Your thoughts are racing.
Concentrating is nothing short of difficult.
Your heart feels like it’s going to beat out of your chest.
Worrying about what others are thinking is unavoidable.
Social situations are difficult and uncomfortable.
Nothing seems to work for managing your anxiety.
Some mental and emotional symptoms include:
- Racing, intrusive, or obsessive thoughts
- Frequent worry
- Difficulty concentrating or focusing
- Feelings of danger, panic, or dread
- Tension in relationships
- Stress around social situations
Physical symptoms can include:
- Muscle tension
- Rapid breathing or hyperventilation
- Increased or heavy sweating
- Trembling or muscle twitching
- Weakness, lethargy, or fatigue
Why do we have anxiety?
Anxiety and its symptoms can come about for different reasons. Each individual may experience a different combination of symptoms. Sometimes, stress at a job or conflict at home can bring anxiety to the surface. Other times, it pops up when we have to interact with others. Traumatic life events can also increase the feeling. Anxiety and depression are often linked, and biology can be a factor in being predisposed to certain mental health issues.
Counseling Can Help!
Anxiety is a common mental health issue and affects around 40 million people in the United States. You do not have to suffer without help. Melissa, can help individuals through anxiety counseling in many different ways. This includes building coping skills, using relaxation techniques, and learning new ways of thinking.
The Barton Counseling Approach to Anxiety Treatment in Katy, TX
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Anxiety counselor, Melissa Barton, uses counseling methods that work. Cognitive-behavioral therapy is a commonly used technique in anxiety counseling. You and your therapist will work together to understand the relationship between your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. You will work on recognizing irrational thoughts. Then, you’ll learn and practice ways to change the direction of your thought patterns. This can often lead to less anxious feelings and healthier behaviors.
Start Counseling in Katy, TX
You don’t have to live with symptoms any longer. At Barton Counseling, Melissa providestreatment that is effective. To start counseling in Katy, Texas, follow these simple steps:
- Reach out to us through calling or filling out our contact form to schedule your first appointment.
- Get to know your caring anxiety therapist, Melissa.
- Begin your journey to a life free from anxiety.
She looks forward to hearing from you!
Other Mental Health Services Offered at Barton Counseling Services in Katy, TX
In addition to counseling for anxiety, many other services are provided to folks living in the Katy area. To address any issues your family could be experiencing, we offer family therapy. To help navigate difficult new experiences, Barton Counseling Services offers counseling for teens and for young adults. In the hopes of alleviating depression, Melissa provides cognitive behavioral therapy. Additionally, Barton Counseling Services provides supervision for LPC Interns. Contact the office to find out information on the ways that Melissa can assist you in your path to happiness.