Anxiety is a normal response to human experience and survival. We need a certain level of anxiety in order to act and to protect ourselves from suffering and yet for some the frequency and intensity of anxiety can be overwhelming and interfere with daily functioning. The difference between normal anxiety and problem anxiety is in the source and the degree of the experience.
Normal anxiety is intermittent and is expected based on certain events or situations we experience on a daily basis. On the other hand, problem anxiety tends to be chronic, irrational and interferes with many of life’s functions. Avoidance behavior, incessant worry, concentration and memory problems may all stem from problem anxiety. These symptoms may be so intense that they cause family, work and social difficulties.
The longer anxiety goes untreated the more intense it can become. If left untreated, anxiety disorders can have severe physical, mental and emotional consequences. The good news is that an anxiety disorder is highly treatable with psychotherapy and in some cases supplemented with medication.
If you currently suffer from an anxiety disorder, you may feel as if there is no hope. I understand your suffering and I can help. I have years of experience in helping my clients decrease their levels of anxiety; helping them learn to better cope with life’s stresses and providing them with the tools and techniques to better manage their symptoms. Please contact me so we can discuss your situation