Anxiety counseling is on the rise, and for good reason. Stress. Worry. Insomnia. Anxiety is driving people to therapy! Why? Because anxiety can improve almost immediately with treatment from a trained professional.

“We humans have lost the wisdom of genuinely resting and relaxing. We worry too much. We don’t allow our bodies to heal, and we don’t allow our minds and hearts to heal.”
Thich Nhat Hanh

But how do you know when it’s time to seek anxiety counseling? A good question to ask is whether your symptoms are interfering with your work or your relationships. It is one thing to feel tense and jumpy in a meeting or hanging with the family – but anxiety can reach terrifying heights and cause moments in which sufferers are rendered completely unable to cope. Some, red-faced and heart pounding, may run outside, others will have to leave work “sick.” Some have anxiety attacks that are so overwhelming they feel sure they will pass out. These reactions are not exactly conducive to a quiet day’s work in the cubicle or on a first date. It’s easy to see how experiences like this could impact your job or home life.

Certainly, your symptoms do not have to put your job in jeopardy or cause a rift in your marriage to warrant anxiety counseling. Just experiencing an unfounded sense of dread is enough. You can also add embarrassment to the reasons for seeking help – excessive perspiration is one of the symptoms more difficult to mask. And it’s definitely time to seek help if your anxiety is starting to manifest itself physically. Stomach aches, headaches, even stiff necks can all be anxiety-related.

The important takeaway here is that you don’t have to suffer, no matter how mild or severe your anxiety is. Anxiety is highly treatable, and Dr. Piper Walsh has many years of experience doing so. She is aware that people who experience anxiety are almost always highly intelligent and focused – but when anxiety gets in the way, these individuals cannot flourish professionally or personally. There is no reason to life your life in fear, in a constant state of stress and worry. Call Dr. Walsh and schedule an appointment.