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Fears and worries have a way of trying to take over. But you get to be in charge.

Anxiety is a universal experience. If you are feeling anxious, you are not alone. Nearly everyone has struggled with anxiety at some point. But all too often, fear and anxiety end up controlling our decisions, leaving us feeling as though we don’t have any choices. When the primary motivation for our decisions is anxiety and fear, we end up feeling unmotivated and unfulfilled. When anxiety takes over, we do some of the following things:

  • Hold back in social situations and miss out on opportunities
  • Passively accept unbearable situations
  • Obsess over food, eating, and weight
  • Remain silent regarding hurtful family problems
  • Avoid bringing up problems with significant others
  • Ignore medical conditions and health concerns
  • Medicate feelings with food, alcohol, or drugs
  • Repeat negative patterns in relationships
  • Avoid expressing important aspects of identity
  • Feel shame, unworthiness, and self-doubt

If you see yourself in any of these statements, there is good news.  Many people struggling with these situations can and have derived great benefit from therapy. Our therapists have worked with many clients who suffer from anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, and complicated family problems. It takes a lot of work to let go of perfectionism, self-criticism, and feelings of inadequacy, but it is possible to develop satisfaction with being yourself.

You can schedule a free, 20-minute phone consultation with one of our therapists by calling The Resilience Center at 312-478-5223 or by emailing resiliencecenterchicago@gmail.com


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