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Anxiety Counseling in Jacksonville, Florida

We live in a fast-paced world. More and more the pressures on us are increasing. Anxiety and worry are becoming more and more common. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health issue. There are many triggers to our anxiety as adults. Here are a few common areas where people struggle.

The News

The news is everywhere, both the good and the bad. We are seeing news almost as soon as it happens, no matter where in the world it took place. This connection to other cultures is amazing, and it’s important to know what’s going on in other parts of the world. However, it’s also anxiety provoking because the news media outlets tend to dramatize and sensationalize the stories.

Technology

We have access to amazing technology in this day and age. We carry mini-computers in our purses and pockets called smart phones. However, there are cons to technology. Sometimes we are tied to our phones too much, which can increase our anxiety.

Social Media

Then there’s social media where people post the highlights of their day, week, and month for all to see. We can fall into the comparison trap and get stuck in a cycle of trying to “keep up with the Jones.” Doing this can leave you questioning your worth and place in life.

The Workplace

Many employers expect us to work longer hours for the same pay or shorter hours where we still have the same workload. It’s almost impossible standards at times that we are forced to reach while we are trying to raise children, maintain friendships, and marriages. Finding and maintaining a work/life balance can feel nearly impossible.

All of these factors, and more, can contribute to increased  anxiety, stress, and worry.

Helping You Feel Better

When I work with my clients, we discuss in depth what is going on in their lives down to their day to day routines, so we can work to identifying any and all possible triggers and contributing factors to their anxiety. Once we identify the triggers, we work on developing strategies to decrease the anxiety and worry. This can take time as what works for one person, doesn’t mean it will work for the next person. We talk about additional supports the person may need to help manage their anxiety. I take a holistic approach to treatment by taking into account the mind, body, and spirit. It’s important to remember that with any type of counseling, it takes baby steps to make positive and sustained changes.

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