Anxiety is usually a temporary feeling and no cause for concern. However, if it becomes an everyday struggle, Cari Lister LPC in Katy, Texas, provides virtual counseling services to help you cope with symptoms like fear, insomnia, muscle tension, and anxiety attacks. To schedule an appointment, call Cari’s office or book online today.
Anxiety, a typical emotion that everyone experiences, appears in response to stressors in your day-to-day life. You might experience anxiety before an important meeting or event, for example. However, if anxiety starts to affect you consistently and not only in response to specific situations where it is warranted, you might have an anxiety disorder.
When you experience anxiety, you get feelings of dread, uncertainty, and nervousness. While these symptoms, in particular, affect your mind, anxiety can also cause physiological symptoms. You might experience:
Severe anxiety can start to feel like it rules your life. Your feelings of uncertainty drive the decisions you make, which can significantly impact your well-being. If you often experience fear or nervousness, Cari can assess you for an anxiety disorder.
Several anxiety disorders can affect you, and they can develop at any age. Fortunately, you can manage them with individualized therapeutic care. Cari specializes in treating:
Generalized anxiety disorder involves worry about everyday circumstances and events, many of which cause anxiety for everyone. However, your apprehension is excessive or disproportionate, and it affects you almost daily for at least six months.
Panic disorder is a specific type of anxiety that causes panic attacks spontaneously or at unexpected times. Panic attacks are episodes of intense anxiety that make you feel like you’re out of control of yourself and your emotions. They can cause symptoms like hot flashes, chills, nausea, and a feeling of detachment from reality.
With a phobia, your anxious feelings primarily come from one specific fear. You feel intense distress concerning something that normally wouldn’t cause such a response, such as flying, crowds, heights, or social situations.
Cari welcomes you to her practice for individualized counseling and anxiety care. Talk therapy is one of the primary treatments for anxiety, and you can meet with Cari for regular virtual visits. During counseling, she teaches you skills and coping mechanisms to help you make your anxiety more manageable and avoid anxiety attacks or panic attacks.
Lifestyle changes may also be an important part of your anxiety treatment plan. Cari helps you examine your diet, sleep schedule, exercise habits, and habits like smoking to identify parts of your lifestyle that may contribute to your anxiety. Finding a healthy outlet for stress can improve your symptoms and well-being immensely.
If she determines you'll benefit from them, Cari can also refer you to an in-network provider for prescription anti-anxiety medications.
To learn more about anxiety and effective ways of managing disorders, schedule an appointment over the phone or book one online today.