Everyone feels anxious or stressed from time to time. Common situations such as meeting tight deadlines, important social obligations, or driving in heavy traffic often trigger feelings of anxiety.
Anxiety can be defined as nervousness and an inability to relax, and some amount of anxiety is normal for human beings. Anxiety can even be helpful and advantageous, as it tends to heighten our senses when we feel threatened.
Having said that, if you or someone you know is constantly worrying about something, fears taking part in social situations, experiences panic attacks, or feels anxiety is interfering with relationships, sleeping and eating patterns, or professional or personal responsibilities, professional anxiety counseling can help.
If you’re suffering from severe or recurring bouts of anxiety or stress, you’re anything but alone.
According to the National Institute of Mental Health, almost 20% of the U.S. population suffers from some form of anxiety disorder in any given year. In fact, anxiety is one of the most common reasons people seek professional counseling and psychotherapy.
The symptoms of severe anxiety are almost as varied as the individuals experiencing them, as are anxiety’s causes.
Sometimes anxiety is the result of unresolved trauma. Other times anxiety may be due to a simple inability to properly calm and soothe one’s self. Whatever the cause, the anxiety you’re experiencing can be reduced, if not completely resolved, with the help of professional anxiety counseling.
While numerous anxiety treatments are available, seeking the assistance of a professional counselor or therapist who specializes in providing anxiety counseling can help you:
- Manage stress
- Feel more confident in social or performance situations
- Overcome feelings of helplessness or powerlessness
- Stop obsessing about things
- Cope with panic attacks
- Decrease worrisome thoughts
- Confront and resolve fears
Although prescription medications are sometimes necessary to decrease the symptoms of anxiety before counseling can be effective, anxiety counseling is all many people need in order to overcome anxiety and take back control of their lives. And, unlike anti-anxiety medications that only treat the symptoms of anxiety, professional anxiety counseling can help you overcome anxiety’s causes.
The anxiety counseling services I offer can help you understand and unravel the underlying causes of your anxieties, resolve the beliefs and behaviors that trigger your anxieties, improve your self-confidence and self-esteem, and learn effective coping strategies so you can minimize the adverse effects of anxiety and move forward again as quickly as possible.
Left unaddressed, anxiety can cause severe distress over a long period of time, easily lead to other issues such as alcoholism, substance abuse, or depression, and disrupt your life and the relationships that matter most.
If you’re routinely experiencing stress or anxiety, have unresolved phobias, suffer from panic attacks, or believe anxiety is impairing your personal or professional responsibilities and relationships, you owe it to yourself to seek professional help.
Contact me today at [email protected] or at 408-975-2982 to schedule an initial consultation and find out how the anxiety counseling and therapy services I provide can help you take back control of your life so you can move forward again without having to worry about anxiety!