Cindy Gullo, LCPC - Therapist & Counselor

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety is the worry of everyday situations. Everyone has anxiety every once and a while over bills, family issues, and arguments with a spouse.

However, having an Anxiety Disorder causes those afflicted to cultivate reasons to worry in their mind. Anxiety never goes away and is often unwarranted, making the person suffering feel as though they are worthless, and that their life is always on the brink of disaster.

Anxiety Disorders can manifest in many ways. Here are a few that are most common:

  • General Anxiety
  • Panic Attacks
  • Phobias
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)`
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Social Anxiety

Symptoms

The symptoms of an Anxiety Disorder are both emotional and physical-which makes this condition so debilitating.

Here are the most common symptoms:

Emotional

  • Feeling Jittery/Nervous
  • Being Restless
  • Expecting the Worst-Case Scenario
  • Irritable
  • Constantly Worried

Physical

  • Fatigue
  • Stomach Issues
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Heart Racing
  • Headaches
  • Insomnia
  • Feeling Tense Indefinitely

Treatment

Fortunately, treatment for Anxiety Disorders is effective and accessible.

Of course, as with every form of therapy, the person needs to work at allowing themselves to get better, but there is an abundance of resources to help you come to terms with your anxiety and eradicate it from your life.

Counseling is available for those who want to talk about what’s bothering them, with someone who is trained in guiding you back toward the person you want to be.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is another option. In this form of therapy, a trained mental health professional will guide you through exercises which will help you to calm yourself, focus on what’s really going on, and build the confidence to help you get your life back on track.

If these feelings and behaviors resonated with you, visit contact me to make an appointment and take the first step to reclaiming your life.

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