Anxiety happens to everyone from time to time. You may feel anxious before having to give a public speech or before a job interview.
But if you or a loved one are finding that anxiety is keeping you (or them) from daily activities or interfering with work or relationships, it might be time to get some assistance. Dr. Nisha is available to help you cope with your anxiety, so you can live the life you deserve.
Contact Dr. Nisha today for a consultation and learn why she is highly recommended as a leading expert in the field. Her personal, friendly approach, combined with years of training and experience can help you overcome your fears and move forward with your life, anxiety free.
Negative Effects of Anxiety
Anxiety can make it difficult to face situations that prove your anxiety. Some common symptoms when you’re feeling anxious may include:
- Feelings of fear, uneasiness, or panic
- Tense muscles
- Heart palpitations
- Shortness of breath
- Dry mouth
- Feeling cold, numb, and sweaty
- Tingling in the feet and hands
These symptoms can make it challenging to handle day-to-day tasks like work, running errands, and housework.
Causes of Anxiety
There is no single cause of anxiety, and it’s important to know that it’s not your fault. Some of the factors that influence anxiety include:
- Childhood development
- Social influences
- Environmental influences
If you or a loved one is dealing with anxiety, a counselor like Dr. Nisha can help you develop healthy coping strategies as well as deal with the underlying causes.
Types of Anxiety
There are several types of anxiety, each of which varies in terms of how it impacts your life. Various types of anxiety include:
Generalized anxiety disorder: Generalized anxiety disorder is an excessive feeling of worry with no specific cause.
Panic Disorder: Panic disorder is marked by sudden feelings of panic along with feelings of worry regarding panic attacks.
Agoraphobia: Fear related to being in situations where escape is difficult, including open or closed spaces.
Social anxiety disorder: Fear of being embarrassed in a social situation.
Specific phobia: Excessive fear of a specific situation or object.
How Counseling Can Help
Counseling can help you find healthy ways to cope with your anxiety. Dr. Nisha will use various types of therapy to assist you. Some common types of therapy for anxiety include:
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT): CBT is typically a short-term treatment. It helps you challenge your thoughts and develop new, healthy thought patterns, feelings, and behaviors.
Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT): ACT is a specific type of CBT that helps you act positively even when you experience negative thoughts.
Prolonged exposure therapy (PE): PE is also a type of CBT that can help you cope with anxiety due to past trauma or fears. With the assistance of your counselor, you are slowly reintroduced to the source of your anxiety while utilizing mindfulness and relaxation techniques.
Family therapy: Family therapy is group therapy with your family members. It can help improve your relationships with your family, which can help ease your anxiety.
Counseling can help teach you stress management and relaxation techniques that can aid you through uncomfortable feelings and help you better manage stressful situations.
With more than 40 million Americans dealing with some form of anxiety disorder, you’re not alone. But you don’t have to continue to suffer. An experienced Psychologist like Dr. Nisha can help you live a full and healthy life.
All you need to do is reach out for help and contact Dr. Nisha today.