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Anxiety Information

As much as we all want to enjoy a worry-free life, everyone feels anxious sometimes. Anxiety is a natural reaction to stressful experiences that we face every day. However, if feelings of anxiety begin to dominate your life, you may need to take steps to reduce your worry and restore your peace of mind. That's where our anxiety therapy comes in.

Chronic anxiety can take a variety of different forms. Some people experience a generalized state of anxiety, typically characterized by excessive worrying, moodiness, negative thinking or malaise. Others may be plagued by panic attacks, which can cause temporary feelings of terror, breathing problems, an accelerated heart rate and trembling. Both of these types can benefit greatly from regular visits to an anxiety therapist or anxiety counselor. Anxiety problems also can result in the kind of repetitive actions and impulses that are common in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Phobias, or extreme and unrealistic feelings of fear, also may be signs of anxiety issues. If you are suffering from any of these issues, then it may be time to seek counseling.

Symptoms of chronic anxiety:

  • Intrusive thoughts or worries that you are unable to control
  • Worrying constantly
  • Restlessness, agitation or irritability
  • Repetitive behaviors performed to subdue your anxiety
  • Experiencing recurring panic attacks
  • Insomnia or never feeling rested after sleep
  • Suffering from phobias or extreme fears
  • Inability to relax
  • Health issues such as stomach problems or muscle tension in your shoulders, neck or back
  • Procrastination or fear of decision-making
  • Feelings of depression
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Feelings of isolation or feeling misunderstood
  • Relationship problems

Through anxiety therapy, you can discover ways to lessen unwelcome feelings of worry. With the help of a counselor, you can correct the thinking patterns that aggravate your anxiety, and you can learn how to separate realistic fears from unrealistic ones.

Benefits of anxiety counseling:

  • Develop new thinking patterns to reduce worry
  • Overcome phobias and fears
  • Improve relationships
  • Learn new ways to relax
  • Eliminate health problems associated with anxiety

Anxiety in a mild form can be an annoyance, but severe anxiety can be incapacitating. Constant worry can keep you up at night and prevent you from accomplishing the tasks you should be doing in the day. Physical problems stemming from anxiety can leave you feeling tense and drained. With guidance through counseling, you can learn to face life with a fresh and optimistic outlook. Schedule an appointment today.

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. Psalm 56:3-4

Common Questions

Why do people seek therapy?

People choose therapy for many reasons. Some are facing an unexpected crisis, such as a divorce, a death in the family or a dramatic lifestyle change. Others want to explore their personal attitudes, emotions or childhood issues in an effort to launch positive changes in their lives. Still others are trying to conquer stress, anxiety or other problems that are preventing them from finding the joy in their daily lives.

What can therapy do for me?

Therapy can help you to find solutions to problems that are holding you back in life. Through counseling, you can explore issues from your past and begin to set goals for your future. Therapy can help you to clear your mind so that you can realistically appraise your life and make positive changes. You also can learn effective problem-solving techniques, helpful communication methods and other valuable skills.

What can I expect during a session?

Therapy gives you an opportunity to speak to a caring professional about your concerns and begin taking steps to resolve your problems. Counseling sessions are 50 minutes in length, and weekly visits typically are recommended to start and can be adjusted based on your needs. It is important for you to spend time between sessions working on the issues discussed each week.

Common Questions Jamie

"I met Jamie 4.5 years ago when some significant changes were happening in my life, and I was at a crossroads needing a little help. The very first thing I noticed with Jamie was the calm energy. So many therapists/counselors come across with the whole clinical approach. Jamie is totally opposite. She cares and you know it the minute you meet her. If you are in a place in life where you need a little help, Jamie is the one to call."