Seek help for anxiety immediately with Empower Counseling Birmingham, Alabama. 

Anxiety is quite common in the United States. Actually, anxiety affects 40 million adults in the U.S., making anxiety disorders the most common mental illness in our country. Anxiety is often defined as excessive or persistent worry and fear about everyday situations. 

Anxiety can manifest itself in physical symptoms as well. Your heart rate may increase. You may breathe more rapidly. You might feel hot or begin sweating. An all out panic attack might feel like you are having a heart attack. 

Your anxiety might show up the most in social situations or when you are about to take a test. 

Some other common symptoms of anxiety are:

A sense of impending doom- like something bad is about to happen.

Feeling weak or tired.

Trouble falling asleep or staying asleep

Having the strong urge to avoid whatever is causing your anxiety symptoms

The good news is that anxiety is highly treatable.

Most people are able to reduce or eliminate their symptoms of anxiety after a few months of therapy, and oftentimes notice some improvement in a few sessions. Not only can counseling effectively treat your anxiety, it can transform your life. 

Kathryn Ely, Empower Counseling, is advanced trained in using Acceptance Commitment Therapy for anxiety. Acceptance Commitment Therapy, or ACT, has been proven effective in treating anxiety in scientific study after scientific study. 

Seek help for anxiety immediately with Empower Counseling Birmingham, Alabama

If you have anxiety symptoms, it is important to seek help early. Anxiety does not just affect your mind but it can affect your body- your physical wellbeing- as well. 

Why seek help for anxiety immediately?

Here are some for the medical problems associated with anxiety:

Heart disease

Thyroid problems


Drug misuse

Chronic Pain

Anxiety can also be due to an underlying medical condition.

If not treated early, anxiety can lead to further mental and physical complications. Here are a few other reasons why you should seek early treatment early for anxiety.

Substance misuse can develop from wanting to avoid your anxious thoughts and feelings.

Depression often occurs with anxiety because anxiety makes us feel like we should avoid whatever is scaring us or causing the anxious symptoms. So we begin to do less, we don’t feel good about ourselves, and we become depressed. 

Having depression along with anxiety is more difficult to treat and generally takes longer to treat successfully. 

Anxiety often leads to headaches and even chronic pain.

When our brains are filled with worry or anxiety, it is difficult, if not impossible, to focus on work or school. 

Severe anxiety can even cause suicidal thoughts.

All of the above reasons are why to seek help for anxiety immediately with Empower Counseling Birmingham, Alabama.

Empower Counseling not only specializes in treating teens, college students, young adults, and professionals with anxiety, Empower treats clients for depression and individuals struggling with difficult life transitions.

If you are battling anxiety, do not wait. Call Empower Counseling today at 205-730-6570 for the help you deserve. 

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