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 & Worry

You’re tired of the stress and constant worry.  Maybe you haven’t always thought of yourself as an “anxious person.” But man, you sure feel anxious these days!  Sometimes the anxiety builds slowly and other times it feels like it comes out of nowhere.  Perhaps you’ve even had full blown panic attacks.  Now you live in fear of anxiety.  You’ve found yourself avoiding people, places or other anxiety triggers.

The truth is that Stress and Anxiety Disorders are some of the most common mental health issues facing Americans today.  We live in a world full of stress.  Expectations are constantly shifting.  We hear about politicians arguing and violence every single day on the television.  Society as a whole puts a pressure on us to perform well.  It’s no wonder people feel stressed and anxious so much of the time!

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Some stress and anxiety can be healthy.

Everyone experiences stress sometimes. In fact, it’s even healthy to experience a certain amount of routine stress or anxiety. Anxiety can motivate us to act and make important changes in our lives.  However, 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.

Some stress and anxiety can be healthy.

Everyone experiences stress sometimes. In fact, it’s even healthy to experience a certain amount of routine stress or anxiety. Anxiety can motivate us to act and make important changes in our lives.  However, 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.

Common Symptoms and Signs of Anxiety

Everyone experiences anxiety a little bit differently, and as we explained above, some anxiety is normal.  However, here are some of the common signs that you may benefit from anxiety treatment:

  • Excessive worry about health, money, family, or performance at work and school
  • Irrational expectation of worst possible outcomes
  • Frequent Headaches
  • Physical 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

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. Sometimes the symptoms may be mildly annoying.  Other times anxiety symptoms can keep you from fully being able to live your life.

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

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. Sometimes the symptoms may be mildly annoying.  Other times anxiety symptoms can keep you from fully being able to live your life.

If You’re Experiencing These Symptoms, It May Be Time For Professional Help.

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.

We Understand the Frustration Anxiety Can Cause.

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.

We Understand the Frustration Anxiety Can Cause.

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.

Counseling Can Help With Anxiety

As a St. Petersburg, FL area counseling center, we understand anxiety. In fact, we have counselors who specialize in treating anxiety. We know that anxiety disorders can be crippling and no two people have had the same experience.

Our therapists use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based psychotherapy techniques to help you find relief from your anxiety.  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 anxiety. Your counselor will then help you understand your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. You’ll gain an understanding of why you seem to fall into this cycle of anxious thinking. Next, your therapist will help you to replace irrational and unrealistic beliefs with realistic and healthy thinking and behaviors.

Begin Anxiety Treatment in St. Pete FL and Overcome Anxiety Symptoms

You don’t have to struggle with stress, trouble concentrating, poor sleep, nervousness or any other of the symptoms of anxiety. Fear does not need to have control over your interactions with others or your ability to experience exciting new places. If you find it difficult to focus or stay motivated anxiety counseling can help you overcome these barriers in your life.

Our skilled depression counselors are experienced in helping those like you regain their focus and confidence to overcome their anxiety and flourish. We want to help you feel better and experience new confidence in yourself, freedom and joy in your life. If you have questions or would like to start counseling for depression, please contact our St. Petersburg, FL clinic. If you want to experience new freedom and begin to thrive in your life, we’re here to help!

Begin Anxiety Treatment in St. Pete FL and Overcome Anxiety Symptoms

You don’t have to struggle with stress, trouble concentrating, poor sleep, nervousness or any other of the symptoms of anxiety. Fear does not need to have control over your interactions with others or your ability to experience exciting new places. If you find it difficult to focus or stay motivated anxiety counseling can help you overcome these barriers in your life.

Our skilled depression counselors are experienced in helping those like you regain their focus and confidence to overcome their anxiety and flourish. We want to help you feel better and experience new confidence in yourself, freedom and joy in your life. If you have questions or would like to start counseling for depression, please contact our St. Petersburg, FL clinic. If you want to experience new freedom and begin to thrive in your life, we’re here to help!

Blog Posts Related to Anxiety

Because anxiety treatment is such an important part of what we do, it is often the subject of our mental health blog posts.  Some topics our therapists have written related to anxiety include:

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Other Services Offered at McNulty Counseling & Wellness in St. Petersburg, FL

Other than anxiety treatment, we also offer many other counseling services. These mental health services include family counselingcounseling for childrencouple’s and marriage counselingcounseling for teensindividual counselingcounseling for parentsLGBTQ counselingcounseling for college studentslife coachingcounseling for depressioncounseling for women and art therapy. We also provide remote counseling services and groups for women going through divorce as well as, children going through divorce. If you have any questions please contact us. Also, feel free to read at our mental health blog for more tips and information!

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