Racing thoughts, consistent overthinking, chronic worry, obsessiveness, dreaming up “what if” scenarios with disastrous outcomes, panic, dread, despair. These are the common features of anxiety. Anxiety is a part of the human body’s natural fight-or-flight response to danger or stress. It is often why, in certain situations that make you feel anxious, your heart rate increases, and your mind is crowded with urgent thoughts.
Feelings of anxiousness are a normal part of the human experience, but the persistence of anxiety can negatively disrupt a person’s daily life, leaving them unproductive and consistently unhappy. For people suffering from persistent or chronic anxiety, simple daily tasks, events, and interactions can prompt anxious feelings that cling to them for hours, leaving them feeling exhausted. Some people are just prone to it as a result of a family member passing it down through genetics. Early childhood trauma can set us up for anxiety for the rest of our lives. Many people find it hard to control persistent anxiety. Taking the step to understand that you may have anxiety is an important start.
Anxiety therapists at Thriveworks Tucson East have the expertise to help you tackle your anxiety issues. You can make a change for the better, Thriveworks Tucson East counselors can help. Call (520) 827-6372 to get the support you need now.
What Are the Symptoms of Anxiety?
Anxiety manifests itself in different ways. It is important to be aware of the sources of your anxiousness. Anxiety is a form of stress that can affect your thoughts, feelings, behavior, as well as your physical well-being.
Below are the signs of anxiety that you might recognize:
- Redundant worry that seems to always be present in your mind
- Inventing worst-case scenarios to every type of situation
- Thought obsessing
- Becoming easily irritated or agitated
- Easily fatigued
- Trouble sleeping or constantly being asleep throughout the night
- Muscle tension
- Avoidance of situations that may cause anxiety
- Trouble being still, or restlessness
- Difficulty concentrating
- Panic Attacks
What Are Panic Attacks?
A panic attack is generally defined as an event that invokes severe fear. Panic attacks along with fear can result in psychological responses such as:
- Intense, and heavy sweating
- Tremors, or limbs shaking
- Inability to breathe regularly
- Increased heart beat that can be felt outside the body
- Chest pain
- Chills throughout the body
- Feeling of Nausea
- Stomach Cramping
- Feeling of lightheadedness, or as if you might faint
It is important to note that panic attacks are striking, and usually come without warning. It can happen while you are grocery shopping, completing stressful tasks at work or school, or even exercising and they can last from moments to hours. Learning to manage the anxiety that has resulted in a panic attack is a key to moving forward.
How Does Anxiety Management Counseling Work?
At Thriveworks Tucson East, we believe that addressing anxiety stress through therapy can help you get to the root causes of your anxieties. By working with your therapist at Thriveworks Tucson East, you will be able to identify specific activators of anxious feelings and develop effective strategies for controlling them.
Furthermore, a counselor at Thriveworks Tucson East will help you to identify the origins of anxiety in your life possibly stemming from relationships, traumatic life events, your upbringing, or the workplace. Working with a counselor helps you to become aware of behaviors that may be exacerbating your anxiety.
How Can Thriveworks Therapy Help Me?
The highly professional anxiety management counselors at Thriveworks Tucson East will work with you to design effective anxiety-reduction techniques which will foster healthy thinking patterns. Anxiety management counseling at Thriveworks Tucson East will help to ensure that you are able to take care of your responsibilities and priorities. In addition, you will be able to learn mental and emotional mastery and life skills that will help to ensure that you have a clearer purpose in life, greater happiness, peace of mind, and increased productivity.
Participating in therapy is a great first step to taking control of your anxiety. It is a natural way to cope with the everyday struggles that anxiety brings. Thriveworks strives to provide you with healthy coping skills to control you anxiety. Counseling allows you to feel less afflicted by anxious thinking, have a peaceful mindset, and transform your perspective, all while letting go of the racing thoughts that do not serve you.
How Do I Schedule an Appointment at Thriveworks Tucson East?
At Thriveworks Tucson East, we help reduce the difficult emotions and other negative effects associated with anxiety.
If you are struggling with anxiety, working with a counselor at Thriveworks Tucson East will equip you with skills that will not only help you understand your anxiety, but also effectively work through it.
You can schedule an appointment for anxiety counseling at Thriveworks Tucson East by scheduling online or contacting us at (520) 827-6372. We accept various insurance plans. We offer early morning, daytime, and evening sessions, as well as weekend sessions depending on your availability.