If you are experiencing several of the symptoms above and these anxiety symptoms are making life more difficult for you, you may actually have an anxiety disorder. You may have Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety, Phobia-Related Disorders, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder or a number of other common diagnoses. Anxiety disorders can affect all areas of a person’s life, making it difficult to cope.
Whether or not you have an “anxiety disorder,” if these symptoms sound familiar, a trained mental health professional can help you find relief. Counseling may begin with taking a closer look at your anxiety, learning new coping skills to help you manage your anxiety in the moment, reframing how you think about your anxiety and eventually facing the situations where you currently feel anxious.