Anxiety that gets out of control can overwhelm you so severely that you can’t work or even go outdoors. If anxiety affects your day-to-day life, licensed professional counselor Jessica Sanchez, LPC, can help. Jessica offers virtual visits using secure videoconferencing from her base in Beaumont, Texas. She uses proven talk therapies to help people understand, manage, and reduce their anxiety. Call Jessica Sanchez today or book an appointment online to find a release from long-term anxiety.
Anxiety is a common emotion. You feel it when you go for medical tests, you’re late for an appointment, or you have a job interview. Anxiety is a normal response that fades away when the stress in these situations is over. For some people, though, anxiety is a far more severe problem.
If you’re constantly worried, fearful, and stressed, you could have generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). If your anxiety revolves around a specific object or experience, you might have a phobia. Well-known phobias include being afraid of heights, needles, or spiders. Social anxiety disorder causes symptoms when you’re with other people.
Just thinking about or seeing images of the source of your fear can trigger symptoms. When anxiety becomes this severe, it affects your ability to work. Your relationships suffer, and you might develop physical health problems due to excessive stress.
In addition to overwhelming fear and constant worry, anxiety disorders cause symptoms like:
Physical symptoms can suddenly get worse if you have a panic attack. You can also develop chest pains and stomach cramps or nausea. Some people have frequent panic attacks (panic disorder). These experiences are often so distressing that you avoid any situation that might trigger another attack.
Even when your anxiety is so bad that you feel unable to leave your home, there are ways to recover.
One approach to treating anxiety is taking medication. Anti-anxiety drugs reduce the activity of chemicals in your brain that your body releases when you’re under stress. While medication can be helpful, it won’t treat the underlying causes of your anxiety, just its symptoms.
Licensed professional counselor Jessica Sanchez specializes in talk therapy. She uses interpersonal therapies to look at experiences or memories that might trigger your anxiety. Jessica can also help you deal with problems that are fueling your anxiety.
People with anxiety often benefit from cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). These treatments teach you coping skills that help you manage each day’s challenges.
If anxiety takes over your life, call Jessica Sanchez today or book an appointment online for expert counseling. Consultations take place remotely using secure Zoom video conferencing.