Anxiety Mentor Psychotherapy
Are you tired of struggling with anxiety and phobias on your own? Are you tired of explaining things to doctors who do not listen and instead pull out a prescription pad? Does it seem like the harder you try the worse things get? If so, then you are not alone. This is a common experience for anxiety and phobia sufferers. At Anxiety Mentor, we understand anxiety and phobias, how they work, and most importantly how to help people get back to living their lives.
Founder, Tim Lindeberg, experienced multiple anxiety disorders and phobias for over 15 years. Not being able to find someone to help, Tim embarked on an academic journey trying to figure things out for himself. Tim went onto achieve a bachelors degree in psychology and masters degree in counselling. It is Tim's opinion that those who have been through it and recovered are the best people to help you to do the same.
Anxiety disorders and phobias are characterised by intense fear and worry. Overcoming anxiety disorders and phobias is often a difficult problem because people often become caught up in a wrestling match with the anxiety itself rather than addressing the behaviours that cause the anxiety. For example, does banging your head against a wall or worrying about the anxiety or phobia get it to go away? Of course not. People who suffer from anxiety and phobias convince themselves that they can worry their way out of their suffering. In fact, it is the worrying that is largely causing their suffering.
People will often engage in avoidance behaviours in an attempt to manage their anxiety. However, this avoidance can actually reinforce the fear response and make the anxiety worse over time. For example, someone experiencing social anxiety may avoid social situations in an attempt to avoid the anxiety that comes with them, but this avoidance can lead to social isolation and increased anxiety about future social situations. Similarly, someone experiencing a phobia of spiders may avoid going outside or checking dark corners of the room for fear of encountering a spider. This avoidance may provide temporary relief, but it reinforces the belief that spiders are dangerous (most are not) and should be feared, making the fear even stronger over time.
Overcoming anxiety disorders and phobias may seem like a difficult problem because the solutions often require individuals to do the opposite of what feels natural or instinctual. However, through a combination of therapeutic approaches and practical guidance, individuals can learn to live their lives to the fullest instead of navigating their lives around these issues. Ultimately, recovery is about addressing the behaviours that cause the anxiety rather than attempting to eliminate the feelings of anxiety. The good news is that once the behaviours are addressed, the anxiety naturally fades away over time, but this does require commitment and hard work.
We understand that overcoming anxiety disorders and phobias requires a unique and exclusive approach. We ensure that our clients receive highly individualised attention and care, tailored specifically to their situation to help them achieve their goals and live their lives to the fullest.
If you're ready to take control of your anxiety and phobias, contact Anxiety Mentor today and discover how our exclusive and specialised approach can help you on your journey to recovery.
We understand how important time is to people and therefore you will never be kept waiting. You will be seen on time, every time.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): A type of psychotherapy that emphasises mindfulness and acceptance of distressing thoughts and emotions, while encouraging individuals to engage in value-driven behaviours to create a meaningful life.
Exposure Therapy: A therapeutic approach used to treat anxiety disorders and phobias by gradually exposing individuals to feared situations, objects, or memories in a safe and controlled manner, with the goal of reducing anxiety and increasing tolerance over time.
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