Anxiety Counseling in Greenville, SC
Helping You Find the Root of Your Anxiety
Are you aware that anxiety is a normal emotion that we all feel from time to time? Anxiety’s role in our bodies is to alert us when something threatening may be happening. Or, when we are feeling stressed. As such, it is not something we want to put an end to. Anxiety becomes an issue when all our waking moments become consumed by its physical and mental symptoms. When it gets to this point, anxiety counseling may be needed to address these symptoms.
Struggling with anxiety can impact every aspect of your life.
It can leave you feeling overwhelmed and uncertain about what to do. Sometimes it leaves you feeling exhausted. You might find yourself withdrawing from activities you once enjoyed. Instead, you focus on the racing thoughts and ideas about what may or may not happen. Sometimes, this may keep you from taking chances and engaging with others. Your thoughts become consumed by “what if” this happens or doesn’t happen. It can feel like you are spinning out of control and there is no way to stop spinning. By reflecting on past experiences and looking at current stressors, we can help you create goals and learn the skills you need to manage anxiety.
So what does anxiety look like?
Many people who have anxiety feel excessive worry. They may also have trouble concentrating at work, school, or in their relationships with family and friends. When experiencing anxiety you may notice that you feel irritable with those closest to you. You may also feel restless and that something bad is going to happen.
So what do the physical symptoms of
anxiety feel like?
People who struggle with anxiety report having trouble sleeping. This may happen when you are ready to go to sleep but you can’t “turn off” your mind because your thoughts are racing. Or, you may find it easy to fall asleep but wake up in the middle of the night and can’t back to sleep. As a result, you may feel more tired throughout the day. When anxiety is triggered you may notice an increase in your heart rate, excessive sweating, body trembling, and shortness of breath.
When is it time to seek anxiety counseling?
It’s time to seek help when your symptoms begin to cause issues at work, school, or at home. You may find that your symptoms are causing issues in your relationships. You may also be avoiding certain situations because your thoughts about them are so intense. Even the thought of participating is overwhelming. You might find that you avoid driving or going out in public. If anxiety is the reason you aren’t engaging in your life, it may be helpful to find an anxiety therapist. Together, you can discuss the impact anxiety is having on your life.
How anxiety counseling can help:
A therapist for anxiety can help you identify how anxiety impacts your life and reach its roots. You will learn to notice what is causing the anxiety in your life and the signs that you are getting anxious. Many times, our body is giving us signals that anxiety is on the rise but often we miss what our body is telling us. By learning to become aware of what is happening physically, we can identify ways to manage our experience.
As a result, you will have a better understanding of how your body, mind, and emotions contribute to anxiety. While working together, the anxiety therapist will be able to help you determine what triggers make your anxiety worse. They can share tools that can help you manage your anxiety with the help of anxiety counseling.
Struggling with anxiety is not a journey you need to walk alone. We would love to come alongside you as you learn how to manage anxiety to be able to live the life you dream of.
You Don’t Have to go Through This Alone.
Dealing with anxiety can be a heavy burden. You may feel like you’re walking through it alone. But the truth is, you don’t have to. You deserve support in overcoming your anxiety symptoms.
The problem is not the problem; the problem is coping with the problem.