Anxiety Treatment & Counseling Fort Worth
Are You Suffering from Anxiety? Then Next Steps Might Be Able to Help You.
Almost everyone feels anxious every now and then. Anxiety will often kick in when we are doing something new or are faced with a new challenge. It is natural to be a little fearful; it is a common reaction to many of life’s stresses. However, what’s alarming is when anxiety and worry become chronic, and you can’t seem to shake the uncontrollable feeling for days on end, that’s when you need to get help. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates that about 16 million American adults have had at least one major depression episode in their life time. Our therapist, and clinical social workers, have experience in diagnosing and treating individuals with Anxiety and mood disorders.
At Next Steps, we have a team of professional and experienced anxiety therapists who can help. We help you find the root cause of the issue, and if one cannot be found, then explore and consider other factors which may be triggering these anxiety attacks or feelings of being worried. We can help by creating a treatment plan once we have a deeper understanding of what’s causing the problem.
For some people, anxiety is just an inconvenient truth they need to face. For others, it’s a chronic condition that can have lasting effects on their lives if left unchecked- but both are eligible for treatment at our clinic! We offer individualized care plans where you’ll learn how your unique mental health circumstance affects the way forward so we together decide what steps might work best in order to minimize Symptoms while achieving goals.
Signs of Anxiety
Most people are often wondering if their anxiety may have reached a point where they need help. Here is a brief list of symptoms to help you:
- Muscle tension
- Lots of worry, fear, and panic
- Mainly dwelling on a traumatic event or flashbacks
- Uncontrollable and often obsessive thoughts
- Irrational behaviors or a daily ritual
- Feeling on edge
- Hard time concentrating
- Excessive sweating
- Sleep disturbances
Many people who suffer from anxiety also suffer from depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorders, and even substance abuse problems. In many cases, substance abuse comes about as a way to dull anxiety but only ends up making it worse.
What is Anxiety?
Anxiety is a problem that affects many people in their everyday lives. Anxiety can be diagnosed as a stand-alone condition, but often occurs together with other medical issues such as panic disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). depression/anxiety combo seems to have more severe effects than just one alone; those suffering from this pairing also face problems like obsessive-compulsive behaviors or phobias.
Anxiety can be hard to diagnose because the symptoms of anxiety are so varied and depend on what you’re experiencing. Many people don’t even realize they have an anxious thought until it leads them into full-blown panic attacks, at which point everything starts making sense. These signs and symptoms often include:
- A tightness in your chest
- Difficulty breathing
- Pain in your stomach, back, neck, or chest
- Feelings of worry and an overwhelming sense of impending doom
- Overeating, undereating
- Oversleeping or insomnia
- Fearing the worst can happen
Anxiety is a difficult condition to diagnose, but it can be done if you have the right tools. Once we are able to identify what might’ve caused your anxiety in the first place then there will come some relief right away as well as an opportunity for us put together to plan on helping get rid of these problems once and forever!
Do You Need Anxiety Therapy?
The common perception is that anxiety is bad, but it serves a purpose. It is your body’s response to stress and allows you to act quickly when there is an emergency to protect yourself from danger. In many instances, anxiety also helps you work harder and allows you to stay focused while helping in otherwise tense situations.
For Anxiety we are also mindful of how it can effect your entire life whether it’s at work, school, or with your significant other, if not treated it can lead you downhill. This is why we work closely with our patients in order to restore your motivation, energy levels, and your mood.
How We Treat Anxiety?
Understanding that anxiety is a disorder that can be treated is essential. At Next Steps, we have a team of highly experienced anxiety therapists who can help to treat more than just the symptoms. We help our patients gain insight into what is causing the issue and then help remedy it during our sessions.
If you need help dealing with controlling and remedying your anxiety, do not hesitate to contact Fort Worth Therapists. We’ll be more than happy to schedule a session to start working on fixing the problem.
If you are experiencing thoughts of suicide or are concerned about someone you know, please reach out to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255). For immediate crisis support, please call 911.