Anxiety Counseling

We all experience anxiety occasionally when life throws us specific challenges, but there is no need to suffer the kind of anxiety that limits your quality of life. Unfortunately, because anxiety can seem to be simply an expression of stress, we don’t always realize that anxiety disorders are serious and may be leading to a difficult and damaging way of life. Fortunately, when we recognize anxiety for what it is, we can interrupt the negative patterns and reclaim our power.

Anxiety disorders are real conditions that can be helped with effective treatment. You can start experiencing feelings of peace and inner resourcefulness rather than suffering through physical or emotional storms or seeking to self-medicate with food or alcohol. Comprehensive anxiety treatment can help you free yourself from debilitating symptoms and allow your health, your career, your family and your social life to thrive as you bring you best self forward.

About Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety can be debilitating, and intense anxiety may be manifested by physical symptoms such as heart palpitations, sweating, trembling, shortness of breath, feeling of choking, chest pain or discomfort, nausea or abdominal distress, dizziness or light-headedness, sense of loss of control, fear of dying, numbness or tingling sensations, chills, or hot flashes. Forms of anxiety include:

•    Panic attacks
•    Phobias
•    Social anxiety
•    Obsessive compulsive
•    Post traumatic stress
•    Acute stress
•    Generalized anxiety disorder
•    Substance-induced anxiety

Anxiety and Depression are Linked
Did you know that anxiety and depression frequently go hand in hand? Both are very common moods and in many cases, the affected person has no idea they’re suffering with such conditions and that they need anxiety or depression counseling.

Anxiety Treatment
Anxiety treatment begins with placing focus on key areas: where thoughts came from, how to refute irrational thoughts, what emotions are associated with them, and how to change resulting behaviors. By looking at each piece, we treat the whole person using a comprehensive approach including psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness therapies.

Mindfulness based therapy allows the emergence of an impartial view that starts with a sense of how things are in the present moment, without changing anything. This in turn creates a shift, leading to a feeling of control and even self-mastery.