Anxiety is an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure. People with anxiety disorders usually have recurring intrusive thoughts or concerns. They may avoid certain situations out of worry. They may also have physical symptoms such as sweating, trembling, dizziness or a rapid heartbeat.
Depression is a serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel, the way you think and how you act. Depression causes prolonged feelings of sadness and/or a loss of interest in activities once enjoyed. It can lead to a variety of emotional and physical problems.
Panic Attack Counseling
The core symptom of panic disorder is recurring panic attacks and an overwhelming combination of physical and psychological distress. Panic attacks can be so severe that they may be mistaken as heart attacks and can produce strong nausea and chest pain.
People with PTSD continue to have intense, disturbing thoughts and feelings related to their experience that last long after the traumatic event has ended. Those suffering from PTSD may relive the event through flashbacks or nightmares. Many people with PTSD may exhibit strong negative reactions to loud noises or accidental touch.
Substance Abuse Treatment
Addiction is a complex condition, a disorder caused by the reliance on a substance in order for the user to feel “normal”. Substance abuse becomes addiction once the user begins to have their life severely changed by the substance they are abusing. Those suffering from addiction may find it difficult to “cut back” or control their craving due to the tolerance their brain is exhibiting towards the substance they are abusing.
Sexual Abuse Counseling
Sexual abuse is unwanted sexual activity, with perpetrators using force, making threats or taking advantage of victims not able to give consent. Most victims and perpetrators of sexual abuse know each other. Immediate reactions to sexual abuse include shock, fear, or disbelief. Long-term sexual abuse can manifest through symptoms include anxiety, fear, or post-traumatic stress disorder. Group therapy appears effective in treating the survivors of Sexual Abuse.