Anxiety feels like…. always holding your breath…imagining every “what if”…a knot in your stomach…always waiting for something horrible to happen…nauseous all the time…..always thinking and overthinking….
Does this sound like you or someone you know? If so, you could be struggling with anxiety. Anxiety is one of the most common mental health issues, yet many people suffer in silence. It can not only affect your mind but your body as well. It can rob you of feeling joy or peace and interfere with your relationships with friends and family. Many people with anxiety avoid situations and places that trigger anxiety and become increasingly isolated and lonely at home. There are many different types of anxiety including generalized anxiety, social anxiety, test anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, and OCD to name a few.
Symptoms of Anxiety
While there may be many types of anxiety, there are several symptoms that they share in common:
- Feeling nervous or worried or keyed up
- Frequent thoughts of panic, danger or doom
- Difficulty sleeping; insomnia
- Physical symptoms: shortness of breath, chest tightening or pressure, rapid heart rate, sweating, shaking and gastrointestinal issues
- Feeling exhausted and often overwhelmed
- Trouble concentrating
While some anxiety can be helpful, people experiencing these symptoms find anxiety debilitating– it can prevent them from experiencing life at its fullest. Is anxiety holding you back? What would it feel like to have more confidence and less self-doubt? If you are tired of feeling anxious all the time, our caring, skilled therapist can help you experience peace and joy again. Anxiety disorders are very real yet very treatable.
Anxiety Counseling can help with Worries, Panic and Phobias
Our therapists are trained to provide anxiety treatment that will help you break free from the vicious cycle of worries. They will use proven techniques and methods to help you learn new strategies and “tools” to manage anxiety when it happens. During the first few appointments, your therapist will work with you to identify the things that bother you the most, or the “triggers” to your anxiety or panic. Once you have done this, you will then develop a plan for coping with worries in the moment. Your therapist may teach you relaxation techniques, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) or Exposure & Response Prevention (ERP).
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (or CBT) is an effective treatment for anxiety and helps you change the way you interact with your thoughts. Relaxation techniques discussed in counseling sessions may include meditation, muscle relaxation, and deep breathing to help you slow down. Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) helps you face your fears gradually with the support of your counselor. Regardless of the specific technique you and your therapist choose, your therapist will be with you to support you every step of the way. Over time, you will be able to confidently face the situations that cause your worries.
Beginning Anxiety Treatment in the Atlanta Area
Anxiety doesn’t have to hold you back. You don’t have to avoid people, places and things that have made you anxious in the past. If you want to take back control over your life, counseling in our Roswell, GA counseling clinic can help. We offer anxiety treatment for teens and adults. Contact Wellview Counseling today to get connected with one of our skilled mental health counselors and start facing your fears. It does get better!
Other Therapy Services at Wellview Counseling
In addition to Anxiety Treatment, Wellview Counseling offers a variety of mental health services. Whether you are looking for depression treatment, play therapy for your child, social skills groups for kids, family therapy, young adult therapy, or online counseling sessions for your teen our counseling clinic may be exactly what you are looking for! If you’re not ready to commit to counseling yet, it may help to look at our blog for some quick mental health tips or browse our frequently asked questions page. Please also feel free to contact Wellview Counseling with any specific questions you may have!
Don’t suffer in silence another minute–give us a call or email us today to begin your journey towards wellness today.