Counseling Services for Anxiety
We’ve all been there at one time or another. Apprehension or nervousness about an upcoming event. Worry that no amount of distraction will quell. Difficulty staying focused on the task at hand. Increased heart rate and breathing. The inability to get to sleep or stay asleep because thoughts continue to spiral in our minds.
Anxiety, as defined by the American Psychological Association, is “an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure.” Anxiety does have its benefits. It can spurn us on to act, help us stay alert and focused, and motivate us to accomplish our goals. But when anxiety becomes overwhelming or a constant in our life, it can begin to interfere with our personal relationships, time management, our sleep hygiene and our daily activities. And it can become a more significant mental health issue, potentially with panic attacks or suicidal thoughts.
Any number of things can be the cause of anxiety. Common causes include:
–Stress from work, school or relationships
–A traumatic event
–The anniversary of a traumatic event
–Side effects of medication
–Lack of oxygen
–Overconcern about an upcoming event
–Consumption of alcohol, certain drugs or caffeine
–Uncertainty and fear from a pandemic, such as the novel coronavirus, COVID-19
Regardless of the cause, anxiety is treatable. Anxiety is actually one of the most common reasons people seek counseling. There are several different types of therapy that have been proven effective in overcoming anxiety. Examples of appropriate counseling modalities include talk therapies, such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, or experiential therapies, such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) or the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT).
If you or a loved one are experiencing anxiety, help is available. You should see a mental health professional or your doctor if your anxiety is interfering with your daily tasks, you feel depressed or you are experiencing insomnia. See a professional immediately if you have suicidal thoughts or panic attacks. Dealing with anxiety is one of Kristine’s specializations and she offers all of the therapeutic options listed above for anxiety treatment. Reach out to Kristine by calling 321-280-9120 for a free consultation. Take this step toward a more free you today.
As a licensed therapist with private practice in DeLand, Florida and St. Joseph, Michigan the option of online counseling is available to anyone who lives in the states of Michigan and Florida.
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