Stress and Anxiety Counseling Services
Stress and anxiety are common feelings. But when you find yourself worrying for prolonged periods of time, and manifesting physical symptoms of your stress, this can indicate that it’s time to seek the help of a professional.
If your stress and anxiety make it difficult to get through your normal day-to-day routine, you may benefit from stress and anxiety counseling. This is where REACH Behavioral Health can help.
What Is Anxiety?
Anxiety is the body’s natural response to stress. For those with anxiety, your body’s stress response is heightened, and can kick in even when you are not in imminent danger.
According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety is the most common illness in the U.S., affecting more than 40 million adults each year. The good news is that anxiety disorders are highly treatable, even in severe cases.
Common symptoms of anxiety include:
- Frequent feelings of danger, panic, or dread
- Nervousness, or feeling restless or tense, even when you are not in danger
- Physical symptoms such as rapid heart rate, hyperventilation, increased sweating, or muscle twitching
- Gastrointestinal issues, such as constipation or diarrhea
- Insomnia, restless sleep, or feeling fatigued
When these symptoms become overwhelming, the assistance of a licensed professional can help you effectively navigate your feelings and regain a sense of balance and control.
The Benefits of Anxiety Counseling
If your anxiety is impacting your day-to-day life, you may benefit from anxiety counseling with the licensed therapists at REACH Behavioral Health. By working with a therapist to cope with your anxiety, you can learn helpful tools to minimize the impacts of your stress and begin to experience more peace.
Anxiety therapy can help you to better understand the root causes of your anxiety, and help you to develop healthy lifestyle habits to reduce its impacts on your daily routine.
Exploring Chronic Stress
While moderate amounts of stress can actually be beneficial, allowing the mind and body to respond at faster speeds and increase productivity, too much stress can be detrimental to your physical and mental health.
When stress is consistent over long periods of time, the body isn’t able to rest and recover. This is what’s known as chronic stress. Chronic stress can negatively impact long-term health and make it hard to cope with daily responsibilities.
Working through stress with the help of a professional can lessen the impacts of chronic stress on the body, emotions, and thoughts, and provide the tools to navigate stressful events and triggers in a healthy way.
Stress Therapy Can Help
Stress therapy can be extremely beneficial in helping to manage the emotional issues related to stress. Everybody reacts to stress differently, and managing stress is an individual journey. By working with one of the trained experts at REACH, you can create an individualized plan for navigating your particular stressors and identifying ways to lessen or eliminate them.
Whether working through stress related to work, finances, major life changes, relationships, illness, caregiving, or a traumatic event, stress counseling provides you with therapeutic interventions to manage your emotions and regain a sense of balance.
Your therapist can also help you to navigate the many internal stressors that can impact your emotions and heighten the effects of stress on your body. Whether you’re dealing with fear or uncertainty about the future, the pressure of meeting high or unrealistic expectations, and even negative self-talk of low self-esteem, stress counseling can be an effective tool to learn more self-compassion and set realistic goals.
Let REACH Help You with Anxiety Therapy
If you are ready to take control of your stress and anxiety, and regain peace in your everyday life, the licensed therapists at REACH Behavioral Health can help.
Contact us today to begin your journey toward healing.