Category : Anxiety Counselor Plano TX

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How to Pay for an Anxiety Counselor

If you are dealing with crippling anxiety or depression, it is probably time for you to seek help from an experienced anxiety counselor. It can be difficult to make that first step, especially without knowing the specifics. When looking into anxiety counseling, you may be concerned about the price associated with therapy. However, there are various ways to afford and pay for an anxiety counselor. Let’s discuss a few ways you might be able to make it work. Check Your Insurance Do you have health insurance? If you do, you might receive mental health benefits. You can contact your insurance Read more
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When to Seek an Anxiety Counselor for Postpartum Depression

You have a brand-new addition to your family, and things couldn’t be better. You’re enjoying your time with your new little one, and suddenly, everything feels as if it is spinning out of control. You have heard of postpartum depression and anxiety before, but you feel as if it can’t happen to you. The truth is, it can. If you are dealing with extreme emotions that you feel are taking over your new family life, it may be time to seek out some help. Here are some signs to look for. Overwhelming Mood Swings As your body returns to normal, Read more
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When To Get An Anxiety Counselor Involved: Dealing With PTSD

PTSD (Posttraumatic Stress Disorder) is not unusual for people who have suffered through traumatic experiences such as war, serious accidents, natural disasters, rape, sudden death of a loved one or life threatening events. PTSD can cause suffers to have bouts of depression and anxiety for months or even years after an event has occurred. Its important to know when depression and anxiety are things you can handle on your own and when they require help from a professional. If you or your loved ones are suffering with any of the following symptoms of PTSD, consider contacting a professional today. Experienced Read more
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What to Do When You Don’t Trust Your Anxiety Counselor

Picture it: You have finally found an anxiety counselor in which you feel you can discuss and solve your stress and anxiety.  Things are going well until you find that your anxiety counselor has broken your trust. Whether it be through discussing your case with another patient or discussing another patient in your session, trust can be broken easily when confidentiality is breached. What happens when your counselor breaks your trust? What do you do? Here is how to handle this situation should it happen to you. Discuss Your Concern First and foremost, you should discuss your concerns with your Read more
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What To Do (And Not Do) With Your Child’s Anxiety From A Professional Anxiety Counselor

When your child suffers from anxiety, as a parent all you want to do is fix it for them. However, there may be some things that you are doing (or not doing) that aren’t helping at all. Recognizing and understanding your child’s anxiety is the first step in helping them cope with it. Here are a few things you should and should not be doing. 1. Don’t avoid things just because they make your child anxious. Remember that the goal is not to avoid stress or anxiety, but rather to teach your child good coping mechanisms when they are going Read more
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Summer Anxiety Solutions from an Anxiety Counselor

The summer is full of fun times, beaches, sun and sand. However, the summer can also be a time where anxiety truly kicks in. For those who suffer with anxiety, the summertime can be just another few months in the year. At a time where family gatherings and friendly vacations are at an all time high, your anxiety doesn’t have to be. Here are some summer anxiety solutions to kick your anxiety to the curb, straight from an anxiety counselor in Plano, TX. Solutions from an Anxiety Counselor: Get Outdoors During the summer, the sky is super blue and the Read more
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School Refusal: When Its Time To See An Anxiety Counselor

With the school year right around the corner you need to be prepared as parents for the chance that your child may refuse to go to school. While it can be easy to dismiss this as simply a ploy to stay home in their pajamas all day and watch cartoons, some children suffer from anxiety when it comes to school. Oftentimes this stems from fear of something happing to their parents while they are away, bullies they face or simply not having adjusted to a new school or grade level. There are a few things you can do now, in Read more
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Recognizing Social Anxiety And When to Seek Out A Counselor

For those that have been described as “shy” or “timid” there may be more to the situation than that. Social Anxiety is a very real disorder that causes people to have paralyzing fear of being around or talking to strangers. Oftentimes this can lead to feelings of loneliness or frustration. Social Anxiety sufferers don’t WANT to be alone, but their anxiety forces them into a world of seclusion. As an experienced anxiety counselor, Insight Child & Family Counseling can help you recognize your social anxiety and give you practical, real world tips on managing it. Our treatment approach is to Read more
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When to Choose an Anxiety Counselor: 5 Signs of an Anxiety Disorder

Are you struggling with feelings you don’t understand? Maybe your loved ones have told you that you have changed or you seem depressed or anxious. Do you have moments of intense fear, hopelessness or erratic feelings? You may be dealing with anxiety. Some symptoms of anxiety can come and go, and other can hide in plain view. If you are wondering if an anxiety counselor is right for you, you should understand your symptoms. When are your symptoms a sign of anxiety? Here are five signs of an anxiety disorder. #1. Severe Worry This doesn’t mean natural worry that happens Read more
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Anxiety Counselor: Stop Anxiety In Its Tracks

As an anxiety counselor, I know that anxiety attacks can be scary. It is important to learn to recognize when one is coming on and know some practical steps you can use in the moment to de-escalate your anxiety. Some things you can try when you feel an anxiety attack come on is to practice positive self talk, stimulate your mind with other activities or engage in deep breathing. Panic attacks can often be debilitating or cause the sufferer a lot of stress, but it is important to remember that they are treatable. Look at your anxiety just as you Read more