You may feel an intense surge of anxiety around important events or around certain people, but there is almost always a steady feeling of mild anxiety that stays with you.
Sometimes it helps to exercise, or do something positive with all of that nervous energy, but some days it feels paralyzing and binge watching Netflix is about all that you can do. When you have a beer or a glass of wine, that moment when the anxiety doesn't feel so heavy, it's a moment you chase.
It can look like the endless string of "what ifs" that push into your mind, or the continuous criticism of an inner voice. It can look like discomfort and difficulty socializing or networking.
Emotions that often accompany anxiety are fear, irritability, anger, sadness, worry, helplessness, powerlessness, hopelessness.
Anxiety can be related to increased or decreased sleeping and eating habits, insomnia, nausea, teeth grinding, increased heart rate, sweaty palms, poor concentration, headaches, fatigue, muscle aches and pains, and sweating.
You might feel like there is something wrong with you. That you should be able to do things on your own.
Strength is not in pretending things are okay, but in asking for help.
As we uncover why you struggle, we'll understand what's led you to this place, and give you a road map to changing the way you think and feel.