Is Anxiety controlling your life? Can’t seem to stop worrying? Always tired, yet unable to get a good night’s sleep?
Everyone feels occasional anxiety and stress. We may become anxious when meeting tight deadlines, participating in important social situations, or driving in heavy traffic. Such mild anxiety helps us feel alert and focused in challenging circumstances.
On the other hand, anxiety disorders are much more intense and cause severe distress. Anxiety can disrupt your life and does not feel good.
Fortunately, with proper and effective treatment, people suffering from anxiety disorders can and do recover. Call us at 303-513-8975 to learn more, or schedule an appointment using our fast and secure online system.
Sometimes, it’s hard to tell if you just have a lot of stress or if you have an Anxiety Disorder. Here are the basics:
Anxiety disorders are the number one mental health problem among American women and second only to substance abuse among men, according to research conducted by the National Institute of Mental Health.
Anxiety disorders affect approximately 15% of the United States population!!!
Anxiety differs from fear in that fear always has a source. People who suffer from anxiety disorders feel both the emotional and physical symptoms of fear without being able to identify the reason they feel that way. Often they realize their thoughts are irrational, but cannot reduce or eliminate them.
What are the symptoms of an Anxiety Disorder?
- Feelings of panic, fear and uneasiness
- Problems sleeping
- Cold or sweaty hands
- Shortness of breath
- An inability to be still and calm
- Dry mouth
- Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet
- Muscle tension
- Uncontrollable, obsessive thoughts
- Repeated thoughts or flashbacks of traumatic experiences
- Ritualistic behaviors, such as repeated hand washing
Counseling can help you:
- Learn concrete techniques to help you calm and quiet your mind and body
- Lower your stress level
- Learn to manage stressful situations more effectively
- Get more sleep
- Increase your productivity and energy levels
What about worrying? What if I’m just very stressed out?
Most people who worry excessively do so because, on some level, they believe worrying is useful (planning, problem solving, or control).
Worry often implies that there is a threat of some kind to our well-being, which sends our body into panic mode (fight or flight response), and leads to high stress and anxiety. It can feel paralyzing- but therapy can help you let go and “de-fuse” from your worries.
We all encounter various barriers- unpleasant and unwanted thoughts, beliefs, emotions, sensations, and memories. Many of us try to control these uncontrollable, normal human experiences. This attempt to control results in anxiety, depression or addiction.
High levels of stress are problematic too. It is usually a signal that things are very off-balance in our life. The toll that prolonged stress can take on our physical wellness can be huge. Why wait to get stress and worrying under control?
How can you help me?
We offer individual and couples counseling for Anxiety issues. Give us a call to discuss getting you back on track: 303-513-8975. Or, use our simple online scheduling system.
Denver Tech Center Counseling
7000 E Belleview Ave
Greenwood Village, CO 80111