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Anxiety and stress are common experiences that many people face. Anxiety is a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome. Stress is a physical response to a perceived threat or demand, which can be caused by a wide range of factors.
Chronic stress and anxiety can have negative effects on mental and physical health, including sleep disturbances, digestive problems, and weakened immune system. Treatment options for anxiety and stress include therapy, medication, and lifestyle changes such as exercise, relaxation techniques, and stress management strategies.
It’s important to seek help if anxiety and stress are interfering with daily life.
Understanding Stress and Anxiety
Anxiety and stress are common experiences that can have negative effects on mental and physical health. It’s important to understand the causes and symptoms of anxiety and stress, and to seek help if they interfere with daily life.
Types of Anxiety Disorders
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
- Panic Disorder
- Social Anxiety Disorder
- Specific Phobias
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Can Anxiety Therapy Help?
Mental health counseling can help you manage and alleviate symptoms of anxiety. Our mental health counselors work with you to identify the root causes of your anxiety and develop coping strategies to manage symptoms. This can include techniques such as EMDR therapy, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and relaxation exercises. Mental health counseling can also provide a safe and supportive space for you to express your feelings and emotions.
With the help of a qualified counselor, you can learn to overcome your anxiety and improve your overall mental health. After therapy, you will spend significantly less energy on anxiety and more time doing things that bring you joy!
Can Medication Help?
Yes, medication can help alleviate your symptoms. However, medication alone should never be the answer to anxiety. Your past experiences always play a part in making your anxiety as bad as it is. Medication will temporarily dull your symptoms, but it will never help you identify and fix the root cause of your anxiety. Relying on medication puts you at risk of becoming dependent on them, which can potentially create problems.
Our recommendation is to begin therapy with us. Our approach is often more effective than talk therapy, so our clients experience relief after just a few sessions. Or, feel free to book an appointment with one of our nurse practitioners to discuss the option of short-term relief through medications.