Anxiety is a very common mental health condition. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, an estimated 40 million Americans are affected by anxiety. Identifying where anxiety comes from is an important step in moving forward toward managing your symptoms and treating anxiety.

treating anxietyIt could stem from genetics. There could be environmental stimuli that play a part like the recent Covid pandemic. In fact, any past trauma like a miscarriage or social pressures can cause anxiety. Triggers vary for each individual. Some people may have no known triggers. For them symptoms come unexpectedly. Some may have multiple triggers.

Potential Triggers & Symptoms

The list of triggers is lengthy but can include things such as health issues, medication, financial concerns, missing meals or too much caffeine, stress, and conflict. Negative thinking can also trigger anxiety. If you can relate with any of the following symptoms, treating anxiety with counseling may be something to consider:

  • Fear
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Feeling on edge
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Irritability
  • Uncontrolled worry

Forms of Anxiety

Anxiety is not a blanket mental health condition that affects everyone equally. The cause and triggers of your anxiety likely differs from anyone you know. And, the reaction manifests itself differently in people too. Through counseling, you can discover what type of anxiety you’re dealing with. Fromm there you and your counselor can establish coping skills to reduce your anxiety or even eliminate it.

Counseling Centers in Albertville / Boaz, Huntsville & Jacksonville

When looking for a counseling center in Albertville / Boaz, Huntsville or Jacksonville,  we know you have a lot of options. Anxiety can strike anyone at any age. Garrett Counseling Center’s skilled professionals are experienced in treating anxiety in children through adulthood. A personalized treatment plan will be created specifically for your needs. Make your mental health a priority and call today (256) 239-5662, or fill out our confidential contact form. One of our professionals will be in contact with you.