Anxiety is a normal part of life
For many people, the feelings lessen once the issue has been resolved. However, for others, the anxiety does not go away. In fact, it can get worse over time, and begin to interfere with daily activities, work, school and even relationships.
If you experience:
- Trouble falling or staying asleep
- Avoidance of social situations
- Consistent worries
- Panic attacks
- Obsessive thoughts
- A general feeling of uneasiness
- An overly cautious approach to life
- A persistent feeling of being unsafe
- Overly reactive to things that you perceive could be threatening
You may have an anxiety disorder.
However, you don’t have to live with anxiety. Counseling can help, and for many anxiety problems, psychotherapy is the place to start.
When it comes to treating anxiety shows that therapy is the most effective option.
That’s because anxiety therapy—unlike medication—treats more than just the symptoms of the problem. Therapy can help you uncover the underlying causes of your worries and fears.
Counseling for anxiety can help you learn:
- How to relax and reframe anxious thinking
- Look at situations in new and less frightening ways
- Develop better coping and problem-solving skills.
Medications and techniques can be useful, but counseling works to resolve the underlying reasons and the psychological susceptibilities to anxiety for long-term improvement. Anxiety disorders differ considerably, so therapy should be tailored to your specific symptoms and diagnosis.
Therapy can help you move from potentially irrational thinking to more logical thinking. You can learn how to orient yourself to a situation from a more realistic point of view.
Our therapists will develop a specific individualized plan to help you overcome your challenges and teach you how to use your new skills to live a fulfilling and productive life.