Life is already as overwhelming as it is. You may be dealing with family, kids, school, work, and relationships. Adding the stress of anxiety just does not help. It seems that anxiety and worry constantly follow you around. Everything feels overwhelming and you cannot control the stress. You may feel guilty and ashamed for not having it under control. But if you are honest with yourself, maintaining this balance gets harder every day. Really what you are looking for is better work/life harmony, but you just do not know where to begin. When you are struggling with anxiety, finding this harmony seems more impossible.
PsycHealth Services understands that life should not stop when your anxiety begins. Anxiety can keep you from living the life you desire. You do not need to continue feeling this way. It is okay to ask for help and admit that you need a moment to breathe. We cannot always have situations under complete control, but we can determine how we respond to them. Counseling can help you overcome these stressors. Our anxiety therapists can help you find relief from the anxiety and help you return to you and find a norm that allows you to be flexible. This can help you develop better balance and find more joy in your life.
Reasons that anxiety is more prevalent today
Everyone experiences anxiety in some capacity. Job interviews, important deadlines, or waiting on updates for the good or bad news. Usually, anxiety disorders tend to be related to irrational fears or can have unknown underlying causes. This is what separates stress from anxiety since the source of it can be unknown. Regardless, anxiety can affect how we function in our daily lives and can leave us feeling overwhelmed and stuck. Here are some common reasons anxiety can occur:
- You may be experiencing panic attacks
- The fear of being sick or having an illness
- People are fearful of accidents
- Parents are in the hospital due to COVID-19
- You may have prolonged anxiety
- COVID-19 related anxiety
- Our work and environment are changing constantly
- Frequent worrying about sickness
- Increased arguments with family about hygiene practices concerning COVID-19
- Job loss
- COVID-19 anxiety
- Isolation and depression
- Worrying that your anxiety will never stop
There are many reasons why someone may be experiencing anxiety, some other common reasons associated with anxiety disorders are restlessness, being on-edge, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, irritability, muscle tension, persistent worrying (sometimes brought on by an unknown cause), and difficulty sleeping. If you are experiencing any of these signs or symptoms of anxiety, it may be time to talk to a mental health professional who will help you understand the mechanisms behind why this is happening and how to cope with anxiety going forward.
What is Health Anxiety?
Another form of anxiety is health anxiety, a condition that affects about 5% of people who are healthy. Individuals may believe that they have a sickness or illness, even though signs and symptoms are not present. Likewise, people with a cough or a runny nose may catastrophize their health and believe it is a symptom of something more. This can be very frustrating and stressful for individuals struggling with health anxiety as well as the family around them. If you are unsure whether this is affecting you, here are some common symptoms and signs related to health anxiety:
- Fear of sickness, even though no symptoms are evident
- Not feeling relief after visiting a doctor
- When reading about health you begin to worry that you are experiencing a certain illness
- Your worries about your health are negatively impacting your daily tasks, family, work, or self-care routines
- You are constantly searching the internet for more symptoms
What is COVID-19 related anxiety?
Anxiety Treatment in Riverside, IL can reduce your symptoms of stress and worry
The PsycHealth Services approach to anxiety treatment
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Other Therapy Specialties at PsycHealth Services
Anxiety treatment is not the only service we offered at our counseling practice in Riverside, IL. Other mental health services PsycHealth Services provides include relationship therapy, counseling for parents, counseling for weight loss, depression treatment, postpartum therapy, stress therapy, We offer online and in-person therapy. Get started today and begin your therapy journey in Riverside, Berwyn, Lyons, Brookfield, and Stickney.