If you are struggling with anxiety, let me help you find calm and peace in your life and find coping strategies. Let's talk. As you begin to cope with anxiety, use my handout to guide you. Also, let me help you learn how to better cope with anxiety. Contact me today! If you are not sure,
but think you may have anxiety, please read the following information about anxiety to learn more about anxiety -- and please reach out to me with any questions!
What is Anxiety?
Anxiety is excessive fear and related behavioral struggles. It is the anticipation of a future threat, and associated with muscle tension, vigilance in preparation for a
future threat, and cautious or avoidance behaviors (American Psychiatric Association, 2013). At times, anxiety is lessened by avoidance behaviors. There are several different types of anxiety disorders, differing in the type of object or situation that is feared. All anxiety disorders include fear, anxiety, and avoidance behavior, and anxious thoughts. To be diagnosed as a disorder, these thoughts and behaviors must be getting in the way of daily functioning and happiness or cause clinically significant distress. These are some of the most common anxiety disorders and a brief explanation for each (American Psychiatric Association, 2013).
If you are feeling any anxiety symptoms, schedule an appointment today. Anxiety is treatable! Counseling is a great place to start treatment. Let's talk.
American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Anxiety Disorders. In Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.).
Do you have a specific question about anxiety or treatment for anxiety? Ask me.
If you are in an emergency or crisis situation, please call 9-1-1 or go to the nearest emergency room.
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