Everyone is anxious at sometime in their life. Anxiety can, when appropriate, be helpful. However, when it starts to affect daily life and relationship is when you may need help.

You may need to see a Life’s Hope Counselor if…….

  • Feeling restless and irritable
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Muscle pain, tightness, or soreness
  • Trouble falling asleep or staying asleep
  • Feeling exhausted even after a full night’s sleep
  • Going out of your way to avoid situations that make you anxious
  • Intrusive thoughts (unwanted thoughts or worries that won’t go away)

Take an Anxiety Test:

Anxiety Test – Free mental health tests from Mental Health America (mhanational.org)

Resource:

Lifeline (suicidepreventionlifeline.org)

Stress Screener | Mental Health America (mhanational.org)

How Therapy can Help:

The situation that is causing your anxiety is unique to you. You have your own set of memories, experiences, traumas, emotions, and responses to the world around you. That’s why there is no exact process with anxiety and how therapy works.  Your therapy will be individualized to your individual needs and wishes.

With this in mind, there are some things you can expect from your counselor. First, you will be given a counselor who has specialized training in anxiety and trauma that can help you most of all. Once you have a counselor to work with, you will discuss your personal situation and make a plan. Your counselor will set goals and figure out what’s causing your anxiety so you can pinpoint solutions to address those causes. This is why  therapy is so effective, because it gets to the root of what may be causing your anxiety and feelings of being overwhelmed.