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Anxiety Counseling

Living with anxiety can be difficult, but with therapy, there is hope. Schedule an appointment with the best anxiety therapist in Fort Worth, DFW, and the surrounding areas.

Living with anxiety can be difficult, but with therapy, there is hope. Schedule an appointment with the best anxiety therapist in Fort Worth, DFW, and the surrounding areas.

Anxiety is taking over your life. Often, it feels like you can’t control it no matter how hard you try. Anxiety is very hard to live with. You’re all too familiar with the constant worry and nervousness. Frequently, you jump to conclusions that other people don’t. Because of this, they tell you that “you’re making something out of nothing.” But it’s not nothing. The rumination and anticipation take a toll on you, and it can be overwhelming. Living with the symptoms of anxiety makes you do things and act in ways that are hard to explain to other people. When you try to, it doesn’t always make sense to them. Living like this is exhausting.

Anxiety disorders are the most prevalent psychological disorder in the United States. Every year 19% of the population suffers from a diagnosable anxiety disorder and 31% of the population will experience an anxiety disorder at some point in their life. Close to one half of people with an anxiety disorder also have a depressive disorder. The good news is that anxiety disorders (and depressive disorders) are highly treatable. In fact, anxiety disorders may have the best prognosis of any psychological disorder.

Women covering her head under her folded legs due to anxious thoughts.
Woman Biting Nails Due to Anxiety

Symptoms of Anxiety

We all have feelings of anxiety, worry and fear sometimes. These can be normal responses to certain situations. For example, you might worry about a job interview, or about paying a bill on time. These feelings can give you an awareness of risks and what you need to do in a difficult or dangerous situation. This reaction is known as ‘fight or flight’.

Your brain responds to a threat or danger by releasing stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol. Even if the danger is not real, these hormones cause the physical symptoms of anxiety. Once the threatening situation has stopped, your body will usually return to normal. But if you have an anxiety disorder these feelings of fear and danger can be ongoing and interrupt your daily routine long after the threat has gone. They can make you feel as though things are worse than they actually are. Everyone’s experience of anxiety disorders is different. Not everyone who has an anxiety disorder will experience the same symptoms. Some of the common symptoms we see include:

• Racing thoughts and uncontrollable overthinking

• Difficulties concentrating, Feelings of dread, panic or ‘impending doom’,

• Feeling irritable,

• Heightened alertness,

• Problems with sleep,

• Changes in appetite,

• Obsessions about certain ideas, a sign of obsessive-compulsive disorder.

• Wanting to escape from the situation you are in Dissociation, if you dissociate you might feel like you are not connected to your own body. Or like you are watching things happen.

• Physical symptoms include – sweating, hyperventilating, hot flushes or blushing, dry mouth, shaking, hair loss, fast heartbeat, extreme tiredness or lack of energy, dizziness, and fainting, and stomach aches and sickness.

Anxiety Counseling can Help

As anxiety therapists, we understand how difficult it is to live with these symptoms. However, there is hope. Receiving anxiety therapy with one of our highly skilled and caring anxiety therapists is the solution. Our anxiety therapists have extensive experience working with clients that are experiencing the same things you’re going through right now. Most importantly, however, is that our anxiety therapists have helped people feel in control. We’ve provided anxiety therapy to people experiencing a wide range of anxiety symptoms. Through our work together in anxiety therapy, they start to feel like themselves again.

Yes, living with anxiety can be debilitating at times. But, you’re not alone. Starting anxiety therapy with a trained anxiety therapist can help you make it through!

Begin Anxiety Counseling

When it comes to treating anxiety, research shows that therapy is usually the most effective option. That’s because anxiety therapy – as opposed to strictly using medication – treats more than just symptoms to the problem. Anxiety therapy can help to uncover the underlying causes of your worries and fears, learn how to relax, look at situations in a new, less frightening way, and develop better coping mechanisms and problem-solving skills.

Working with an anxiety therapist will help you work through what is causing you anxiety. We will take some time getting to know you, your background, and what you hope to gain from anxiety therapy. In addition, we will help you find ways to cope using a variety of tools. A few approaches we commonly use in anxiety treatment are Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Guided Imagery and Drawings, Solution Focused Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy and Mindfulness. Your therapist will use the approach that seems like the best fit for your anxiety therapy, our goal is to help you lead a happier and more fulfilling life.