Psychology Associates, LLP              
psychotherapy, anxiety, depression counselling, Madison  WI 

Whole Person Treatment . . . 
       Attending to Psychology, Biology, Relationships, & Spirituality  

Anxiety Madison WI

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       Anxiety in Madison WI is our page to help you find the best Anxiety Therapy possible that can really get you results for helping with your feelings of being anxious, or if you are having panic attacks.   Psychology Associates of Madison has Psychotherapists who are Anxiety Counselors, and also Anxiety Psychotherapists.  The difference between an Anxiety Therapist and and Anxiety Counsellor is very little.  The later may use more cognitive treatment measures in the anxiety counseling, and the former could also be an Anxiety Psychotherapist that goes more into the deeper root causes of your anxious symptoms.  The treatment for this type of anxiety therapy is going to be much more far reaching in the course of your anxiety treatment.    

       Our work with clients is a Whole Person Treatment type of Counseling.  At our mental health clinic, your counsellor will assist your in becoming clear on the nature and frequency of your anxious symptoms, and help you to reduce the severity of life interference you are having.  

       Sometimes a person also has depressive symptoms co-occurring with their nervousness.  Your psychotherapist will recommend depression therapy if it is appropriate for your case management.  Your counselor will work with you to meet your individual treatment needs.  

        We truly hope you find a therapist with us, as we know that our counsellors are well trained and seasoned in the field of treating anxiety, and depression, which are both treated with professional psychotherapy.  Each of our clinicians is well versed as an anxiety therapist, and will take the extra care to respect your life choices and input for your own therapy needs. If you  are in Madison WI experiencing anxiety, call us today. We look forward to hearing from you.  

     Helpful Tips for Anxiety Issues

        If you do something positive for 2 minutes, and if you  kept doing that for 21 days, it opens up ALL the learning centers of the brain. When the learning centers are open you are much better able to creatively cope with anything in your life. (Achor, 2015).  When your brain is experiencing anxiety, it is very much apart of the fight, flight, freeze response, which means you are more so in you deep (subcortical) brain, where the survival part of your brain is for some reason feeling it needs to take over, and stress you to help you survive. Even, if the immediate tasks or situation are not  life or death, the brain is misfiring, and convincing the rest of you that your anxiety will help to stay alive.  

       So where you want to be is in the Frontal Cortex of your brain, or the place where learning and problem solving can take place. This is the creative part of the brain and the more of it that is available, the less anxiety you will feel.  And, the less, the physiological responses of anxiety can take hold in you.  

       Whatever caused your brain to misfire and misinterpret your current life, you probably can't change that that thing happened in the past.  However, you can do a few things to reduce the current symptoms and anxious physiology in the current anxiety episode you are experiencing right now.  

      This is where positive actions and thoughts can help you.  Here are the tips to reduce anxiety, by reducing the subcortical brain activity and increasing the frontal cortex brain activity.  

     !.  Meditate for two minute on something positive: a sunset, a lovely smelling flower and the scent, it does not matter, just stick with positive feeling and thoughts about it. It's only for 2 minutes and YES you can fake it. 

     2.  Exercise for 2 minutes: this teaches the brain that our behavior matters (Achor, 2015). And can shift the brain to release dopamine and endorphins.  

     3.  Journal for 2 minutes about a positive experience you had today.

     4.  Continually think of 3 gratitudes in your life.  3 things you are really grateful for, no matter how small.

     5.  Give Random Acts of Kindness to those in your world or even strangers.  You can start your day by opening your meal and writing an  email that is thanking someone for being in your life and acknowledging them for their contribution in your life. 

    And, watch your anxiety symptoms reduce as you do this.  And even if you can not do it for 21 days or even a full  2 minutes. Notice what happens and how it changes the outcomes in your day.