Are you, or someone you love in need of urgent treatment?
Are you feeling overwhelmed by Depression or Anxiety? Are you struggling with OCD?
Are your muscles are tight? Does your stomach hurt. Maybe you’re worried about your spouse, the kids, the house, the car and on and on. You have a hard time going to bed because even though you’re tired, the thoughts begin to race and you can’t fall asleep. You wake up the next day, unrested with a full list of things to do, but none of them ever seem to get done and more are added all the time. You’re irritable, jumpy, and you have a hard time focusing and concentrating.
You used to be able to manage well but those old coping mechanisms seem to have stopped working. You find yourself avoiding friends and family. You sleep too much, or maybe you don’t sleep enough. You’re not eating like you used to, minor activities seem like a major chore and you can’t seem to escape feelings of guilt and worthlessness.
Perhaps intrusive thoughts have become more frequent and more disturbing. You’re scared that you’re losing your mind, or that you might “snap”. You check and re-check. Did you lock the door? Is the iron still on? Perhaps you worry for the health of you and your family and wash and clean in a defense against germs, despite having done so several times today. Maybe things have to be in exactly the right place. Your shoelaces or hair have to be symmetrical or perhaps you have to repeat a certain action or count until “it feels right” in order to avoid something terrible happening.
Being a teenager can be difficult even under ideal circumstances. From changing relationships with friends and family, to dating, sexual development, school and college preparation, teens can feel pulled in so many directions at once that insecurities and doubts overwhelm them. They say children don’t come with an instruction manual but you often find yourself wishing for one.
You’ve thought about going to counseling before and you’ve reached the point that something has to change. Why not start now?
Neil T. Hetzel, MS, LAC uses an evidence-based and research-supported technique called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to help people identify negative thoughts that cause distress. Once these thoughts are identified, Neil helps his clients modify or eliminate them and suffering is reduced. Through behavioral techniques Neil helps his clients developing healthy coping skills that allow them to face life’s challenges without suffering debilitating stress, anxiety, or depression. Neil works with clients who have: OCD, Trichotillomania, Depression, Separation Anxiety, Phobias, Social Anxiety, Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety, and Performance Anxiety.
Neil T. Hetzel is an LGBT friendly, Licensed Associate Counselor and a Nationally Certified Counselor. Neil is also a member of the American Counseling Association. His office is located in Chandler, and is a short drive from Gilbert, Mesa, and Tempe. He is able to offer both daytime and evening hours. Contact Neil for your free, 20 minute phone consultation to ask any questions about anxiety treatment or his practice: 623-850-8103. You can also contact Neil via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.