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Anxiety

Feelings of anxiety and panic, depending on the level of severity can interfere with daily activities, and maybe difficult to control.

Symptoms sometimes cause individuals to isolate themselves, by avoiding various places and people, to prevent a recurrence of suppressed feelings. Some symptoms of anxiety includes but are not limited to:

  • Constant worry; difficult to control about the past and the future

  • Feeling nervous, restless or tense

  • Having a sense of impending danger, or panic

  • Trouble concentrating or staying focus

  • Avoiding people, places, and things that trigger anxiety

  • Sleep difficulties

  • Breathing rapidly (hyperventilation)

  • Sweating

  • Loss of interest or pleasure; reduced motivation (Anhedonia)

  • Increased heart rate

  • Feeling weak or tired; low energy

  • Trembling

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, in which they are preventing you from enjoying the things or people you love, please allow me the opportunity to assist. I will help you decrease your anxiety by teaching you how to manage unhealthy thoughts and behaviors. First, you will learn methods to aid in gaining insight and awareness into thoughts or situations that trigger your anxiety. Next, we will collaboratively work to identify current anxious thoughts and behaviors, in order to teach you how to implement coping skills and new healthy strategies for healthy living.

Misdiagnosed or untreated anxiety can lead to other risks in life; depression as well as substance abuse and suicide. If untreated, many anxiety disorders present themselves in health issues and problematic behaviors. Seeking treatment for anxiety, as soon as possible, may be highly beneficial.

Untreated anxiety disorders can result in the following:

  • A significant decline in social interaction

  • Suicide ideation to manage or cope

  • Low work or academic performance

  • Substance use issues

  • Sleeping issues or low energy

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