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Anxiety

 

Anxiety is a fear response and a normal human experience. However, when anxiety begins to interfere with our lives, it can become debilitating and exhausting.

 

Symptoms of a Panic Attack:

  • Shortness of breath

  • Increased heart rate

  • Sweating

  • Tingling sensation or numbness

  • Trembling or shaking

  • Blurred vision

  • Dizziness or lightheadedness

  • Nausea

  • Chest pain

  • Fear of losing control, going crazy, or dying

Symptoms of Anxiety:

  • Excessive worry

  • Muscle tension

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Fatigue

  • Restlessness

  • Irritability

  • Difficulty Sleeping




Other ways anxiety can show up on a daily basis:

  • Stress

  • Persistently replaying events in your mind

  • Imagining worst case scenarios

  • Difficulty trusting others or trusting yourself

  • Never sitting still to relax

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  • Overachiever, Type A personality

  • Perfectionism

  • Overscheduling

  • Always having a plan

  • Fear of missing out

  • Constant scrolling on social media

  • Angry outbursts at loved ones

  • Avoidance

  • Unable to switch off from work

  • Quick to judge or criticize others

  • Obsessive behaviors

  • Avoiding social situations

  • Difficulty letting go of control

  • Need to have all the answers


If you are having anxiety about school, career, relationships, body image, direction in life, or seemingly for no reason at all, counseling can be extremely helpful in the following ways:

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  • Learn tools to help yourself get grounded and centered in any situation

  • Gain control of your thoughts

  • Learn what boundaries and limits best support your life

  • Feel freedom and peace

  • Not feel scared all the time

  • Feel more comfortable while socializing

  • Confidence that you can handle anything