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Concrete Wall



What it looks like:

  • Vision problems, digestive issues, difficulty swallowing, migraines, tightness in your back or shoulders, grinding your teeth.

  • Avoidance - saying "no" to most interactions, which keeps your life small and restricted (this is not the same as introversion, which is not fear-based).

  • An intolerance for uncertainty, and thus a preoccupation with all the details you can gather for planning.

  • Flight -needing a plan for a way out of any given situation, often controlling as many details as possible.

  • Fight - using anger or aggression to confront what feels unsafe.


What it feels like:

  • Chaotic and loud -it may feel like a war going on in your head.

  • Insidious in the way you talk to yourself and the amount of vicious hatred you feel toward yourself that feels like death or dread. 

  • Debilitating in that you can't think clearly, can't speak, can't move, can't make any of it stop.

  • Pain in your chest that feels as if you are dying. 

  • Being trapped in what can be described as a nightmare.

  • You aren't your usual self, and it feels as if you've become someone not part of this world -on the outside looking in.

  • Alone -you can't talk to anyone about this, no one would understand.


How therapy can help:

  • Your counselor has the ability to accept you as you are, which opens the door to realizing there is nothing so wrong with you that you deserve a life of anxiety.

  • A vicious inner critic provoking terrible feelings and thoughts can be disengaged enough to live more peacefully.

  • Personal belief structures that condemn you to a life of tediousness and servitude are targeted to undo the suffering behind it.

  • It takes skill andperseverance to live a life of chronic anxiety, and those skills will help you move into a life where you have more freedom and choice.

If you're tired of feeling trapped,
I can help you find your way out.

If you are in a crisis or any other person may be in danger - don't use this site.  These resources can provide you with immediate help.

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