Anxiety is the most common issue I treat in my counseling practice. Everyone feels worry sometimes, but when your worry begins to control you in ways that are affecting your daily life, it may be helpful to talk to an outside support.
Anxiety can show up in a lot of ways. Physically, it may feel like a shortness of breath, chest tightness, restlessness, and trouble sleeping. It may mean trouble concentrating, racing thoughts, or constantly thinking about a specific worry. Sometimes, you may feel all of these things but be unsure what you’re even worried about. Or your anxiety may be around a very specific situation.
Anxiety can look different for each person! As your counselor, my first priority is to offer you a space where you feel safe and heard. I want to understand your unique experience, so that we can explore the situations, thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations that occur with anxiety. Building an awareness of anxiety triggers and utilizing coping skills that fit you is a huge step in improving anxiety symptoms!
Anxiety is painful to experience and can be difficult to manage, but you don’t have to do it alone.