Anxiety warns us of real or perceived danger; it helps prepare us to fight against or escape from an apparent threat. However, we frequently overreact to perceived threats, and then our apprehension can become overwhelming.
Sometimes debilitating, anxiety can prevent you from functioning at full capacity. Anxiety may even detach from the thing you are concerned about and generalize to the point where you often feel worried and don’t even know why. Anxiety counseling can help you better understand these feelings.
People prone to anxiety may complain of physical ailments (more than half of all complaints treated by physicians are anxiety related), excessive worry about real or exaggerated troubles, fatigue, and a variety of other problems. Individuals who struggle with constant uneasiness may also avoid engaging in things they would otherwise enjoy and benefit from doing.
When dealing with anxiety, it’s important that you do not run away from feelings or situations that cause you to feel nervous. Avoidance only makes things worse. Instead, you need to learn how to confront your anxiety, challenge yourself to take risks, and determine whether your worry is realistic.
If you struggle with anxiety, we are here to help.
What You Can Expect with Anxiety Therapy and Counseling
Foundations Counseling offers anxiety therapy in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Windsor. With anxiety counseling you can learn productive ways to manage anxiety. Anxiety therapy is essential to understanding the core issues that cause distress.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) can be especially useful in treating anxiety. CBT is a structured, conscious method that aims to help you recognize negative thoughts and behavior patterns, and then teaches you how to change them. We can help you learn various relaxation methods and other structured strategies for dealing with stress. Often, unresolved issues with family can trigger or exacerbate anxiety; psychodynamic therapy can help you resolve any “unfinished business” you may have with your family.
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If you or someone you know would benefit from anxiety therapy, please contact Foundations Counseling in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Windsor to arrange a free consultation.