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Piper Walsh, Ph.D. Clinical Psychologist
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South Orange County Anxiety Counseling

South Orange County Anxiety Counseling

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    Stress and anxiety is a natural reaction to many of life’s difficulties. Any threat, whether physical, emotional, social, or other can stimulate a stress response. Stress has its benefits, especially when it helps us avoid hazards and achieve success, but high levels of sustained stress or anxiety can be harmful and disruptive.  I offer south Orange County anxiety counseling to help you reduce these symptoms.

    People who suffer from anxiety are often highly intelligent and focused, two traits that can lead to great personal success when anxiety is properly managed. I work to identify positive ways to address stress. Additionally, I help you both to identify the sources of your anxiety and to teach you strategies to reduce stress in your life.

    Often, this means individuals can manage their stress and anxiety in a natural way. However, for some individuals medication can be an option. If combined with natural techniques, dosages and duration of use can generally be lower.

    Stress and anxiety can take many different forms. We all experience stress from time to time, but if the following symptoms sound familiar to you, there may be deeper underlying issues preventing you from reaching your highest potential.  If you are looking for south Orange County anxiety counseling please call today.  I can offer assistance with the following  concerns:

    Generalized Anxiety Disorder

    Generalized anxiety disorder shows itself in a variety of symptoms, but among the most common excessive worry, are restlessness, sleep disturbance, fatigue, irritability, and difficulty concentrating.

    Panic Disorder

    Panic attack symptoms include sudden racing heartbeat, chest pains, difficulty breathing, upset stomach, dizziness, tingling and numbness, perceptual distortions, a feeling of overwhelming terror, and an intense fear of dying. Due to these symptoms, people tent to withdraw from people and isolate.


    Agoraphobia typically consists of anxiety about being in an area where an individual may feel trapped and unable to escape. This could be an elevator, a car, a movie theater, or even a family gathering. Often the anxiety is tied to the fear of experiencing a panic attack or certain panic attack symptoms.

    Social Phobia

    Social phobia consists of both emotional and physical symptoms. Emotional symptoms include fear of interacting with people (most often strangers), fear of embarrassing oneself, avoidance of eye contact, and fear of situations in which one may be judged. Physical symptoms include rapid heartbeat, sweating, blushing, upset stomach, trembling, confusion, diarrhea, and muscle tension.

    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

    Post-traumatic stress disorder is typified by such symptoms as flashbacks, nightmares, emotional numbness, hopelessness, avoidance of situations that may trigger memories, difficulty concentrating, irritability, anger, difficulty sleeping, and self-destructive behavior, including substance abuse. Contact me if you have experienced any of the above symptoms, and I will help you manage the stress and anxiety you’re experiencing.

    If you are interested in south Orange County anxiety counselling please call me today at 949-370-4726.