Flourishing Families Counseling

Anxiety

Anxiety is an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure. People with anxiety disorders typically have recurring intrusive thoughts or concerns. They may avoid certain situations out of worry. They may also have physical symptoms such as sweating, trembling, dizziness or a rapid heartbeat.

How Flourishing Families Can Help With Anxiety

Anxiety is a feeling of worry or unease about something. It can be mild to severe, and it can last for a short to a long time. There are many different types of anxiety, and each one has its own symptoms. Some common symptoms of anxiety include:
 
  • Feeling restless or on edge
  • Feeling tired easily
  • Having difficulty concentrating
  • Feeling irritable
  • Having muscle tension
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Sweating
  • Trembling or shaking
  • Feeling short of breath
  • Palpitations or an accelerated heart rate

Anxiety can be triggered by many different things, including stress, life changes, genetic factors, and medical conditions. If you’re experiencing anxiety, it’s important to talk to your doctor or a mental health professional to get help. There are many different treatment options available, and with Flourishing Families, you can manage your anxiety and live a healthy and happy life.

When to Talk to a Therapist

If your anxiety is impacting your ability to function in daily life, it may be time to seek therapy. This may look like avoiding situations that make you anxious, struggling to perform at work or school, or withdrawing from social activities.
 
If you’re using alcohol or other substances to cope with your anxiety, this is also a sign that it’s time to seek help. Substance abuse can make anxiety worse in the long run, so getting professional help is essential.
 
If you’re experiencing anxiety that is so severe that it’s interfering with your ability to care for yourself or your family, this is also a sign that therapy is needed. Severe anxiety can lead to things like insomnia, loss of appetite, and difficulty concentrating. If you’re struggling to take care of yourself or your loved ones due to anxiety, professional help is essential.
 
If you’ve tried to manage your anxiety on your own but haven’t been successful, therapy may be the next step. Sometimes, anxiety can be too much to handle without professional help. If you’re feeling like you’re at the end of your rope, therapy may be the best option.

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