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Anxiety & Panic Attacks

Anxiety is the body's natural response to events that are threatening.  The right amount of anxiety can help you respond quickly in a time of crisis.  Too much anxiety can interfere with enjoying your life.

In people with anxiety disorders, the "startle" response may be stimulated more often and for longer periods of time. This means that more things are perceived as threatening. If you suffer from chronic anxiety, you might: 

  •        Have a physical reaction such as difficulty breathing or a tightness in the chest
  •        Feel as if danger is lurking around every corner 
  •        Be convinced something terrible will happen
  •        Feel constantly "keyed-up" and "on-edge"
  •        Avoid everyday people, places or things to keep from feeling anxious
Generalized anxiety disorder can feel like this "worry machine" in your head that's constantly churning.   If it's not one thing, it's another.  There is never any relief.  When anxiety becomes so overwhelming that it interferes with your day-to-day activities - when it keeps you from going places or doing the things that you need to do - that's when it's time to seek professional help.

 
Are You Seeking Counseling?
 
I am professional counselor, licensed by the State of Texas.  If you are interested in meeting with me, I offer a 30-minute free consultation.  Studies suggest that the one of the most important healing factors in therapy is a good personality match.  We can use this time to talk about what's troubling you and see if I am the best person to fit your needs.  To schedule an appointment, please send me an email.  I'd like to help.

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Tom Bolls, MA, LPC
Psychotherapist
8500 North MoPac Expressway #820
Austin, Texas 78759
(512) 468-7832

 

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