Anxiety Counseling


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For a long time, anxiety has been viewed as a taboo topic. As a result, countless people have suppressed their symptoms and experiences at the risk of being viewed as weak or dramatic. But this couldn’t be further from the truth.

Did you know that one in six Americans experience some form of mental illness every year? Of these individuals living in Florida, it’s estimated that 61.7% do not receive treatment (which is higher than the national average).

Professional counseling is one way to work through the symptoms of anxiety and learn how to overcome these challenges.

What is Anxiety?

In order to treat anxiety and overcome these difficult symptoms, you first need to understand what anxiety is and how it works.

Have you ever felt your heart race when your boss requests a meeting, or break out in a sweat at the thought of having to attend a party? These symptoms are your body’s natural response to a stressful situation. It is often associated with fear and nervousness but can occur in excessive bouts and become an all-consuming influence on daily living.

There are different forms of anxiety, such as:

  • Panic disorder – which can lead to panic attacks
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder – which is caused by a traumatic event
  • Phobias – which are deep-seated fears
  • Separation anxiety disorder – which involves the fear of separation from loved ones
  • Social anxiety disorder – which appears in social situations
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder – leading to repeated, specific behaviors
  • Illness anxiety disorder – which is associated with a fear of ill health


How Anxiety Manifests

It’s not unusual for people to experience fleeting instances of anxiety. However, suffering from chronic anxiety as a mental illness can negatively impact your life on a day-to-day basis.

Common causes of mild anxiety include public speaking, taking a test, or going for a job interview – any instance that puts pressure on performance in some way.

There is a lot of research about what causes severe, persistent anxiety from a scientific standpoint. As a matter of fact, researchers are looking into the part of the brain that impacts fear. However, regardless of the cause, there are several symptoms of anxiety that are easy to identify.

Symptoms of Anxiety

Anxiety can affect individuals in a physical, emotional, and mental way. If you regularly experience the following symptoms or know of a loved one who may be struggling on a daily basis, then you may want to get external help.

  • Rapid, shallow breathing
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Trouble falling asleep
  • Restlessness
  • Paranoia
  • Increased heart rate

In instances of an anxiety attack, you may also experience feelings of dizziness, dry mouth, sweating, distress, and fear.

None of these symptoms are pleasant and no one should live feeling shackled by anxiety. There are various ways to work through distress, and one of them includes therapy.

Psychotherapy: The Role of a Therapist During Anxiety Recovery

Research suggests that anxiety is often triggered by underlying experiences and processes. Psychologists are trained in treating these traumas and experiences in a way that is constructive and empowering.

By speaking to a licensed therapist who uses the correct techniques, individuals learn to better understand their thoughts and how they may contribute to an anxiety disorder.

Known as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and psychotherapy, the process of working and talking through negative mental patterns and behaviors can have a noticeably positive impact on anxiety and mental health. Through this process, a therapist will help you to identify negative thoughts, challenge these negative thoughts, and replace them with more positive, realistic thoughts.

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It’s important to work through therapy in a space that is comfortable and supportive. At P.S. Love Yourself, Priya D’Singh is a self-love therapist who guides individuals towards healing and fulfillment. If you or someone you care about is interested in getting help with overcoming anxiety, contact P.S. Love Yourself at 954-806-5569 and begin your journey of self-discovery today.

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