Marriage & Family Therapist, Richard Kastanias, MS, LMFT
It’s 3 AM, and you can’t stop thinking about everything that can go wrong the next day. Then comes the tightness in your chest, butterflies in your stomach, tossing and turning in your bed, and looking at the clock. Things your mom, dad, siblings, and peers told you as a child have now shaped your life as an adult, and you carry those thoughts with you into every situation you encounter. You can hear the voices from your past, but now think they are your own. Those voices shape you, creating a belief system that has gone awry, complete with undue anxiety, fears, and doubts.