Counseling for Anxiety

Are worry and fear interfering with your life? Have you experienced a panic attack? Does your worrying cause you even more worry? Working with a mental health counselor can make a big difference in your ability to enjoy your life again.

Occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. But anxiety disorders involve more than just temporary fear or worry. For those with anxiety disorders, anxiety is a constant presence and often gets worse over time. These anxious feelings can interfere with daily life, job performance, school work, and relationships. That’s when counseling for anxiety can step in and help you take back your life and reduce the impact anxiety is having on you.

Common Symptoms of Anxiety

  • Excessive worry
  • Sleep problems
  • Having a sense of impending danger, panic or doom
  • Chronic gastrointestinal problems (IBS in particular)
  • Breathing rapidly (hyperventilation)
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Feeling tense, restless or nervous
  • Perfectionism
  • Compulsive behaviors

Anxiety disorders are the most common health concern in the United States and they all have one thing in common: a persistent, excessive fear or worry in situations that are not threatening.

Some Common Anxiety Disorders:

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Phobias

Research shows that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is one of the most widely used and most effective treatment for anxiety disorders. Other effective complementary therapies for anxiety include relaxation techniques, exposure therapy, mindfulness training and clinical hypnosis. If anxiety is causing problems in your life, call me today 513-403-6325 or use the contact form on this page.

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