Anxiety Counseling

 We all experience anxiety in our lives. It is an unavoidable part of life. But there are times when anxiety starts to take over your life. You may have trouble sleeping, hold tension in your body, feel irritable or panicked. If you are tired of feeling this way, counseling is the perfect place to learn the skills you need to feel less anxious and more joyful. How do you know if you are struggling with anxiety? 


Symptoms of Anxiety

  • Excessive worry, tension, or nervousness
  • Trouble with focus and concentration
  • Sleep problems
  • Irrational fears
  • Muscle tension
  • Chronic indigestion or other gastrointestinal problems
  • Having a sense of panic, danger, or doom
  • Having an increased heart rate
  • Being easily fatigued
  • Anticipating the worst
  • Sweating
  • Trembling
  • Feeling tired or weak

Types of Anxiety Disorders

Agoraphobia - disorder in which you fear and often avoid certain environments that might cause you to feel trapped, panicked, or embarrassed. Agoraphobics often avoid public places.

Anxiety Disorder Due to a Medical Condition - excessive panic or anxiety caused by a health condition.

Generalized anxiety disorder - intense anxiety that occurs daily about activities or events (even routine events) in your life. The worry is out of proportion to the actual events and often affects how you feel physically. 

Panic Disorder - surges of panic and fear that arise without reasonable cause. This may include feelings of impending doom, shortness of breath, chest pain, pounding heart. These panic attacks often cause panic disorder sufferers to fear the recurrence of more panic attacks and to avoid situations in which they might occur again.

Social Anxiety Disorder - excessive and unreasonable fear about being in social situations and being embarrassed or judged negatively by others. 

Signs That You Need Professional Help

Contact a therapist if :

  • You think you worry too much and are concerned that it is interfering with your relationships, your personal or professional life.
  • Your anxiety feels hard to control
  • You feel depressed, have trouble with alcohol or drug use, or have other mental health issues
  • You are having suicidal thoughts or behaviors. If you are having suicidal thought, please call a suicide prevention hotline or go to your nearest emergency room.

If you are experiencing physical symptoms, I also recommend you schedule an appointment with your primary care doctor to get a medical examination. An exam can help rule out any medical conditions which could be causing symptoms.

Anxiety treatment

Anxiety counseling will help you learn the tools you need to decrease your anxiety. Anxiety is often caused by negative thoughts that create extreme negative feelings inside you. Together we will examine your critical thoughts and you will learn concrete, hands-on tools to replace thoughts to manage your emotions. In addition you will also learn relaxation techniques that will help you calm your body and mind. These techniques are extremely effective and easy to use. 

Anxiety robs you of sleep, peace of mind, energy, and so much more. You lose control when the anxiety takes over. With counseling, you can quickly and effectively learn to take the control back. 

You can learn to control your anxiety and experience peace in your life. Give one of our Houston counselors a call today at 713 - 591 - 3612 to schedule an appointment and start feeling better.  You can also contact us online to book an appointment. 

What Clients Are Saying

"With your help, I just stopped worrying about my job, literally. I am able to let it go."

"I've made so much progress through counseling. I feel hopeful now for the first time in 30 years."

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