Common Questions

Anxiety Counseling

Anxiety may be caused by a life event, a physical condition, psychological stressors which have accumulated, or a combination of these. Certain people may be more anxious in their daily lives and thus may be more predisposed to anxiety. Anxiety is commonly tied to a number of diagnoses like ADHD, OCD, phobia, social anxiety, and depression, for example. That said, it can be treated and the effects can be mitigated.

For most clients, the “cure” for anxiety is growing to understand what causes it and building better coping mechanisms or trying a specific therapeutic approach to manage it. This can be things like breathing techniques, cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, biofeedback, EMDR, or a somatic approach. These things work better in the long haul than medication alone. Research shows therapy is 3x more effective than medication.

Most people feel anxious at some point. Anxiety is a sense of fear and worry that something is wrong. Such feelings are common in people of all ages and backgrounds. Anxiety can be useful as it helps people focus on dangers. It can also help motivate people to solve their problem. However, feelings of worry can also create problems. A person may feel anxious all the time about minor problems. The net result can be paralyzing as they find themselves caught up in such thoughts to the exclusion of all else. For some, it can create huge barriers in life which can even impede with work or school. Anxiety counseling is proven to be 3x more effective than medication alone.

Anxiety won’t kill you but it can make life significantly more difficult if left untreated. Clients who do not work on understanding and coping with their anxiety can end up greatly missing out on life events they desire, friendships, and opportunities in life. They may also suffer by spending more time sick or going to the emergency room for things like panic attacks.

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