It is normal for each person to feel anxious during challenging events, most commonly described as those that take us out of our comfort zone.
Most people can relate to feeling nervous or anxious when giving a presentation at work, meeting new people or taking an airplane trip for the first time. Those feelings are a natural response, keeping us alert and focused.
Anxiety is when those feelings of nervousness transition to distress and can be seen in both mental and physical obsessive patterns that can be debilitating to daily life.
Anxiety disorders (including PTSD, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Panic Attacks, Generalized Anxiety, Acute Anxiety, Social Anxiety, and more) can affect anyone and can become worse if not treated. Working with a counselor to understand the specific type of anxiety along with its triggers helps an individual find a better way for moving forward in life.
The counselors at Covenant Counseling can utilize several options (including cognitive behavioral therapy) to address the specific needs of each person.
If you would like to make an appointment with one of our counselors, or have any questions, please call 205 879-7500. Click here if you would like to email one of our counselors.