It’s normal to be anxious from time to time. When delving into a new venture or facing a challenge, feeling nervous or even a little fearful are common reactions to life’s stressors. However, if you find that worry and anxiety have become constant companions, and these uncontrollable feelings are interfering with your life, then it’s time to get help.
At Taylor Counseling Group, our professionally trained stress and anxiety therapists can help you examine the anxiety you are experiencing. If there is no apparent root cause, we will work with you to explore and consider the relevant factors in your life that may be impacting your feelings of worry and causing your anxiety symptoms.
With a deeper sense of understanding, we’ll be able to create a treatment plan to help control anxiety and improve your overall health and wellness.
Should I Seek Therapy for Anxiety?
While most people believe anxiety is a bad thing, it can serve a useful purpose. Your body’s natural response to stress helps you react quickly to emergencies and protects you from danger. Anxiety can also motivate you to work harder or stay focused on a goal. It can even help you with tense situations.
There reaches a point, however, when the normal anxiety that comes from living your life crosses a line and interferes with your ability to function in a healthy way. This debilitating anxiety causes excessive, irrational fears that impact your mind, your emotions, your relationships and your personal and professional responsibilities.
When this happens, you may want to seek out a mental health professional who specializes in therapy for anxiety.
Signs & Symptom of Anxiety
You’re probably wondering if your anxiety has reached that point. How do you know if your stress and fears are normal or if you’re struggling with an anxiety disorder? Here are some signs and symptoms that could indicate your need for anxiety counseling:
- Excessive fear, worry, nervousness or panic
- Uncontrollable, obsessive thoughts
- Dwelling on or flashing back to a traumatic event
- Irrational rituals or behaviors
- Feeling on-edge or restless
- Inability to be still or calm
- Difficulty concentrating
- Muscle tension
- Numbness in the hands or feet
- Dry mouth
- Nausea or gastrointestinal problems
- Excessive sweating
- Heart palpitations
- Shortness of breath or hyperventilation
- Sleep disturbances
How Is Anxiety Treated?
If you struggle with anxiety, understanding this disorder is key.
At Taylor Counseling Group, our anxiety therapists treat more than the surface symptoms you’re experiencing. We’ll help you gain insight into where your anxiety originated, identify triggers that cause your worries and fears, and guide you in developing specific interventions to cope with anxiety as it happens. During your sessions, you’ll be armed with the tools you need to overcome anxiety.
Anxiety disorders differ considerably, so your therapy sessions will be tailored to your specific anxiety type and symptoms. Our therapists are well-trained in treating a variety of anxiety-based disorders, including:
- Generalized anxiety disorder
- Social anxiety
- Panic disorder
- Specific phobias
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
As you confront your anxiety, understand it more fully and learn where it came from, you should feel more in control and better able to face the future. Once you implement the skills our team teaches you, you’ll feel prepared to manage your anxiety in the real world and see your symptoms slowly fade.
Our overall goal is to see your anxiety reduced to a level where you’re controlling it rather than it controlling you.
Find Help for Anxiety in Central Texas
Whether you’re struggling with unrelenting worries, panic attacks, obsessive thoughts, or a debilitating phobia, please understand that you don’t have to live with anxiety and fear. Compassion, guidance and evidence-based treatment are all available at Taylor Counseling Group.
Don’t let anxiety rob your peace of mind for one more day. Schedule your appointment at one of our locations in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, Waco, and throughout Central Texas to learn the skills you need to take control.