Anxiety is one of the most prevalent forms of psychiatric illness, yet it often goes unrecognized or untreated.  Almost twenty million American adults and millions of children more suffer from it, yet only about 1/3 undertake anxiety counseling as a helpful therapeutic treatment.

Anxiety can be as serious as a diagnosable mental disorder, or as uncomfortable as restlessness, agitation, or irritability.  Those who struggle TwoTrees_singleness_socialwith it can suffer from any of the following ailments:

  • Excessive Worry or Stress
  • Social Fears
  • Procrastination (usually Performance Anxiety or Perfectionism)
  • Obsessive/Compulsive tendencies
  • Panic Attacks
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Difficulty being calm and present

The good news is that a trained counselor can help those suffering from anxiety.

I use a variety of approaches with clients who are distressed including cognitive behavioral techniques, solution-focused therapy, psychodynamic, and psychoanalytic therapies.  In other words, there a number of tools we can use to support you in, first, gaining the confidence that you can overcome anxiety.  As we journey through the anxiety counseling process, my focus will be on identifying root issues that are creating anxiety while helping you craft practical strategies for navigating and overcoming it.  There are plenty of counselors in Nashville skilled in anxiety therapy who are willing to work with you in this area, and my hope is that you will continue to take the prodigious steps to reducing your symptoms.