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Anxiety is a horrible feeling of dread that happens when something threatens your wellness.
Feelings of panic, worry, fear, dread, or apprehension can be overwhelming. You may not have a specific cause you can identify or there may be many causes that are upsetting you.
NO MATTER WHAT THE CAUSE, ...YOU DESERVE RELIEF!
All people feel anxiety at some time in their lives. Anxiety can mess up your sleep, disrupt your appetite, and cause you to feel like nothing is good inlife.
Dont put up with it, call us now for help if you:
If you feel anxious throughout your day – If you experience constant Generalized Anxiety
If you experience panic or panic-like symptoms like chest pains or stomach pains
If you have limited your daily activities to avoid feeling more anxious
If you experience anxiety in social settings or just feel like you don't fit in
If you are continuing to return to the same thoughts or worries without resolution
If you have had an emotional or physical trauma that is still causing you anxiety
Call us now for fast help feeling better. All of our counselors are specialists in treating anxiety.
Don't spend the rest of your life worrying or feeling intense anxiety when help is readily available by us at: Orland Park Counselors. We are passionate about treating our clients with kindness and proven methods of treatment so you can live a healthy, full life.
Types of Anxiety We Treat Include:
PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder)
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questions about Anxiety.
Everyone feels anxious at times, why is my anxiety different?
It is important to know that humans experience anxiety as part of our regular day. Indeed it is one of the reasons that humans are still in existence!
It is adaptive for us all—it keeps us from engaging in things that are inherently dangerous and teaches us to manage risk.
However anxiety can be generalized such as during important life events, such as tests and job interviews, or public speaking. (for problems with managing anxiety during public speaking, both small and large - see under services for Public Speaking.
Anxiety can be helpful, adaptive and useful.
The physical elements in our bodies that cause the subjective feeling of anxiety are called catecholamines. These are the neuro hormones that help regulate many aspects of our body's systems that keep us warm, process energy and keep homeostasis, or a balance of the elements that keep us alive.
Also the subjective feeling of anxiety can cause us to operate with caution, overcome adversity and flee to save our lives or engage in actions that can help us or others or even save our lives.
When does anxiety is no longer helpful.
Most anything that serves a useful role in life can become a problem, and anxiety is no exception. If you find yourself anxious in a way that keeps you from performing at your best, if anxiety keeps you from engaging fully at work, gets in the way of your enjoyment of life, or if you have resigned yourself to being a ‘chronic worrier,’ you may have anxiety that would benefit from treatment.
Anxiety disorders are very common, and very treatable: Excessive anxiety is very common, in fact approximately 33% of the population will have a diagnosable anxiety disorder during their lifetime. Given its impact on the body, many people with anxiety find themselves in their doctor’s offices on a regular basis with physical complaints such as stomach aches and headaches. Given its impact on the psyche, anxiety leads to social and professional withdrawal. People with anxiety disorders often complain of restlessness, difficulty concentrating, physical tension and sleep problems. Left untreated, anxiety can become a chronic and worsening condition. While anxiety disorders have a significant impact on life, the good news is, they are very treatable.
What is involved in anxiety disorder treatment? When you meet with me to begin anxiety disorder treatment, we will work together to help you develop new strategies to manage worry and stress in your life. Together we will address beliefs about the protective value of worrying. In anxiety disorder treatment, we will engage in active problem solving and the development of applied relaxation techniques. Anxiety disorder treatment will help you learn evidence-based techniques for managing anxiety and worry in your life. Treatment for anxiety disorders will help you develop productive worry and preparation techniques, and learn to keep excessive anxiety in its place.
Is this a trait? Is this just me?
While yes, your worry is part of you. It may have been part of you since early childhood. And while we do see trends in families, what we call traits, there is the likelyhood that this is from a combination of those factors. All things being equal, what we do as best practices to help you feel better and function better is just the same. we can help people master anxiety in its place, and live from moment to moment in the best way.
What if treatment makes me stop worrying completely? Won’t that lead to other problems?
Short answer: Nope.
Long answer: We help you to fill the void that anxiety leaves when we decide together to let it go. It may have been with you so long that it feels like you are losing part of yourself. That is a little trick your brain is playing on you. Bottom line: the best you is the one you will create without crushing anxiety.
I am beginning to see anxiety in my teen, what can I do to help?
Anxiety disorders happen in childhood and teen years and it is necessary to address them early!
First address your own anxiety! You are their #1 role model. You can serve as the best role model for your children to help them to confront their anxiety. this regard, Practice with them: Help them learn relaxation techniques, assisting them with goal setting and organizational skills, and teach them to be experts at life.
But first or simultaneously: become an expert at life yourself to become the best role model for impressionable young people.
If you are concerned their anxiety is beginning to take over, seeking professional assistance can help them develop life skills that will give them tools for now and their future.
Please call me for a consultation at 708.275.0934.