Why Use Talk Therapy For Anxiety?

Chances are unless you’ve personally been to therapy or talked to a Licensed Brain Health Coach yourself, you have a few misconceptions about what therapy is and how it can benefit you and your life.


Working with a therapist or a Licensed Brain Health Coach is different than venting to your friends and family because a therapist or a Licensed Brain Health Coach can provide you with an unbiased perspective.


Moreover, talk therapy isn’t just “talking about your problems,” it’s also about working toward solutions. Each thought you’ve had and action you’ve taken is a chain reaction sparked by a trigger. These thoughts and actions become patterns. When you don’t notice these patterns and don’t take steps to intervene, you can face long-term mental health consequences.



I want to help you better understand what talk therapy for anxiety is and how it can make your life better. And if you haven't read my latest post on talk therapy, head on over to read it because it has three more tips to help you... "What Do You Know About Talk Therapy?"


Grow Stronger By Find Resilience


It’s estimated that 70% of Americans have experienced some form of trauma within their lifetime. It’s likely that you’re living with the repercussions of some sort of trauma in your life, too.


What is trauma? The American Psychological Association defines it as “an emotional response to a terrible event like an accident, rape, or natural disaster.” However, that definition is still vague.


Some other examples of traumatic events include:

- domestic or family violence - dating violence - community violence (shooting, mugging, burglary, assault, bullying) - physical or sexual abuse - the sudden or unexpected death of someone close to you - serious injuries (burns, dog bite) - major surgery - life-threatening illness - war or political violence (civil war, terrorism, refugee)



There is no “right” way to process trauma, and the way that your brain processed your own traumatic experience might still be unclear to you. This might mean that you never fully processed it, and you could be dealing with the ramifications, even years later.


If issues from your past aren’t dealt with, they can linger, grow, and impact your day-to-day life. Overcoming past trauma is hard work, but it’s much easier when you have the support of a professional therapist or a Dr. Amen Licensed Brain Health Coach to hold your hand and help you work through it.


If you want to learn more about how your past could potentially be affecting your present, let’s talk. You can contact me at contact@sustainabrain.com


Mental Health Is Physical Health


Anxiety and depression can result in genuine physical symptoms, and bottled-up issues (aka chronic stress) can wreak havoc on your health and lead to a real medical diagnosis that can change the course of your life.


Studies have shown that therapy or a Licensed Brain Health Coach can boost physical health by allowing patients to spot physical symptoms early so that they can intervene and start implementing stress-relieving strategies before they create physical pain.


Some of the most common physical issues that can be alleviated through therapy or working with a Licensed Brain Health Coach include:

- migraines - digestive troubles (like IBS) - reproductive issues - libido - headaches and migraines - high blood pressure - aches and pains - chronic inflammation - insomnia and sleep problems - fatigue - nausea or upset stomach



Research has shown that treating mental health conditions through therapy or working with a Licensed Brain Health Coach can decrease the risk of major health issues like stroke, diabetes, and rheumatoid arthritis. If any of these health conditions run in your family, or you’re currently experiencing any of the symptoms listed above, working with a therapist or a Licensed Brain Health Coach might be a great option for you.


Questions? Let’s chat: contact@sustainabrain.com


Talk About Your Fears and Feelings


Sitting down with a therapist or a Licensed Brain Health Coach allows you the freedom to express yourself in ways that are impossible in everyday life.


Even though you might have friends you can confide in and speak to about your problems, you can’t share everything with them. Even the closest relationships have thoughts left unsaid. This is because we understand that social relationships have boundaries. Even when we love someone and feel like we can share our true selves with them, we still—on some level—fear their judgment, fear their hurt, or don’t want to burden them with our issues.


More than that, it takes emotional labor to listen to, take on, and help navigate through someone else’s problems, and the average person is not trained to advise you or help you make concrete and positive steps forward.



That’s where a therapist or a Licensed Brain Health Coach can come in. As a professional, third-party person in your life, I’m here to be your sounding board and offer you an unbiased perspective on the issues in your life. On top of that, I’ll help you discover patterns, pinpoint triggers, and help you make sense of how your mind operates.

If you’re ready to work through your issues with a professional, let’s schedule a consultation. Contact me at contact@sustainabrain.com



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