Anxiety is a natural emotion that keeps us safe and is actually helpful at times. Excessive or uncontrolled anxiety can lead to panic attacks and can be very disruptive to your life. Anxiety and panic attacks can affect your relationships, job, school, and sleep.
In adults, anxiety often presents as excessive worry, insomnia, specific or nonspecific fears, headaches and body tension. Nervousness and fear of the unknown are common in adults who are generally more anxious.
Do you find yourself worrying too much about things you can’t control, have trouble sleeping, suffer from fears of the unknown, and just feel nervous a lot of the time?
Sometimes anxiety has its roots in a bad experience, which has caused you to avoid similar situations. Family and friends may become frustrated and annoyed with you and it may feel like no one understands. You may find yourself avoiding places, situations, and feeling isolated.
The good news is that there are many efficacious treatments for anxiety. In therapy, we can help you learn effective coping strategies to help you manage your anxiety and bring it within normal range. We also work on gaining insight to what is causing the anxiety, which is just as important as learning how to prevent excessive anxiety from developing and interfering with your life.
If you or a loved one are suffering from anxiety, anxiety attacks, or panic attacks, please give us a call or schedule an appointment so you can start working with a skilled therapist who can help you overcome these issues and feel in control of your life again. You may feel helpless and apprehensive about meeting with a therapist, but the sooner you do, the sooner you might experience some relief. You will learn coping strategies in your first session. Click this link schedule your appointment.
Anxiety in Children
In children, anxiety is often expressed as a nervous disposition, fearfulness, social anxieties, avoidant behavior, and excessive worrying. Children can not always articulate how they feel, so their stress and anxiety may become expressed in other ways.
If your child is showing signs of anxiety, nervousness, fearfulness, phobic behavior or seems to be worrying more than usual, give us a call to schedule an appointment or click on the Book Now button.