Is anxiety and worry taking over your life?
Do you have a hard time getting stress under control?
Are you experiencing physical symptoms, such as persistent nervousness and racing heartbeat?
If you answered yes, you may be one of many who experience clinical anxiety, the top mental health complaint in America. These are several symptoms you may experience:
- Obsessive, obtrusive, and/or worried thoughts
- Difficulty concentrating
- Restlessness or pacing
Anxiety can cause sweating, nausea, trembling, a racing heartbeat, headaches, digestive problems, insomnia, light-headedness, and difficulty breathing. You may even experience a panic attack, which is a sudden, more severe form of anxiety.
Everyone deals with worries occasionally. In fact, more than 20 million adults in America have reported struggling from anxiety. When the anxiety becomes excessive, and it goes untreated, it can grow worse. The good news is that the success rate with treatment is quite high.
What causes anxiety? Recent research shows that your temperament is more based in your biology than your environment during development. However, if you were raised by anxious parents, it’s likely you also experience anxiety. Stressful environments and unresolved trauma can also lead you to have heightened states of arousal, and can result in post-traumatic stress (PTSD). However, anxiety may also develop without a specific cause or warning.
We all know what anxiety feels like.
Anxiety can even bring a natural sense of awareness and focus, by allowing you to pursue goals and avoid dangers in your environment. But when that anxiety starts to keep you from the life you want to live, we are there to help you overcome.
Anxiety is a problem if you:
- Look for continual reassurance in relationships
- Let procrastination or perfectionism get in the way of completing tasks
- Struggle with specific phobias
- Stay away from people or situations to avoid panic, embarrassment, anxiety, or failing to meet expectations
- Have uncontrollable worry about family, work, money, school performance, health, or anything else
Let our team of experienced and licensed professional counselors help you develop tools to overcome your anxiety. We offer weekend and evening appointments, and accept many insurance plans. Contact us to make an appointment today.