Anxiety and fear are normal emotions that are set in our brains. These emotions were created to help us determine when danger or a threat is near. If these emotions are overactive, they can feel as if they are controlling us. It can get to the point that you are overcome by fear and anxiety when there is a perceived threat. Anxiety typically stems from irrational thoughts that lead to anxious feelings and physiological symptoms.
Symptoms of anxiety can include:
- Worrying about events or situations throughout all aspects of your life, such as family, relationships, health and medical situations, work, career, or school
- Anxiety causing you to suffer physical challenges such as staying edgy, constant tiredness, problems with concentration, irritability, sleep disturbances, muscle spasms or tension
Anxiety disorders include:
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
- Social Anxiety
- Panic Disorder
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Specific fears and Phobias
Anxiety disorders are very common, with 40 million Americans aged 18 and older suffering from them. Several factors that can lead to anxiety disorders developing, such as genetics, personality, brain chemistry, and life event.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an evidenced base approach we use to help you regain control and handle anxiety. Therapy helps people gain an understanding of their anxiety, learn about the mind/body connection, learn how to manage and challenge anxious thoughts, develop relaxation techniques and face their anxiety through exposure. Additional techniques are used for treating OCD and PTSD.
We have trained professionals who specialize in treating the different kinds of anxiety. Our therapist will help you develop a plan that helps you conquer your anxiety, regain your focus, and take control of your life.
If you are ready to learn how we can show you how to regain control of your situation, call CFSC Adult Counseling at 248-851-5437 or text 248-871-7622. We offer a free phone consultation and quick first appointments.