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Anxiety Treatment

Are you feeling overwhelmed and tense throughout the day?

Do you feel paralyzed, fearful, or unable to deal with daily activities?

Is it a struggle to control your excessive worries or irrational expectations?

 

Counseling for Anxiety, Stress, Fear, and their Symptoms

anxiety treatment in st. petersburg, fl 33701Stress and Anxiety Disorders are some of the most common mental health issues facing Americans today. These symptoms may be different from person to person. In general, a person suffering from anxiety may experience an overwhelming fear or dread, an inability to make decisions, a feeling of being paralyzed, or periods of panic. This could be caused by any number of anxiety disorders like Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety, Phobia-Related Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder, Test Anxiety, and others. Anxiety disorders can affect all areas of a person’s life, making it difficult to cope.

Some stress is common. It’s even healthy to experience a certain amount of routine stress or anxiety, but ongoing and severe stress can actually be harmful to your health and lead to serious physical health conditions.

Stressful and traumatic events are normal parts of life and so are the reactions they cause. However, constant unwanted thoughts and expectations of the unknown can be unbearable. It can be incredibly difficult to understand what’s going on and how to manage daily life with anxiety, let alone figuring out how to enjoy life and be happy.

As mental health experts, our compassionate counselors understand your frustration and pain. We have helped others struggling with anxious thoughts and fears that have consumed other areas of their lives. When your ability to live life to its fullest starts to become impacted, it may be time to talk to someone about how to build personal strategies to cope with anxiety and take back your independence.

 

Common Symptoms and Signs of Anxiety:

  • Counseling & anxiety treatment in st. petersburg, fl 33701Excessive worry about health, money, family, or performance at work and school
  • Irrational expectation of worst possible outcomes
  • Headaches
  • Tension
  • Trembling
  • Increased Heart Rate
  • Rapid Breathing
  • Sweating

You May Be Experiencing:

  • Feeling Restless
  • Feeling Nervous
  • Inability to Relax
  • Irritability
  • Difficulty Sleeping
  • Easily or Constantly Fatigued
  • Lack of Motivation
  • Trouble with Concentration
  • Urge to Avoid Stress/Anxiety Triggers

 

Counseling can help with Anxiety

Anxiety Treatment & Counseling Services in St. Petersburg, FL 33701As a St. Petersburg, FL area counseling center, we understand how common anxiety can be and specialize in treating anxiety through the counseling process. We know that anxiety disorders can be crippling and no two people have had the same experience. Through the utilization of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and other evidence-based psychotherapy techniques, our highly skilled mental health counselors will work with you to develop an individualized plan with personal goals and interventions. When treating anxiety, our goal is to get to the core of the underlying issues and triggers that are causing your anxiety. Through the therapy process, your counselor will help you identify triggers for your individual anxiety. Your counselor will then help you better understand your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors that surround and continue to perpetuate your cycle of anxious thinking. With this new found knowledge we’ll help you to replace irrational and unrealistic beliefs with realistic and healthy thinking and behaviors. Don’t let your anxious thoughts control your life anymore. Call McNulty Counseling today and take back the life you deserve!

Our skilled counselors can guide your on your journey to less anxiety & a fuller life!

Frequently Asked Questions

If you are concerned about your relationship, and you would both like to work with me, I would initially work with both of you together. After this work, if one of you would like to continue in individual sessions, I could work with only one of you. It is not helpful to move from individual into couple’s work with the same therapist because of potential trust issues.

I am so glad you are dedicated to getting the most out of your sessions. Your active participation and dedication is crucial to your success. After all, we only see each other for a session a week depending on where you are in treatment. It’s the work you do outside of our sessions that will really help you see your personal growth and development.
Unfortunately, this is not possible to say in a general FAQs page. Everyone’s circumstances are unique to them and the length of time therapy can take to allow you to accomplish your goals depends on your desire for personal development, your commitment, and the factors that are driving you to seek therapy in the first place.
Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, therapy will be different depending on the individual. I tailor my therapeutic approach to your specific needs.
Medication alone cannot solve all issues. What medication does is treat the symptoms. Our work together is designed to explore the root of the issue, dig deep into your behavior and teach strategies that can help you accomplish your personal and/or relational goals. Sometimes medication makes it more difficult to realize the underlying problems so if getting off of medication is something you’re interested in, I would be glad to help you in your journey.
A Licensed Mental Health Counselor has the training and qualifications that are equipped to handle a multitude of problems. They can help you approach your situation in a new way– teach you new skills, gain different perspectives, listen to you without judgment or expectations, and help you listen to yourself. Furthermore, therapy is completely confidential. You won’t have to worry about others “knowing my business.” Lastly, if your situation provokes a great deal of negative emotion, if you’ve been confiding in a friend or family member, there is the risk that once you are feeling better you could start avoiding that person so you aren’t reminded of this difficult time in your life.
Not at all. People who ask for help know when they need it and have the ability to reach out. Everyone needs help now and then. You already have some strengths that you’ve used before, that for whatever reason isn’t working right now. Perhaps this problem feels overwhelming and is making it difficult to access your past strengths. In our work together, I’ll help you identify what those strengths are and how to implement them again in what is happening now.

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Reach out to us if you are unsure of what needs you have for counseling, questions about our mental healthcare practice, or about our Counseling Center in Saint Petersburg, Florida prior to coming to the office.

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