5 Ways Anxiety Counseling Can Help When Life Becomes a Roller Coaster
Millions of people all over the United States are dealing with anxiety. Their lives are dominated by an emotional roller coaster – with scary highs and dangerous lows – as they suffer from phobias, anxiety disorders, or post-traumatic stress
In particular, one study suggested that those living in large U.S. Cities – like New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Denver, etc. – may be more prone to experience stress-related ailments than those living in rural areas. Due to stress sources like noise level, higher accident and crime risks, general life speed, population overgrowth, and environmental pollution, city dwellers have an almost 40% higher likelihood of dealing with anxiety.
Are you among them?
Of course, there are many methods available to help you calm that emotional roller coaster – including things you can do yourself. However, self-help techniques are often incomplete or merely temporary. It’s important to get to the root – the underlying factors – of the problems that cause you anxiety.
Anxiety counseling is designed to address and eliminate these underlying factors. In fact, unless the root causes are removed, you may end up on that scary roller coaster ride over and over again.
5 Ways Anxiety Counseling Can Help You
An anxiety counselor in Houston is trained to:
1. Help you understand your condition and identify its root causes
Working with an anxiety counselor will assist you to access your inner world – your deepest feelings and thoughts. This allows you to identify the causes of your anxiety and how your condition developed. Often unhealthy thoughts, beliefs, actions, and behaviors lie at the root of anxiety. Anxiety counseling will enable you to become comfortable with these underlying issues and teach you to face them with a calm mind.
2. Prepare a recovery plan specifically for your circumstances
It’s important that you address all issues thoroughly so that your recovery will be complete and lasting. An anxiety counselor can provide assistance and insight for spotting potential obstacles and roadblock that could make your recovery difficult. They can also supply you with the tools and strategies to overcome those obstacles and remain on track with your goals.
3. Guide you to make changes that aid the healing process
Anxiety counseling addresses your overall lifestyle and assists you in changing your behaviors. To aid the therapeutic process, a counselor may focus on such areas as nutrition, physical activity, social connections, and restful sleep. You will learn how to respond to anxiety with calm and peace, and how to handle difficult situations in a more relaxed manner. You will begin thinking and believing more logically, rationally, and clearly, rather than letting negative thoughts and feelings control you.
Instead of avoiding certain situations and people, you will become comfortable with them. And most importantly, you will develop a more balanced sense of self – becoming confident, self-accepting, and happy.
4. Render continuous and personalized support
Step by step, a qualified anxiety counselor in Houston can energize you to build and keep the momentum to move forward. Any questions you may have – they will listen and give you answers without passing judgment. You can be sure of their ongoing support and emotional reassurance. They want to see you heal and reach the end of that scary, emotional ride.
5. Offer practical advice to your family
It is necessary that those living with you, or close to you, understand the gravity of your condition. A counselor can impart valuable knowledge about dealing with anxiety to your family. They can explain to them when to be patient and when to apply some pressure to keep you going. They may also provide practical advice on how else your family can assist you.
All this doesn’t have to take extensive sessions. But equipping family members with sound knowledge can significantly improve your recovery process.
To learn more about how anxiety counseling can help you, click here or contact Eddins Counseling Group for more information. To get started now give us a call to schedule an appointment at 832-559-2622 or schedule an appointment online.
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