Unfortunately, there is no way to avoid occasional stress in life whether it’s related to work, health, family, school, finances, or relationships. It’s important that we all learn how to better cope with our day to day stressors, and therapy is a great way to learn additional tools and techniques to help manage our stress and anxiety.
Sometimes anxiety can become so severe that it consumes your thoughts, making it difficult to focus during the day and sleep at night. Anxiety can also be expressed physically in the form of a panic attack, where one experiences symptoms such as increased heart rate and changes in their breathing. Over time, these manifestations of anxiety have the potential to not only harm your emotional health, but your physical health as well.
Difficulties related to anxiety are one of the most common reasons clients come to see me. During their treatment, we work together to identify what triggers their anxiety, as well as strategies to improve their ability to cope and their overall well being.