Anxiety Counseling focuses on persons dealing with anxiety in various forms. Anxiety can be defined as the response of an individual to a threat, real or imagined. Chronic anxiety however is excessive, irrational, and debilitating and can interfere with our overall quality of life. When anxiety interferes with our ability to function in daily life, work, school and in our relationships, it becomes chronic. While some amount of anxiety is part of being alive, if worries and fears are preventing you from living your life, it is good to get some help. In these therapy sessions we focus on biblical approaches and use Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) which focus on identifying, understanding, and changing your thinking and behavior patterns. CBT is the most widely used therapy for anxiety disorders. Research has shown it to be effective in the treatment of panic disorder, phobias, social anxiety disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder, among many other conditions. CBT addresses negative patterns and distortions in the way we look at the world and ourselves.
In the sessions you will learn how to uncover the underlying causes of your worries and fears; learn how to relax; look at situations in new, less frightening ways; and develop better coping and problem-solving skills. You are given the tools to help you overcome anxiety and taught how to use them. This therapy typically involves completing assignments at home and practicing what you have learned during the sessions.