapy for anxiety follow these easy steps!

    1. Contact us to schedule an appointment
    2. Meet with one of our caring therapists
    3. Begin taking control of your anxiety and start living your best life

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    Other Mental Health Services Offered at Thought Partners

    At Thought Partners, we know mental health can be challenging. And it’s not uncommon for people to struggle with more than one thing. Maybe you aren’t just looking for anxiety treatment, but are also interested in professing other areas of your life with a therapist. Along with therapy for anxiety, our team offers child therapy, teen therapy, and individual therapy for adults. Our services also include grief therapy, EMDR/trauma therapy, and couples therapy. We specialize in reproductive health and fertility therapy, postpartum depression and anxiety therapy, and therapy for new mothers. Thought Partners also offers online therapy in the state of California. For more about us check out our blog and FAQs!