Anxiety Therapy in Simi Valley

Help you better understand yourself

The worry you carry around is starting to feel like a constant companion.

A companion you definitely did not intend to invite into your life. You continuously look for others to validate you are on the right track, and you wish you could calm the uncertainty that swirls around inside you on your own.

You know you need to make a change.

So, here you are, ready to take the first step to get the help you need. You want to feel understood. You long for connection, and your anxiety is getting in the way of the life you really desire to live.

You struggle to remember a time when you felt peaceful.

When you could rely on the thoughts in your head to be calm and reliable. Now, fear and worry are more present each day than the joy and peace you used to have, and you are wondering if you can ever be free from the swirl of negative mental activity that is interrupting your life.

Lately, every day feels like a battle. You’ve been trying to get a grip and turn things around, but the overwhelming concerns send you spiraling off the tracks. You don’t know how much more you can take before you snap.

You would love to be able to re-engage in your life, but you don’t know where to start, and you wonder about your ability to make sense of your life if you can’t even calm yourself down long enough to be rational.

A lot of the time you feel like you are in a difficult cycle, wonder if you’ll ever experience the internal peace that you long for.

Engage in relationships with the outside world in a way that feels calm and natural.

You truly want to be released from the burdens you are carrying.

To once again feel the freedom that comes from the confidence of knowing that things are going to turn out all right.

But you have no idea how to set aside your constant concern for the future.

You never imagined you’d be so preoccupied with uncertainty. And you definitely didn’t expect to be intimidated by the life you know you deserve.

But you have no idea how to set aside your constant concern for the future.

You never imagined you’d be so preoccupied with uncertainty. And you definitely didn’t expect to be intimidated by the life you know you deserve.

When You Seek Support for Anxiety Disorders from Simi Psychological Group

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You will gain peace in knowing that you are no longer alone in fighting your constant worry
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You will gain the tools to help you overcome the overwhelming cycle of feelings and thoughts
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You will learn to tolerate anxiety and go out of your comfort zone
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You will feel more confident and capable to create real change in your life
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You will be able to reconnect in relationships without worrying about whether or not you are enough

The Anxiety Therapy Process

Therapy for anxiety is intended to help you gain insight into what your body is trying to tell you. We are process oriented and work with you to see the whole picture, as one area of life affects all of the others. We incorporate cognitive behavioral techniques to help you gain tools that can help you overcome what’s holding you back.
We work with you to look at the various parts of your world, from home life to parenting, from marriage to career, from your family of origin and your individual concerns. Together, we will work to get you back in the driver’s seat of your life.
We will meet together weekly for 50-minute sessions. Typically, counseling continues for a minimum of 12 sessions, but this is dependent upon your individual goals and concerns. Therapy for anxiety uses proven techniques to help give you power over your symptoms.

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Here’s what to expect:

WEEK ONE: Intake

During this initial session, we will have the opportunity to work together to begin to understand what is really going on in your world. Your therapist will get to know you by asking questions about your unique concerns. And, together the two of you will start to develop a plan for your time that will help you to establish and reach your goals.

WEEK TWO and Beyond: Anxiety Treatment

Each session is designed to help you dive deep into the underlying causes of your anxiety. Together, you and your therapist will identify thinking patterns that may exacerbate your anxiety symptoms. You will also spend time exploring your life story and the beliefs that may contribute to negative coping patterns.

You and your therapist will work together to help you interrupt negative thoughts and to learn new skills to help raise your mood.

Anxiety is part of life, and when you aren’t able to teach yourself to be your own advocate, to self-soothe, to tolerate discomfort and vulnerability, to set boundaries where needed, or to put things into better perspective, that is when it becomes overwhelming. Your therapist will help you to learn these skills to overcome anxiety as you work together.

WEEK TWO and Beyond: Anxiety Counseling

Each session is designed to help you dive deep into the underlying causes of your anxiety. Together, you and your therapist will identify thinking patterns that may exacerbate your anxiety symptoms. You will also spend time exploring your life story and the beliefs that may contribute to negative coping patterns.

You and your therapist will work together to help you interrupt negative thoughts and to learn new skills to help raise your mood.

Anxiety is part of life, and when you aren’t able to teach yourself to be your own advocate, to self-soothe, to tolerate discomfort and vulnerability, to set boundaries where needed, or to put things into better perspective, that is when it becomes overwhelming. Your therapist will help you to learn these skills to overcome anxiety as you work together.

TERMINATION: 1-2 Final Sessions

In your final sessions, you and your therapist will review your goals to ensure you are satisfied with your counseling experience and that the work you have done together has met your expectations. Together, you will also outline a plan going forward so that you are able to retain what you have worked on together and implement all you have learned outside of session.

More About Simi Psychological Group

Our licensed therapists have years of experience working with anxiety and helping others contain their worry, so they can enjoy their life and appreciate the life around them. As therapists, our job is to walk alongside you, encouraging you in the utilization of appropriate skills and to help you break free from the struggles you are currently facing.
We want you to feel like life makes more sense, and we want to help you to connect to the best parts of you with more clarity, ownership of self, and control over the direction of your life, not a victim of circumstances, but an active participant in a full and joyful life.
Simi Psychological Group works from a systems perspective which means our job is to help you understand not only how every aspect of your life is connected, but how you are interconnected with those around you as well. Life is not lived in a vacuum, and therapy with us is about working through the deeper-rooted concerns that are keeping you stuck. We wholeheartedly believe you can take control over the direction of your life, you just need to be willing to trust yourself in the process.
We make it our mission to empower you to recognize which areas of your life that need to change and to feel capable of making those changes. We are dedicated to helping you identify the obstacles that are keeping you from living the life you want and working with you to get through them so that you can reach the goals you have for you and your family. It is our passion to aid you in understanding the big picture of your life and ensuring you become the person you want to be.

Who Benefits Most from Anxiety Help

We Treat Panic Attacks, Social Anxiety, and More

Therapy for individuals with anxiety is best for those who want to learn how to become their own self-advocate. All people experience anxiety from time to time, but it is harmful if not managed well and can interfere with all areas of life.
You will benefit from Anxiety Counseling if:
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You feel like your mind is often racing with excessive worry
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You are struggling to engage in everyday life because of fear of the unknown
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You feel overwhelmed and scared about the direction your life is going
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You are experiencing physical symptoms of panic, like sweaty palms, a racing heart, or a sense of difficulty catching your breath
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You feel alone and isolated in your worry

There are certain situations where you might not be ready for counseling sessions with Simi Psychological Group.

These situations include, but are not limited to:
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Clients who are not ready make changes
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Those who do not want to invest the time or money that it takes to make change happen
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Clients who cannot commit to regular attendance
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Those needing to use insurance for direct reimbursement
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Clients who want the therapist to do all the work

What Does Anxiety Therapy Cost?

Anxiety Counseling is a fee for service program, and we accept all major forms of payment. The session fees depend upon the clinician you and your family choose to see for treatment. Please contact us directly for our individual fees.

Due to our desire to make sure you maintain maximum privacy and wanting to provide you with the highest level of care possible without constraints from managed care, we are out-of-network providers. This means we do not accept reimbursement directly from insurance.

However, the good news is that your health insurance may reimburse you for a portion of the fee. PPO insurances typically reimburse around 50%. Unfortunately, HMO, Medi-Cal, and Medicare insurances do not reimburse as they require that you see someone on their panel. We encourage you to find out more regarding your eligibility for out-of-network benefits. We will provide you with the necessary paperwork to submit to your plan for reimbursement.

When and Where Can I Schedule a Session for Anxiety Help in Simi Valley?

Our office is conveniently located at:

3695 Alamo St. Suite 103
Simi Valley, CA 93063.

We also serve Moorpark, Thousand Oaks, Agoura Hills, Northridge, Porter Ranch, and the surrounding communities.

Business hours and availability are dependent on the provider.

Your Next Steps

You absolutely can have peace in your life. You will be able to learn how to navigate life’s uncertainties and take back control of your life. You will also have the clarity to know what is possible to change and what you’ll have to learn to live with.
Overcoming the anxious thoughts and feelings that plague you every day may seem impossible, but that doesn’t mean you can’t begin by learning to tolerate some discomfort. You just need the support of a caring professional while you figure it out.
You will gain power over the racing thoughts and worries that are currently consuming your life. And you’ll also be able to connect with those you love again without fear.

Ultimately, you’ll learn how to manage your anxiety and overcome its hold on your life.
We can help.