What is anxiety?

Anxiety, worry, and stress are all a part of most people’s life today. But simply experiencing anxiety or stress does not mean you have a problem. In fact, anxiety is a necessary warning signal of a dangerous or difficult situation. Anxiety becomes a disorder when the symptoms become chronic and interfere with our daily lives and we can not function the way we want.

How do I know if I have anxiety disorder?

People suffering from chronic, generalized anxiety often report the following symptoms:

  • Muscle tension
  • Physical weakness
  • Poor memory
  • Sweaty hands
  • Fear or confusion
  • Inability to relax
  • Constant worry
  • Shortness of breath
  • Palpitations
  • Upset stomach
  • Poor concentration

When these symptoms are severe and upsetting enough, they will often make individuals feel extremely uncomfortable, out of control and helpless.

How Do I Start Treatment?

Meeting with a clinician one-on-one for a first visit is the first step in addressing your symptoms. Based on this assessment, your therapist can help you decide on the best approach to begin to work on your symptoms. Starting treatment is a big step, and we’re here to help. Our clinicians are here to answer any questions you may have, and to help you through the process of getting started. To request information or to get started with a counselor, fill out our contact us form and we will be in touch.