Anxiety Counseling

Anxiety is characterized by feelings of worry, anxiety, or fear that are strong enough to interfere with one’s daily activities. Anxiety disorders include panic attacks, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Symptoms include stress that’s out of proportion to the impact of the event, inability to set aside a worry, and restlessness. Anxiety is a common disorder that affects approximately 3 million people a year.

Common Anxiety Signs and Symptoms Include:

  • Feeling nervous, restless or tense
  • Having a sense of impending danger, panic or doom
  • Having an increased heart rate
  • Breathing rapidly (hyperventilation)
  • Sweating
  • Trembling
  • Feeling weak or tired
  • Trouble concentrating or thinking about anything other than the present worry

Tips To Help Manage Anxiety Include:

  • Avoid alcohol
  • Reduce caffeine intake
  • Physical exercise
  • Quitting smoking
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Stress management
  • A diet that provides essential nutrients and adequate calories, while avoiding excess sugar, carbohydrates, and fatty foods

 

Recommended therapies include medications, cognitive behavioral therapy, meditation, and psychotherapy.