Anxiety

Whether you’re feeling stressed out, overwhelmed, and anxious due to particularly stressful set of circumstances going on right now, or…you just happen to find yourself feeling that way all the dang time no matter what, I can help. Anxiety disorders are one of my primary specialties as a therapist and one of my absolute favorite areas to help people work through in counseling.

Most of the people I work with through therapy are high-achieviers (or *cough* over-achievers *cough*) and unfortunately the flip side of such brilliance can oftentimes be anxiety. Let’s walk through some anxiety symptoms, shall we?

Your brain just won’t. shut. off. Maybe you even have trouble falling or staying asleep because of that. You may even experience the physical manifestations of anxiety. For starters, pretty much all of the symptoms in the Pepto-Bismol song can be caused by anxiety. You may have a tendency to fidget, and even when you’re consciously trying not to, your body’s ultimately like, “Mmm…nope. Gotta move!” Oh…and the sweating. You’re in an important meeting and you’re looking down at your armpits like, “Really? Hope no one noticed these giant sweat stains under my arms this whole time.”

And we haven’t even gotten to anxiety attacks yet. Those are next level. It’s like your anxiety is a jack-in-the-box that’s slowly cranking, then all of a sudden, it pops out, and scares you to half to death. You literally (no joke) may feel like you’re going to die in those moments. Anxiety attack symptoms can feel akin to those of a heart attack and many people go to the ER because they think they’re having a heart attack, only to be told, *shoulder shrug* “You just had an anxiety attack.” Eye roll.

If you relate to any of this, chances are you’re struggling with anxiety. And guess what? It’s okay. As a counselor, I can tell ya, it’s so much more common than you’d think. But just because it’s common doesn’t mean you have to live that way. There’s so much that I can teach you in therapy to help you overcome your inner perfectionist and create more balance and joy in your life.

Can you imagine what life could be like without constantly worrying? I can tell you from experience, it’s a lot more fun. Join this Houston therapist in ditching the hyper-seriousness and learn to live more free through counseling with me.

Speaking of free, you can call me for a free phone consultation at 281-785-2273 or email me at kelley.dawson.counseling@gmail.com. I’d be happy to chat about what you’re looking for and how I can help you right now.