Counseling for Anxiety
Occasional anxiety is an expected part of life. You might feel anxious when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or before making an important decision. Anxiety can feel unmanageable when it involves more than temporary worry or fear. You may want to ask for help when the anxiety does not go away and can get worse over time and the symptoms interfere with daily activities such as job performance, school work, and relationships.
- Feeling restless, wound-up, or on-edge
- Being easily fatigued
- Having difficulty concentrating; mind going blank
- Being irritable
- Having muscle tension
- Difficulty controlling feelings of worry
- Having sleep problems, such as difficulty falling or staying asleep, restlessness, or unsatisfying sleep
- Sensations of shortness of breath, smothering, or choking
- Feelings of impending doom
- Feelings of being out of control
- May have an irrational or excessive worry about encountering the feared object or situation
- Take active steps to avoid the feared object or situation
Therapy can help to uncover the underlying causes of your worries and fears, learn how to relax, look at situations in a new, less frightening way, and develop better coping mechanisms and problem-solving skills.
If you suffer from an anxiety disorder, I invite you to contact me today for a free consultation.