Therapy for When You Can’t Relax

You’re on edge.

…worried, anxious – these are terms that describe you well. You often find yourself thinking about situations that are extremely unlikely to arise, and overthinking everyday situations until you’ve completely worked yourself up. It’s frustrating because there’s nothing you can easily blame. You just have to live with the worry and anxiety day in and day out without any relief.

Bad thoughts creep into your mind all the time, telling you that your co-worker’s harmless comment the other day was actually laced with hostility, that your partner may be cheating on you, that your friends are constantly judging you, or that your loved ones aren’t safe… these thoughts pass through your mind every day and it leaves you feeling completely drained, worried and overwhelmed. It feels like you are stuck in river rapids without a life preserver.

What you’re looking for...

… is to get out of the rapids and find calmer waters. On some level you know that these thoughts are nothing but your anxiety is getting the best of you. You want to be able to believe that things aren’t as bad as your anxiety makes you think they are. You want to be able to sit back and think good thoughts for a change, without wondering when the other shoe is going to drop.

Therapy is a place where you can safely step out of the man box and feel whatever shit you’re feeling without judgment.

If you’re in San Francisco and looking for help with anxiety, you’ve come to the right place.

Strategies for anxiety commonly include CBT, exposure therapy, social skills training, cognitive restructuring and applied relaxation training. We will determine which of these is best for the specific type(s) of anxiety you have, and slowly work on it, chipping away at the icy block of anxiety in your mind little by little.

Courtland McPherson, LCSW

Get in touch with me today!

I help men be better versions of themselves. Contact me to get started with anxiety therapy in San Francisco.