Anxiety is one of the most common mental health concerns alongside depression. In fact, everyone feels anxious from time to time. But, what happens when a little stress and worry turn into something more problematic?
Dealing With Anxiety
You may have noticed that you seem to be fearful or worried all the time. Almost as if your brain never shuts off. This overwhelms you and makes it hard for you to get anything done. You might be having trouble sleeping at night. You’re analyzing something you did earlier in the day, last week, last month, or even last year. Then, it comes time to get up in the morning. You find you’re both mentally and physically exhausted. Now, you dread having to begin another stressful day.
Or, life and all its transitions may have thrown you some curveballs. Now, you find yourself feeling stressed and even panicked about the new drama.
When you are stuck in the throes of anxiety, life can feel very overwhelming and even hopeless at times. Here’s the thing, anxiety if left untreated usually gets worse and harder to manage. In time, it will snowball into a monster that you cannot control and it will consume your life in a negative way or affect your relationships
. But, here’s the good news, anxiety is very treatable with the right support system. Anxiety treatment can provide the support you deserve.
Common Symptoms of Anxiety
Everyone experiences anxiety in different ways. But, there are some common symptoms of anxiety that you should be aware of. These symptoms include:
Feeling worried, stress, nervous, or tense
Not being able to quiet your mind and worrisome thoughts
An impending sense of doom or danger
Changes in sleeping patterns: sleeping too much or too little
Changes in eating: eating too much or too little
Rapid heart rate
Tightness in the chest
Understanding Anxiety and Anxiety Treatment
It’s important to understand the biological role that anxiety plays. In short, anxiety is your mind’s way of protecting your body from harm. When your body becomes anxious it sends you into fight or flight mode to ensure survival. So, a little bit of anxiety is actually healthy. But, it becomes a problem when anxiety interferes with your day-to-day life. It shouldn’t keep you from living the life you want to live.
Here’s the good news, anxiety is very common and very treatable. With the help of an anxiety therapist, you can find a way to cope with the distress you’re experiencing. Together, you can pack it away so you can move forward in peace.
My Approach to Anxiety Treatment in North Carolina
When you meet with me for online therapy, my initial goal is to get to know you. First, I’ll learn more about the issues that are bringing you into counseling. Once I understand the challenges you’re having, I will help you establish a baseline sense of calm. With this, you can feel confident tackling the hard things that come up in anxiety treatment.
When you’re ready, we will discuss your past and present to determine the cause of your anxiety symptoms. Then, we can address these issues head-on so you can pack them away in your mind, move forward, and live a happy life.
After anxiety treatment, many of my clients report feeling less anxious and calm. This is because they have received the tools needed to deal with distress when it arises. Thus, they can move forward from past baggage and pain.
Begin Online Anxiety Treatment in North Carolina and FL
Overcoming anxiety isn’t something you have to attempt on your own. You deserve support in addressing your anxious feelings. I would love to support you from my North Carolina-based online counseling practice
. I take Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Cigna, and the North Carolina state health plan as insurance coverage. If you would like to learn more about me, please click here
. If you are ready to start your counseling journey, follow these simple steps:
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