Finding Balance in New York City: Strategies for Anxious Women from a Women’s Therapist

As a woman, it’s easy to become overwhelmed and bombarded by all of life’s demands. Finding a sense of balance and peace can feel out of reach for someone with high-functioning anxiety. High-functioning anxiety on the outside may look like you have it all together. You’re the person who is extremely reliable, detail-oriented, ambitious, and cooperative. However, on the inside, you’re filled with worry, dread, sleepless nights, feelings of overwhelm, and discomfort. Keep reading to discover five strategies for anxious women from a women’s therapist in NYC, NY to navigate life with more balance and ease.

Lifestyle changes:

Become mindful of your lifestyle and reduce anxiety-producing triggers. Try cutting down on caffeine intake and limiting alcohol. Incorporate movement and exercise into your routine. Exercise releases feel-good hormones like endorphins and helps reduce physical tension. Prioritize sleep. A lack of sleep is linked to increased anxiety levels. If sleep is a struggle for you, I encourage you to talk to your doctor and women’s therapist about treatment to promote better sleep. Finally, eat a healthy diet. Prioritizing balanced nutrition is key to anxiety management as healthy diets improve one’s mood and overall well-being.

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Mind-body techniques:

When we experience anxiety or stress so much of that occurs within the body and is stored there. Mind-body techniques work by promoting deep relaxation and down-regulating the nervous system. When you’re feeling anxious, you can try deep breathing, a mindfulness practice, yoga, meditation, or tapping (emotional freedom technique). Mind-body approaches allow you to become more grounded in the present moment and instill a sense of tranquility.


The next time you feel anxious, try journaling. Writing down your thoughts, feelings, and experiences helps you to better identify patterns and triggers. I find it’s most helpful to set aside a worry period. Schedule an intentional time to journal all your worries. Often the act of putting pen to paper helps ease the overwhelming racing thoughts and slows down your anxious brain. Finally, journaling helps you gain valuable insight and clarity over your emotions and the opportunity to track your progress over time.

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Set boundaries:

Learn to say no to commitments or situations that cause you stress and overwhelm. Instead, focus on your own self-care by doing things that make you feel good and prioritizing your personal well-being. Learn to assert your needs and say no to people or things that are no longer serving you.

Listen to music:

Music is an incredibly powerful tool in moments of anxiety, stress, and uncertainty. Music can evoke happy memories and lift your spirits. The right song lyrics or melody can put into words what you’re feeling and remind you that you’re not alone. To experience further benefits from music, try singing out loud or humming along. Humming and singing activate the vagus nerve, causing the body’s parasympathetic response, and promoting a sense of calm and relaxation.

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Don’t let anxiety hold you back any longer: Women’s Therapy in NYC

It’s completely normal to feel anxious at times, especially during stressful life situations. However, if you find your anxiety becomes excessive, difficult to control, and interfering with your life, it’s important to seek out women’s therapy. With the right support and focus you can learn to reduce anxiety and create a more balanced and peaceful life. If you’re ready to work with a NYC women’s therapist, follow the steps below!

  1. Schedule a consultation with me here.
  2. Learn more about women’s issues & anxiety by reading my blogs.
  3. Discover anxiety-relieving strategies in your first session.

Other Services I Offer as a NYC Women’s Therapist

Liz Yarock Psychotherapy offers a range of services to support holistic well-being. From anxiety counseling and life transition therapy to women’s issues therapy, I provide tailored support using evidence-based approaches. I also offer relationship therapy and highly sensitive person therapy. Whatever your needs, I’m here to support you on your journey toward living your most fulfilling and empowered life.

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