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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What Our Clients Say

This is my first experience with therapy so I have nothing to compare it to. But I’d say my expectations have been met so far. We are still in the early stages of our counseling relationship but our ability to communicate has improved steadily. My therapist has helped me with my anxiety and I’ve made significant progress since starting these sessions.

Adult Therapy Client

I have had a very positive experience with Just Mind and Marian in particular. She has been open, friendly, understanding, and has assisted me with specific techniques for addressing my issues. I feel very comfortable and able to communicate with her in a way that I have not been able to do before.

Adult Therapy Client

My experience was extremely good. I had wonderful help during a difficult period and I received very concrete steps for processing life experiences and very caring assistance in doing so.

Adult Therapy Client

It was a nice relaxed environment that did not make me feel intimated. The counselor was very helpful and made me feel like I was just talking to a friend. I enjoyed going and I felt like a weight lifted each time I went. My counselor was very helpful in helping me connect dots in my past to things happening now. She guided me without pushing. It was a great experience. I have been to many counselors before yet this was by far the best I have been too. Warm, welcoming and without judgment on my thoughts and feelings.

Adult Therapy Client

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