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  • Offering Counseling for Anxiety to Residents Throughout Greenwich & Westchester County

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    You’ve likely heard the term “anxiety” thrown around a lot, but do you really understand what it is? While everyone feels anxious from time to time, generalized anxiety disorder is a real concern that can impact someone’s life every single day. If you or someone you know is struggling with anxiety in the Greenwich or Westchester County area, you can count on the professionals at M Kim O’Connor and Associates for expert care. Our counseling for anxiety dives deep into the root of the problem and shows you how to heal from the inside out.

    What Does Anxiety Feel Like?

    Anxiety is your body’s natural response to stress. It’s a feeling of fear or apprehension about what’s to come. While some people may feel anxious due to certain events—attending the first day of school, going on a job interview, or giving a speech—others live with extreme anxiety that lasts for months or years at a time. This is usually when anxiety develops into a disorder.

    All anxiety disorders have one thing in common: persistent, excessive fear or worry in situations that are not threatening. People typically experience one or more of the following symptoms.

    Emotional Symptoms

    Anxiety can manifest in a number of ways. A few of those include:

    • Feelings of apprehension or dread
    • Feeling tense or jumpy
    • Restlessness or irritability
    • Anticipating the worst and being watchful for signs of danger

    Physical Symptoms

    Anxiety can impact everything from the mind to the body. A few physical symptoms of anxiety are:

    • Pounding or racing heart
    • Shortness of breath
    • Sweating, tremors, and twitches
    • Headaches, fatigue, and insomnia
    • Upset stomach, frequent urination, or diarrhea

    Anxiety Treatment

    The good news about anxiety is that it is quite treatable, and at M Kim O Connor and Associates, our anxiety therapists offer a variety of solutions that can help you manage your symptoms. By increasing your understanding of anxiety, teaching you coping strategies, and helping you focus on maintaining sustainability, you can begin to regain control of your life through counseling for anxiety.

    Find Out More About Our Counseling Services

    The team at M Kim O’Connor and Associates is proud to offer counseling for anxiety to residents across Greenwich and Westchester County. To learn more about what we have to offer, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team today.

    Did You Know?

    *Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older, or 18.1% of the population every year.

    *Approximately 8% of children and teenagers experience anxiety disorders. Most people develop symptoms before age 21 and close to 1 in 3 adolescents struggle with anxiety.

    *It’s not uncommon for someone with an anxiety disorder to also suffer from depression or vice versa. Nearly 50% of those diagnosed with depression are also diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.

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