Anxiety is a normal, natural and sometimes necessary emotion. It can help us cope with tense situations, and can motivate us to work harder or stay focused on solving an important problem. In general, it helps us manage many challenges in our daily lives. But for some people, anxiety can become excessive, irrational and debilitating. When anxiety interferes with our ability to function in daily life, at work, at school, and in relationships it may be due to a medical condition called an anxiety disorder. While some amount of anxiety is normal, if worries and fears are preventing you from living your life the way you’d like, therapy can help.
Effective therapy can help you undercover the underlying causes of your worries and fears, learn how to relax, look at situations in new and less frightening ways, and to develop better coping and problem solving skills. It can significantly reduce or eliminate the symptoms associated with anxiety, allowing you to resume daily activities and regain a sense of control.