Quality Life Center

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.