Anxiety Specialist

Humble Warrior Therapy

Rachel Gordon, MA, MED

Buddhist Psychotherapist & Counselor located in Castle Rock, CO

As many as one-third of Americans have struggled with anxiety at some point during their lives. To help reduce your nervousness and uncontrollable worries, Buddhist psychotherapist Rachel Gordon offers several in-office therapies that focus on holistic, whole-body healing. At Humble Warrior Therapy, Rachel customizes your care using Buddhist philosophies and integrative techniques, including meditation, yoga, and talk therapy, to lower anxieties and enhance your daily life. She also makes herself accessible through telemedicine services using phone and video technologies. Schedule a consultation for anxiety at Humble Warrior Therapy today by booking online or calling the office in Castle Rock, Colorado.

Anxiety Q & A

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a disorder that causes you to feel chronically worried or fearful, even when there’s no danger present. While it’s natural to feel anxious in stressful situations, an anxiety disorder causes you to feel nervous or tense most of the time for no apparent reason.

Generalized anxiety disorder is one type of anxiety disorder that makes you feel fearful or worried for several consecutive months without any specific cause. Other types of anxiety disorders include:

  • Phobias
  • Panic disorder
  • Social anxiety
  • Separation anxiety

The root cause of anxiety can involve many factors, including your job, relationships, finances, and genetics. Substance abuse and depression can also contribute to your anxious feelings and negative thought patterns.

What are the symptoms of anxiety?

Anxiety affects people differently, but some of the most common symptoms of an anxiety disorder include:

  • Sweating
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Heart palpitations
  • Repetitive thoughts
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Difficulty concentrating

Anxiety can also increase your risk for physical side effects, especially gastrointestinal issues, such as persistent diarrhea, constipation, or changes in your appetite.

As a result of your chronic anxiety symptoms, you may be at increased risk for substance abuse, isolating behaviors, and depression. These issues can also put you at risk for self-harming behaviors or thoughts of suicide.

How is anxiety treated?

The goal of anxiety treatments is to help you refocus your mind and change the pattern of behavior that triggers anxious feelings.

Rachel offers several therapeutic treatments that promote whole-body relaxation, which helps you manage your anxiety symptoms. She may recommend therapies like:

  • Yoga
  • Meditation
  • Talk therapy

In addition to mindful practices, Rachel works closely with you to evaluate your diet, your sleep habits, lifestyle choices, and your relationships that may play key roles in your anxiety disorder. She even offers telemedicine services for anxiety through phone and video technology.

Rachel provides comprehensive resources to help you regain control of your emotions and learn how to focus on your own self-awareness to live in the present moment. She offers comprehensive guidance to help you overcome negative thought patterns and teaches you meditative practices you can use when you’re feeling out of control.

There’s no need to live a life full of uncontrolled anxiety. Schedule a consultation at Humble Warrior Therapy today using the online booking feature or by calling the office.