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Adonai Counseling & Consulting, PLLC

Counseling & Mental Health Clinic located in West Sahara & East Tropicana, Las Vegas, NV

If you’re overwhelmed by fears or intrusive negative thoughts, you’re not alone. Around 40 million Americans live with anxiety disorders. At Adonai Counseling & Consulting, PLLC, in Las Vegas, Nevada, Dennis Smith, CPC-I, can help you learn to cope with your anxiety and lead a healthy and fulfilling life. Call Adonai Counseling & Consulting, PLLC, or request a consultation online today. Telehealth appointments are also available.

Anxiety Q & A

What is anxiety?

While everyone feels nervous or fearful occasionally, when your thoughts and feelings are distressing and interfere with your quality of life, you might have an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders are a group of mental health conditions that cause persistent and intrusive negative thoughts, fears, and worries.

There are several types of anxiety disorders. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is one of the most common types. It causes excessive worries about day-to-day issues like work projects, family, health, or tasks like getting the oil changed in your car. Other common types of anxiety include:

  • Social anxiety
  • Separation anxiety
  • Panic disorder
  • Phobias

You could also have an anxiety-related condition like obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) or post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). These conditions both cause intrusive and distressing thoughts that trigger anxiety symptoms and behaviors. 

What are the symptoms of anxiety?

Anxiety causes a range of mental and physical symptoms. Some of the common signs of anxiety include:

  • Persistent and intrusive negative thoughts and worries
  • Sense of impending danger or doom
  • Irritability
  • Reduced concentration
  • Insomnia
  • Increased heart rate
  • Trembling 
  • Sweating 
  • Fatigue 
  • Gastrointestinal symptoms
  • Avoidings things that trigger anxiety

When you have a panic attack, you experience several symptoms suddenly and at the same time. Your heart races, and you feel short of breath. You might even have chest pain. At the same time, you’re overwhelmed with fear and a sense of doom. Many clients feel like they’re having a heart attack.

When should I talk to a mental health professional about anxiety?

You should make an appointment at Adonai Counseling & Consulting, PLLC, if you feel like your anxieties, worries, and fears are interfering with your quality of life. Anxiety can affect your performance at work or school, and it can disrupt your relationships with friends and family. Even when you feel like you’re getting by, if you’re coping with anxiety on your own, chances are you could be feeling better. 

How is anxiety treated?

At Adonai Counseling & Consulting, PLLC, Dennis provides highly personalized treatment plans to help you cope with anxiety. Following an initial assessment, you and Dennis work together on a treatment plan that helps reduce your anxiety and teaches you strategies to deal with your negative thoughts and worries. 

Dennis is experienced in the realm of behavioral health and incorporates wellness and medical models for counseling, using evidence-based treatments to help his patients manage their anxiety and get to the root of the problem.

If any of these symptoms sound familiar, call Adonai Counseling & Consulting, PLLC, or request an appointment online today.