Anxiety Counseling – Therapists and Counselors in Allentown, PA
Stress and anxiety is normal and healthy part of life. It helps you perform better. It helps protect you. However, sometimes it takes on a life of its own. You can’t sleep, you can’t eat, you cannot turn off your thoughts in our head. You feel like you are going crazy and no one can understand. What was meant to be survival tactic for your body can literally fail to turn off. What was meant to protect you, can turn survival into despair. Anxiety has a way of robbing you from the life that you deserve. Are you suffering from anxiety? Thriveworks-Allentown can help!
How do I know if I Have an Anxiety Disorder?
According the DSM-V, you may have an anxiety disorder if you have any of the following symptoms that affect your daily functioning: excessive worry, restlessness, avoidance of people, places, or situations, panic attacks that can include rapid heartbeat, sweating, chest pain, shortness of breath, feelings of choking, dizziness, feeling faint, nausea, abdominal distress, trembling or shaking, weakness or feeling of being detached from self, fears of losing control, going crazy, or dying, sleep disturbances, muscle tension or somatic complains, difficulty concentrating, or obsessive compulsive tendencies. There are many types of anxiety disorders such as a Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Panic Disorders, Social Anxiety, Phobias, Agoraphobia, School Phobia, Separation Anxiety, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). Anxiety can be hereditary, but sometimes it is induced by a stressful or traumatic event such as sudden loss, accident, natural disaster, or violent crime. Sometimes it can come out of nowhere. Whatever the cause, there is treatment for anxiety. Research has shown time after time that counseling can help.
How Can Thriveworks-Allentown Help?
Millions of people suffer from anxiety. It is extremely common and you are not alone.
At Thriveworks-Allentown we have experienced and well-trained counselors to help you get your thoughts and feelings under control. We can help you identify and understand what you are going through and help to determine what type of disorder you may be facing. We can give you the tools and skills you need to take over this powerful force in your life. Treatment can include education and cognitive behavioral strategies. Some methods include cognitive-behavioral strategies such as mindfulness, meditation and relaxation techniques, or exposure therapy. Sometimes medication is needed to get your brain back on track. Anxiety is highly treatable. Don’t let your anxiety crush, paralyze, and control you and keep you from the life that you deserve. Don’t struggle with this affliction alone. Call Thriveworks-Allentown now!
Be a THRIVER!