Treatment Options for Anxiety
Anxiety and stress management are two of the most common reasons why people decide to undergo counseling. Our sleep patterns, personal relationships, work and family life can all be negatively affected when we feel anxious or over-stressed. One of the key symptoms of anxiety is that it feels “out of control” which is part of why we feel so bad when we are experiencing symptoms of anxiety.
There are many causes of anxiety. It can be situational in that we just have too many things to do in any given time. We can develop anxiety as a result of a traumatic or stressful event (car accident, abuse, being fired, etc.) Sometimes, people are just born with the predisposition to be anxious or to be a “worrier.” Health issues (cardiac problems, serious or chronic diagnoses, hormone fluctuations etc.) can also lead us to feel anxious. Regardless of what is causing the anxiety, there are VERY effective methods of alleviating the anxiety and realize that your anxiety is treatable. Studies have shown repeatedly that the most effective ways to treat anxiety is a combination of both anti-anxiety medication and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
Cognitive behavioral therapy has been shown to help anxious people:
Learn about their anxiety symptoms
Discover what triggers their anxiety
Learn strategies to manage those symptoms
This type of therapy is quite cost effective and doesn’t take months or years to see results (unlike other types of psychotherapy has been known to take.) If you or a loved one is struggling with anxiety or feeling overly stressed out too often, please know that help is available and contact Dana Nolan, Licensed Mental Health Counselor at Healthy Living Counseling!
Finding the right counselor is important, therapeutic relationships are built on trust, honesty and mutual respect between the therapist and the client. It is important to find a counselor with whom you feel comfortable sharing your thoughts and feelings AND who has the necessary expertise to help you reach your goals. For that reason, we offer a free brief phone consultation to ensure that we are the right fit for you. If you are feeling depressed or would like to discuss some other issue(s), please don’t hesitate to contact Dana Nolan at 407-340-2474.