Counseling for Anxiety, Stress, Fear, and their Symptoms
Stress 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:
- Excessive worry about health, money, family, or performance at work and school
- Irrational expectation of worst possible outcomes
- Increased Heart Rate
- Rapid Breathing
You May Be Experiencing:
- Feeling Restless
- Feeling Nervous
- Inability to Relax
- Difficulty Sleeping
- Easily or Constantly Fatigued
- Lack of Motivation
- Trouble with Concentration
- Urge to Avoid Stress/Anxiety Triggers
Counseling can help with Anxiety
As 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!