It is a normal part of life to experience occasional anxiety. For example, speaking in front of a large crowd or driving in heavily congested traffic probably makes most individuals feel anxious. However, you may be experiencing anxiety that is persistent, seemingly uncontrollable, and overwhelming. If it is an excessive irrational dread of everyday situations, it may become disabling.
- Anxiety disorders are the most common psychiatric illnesses affecting children and adults.
- An estimated 40 million American adults suffer from anxiety disorders.
- Only about one-third of those suffering from an anxiety disorder receive treatment even though the disorders are highly treatable.
- For more info, see www.adaa.org
Excessive anxiety may start to negatively impact your emotional well being, relationships with others, health, career, and identity. Counseling can help. I will assist you in developing healthy coping skills through evidence based techniques and therapies. Let’s work together to create meaningful goals, reduce anxiety, and work towards a more manageable and satisfying life.