Therapy for Anxiety
Anxiety is something you deal with on an ongoing basis. You live your life in a constant state of dread, and you struggle to calm yourself. In addition to the physical symptoms, the suffocating feeling of dread accompanying anxiety disorders can even compel you to avoid places or situations that incite these uncomfortable symptoms. These feelings and negative coping behaviors eventually begin to interfere with your day-to-day life.
Anxiety disorders and behaviors include, among others:
- Excessive anxiety and worry (apprehensive expectation), occurring more days than not for at least 6 months about a number of events or activities (such as work or school performance).
- The individual finds it difficult to control worry.
- Note: Only one item is required in children.
- Restlessness or feeling keyed up or on edge
- Being easily fatigued
- difficulty concentrating or mind going blank
- Muscle tension
- Sleep disturbance (difficulty falling or staying asleep, or restless, unsatisfying sleep).
If you can relate to any of the above symptoms or behaviors, it may be time to consider addiction counseling.
As an licensed marriage and family therapist, I will work with the following anxiety disorders: separation anxiety, phobic anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, acrophobia, medical anxiety, substance induced anxiety.