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- Anxiety Counseling & Therapy in Brandon Florida, Riverview Florida & Tampa Florida
Anxiety Counseling & Therapy in Brandon Florida, Riverview Florida & Tampa Florida by Affordable Counseling Center feels experiencing occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. However, people with anxiety disorders frequently have intense, excessive and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. Often, anxiety disorders involve repeated episodes of sudden feelings of intense anxiety and fear or terror that reach a peak within minutes (panic attacks). These feelings of anxiety and panic interfere with daily activities, are difficult to control, are out of proportion to the actual danger and can last a long time. You may avoid places or situations to prevent these feelings. Symptoms may start during childhood or the teen years and continue into adulthood. Examples of anxiety disorders include generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder (social phobia), specific phobias and separation anxiety disorder. You can have more than one anxiety disorder. Sometimes anxiety results from a medical condition that needs treatment. Whatever form of anxiety you have, treatment can help. Anxiety Counseling & Therapy in Brandon Florida, Riverview Florida & Tampa Florida Symptoms Common anxiety signs and symptoms include: Feeling nervous, restless or tense Having a sense of impending danger, panic or doom Having an increased heart rate Breathing rapidly (hyperventilation) Sweating Trembling Feeling weak or tired Trouble concentrating or thinking about anything other than the present worry Having trouble sleeping Experiencing gastrointestinal (GI) problems Having difficulty controlling worry Having the urge to avoid things that trigger anxiety Several types of anxiety disorders exist: Agoraphobia (ag-uh-ruh-FOE-be-uh) is a type of anxiety disorder in which you fear and often avoid places or situations that might cause you to panic and make you feel trapped, helpless or embarrassed. Anxiety disorder due to a medical condition includes symptoms of intense anxiety or panic that are directly caused by a physical health problem. Generalized anxiety disorder includes persistent and excessive anxiety and worry about activities or events — even ordinary, routine issues. The worry is out of proportion to the actual circumstance, is difficult to control and affects how you feel physically. It often occurs along with other anxiety disorders or depression. Panic disorder involves repeated episodes of sudden feelings of intense anxiety and fear or terror that reach a peak within minutes (panic attacks). You may have feelings of impending doom, shortness of breath, chest pain, or a rapid, fluttering or pounding heart (heart palpitations). These panic attacks may lead to worrying about them happening again or avoiding situations in which they've occurred. Selective mutism is a consistent failure of children to speak in certain situations, such as school, even when they can speak in other situations, such as at home with close family members. This can interfere with school, work and social functioning. Separation anxiety disorder is a childhood disorder characterized by anxiety that's excessive for the child's developmental level and related to separation from parents or others who have parental roles. Social anxiety disorder (social phobia) involves high levels of anxiety, fear and avoidance of social situations due to feelings of embarrassment, self-consciousness and concern about being judged or viewed negatively by others. Specific phobias are characterized by major anxiety when you're exposed to a specific object or situation and a desire to avoid it. Phobias provoke panic attacks in some people. Substance-induced anxiety disorder is characterized by symptoms of intense anxiety or panic that are a direct result of misusing drugs, taking medications, being exposed to a toxic substance or withdrawal from drugs. Other specified anxiety disorder and unspecified anxiety disorder are terms for anxiety or phobias that don't meet the exact criteria for any other anxiety disorders but are significant enough to be distressing and disruptive. See a therapist at Affordable Counseling Center in Brandon Florida, Riverview Florida & Tampa Florida if: You feel like you're worrying too much and it's interfering with your work, relationships or other parts of your life Your fear, worry or anxiety is upsetting to you and difficult to control You feel depressed, have trouble with alcohol or drug use, or have other mental health concerns along with anxiety You think your anxiety could be linked to a physical health problem You have suicidal thoughts or behaviors — if this is the case, seek emergency treatment immediately Your worries may not go away on their own, and they may get worse over time if you don't seek help. See your doctor or a mental health provider before your anxiety gets worse. It's easier to treat if you get help early. Call or text us 813-244-1251 affordablecounselingbrandon.com starpointcounselingtampa.com starpointcounselingbrandon.com
- Why Marriage or Couples Counseling and Therapy
What Couples Counseling and Therapy in Tampa Florida & Brandon Florida Can Help With? Couples and marriage counseling and therapy can address a wide variety of issues relating to relationships of intimate partners. This may be specific relationship challenges, such as arguing or having different plans for the future, or problems of one partner that affect the relationship as a whole, such as unemployment. Couples and marriage therapy and counseling may address one or more of the following: Affairs and infidelity Anger Communication problems Blended families Emotional distance Financial challenges Future planning Getting ready for marriage Infertility or decisions about having children Major life adjustments Parenting conflicts Physical and mental health challenges Responsibility disagreements Sexual difficulties Substance abuse Unemployment Additionally, couples and marriage therapy and counseling at Star Point Counseling Center in Tampa Florida & Brandon Florida is an option for couples with no specific problems to address but want to strengthen their relationship. Process Why Marriage or Couples Counseling and Therapy? What Couples Counseling and Therapy in Tampa Florida & Brandon Florida Can Help With? Couples and marriage therapy and counseling involves conversations between romantic partners and a professional who provides counseling. They will generally discuss a specific problem or issue that is the reason for seeking counseling, as well as goals for working together. The process then involves strategies and learning skills to improve the relationship, such as communication skills, problem-solving skills, and strategies for discussing differences and overcoming problems together. Is Couples Counseling Always Done Together? Each partner may talk with the therapist individually before meeting together. Depending on the situation, counseling and talk therapy may both be undertaken together or in some cases it can be individual therapy and couples therapy alternating. Professionals Who Practice It Couples and marriage therapy and counseling can be provided by licensed Mental Health Counselor L.M.H.C, Licensed Clinical Social Worker LC.S.W, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapists L.M.F.T and Registered Mental Health Counselor Interns. Registered Mental Health Counselors can be used since they are under direct supervision of a Licensed Supervisor and the cost can be a lot less. All therapists have a Masters Degree in Counseling. They have to complete a student internship to get their Masters Degree. Then they have to do a 2 year Registered Internship through the State under guidance of a Licensed Supervisor and pass a state board exam, much like doctors do. Benefits of Couples Therapy Why Marriage or Couples Counseling and Therapy? What Couples Counseling and Therapy in Tampa Florida & Brandon Florida Can Help With? While couples and marriage therapy and counseling at Star Point Counseling Center in Tampa Florida and Brandon Florida is not a guarantee that the relationship will last, many couples find benefits that help them resolve issues and strengthen relationships. Intimate partners can establish or grow better communication, honesty, and trust, which are the foundations of healthy relationships. Additionally, couples counseling can help to improve feelings of security in the relationship, increase positive feelings the partners have toward each other, enable couples to cooperate with one another, decrease stress, and provide the couple with tools to overcome future challenges together. Our therapists at Star Point Counseling Center in Tampa Florida and Brandon Florida strive to have the couple get back to where they were when they first fell in love. Call or text us at 813-244-1251 to discuss setting an appointment to see one of our therapists. starpointcounselingtampa.com starpointcounselingbrandon.com affordablecounselingbrandon.com