Individual Counseling

Anxiety Doesn’t Have to Rule Your Life Anymore

When you’re suffering from anxiety, you may walk around pretending that everything is fine in front of friends, family, and colleagues, but secretly, you are struggling to get through the day without falling apart. It’s no secret that times are tough, and the world can feel like a stressful place to live sometimes. There’s a lot to worry about, but worrying alone has never helped anyone. Anxiety is exhausting and leaves you with no time or energy to put towards the things that could pull you out of this cycle of over-thinking, excessive worry, panic, exhaustion, and overwhelm.

There is Hope for Something Else

“The second journey begins when we cannot live the afternoon of life according to the morning program.”     ~ Brennan Manning

Past stressful experiences can trick your brain into operating from “fight, flight, or freeze mode” at the slightest trigger. Changing the way your brain responds to stress involves changing your thinking patterns and how your body reacts to your thoughts and feelings. You’ll learn some basic information about anxiety to help make it less mysterious and scary; you’ll practice how to be in the moment rather than thinking about the future; and you’ll learn and practice different techniques to release the stress stored in your body and help you get through moments of panic. Most importantly, we’ll take a look at your current lifestyle and find realistic ways to make the changes needed to plug what you’re learning in session into your day-to-day routine.

I know anxiety inside and out–the way only someone who has been there and crawled her way out can understand. My years of counseling experience and training, combined with your knowledge about your own experiences with anxiety, can help you achieve your goals. I’ll challenge you, but I’ll also support you. As you talk about your experiences, practice coping skills, and incorporate new, healthy patterns into your life, you’ll find anxiety won’t be your constant companion anymore; and, as a result, you’ll experience more freedom, more joy, and more serenity in your days.

If you’ve been trying to manage on your own, but find you’re still struggling, give me a call, and I can help you get some relief. You have important work to do in the word, and you need a sense of peace within yourself to do it.

Ready to Get Some Relief? Let’s Connect


Schedule your free 30 minute initial consultation.

Kara Ashley-Gilmore, LPCA

Phone: 828-595-3847


I Also Offer Weekly Anxiety Support

Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00pm
$10 per group
Contact me if interested.