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Therapy for Women Experiencing High-Functioning Anxiety

Figure out how to get out of your own way

Success isn't what it appears

From the outside, people look at you and see that you have created a life on your own terms. They might not see the classically successful life with the 9-5, and savings account. But they see a life set up to be in alignment with your values. The people who really know you see that you’ve set your life up to suit what you thought you wanted.

 

They see someone who has their life together. Someone who is extremely productive and goes out of her way to go above and beyond.

 

What they don’t see is how stuck you feel. 

 

They don’t see all of the expectations and pressure that you put on yourself. All of the responsibility that you didn’t mean to have – because there are people who depend on you. 

What people don’t see is:

  • The weight that you carry on your shoulders.

  • No matter how hard you try, it feels like you’re going to let everyone down. 

  • The constant doubt you feel festering within yourself.

  • How much the doubt impacts your ability to do the things that you want to do.

  • That you still feel like you don’t fit in.

If you are ready for a change, let's talk.

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You’re beginning to feel like you want more from life. Like what you’ve done in your life so far isn’t as fulfilling as you thought it would be. You want more, but you aren’t sure if you can make it happen. You feel paralyzed by fear – that if you try and fail, others will judge you for it. Especially the people that wanted you to have a more traditional life to start with.

Symptoms of High-Functioning Anxiety

  • Never feeling good enough

  • Everything has to be perfect

  • Constantly striving to be better

  • Preferring to be in control

  • Constantly worrying

  • Feeling like you can’t keep up no matter how hard you try

Help for High-Functioning Anxiety

As your therapist, I know how it feels to be overwhelmed by the feeling that you are never quite good enough. I know what it is like to feel that if you make a mistake you will let everyone else down. That if you make a change and everything falls to the floor everyone will know the real you, the part that you have been hiding for years.

 

In therapy, we will explore all of these feelings. We’ll learn to give voice to the part of you that is terrified that – deep down you just aren’t good enough. We’ll explore this part of you and any other part of you that is getting in the way of your goals.

 

During this process, we will look at your history. We’ll look at your past and find the experiences that are driving the feeling that everything has to be just right. The feeling that the world will fall apart if others find out you make mistakes. We will figure out what that little girl inside of you needs and learn to meet those needs.

 

Once we have looked at your past –we will then look at your life and give voice to the part of you that wants something different. We will explore your options and help you find what it is that brings you fulfillment and happiness.

 

Not only do I provide you with a guiding light to help you find the goodness in you, I also give voice to the parts of you that have been silenced by the world and all of your responsibilities. I take a realistic and personal approach. I will be honest with you when something doesn’t seem to be working out. My clients appreciate that I tell it like it is and don’t sugarcoat things when things aren’t going to work.

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Hope for High-Functioning Anxiety

When you leave therapy, you will feel confident about your life moving forward. You’ll feel like the part of you that says you are never good enough isn’t going to run your life anymore. That inner critic feels seen and heard, and when healed, provides helpful feedback without running you down. You’ll feel like that part of you isn’t constantly driven to make things perfect so you can be yourself. You’ll feel like you are good enough the way you are.

 

Get back to feeling like you again.

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