Are you frequently nervous or find yourself avoiding specific situations?
Have you had moments of terror that seem to come out of nowhere?
Are you experiencing panic attacks?
“I don’t know what’s going on, I feel my heart racing and I can’t shut off my brain.” Why am I feeling some or all of these symptoms? Shaky, racing heart beat/thoughts, terror that strikes at random, sweaty, chest pain. It’s like I am choking or having a heart attack. I feel worried and self-conscious, intense fear of specific objects or situations. I am tired of worrying all the time and feeling tense, but I can’t admit this to my friends or family.
Does any of this sound familiar? If so, you might be suffering from an untreated anxiety disorder.
Although we all might feel anxious now and then, anxiety disorders differ as they can cause a great level of distress and can limit you from your daily functions. At Outside the Norm Counseling, we provide effective treatment for anxiety disorders in the Temecula & Murrieta area. It is probably time for anxiety treatment if you notice you are experiencing some of the symptoms of an anxiety disorder.
Symptoms of an Anxiety Disorder
- Excessive Worrying
- Avoiding places or people that make you nervous
- Trouble falling or staying asleep
- Anxiety or Panic Attacks
- Irrational Fears
- Avoiding Social Situations
- Muscle Tension
- Difficulty focusing
- Having a sense of impending danger, panic or doom
What is a Panic Attack
One extreme version of anxiety that often requires treatment by a therapist is a panic attack. Panic attacks happen when you experience an intense, overwhelming sensation of anxiety/fear/panic. In fact, these moments your anxiety is so extreme that it can be debilitating for a few seconds, a few minutes or even longer.
Symptoms of a Panic Attack
- Rapid Heartbeat, palpitations or the sensation of a pounding heart
- Shaking or trembling
- Feelings of choking
- Shortness of breath
- Tightness in your chest, chest pain or discomfort
- Feeling dizzy, unsteady, lightheaded or faint
- Sometimes a fear of dying or losing control
Anxiety Treatment in Temecula, CA
The good news is that anxiety can be treated. In fact, Anxiety Treatment is one of our main specialties here at Outside the Norm Counseling. Our skilled, compassionate therapists will help you develop a plan to face your anxiety and help you achieve your goals. Furthermore, your therapist will teach you healthy coping strategies to help you recognize and change unhealthy thought patterns. Through therapy, you will identify triggers and build confidence to live the life you want to live. You are not alone on your journey. Although it might be difficult to reach out and begin counseling, you have already taken the first step by reading this page. Let’s get through this difficult time together.
Counseling for other mental health concerns
Outside the Norm Counseling is a Temecula, CA based counseling clinic providing treatment for a variety of other mental health concerns. Our compassionate therapists generally help women, teens and couples. Whether you are depressed, anxious or just simply feeling overwhelmed: there is hope. Counseling can help, so give yourself permission to live life to the fullest and contact Outside the Norm Counseling today!