• Counseling for Anxiety

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    Counseling for Anxiety

    RAD Counseling Center offers individual counseling, couples counseling, and divorce counseling. Below is an outline of our services for anxiety, listed as common topics that are typically discussed during one or more stages of the counseling process.

    • Improving Your Relationships
    • Improving Your Physical Health
    • Strengthening your coping skills

    Improving Your Relationships

    Anxiety can often impact your relationships in one of two ways. Sometimes anxiety increases your need, reliance, or dependence on your partners, friends, or loved ones. In other cases, anxiety may encourage you to avoid close relationships in an effort to not expose yourself to anxiety provoking situations. Counseling can help you to identify ways in which anxiety is impacting you, so you can make changes to improve your relationships.

    Improving Your Physical Health

    Anxiety and stress are a normal part of life. However, when you feel anxious, stressed or threatened, your body responds by flooding your nervous system with hormones and chemicals like adrenaline and cortisol to help you to respond.  Short-term exposure to these chemicals is helpful; however, long-term, repeated exposure can cause symptoms like headaches, insomnia, and diarrhea to name a few. Counseling can help you to identify self-soothing techniques and self-care activities to use when you are experiencing anxiety and stress.

    Strengthening your coping skills

    Individuals who suffer from anxiety, may find unhealthy/unhelpful ways to cope with their symptoms. Whether it is using drugs or alcohol, eating too little or too much, avoiding social interactions, or chewing your fingernails, anxiety can rob you from living a fulfilling life. In counseling, you can learn healthy coping skills to replace the ones that are no longer moving you in the direction of the life you want to live.