Anxiety is one of the most common reasons why people seek counseling. Experiences of anxiety can range from unpleasant to miserable to debilitating, but the good news is--anxiety is very treatable! If you’ve been struggling with anxiety, read on or just call or email us to talk more. We'd love to offer you help and tools!
symptoms of Anxiety
Anxiety is often be misunderstood by well-meaning friends, family, and sometimes even by those who suffer. So, let’s start making sense out of what you've been experiencing and moving toward the path of healing. A word of caution before we begin . . . it is very easy to read a list of symptoms and become convinced that you have a particular condition.
Listen to your heart and your gut as you review the list. Do you feel this way sometimes? Occasional anxiety can be a normal, even healthy, part of life. Or, is the anxiety causing real problems in your life?
Do you feel like you worry CONSTANTLY? Like the thoughts in your head just won't stop?
Do you feel restless, keyed up or on edge a lot? Do you often feel shaky or have that butterflies-in-your-stomach sensation?
Are you easily irritated, tired frequently or having trouble concentrating?
Do you worry A LOT about being embarrassed or judged?
Do you have panic attacks?
Do your muscles stay tense?
Do you have trouble falling asleep or wake up worrying at 3am?
Have you experienced something traumatic and feel like you can't get past it?
If you answered “yes” to a couple of the questions above, you may be experiencing anxiety. The type and extent of the anxiety will affect how many of the above questions fit your symptoms. Social anxiety, anxiety attacks and generalized anxiety disorder are a few of the common anxiety disorders that people can struggle to deal with in everyday life.
If you still have questions or if you're utterly convinced we’re describing you, we welcome your call, your email, your questions. We can talk specifically about what you're experiencing, sort out what’s happening and work on helping you develop coping skills and tools.
Getting help in therapy
Carrying around so much pain--it's no way to live!
Whatever may be causing or contributing to your anxiety, we invite you to take the first steps toward healing and reach out to talk about what's causing you so much hurt. Let's work together on helping you find relief.
Contact us, and we can begin developing the understanding, support and tools you need to come out on the other side of anxiety and live a happier, more content life.