How do you deal with imposter syndrome?

I’m fairly new to freelancing. I’ve been doing work in my field for over 5 years, but this is the first time I’ve been out on my own and charging for it. For the first couple months, I was just overwhelmed (in a good way) about all the backend stuff that had to be done so I didn’t have time to stop and think. Now that I have a better handle on it, I’m being gripped with the worst imposter syndrome ever! I’ve never had a client complain; in fact most of them are incredibly happy with my work. I’m certified and got top grades in my class. But at the same time, there’s this voice whispering in the back of my head “you’re just giving someone your opinion what if you are wrong and they just can’t see it?” I literally just want to tell clients “I am not a professional. I have no idea what I’m doing and I am dying as I write you this email :/” but of course I’m not actually going to say that.

Is this something that just goes away with time? Are there ways of coping with it? I have buttloads of anxiety already, so I’m sure it’s the root cause of it all.

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