Counseling for Anxiety
Anxiety might be the greatest mental health challenge in our fast-paced and demanding world. Anxiety disorders vary from general worry about everyday things to phobias to panic attacks.
Generalized anxiety is a tendency to worry about many things alot of the time. Intensive worry without relief depletes mental energy and the ability to problem-solve. It can cloud thought processes and distract from daily activities, relationships, and long term goals.
Panic attacks are an acute and intense form of anxiety that may involve increased heart rate, difficulty breathing, tightness in chest, sweating or chills, nausea, and a sense of impending doom. Some people experience panic attacks in certain situations, e.g. a crowded bus, a shopping mall, or a certain person's house. Sometimes they are triggered by stressful life events or circumstances. Other times, triggers are less clear and more work is needed to understand the underlying cause.
Other specific anxiety disorders include the following:
Counseling can help build awareness of the physical experience of anxiety in the body and can improve insight into negative patterns of thinking that contribute to anxiety.
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