A Unique Twist On Anxiety Therapy For All Ages
Anxiety is a normal part of life. It’s how our minds express fear and worry when we are stressed. However, there is such thing as unhealthy amounts of anxiety. Anxiety that is debilitating and preventing you from living a fulfilling life is excessive.
Anxiety can manifest in many different ways and at different levels, including panic attacks, obsessive thoughts or worrying, social anxiety, or incapacitating phobias. Luckily, anxiety is very treatable, and often therapy for anxiety is the most effective treatment option. Whereas medication is a much more short-term solution, anxiety therapy can help those who suffer from anxiety learn techniques for identifying what causes anxiety, why, and how to combat that anxiety.
Anxiety therapy Charlotte NC can differ greatly depending on the type of anxiety you may have. Someone with social anxiety would face a different treatment process in therapy than someone with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
We mainly use a combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) to help our clients work through their anxiety. CBT has proven to be one of the most effective anxiety therapy Charlotte NC techniques used to treat panic disorders, phobias, social anxiety disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder, among many other conditions. CBT has two major steps that work in tandem, the first being cognitive therapy, which examines how negative thoughts contribute to anxiety. The second step is behavior therapy, which examines how you behave and react in situations that trigger anxiety.
Dialectical behavior therapy is a specific form of CBT we utilize. DBT is all about two things, acceptance and change. Through teaching and practicing mindfulness, distress tolerance, interpersonal effectiveness, and emotion regulation, you can accept your anxiety while also working to change it.
At Bright View Counseling, we also utilize a unique therapy method we call “Therapy With A Twist!” We break out of the traditional mold for talk therapy by incorporating activities, tools, and games with this method. Nature can be very therapeutic, so we try to use that to our advantage. We take walks and use the environment. These practices can help clients process thoughts and feelings. We also have our office dog Charlotte come in to help out, providing comfort, companionship, and grounding for clients who are comfortable with that.
With all sessions being performed remotely at this time and many people wanting to continue with virtual therapy into the future, we have adapted our methodology to work with teletherapy as well. We have clients participate in sessions while sitting outdoors, go for virtual walks, and participate in games and activities virtually. We’ve even done virtual fishing!
Bright View Counseling was founded in 2020 by therapist Michael Clark-Borenstein, LCMHC (Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor), to provide therapy and counseling services that break the mold to clients in Charlotte, North Carolina. We utilize several different counseling and therapy techniques to give our clients the best experience and results. Our approach involves integrating cognitive behavioral therapy, person-centered therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and Gestalt therapy.
Our therapy approach is holistic, humanistic, and person-focused. Your mental health is not just a problem to be fixed. Each person is their own unique individual, which means that therapy is not a one-size-fits-all approach. We bring you into account when in session.
Our counseling style is particularly suited to children and adolescents, although we have clients from every age group. Ideal clients are ages seven and up. Areas of focus are, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, ADHD, oppositional defiant disorder (ODD), life stressors and adjustments, and behavioral modifications.
We would love to schedule a time to talk to you more about how we can help! We serve clients throughout the Charlotte, North Carolina, area, providing quality therapy and counseling for anxiety, depression, and more!