Counseling for Anxiety
The good news is that anxiety is something we can manage. It’s something that can be managed with the right tools and understanding of what triggers anxiety. While most people experience anxiety, some folks experience it chronically, especially when unmanaged.
Anxiety doesn't have to be something debilitating or something that stops us from functioning in our daily lives. Many people are able to thrive with anxiety and, in many ways, anxiety is self-protective and helps people to succeed in ways that those without anxiety can't quite understand. You can learn to manage the anxiety.
Unfortunately, anxiety isn’t something you can get rid of completely. However, it is manageable with proper understanding of what your triggers are and using certain techniques to acknowledge and manage it.
How do I know if I have anxiety?
Anxiety can look different in people, but generally you can expect:
racing thoughts; unable to shut off your thoughts
can't fall asleep because your brain is too busy thinking about the next day, horrible 'what if...' situations, or the things you messed up on today
a pit in your stomach - some say void, some say fear, some say dread, and you may call it something else
fluttering heart, usually when you’re experiencing anxious thoughts
shallow breathing, usually when you’re experiencing anxious thoughts
feeling like you're always waiting for “floor to drop”
frequently questioning if you've done enough or are enough for others
feeling apprehensive consistently, but with no clear understanding of why
frequently questions your decisions, asking others for validation
There are many other things that could be listed, so this list is fairly generic.
How can counseling help?
That's a great question. Here's how. Counseling can not only teach you how to interact with your anxiety, but it can teach you effective ways of managing your anxiety. This will vary from meditation, mindfulness, and keeping a journal to cognitive strategies and exposure therapy.
More About The Center
The Center for Mental and Sexual Health helps the members of our community thrive!
The design of our practice is to meet the needs of our communities by offering a variety of counselors with diverse backgrounds and specialties. Our counselors all vary in their expertise, working with clients from 14 and up, on a wide range of issues. It is essential to us that we set you up to succeed and that we pair you with the therapist who will be the best fit for you. We are constantly growing our specialties through education and practice to provide quality therapy for those who seek it.
What Will You Pay for Counseling?
Counseling is a fee for service program and The Center accepts all major forms of payment.
Initial and follow-up session costs $150 we don’t charge different rates, it’s just easier that way. You and your therapist will discuss the recommended number of sessions during your initial contact based on your unique situation.
The Center accepts certain Employee Assistance Programs. Typically, if you’re using this type of program, you’ve been referred to our practice. Please inquire with our intake specialists to see if your EAP is accepted.
Therapy is an investment in yourself and getting help with things that hold you back in your day to day life. With self-pay we are not required to have a diagnosis for continuing services and that takes away insurance companies control over you. This allows you to retain privacy and not deal with pre-existing conditions. We never share records with anyone you do not specify. If you do need to use your insurance to help with the cost of therapy, we can provide a superbill for you to submit to your insurance for Out of Network reimbursement of services.
Your Next Steps
It is completely within your reach to cultivate a life that brings you peace. You can find purpose and meaning in this new era and design a life around the things that are important to you.
Ultimately, taking responsibility for the outcome of your life is the surest sign you are ready to handle the variety of life. The Center for Mental and Sexual Health is here to help.
Call +1 (941) 444-0570, send an email to email@example.com, or click the Request Appointment button below to schedule your counseling session today.