ANXIETY THERAPIST IN ORANGE COUNTY
AND I’M AN ANXIETY THERAPIST
Hi, I'm Ashley Hudson
You may be in a constant state of worry, on edge and easily tearful, irritated at every little thing, and panicky at the drop of a hat. I understand, and I’m here to help.
I help people develop coping strategies that work specifically for them and build their confidence, so people feel more equipped in managing their stress and anxiety.
If you are ready to start feeling better, schedule a complimentary consultation with me today.
My approach to Anxiety Therapy
Anxiety is something that every person has. There is good anxiety that helps protect you, keeps you safe, be diligent in the workforce, and motivated in school. Anxiety improves your self-awareness and keeps you committed to improving yourself in relationships. However, there is not so good anxiety. Anxiety that becomes overwhelming or uncontrollable. Two things are happening when anxiety becomes too much. The fight or flight response is overly responding. The body is essentially tricking itself to go into fight or flight mode which means you feel like you are constantly having to protect yourself or feeling unsafe. When uncontrollable or “not good” anxiety is present, the body thinks there is imminent danger. Thus, you might have a difficult time shaking off paranoia or nervousness. The other thing that could be happening when anxiety is unmanageable is overthinking and overanalyzing your actions and daily situations. For example, you might feel very insecure when you are around friends or trying to initiate conversations with others. In relationships, someone who struggles with anxiety might be excessively thinking, “Did I do that right?” “Did I say that right?” “Did I hurt their feelings?” Pertaining to school, someone who has overwhelming anxiety can be constantly worried about whether or not they did well on test or worried they aren’t going to get everything done on time. It is difficult to meet everyone’s expectations, let alone please everyone. People who struggle with anxiety feel crushed disappointing others and not making others happy. My approach as an anxiety therapist is helping people identify specific coping skills and self-care strategies that work for them. There are several practical and creative coping skills out there and it’s important to utilize the coping skills that create calmness, relaxation, and joy. I also help people explore their thoughts, the evidence behind their worries, and replace unrealistic thoughts with accurate ones. In anxiety therapy, I strive to come from a place of understanding and compassion. I help others slow down, be confident in who they are, and eliminate self-doubt.
Are you ready to be confident and know you are good enough? Anxiety therapy is a chance to work on balancing out your anxiety and be assured you can manage your worries. Contact me today for a free consultation.