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4 questions to ask yourself before starting anxiety therapy in Birmingham, Alabama.

Anxiety disorders affect almost 1 in every 5 people over 18 in the United States. However, anxiety disorders are highly treatable. Kathryn Ely, of Empower Counseling, is advance trained in Acceptance Commitment Therapy, a proven effective anxiety treatment. Anxiety therapy in Birmingham, Alabama is a great option.

If you suffer from generalized anxiety, panic disorder, social anxiety, or high levels of stress, ask yourself these 4 questions:

1. How does anxiety affect my day?

Does your anxiety determine what you do and don’t do during your day? Anxiety can have a tight grip on your life, ruling what you are able to do each day. Do you miss work days because of your anxiety? Have you ever found yourself at the doctor because of a panic attack? 

Anxiety can definitely rule your life making you feel like you no longer have any say in what you do. But it does not have to be this way. You can take control over your life with the proper treatment. 

2.   How is anxiety affecting my sleep?

Do you have trouble falling asleep? Do you wake in the middle of the night, unable to go back to sleep. Do you lie awake thinking of all of the negative “what ifs”? If this is the case, anxiety treatment could be what you need. Sleep is essential to every function in the body, especially the brain. Losing sleep on a regular basis can make you feel like you are falling into a deep hole. If you are losing sleep, anxiety treatment could be the answer you are looking for. 

3.   Is anxiety affecting my relationships?

When we are anxious, it is easy to be irritable and snap at others. Is anxiety in control of how you are treating the people that you care about? If anxiety is affecting how you interact with others, you can change that by getting help.

Is anxiety keeping you from being able to develop relationships? If social anxiety has you too afraid to meet people and develop close relationships, it is time to seek help. Humans need connection and a sense of belonging with others to be healthy and happy. 

4.   What would I be able to do if my anxiety was no longer a problem? Anxiety therapy in Birmingham, Alabama is a great option.

Now that you have a more thorough idea of how anxiety is affecting different important aspects of your life, let’s look at what your life could be like when anxiety is no longer in charge. How does that sound? 

If you can’t imagine what your life would be like without anxiety holding you back, it is time to reach out to Empower Counseling.

Kathryn will help you see exactly what your life could be like, when you are back in charge.

Empower offers Acceptance Commitment Therapy for anxiety and depression for teens, college students, young adults and professionals. Empower also offers counseling for depression and difficult life transitions in-person for all in Homewood, Mountain Brook, Vestavia, Hoover, and all surrounding areas. Empower offers online counseling for anyone living in the state of Alabama.

Reach out to Empower and take back control of your life.

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