Anxiety Counseling

What is Anxiety?

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 Counseling

Anxiety counseling can provide sufferers with the assistance they need to move past their anxiety. Our counselors are highly trained and have years of experience working with people who have been limited by different levels of anxiety. They can help their clients break free from prior patterns of thought that have been a problem in the past.

Anxiety Management

Treatments for anxiety have been evolving over the years. Counselors specializing anxiety treatment can provide very targeted interventions using multiple modalities (CBT, DBT, Somatic Experiencing, Interpersonal Neurobiology, EMDR, ETC). With their help, patients can overcome habits of thought that have been a huge impediment to them in the past. A sufferer is offered assistance in understanding triggers that can cause anxiety. After such triggers are found, in many cases the focus turns to learning successful coping strategies that help patients get past this problem. Counselors know how to identify and target issues and then how to provide their patients with a means of working past them. 

Common Questions About Anxiety

Why do we get anxious?

Anxiety is a conditioned response to a perceived negative stimulus. The body releases adrenaline, endorphins, and cortisol when you are feeling anxious or stressed. These are things that are natural stimulants to help us keep away from danger but sometimes they can be triggered by common life events. This combined with the physical sensations of an increased heart rate, tightness in the chest, and increased sweating can often be confused with a heart attack. All of this can scare people and feel very out of control until they learn to understand the triggers and utilize better-coping techniques.

What is the reason for anxiety?

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.

Can anxiety actually kill you?

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.

What is the cure for anxiety and can you be treated for anxiety?

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.

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Meet Our Team

Our team has been trained on a variety of well-researched methods to help you make the most progress possible in counseling. All of our therapists work with anxiety and have different techniques to help you reach your goals.

Diana Schaeffer

Diana Schaeffer

Adult Therapist, 30 years of experience
David Jenkins

David Jenkins

Adult Therapist, 25 years of experience
William Schroeder

William Schroeder

Adult Therapist, 12 years of experience
Alan Nelson

Alan Nelson

Adult Therapist, 5 years of experience, SEP
Patricia Walker

Patricia Walker

Adult Therapist, 30 years of experience
Marian Thompson

Marian Thompson

Adult Therapist, 15 years of experience
Kyla Winlow

Kyla Winlow

Adult Therapist, 6 years of experience
Eva Escobedo

Eva Escobedo

Adult Therapist, 25 years of experience