Although occasional feelings of nervousness and fear are normal aspects of every person’s life, Anxiety Disorders go beyond the occasional feelings of nervousness or fear. People with Anxiety Disorders instead carry these feelings into a their everyday life, disrupting behavior, relationships, sleep patterns, and appetite. There are several categories of Anxiety Disorders which include: Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, and Social Anxiety Disorder. Anxiety can be a reaction to several stressors, and recognizing the specific trigger in a person can be helpful in psychotherapy treatments. Some of the factors leading to Anxiety Disorders can include family or relationship issues, problems at work, life transitions, medical issues, or loss of a loved one. Experiencing trauma, especially as a child, can make people more vulnerable to anxiety related reactions in situations that may seem similar to the original stressor. A predisposition to anxiety can also be inherited.
Have You Been...
- Experiencing physical sensations such as trembling, sweating, racing heartbeat, nausea or difficlity breathing
- Having difficlity concentrating
- Experiencing constant worry
- Feeling edgy and irritable
- Experiencing tension in your back and sholiders
- Having trouble sleeping
- Feeling unreasonably fearfli
- Feeling like you are losing control– difficlity breathing, heart palpitations, dread, nausea, dizziness, shaking
Because anxiety can interfere in all life areas, it is one of the most common reasons people seek therapy. But, people often cope with anxiety disorders for a long time before seeking treatment. If you answered yes to any of the above questions, I can help you reduce or eliminate symptoms associated with anxiety. You can learn triggers to your anxiety and develop tools to manage them. You will feel calmer, more comfortable in social situations, and regain a sense of control.