Anxiety: when should you seek a counselor's help
Do you ever get overwhelmed by ordinary things? Do you find these thoughts easily turn to panic or anxiety? You worry about them until you can’t think of anything else… Did I remember to pay the rent? Did I pay it on time? How much did I put into the parking meter? Did it expire? Will I get there in time to put more money in? Some thoughts can take over our lives and sometimes the simplest thoughts keep you up at night.
Anxiety can make you feel trapped. Anxiety is draining with thoughts that overwhelm you. Other times anxiety makes you clammy, racing heart beat and light-headed. Anxiety can even feel like a heart attack. Anxiety is a bully that can throw you in a corner and can make you afraid to leave our world of comfort.
If you are a constant worrier or often get overwhelmed, look over this checklist and see what applies to you.
Do you have:
- Difficulties falling asleep
- Difficulties staying asleep
- Nauseous (feeling sick to your stomach)
- Easily distracted
- Unable to focus
- Feeling edgy
- Easily upset
You should consider counseling if:
- You have ever felt like you were going to have a heart attack
- You have ever been so panicked you felt like you might faint
- You have had difficulties sleeping
- You are distracted from your daily activities or unable to enjoy your life
How Counseling Will Help
Counseling can help you overcome your anxiety and find other ways of processing your environment. We will explore relaxation tools for you to find peace and focus. We will discuss your irrational thoughts and attitudes that might contribute to your anxiety. Together we can find balance and coping skills to handle life’s uncertainty.