Counseling Services for Anxiety
Some people have struggled for years, unaware that they were experiencing clinical anxiety.
A little anxiety is good - it is a survival mechanism, and since we aren't usually chased by tigers, it helps us focus and respond well during situations like a test or on the job. However, extreme brief stress or moderate stress for a long period of time can weigh on our mental and physical health. What's more, just like adults, children can suffer from anxiety conditions. In the Latino culture, we might label it as 'nervios'.
We provide psychotherapies supported by research to be effective for anxiety disorders, including:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
Play therapy and Family therapy for children
Anxiety is more than just feeling nervous or worried once in a while. It can evolve into a serious condition that can be caused by any of the following:
biology or genetics - inherited from your parents
psychology or temperament
Your therapist will start by gathering background information about you and the reason you are seeking treatment. This information helps your therapist understand your unique circumstances, establish a diagnosis, and set goals for therapy. One of the most well-known diagnoses for anxiety symptoms is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD). But, there are other anxiety conditions aside from OCD, including Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and phobias just to name a few. The diagnosis is important as it provides a snapshot of what your symptoms are and guides treatment.
Signs of Anxiety
Feeling nervous/anxious most days
Worry that is difficult to control
Obsessions (recurrent, persistent thoughts, urges, images)
Irritability, anger outbursts
Feeling tired easily
Compulsions (repetitive behaviors/ mental acts, like counting)
We have a strong belief in the power of human connection, and the amazing RESILIENCY that is an integral part of our being.
Our foundation is a trusting and genuine relationship, and we always aim to treat our clients with respect and compassion. We establish goals for therapy together and adjust them as needed. We also agree on a timeline for therapy. Services can be conducted in the form of individual, couple and family sessions, as needed. All sessions are confidential, and any limits to confidentiality are discussed in the first session.
We are based in Harlingen but work across McAllen, Brownsville, Laredo and Corpus Christi. Since we can schedule online appointments for our professional counseling services we are available throughout Texas.