Therapy for Anxiety in Washington DC

There it is.

The all-consuming worry you can’t shake. The ruminating thoughts about what you did or didn’t do. Or the sense that something terrible might happen.

 

Your body feels it too. Your heart starts racing and your breathing accelerates. Suddenly, you become sweaty and tense. And you are so depleted that even resting seems hard to achieve.

 

Despite your attempts to cope, you might feel stuck and tired, which frustrates you and feeds an endless and draining cycle. 

 

Life can be exhausting when anxiety is in the driver’s seat. But there is a way to steer it to gain freedom and ease.

Find Serenity + Take Control.

I’m Dr. Wayne Bullock, a licensed clinical psychologist with 13+ years of experience. I offer in-person anxiety therapy to adults (ages 18 and up) living in Washington, DC, and nearby areas.

I know the weight of anxiety can be debilitating and challenging to bear. But it doesn’t have to keep you from reaching your goals or relishing your life.

Anxiety therapy can help you understand yourself and make significant changes to improve your well-being.

Let’s uncover your story and take control of your journey.

 

Contact me to learn more about anxiety therapy or schedule an appointment to get started.

What Is Anxiety?

Anxiety is your emotional response to something scary or distressing. 

Mild and occasional anxiety might keep you alert, responsive, and on track. Think of the tension you may feel about a public presentation or those tickling nerves before proposing to your partner. This momentary pressure might rise and fall without creating any harm.

Yet, if you experience excessive, ongoing, and uncontrollable anxiety, everyday activities may become tough to conquer. Distressing symptoms can interfere with your work, career, home dynamics, relationships, and ability to care for yourself and others.

Do You Need Anxiety Therapy?

Mental and Emotional Symptoms of Anxiety

  • Constant worry or nerves

  • Excessive fear or panic

  • Fatigue and low energy

  • Feeling impending danger or apprehension

  • Intense mood swings and irritability

  • Problems resting, falling, or staying asleep

  • Racing thoughts and overwhelming feelings

  • Trouble focusing

Physical Symptoms of Anxiety

  • Accelerated heartbeat

  • Gastrointestinal issues

  • Muscle tension

  • Nausea or dizziness

  • Pain

  • Shortness of breath or hyperventilating

  • Sweating

  • Trembling

Are you checking some of these boxes? Therapy can support you if you or someone you know is dealing with any of these signs.

Whether you’ve been living with distressing symptoms for a while or started experiencing them recently, I’m here for you. While there is no “quick fix” or “magical cure” for anxiety, we can identify the underlying pieces and discover alternatives to manage it.

How Therapy Helps With Anxiety

Anxiety therapy involves meeting with a mental health professional in a safe space to dig deep, examine your symptoms, and learn how to alleviate them.

 

Anxiety therapy can help you:

Explore

We will travel through your thoughts, feelings, beliefs, and behaviors to reveal any helpful or unhelpful patterns.

 

I want you to grow curious and aware of who you are, your narratives and habits, and how they may have played a part in your experience and symptoms.

Rebuild

Therapy is a quest into the self that will expand your perspective and allow you to make space for transformation. 

You will find new ways to see and relate to yourself and others, shift negative patterns, and address what’s underneath your distress.

Relieve

This process of self-exploration and change will help you find relief and freedom from your symptoms. 

I will listen, provide insight, and share tailored strategies so you can regain ownership of your choices and learn how to navigate anxiety when it surfaces.

Dr. Wayne Bullock | Therapist for Anxiety in Washington DC 

I provide individual therapy for anxiety and other specialties to adults living in Washington, DC, and its neighboring areas (Arlington, VA; Alexandria, VA; Bethesda, MD; DC Metro Area).

My services are all in-person and customized to your unique situation. I have experience working with the LGBTQ+ and Jewish community and welcome every race or ethnic background, religion, identity, and orientation.

 

My therapeutic approach is mainly psychoanalytic, drawing from interpersonal and relational therapy. I focus on providing empathetic yet assertive support—I am warm and compassionate, but I’m also here to challenge you to show up for yourself because I know how powerful this work can be.

 

We will begin with a 15-minute consultation, where we get to know each other, and you can ask any questions you may have. If we believe we are a fit, we’ll schedule an appointment to start your therapy journey.

 

Sessions last 45 minutes and are scheduled at least once a week. The number of sessions needed and frequency depends on your symptoms, commitment, progress, and goals.

Ready to Start?

You made it here in search of support. Don’t let anxiety hold you back any longer. Let’s work together to break the cycle and redefine your path.

Contact me for a consultation or schedule a therapy appointment today.