Everyone experiences anxiety at one time or another. Normal anxiety can result from speaking before a group, taking a test or difficult driving conditions, losing a job. There are protective reasons why our bodies respond that way. At times, people experience feelings of intense fear and distress without a reasonable cause, or may feel overwhelmed by life and this gets in the way of our daily functioning, which can lead to more distress.
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health concern in the United States. An estimated 40 million adults in the U.S., or 18%, have an anxiety disorder. Approximately 8% of children and teenagers experience the negative impact of an anxiety disorder at school and at home. Most people develop symptoms of anxiety disorders before age 21 and women are 60% more likely to be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder than men.
Symptom Check (not an all inclusive list)
Do you have persistent, excessive fear or worry in situations that are not threatening?
Feelings of apprehension or dread?
Feeling tense, jumpy or edgy?
Restlessness or irritability?
Anticipating the worst and being watchful for signs of danger?
Pounding or racing heart and shortness of breath?
Sweating, tremors and twitches?
Headaches, fatigue and insomnia?
Upset stomach, frequent urination or diarrhea?
Chronic neck pain?
These could be signs that your are being affected by anxiety.
Anxiety Treatment is available
I have treated many people with anxiety with great success. Through therapy including cognitive behavioral therapy as well as psychoeducation and skill building, I teach you how to identify anxiety, how your body processes it, how to change your thoughts that lead to anxious feelings. Anxiety is treatable, don’t settle for living with it.
Cranial Electrotherapy Stimulation (CES)/ AlphaStim for Treatment of Anxiety, Depression and Insomnia
Looking for a drug free treatment to enhance your therapy for anxiety, depression and insomnia? By changing the electrical and chemical activity of certain nerve cells in the brainstem, Alpha-Stim® appears to amplify activity in some neurological systems, and diminish activity in others. This neurological ‘fine tuning’ is called modulation, and occurs either as a result of, or together with the production of a certain type of electrical activity pattern in the brain known as an alpha state which can be measured on brain wave recordings (EEG). Such alpha rhythms are accompanied by feelings of calmness, relaxation and increased mental focus. The neurological mechanisms that are occurring during the alpha state appear to decrease stress-effects, reduce agitation and stabilize mood, and control both sensations and perceptions of particular types of pain.
This is available in session and by prescription. See https://alleviahealth.com for more information.
Other experience for which many clients seek my assistance are:
Grief and Loss
Stress Reduction and Healthy Coping
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Narcissistic abuse recovery
Other issues are explored and resolved through counseling. Some are best suited for personal development and life strategy coaching. This is determined based on effects it is having on your life and if healing is needed or if life is good and you’re looking at a goal you want to get to. We can discuss this during your consult.