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ANXIETY

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As of 2020, anxiety is the most common mental health issue in the United States, affecting over 40 million people.

 

Sometimes, stress in its positive form can motivate us to take action and change our lives for the better.

 

But for many people, their usual stress and anxieties feel as if they are building up and become overwhelming. It begins to affect all aspects of life, hurting their relationships, their career, their families, and their health. They might even feel like they have lost control of their own body and mind. 

 

Anxiety can often appear silently, visible only to the person experiencing it. Many people feel ashamed that they cannot stop or control their worry, and feel like they “should be able to manage” on their own.

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What are some common signs of anxiety?

Anxiety can look different for everyone, but these are some of the most common ways it appears:

  • Excessive or uncontrollable worrying thoughts

  • Feeling agitated and unable to sit still or the opposite, feeling paralyzed and unable to move

  • Sweating, racing pulse, or labored breathing

  • Vocal or motor tics that cannot be controlled by the person experiencing them

  • Difficulty concentrating even on things they enjoy

  • Unexplained aches and pains

  • Inability to fall asleep or stay asleep

  • Intense, overwhelming sensations of fear known as panic attacks

  • Low self esteem or self worth

If this sounds like you or a loved one, know that you are not alone and you do not have to suffer in silence. I understand the frustration that anxiety can cause when you feel like you are no longer in control of your life.

How We Can Help:

When our counselors first meet you, they will take the time to really get to know you personally and understand you as fully as they can. Even though anxiety is the most common mental health issue in the US, your experience is unique and deserving of treatment tailored to you specifically. 

 

We use a gentle and warm approach to explore your thoughts, your emotions and your experiences that may be contributing to your anxiety. We will always invite you to join us in creating your plan for treatment as we believe you know your life better than anyone. By treating your mind, body, and spirit as interconnected parts of you, we are able to create the best version of yourself and help you feel whole again. 

 

There is no easy answer when it comes to anxiety treatment. Healing is a journey, and we hope you will allow us to be your guide along the way.

Meet Your Anxiety Counselors:

Genevieve May, MSW

Kate Daigle, LMHC

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