Anxiety Treatment

Feelings of terror, over-thinking, constant worry, or panic?

Are any of these feelings familiar? You or a loved one may be experiencing anxiety. Anxiety can be exhausting, especially when it begins to interfere with work, relationships, school, or other aspects of your life. It is time to consider counseling.

What is Anxiety?

Stress can affect anyone of any age. However, depending on the person, it may look different in every person. In some individuals it appears obvious, but in others it can be a hidden condition. In children, anxiety often comes out in symptoms, not feelings. Parents may hear statements, such as “My stomach hurts, my head hurts, I feel funny, I don’t want to go!” In the case of kids, it is often a good idea to check with your pediatrician to make sure there is no other underlying condition, If they are healthy, it may be time to consider anxiety as the cause. Treating anxiety for children can be a fun experience, through “bubble breathing” activities, reading books, playing with puppets or sand, and learning how to feel safe.

“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was ending, he turned into a butterfly.”

— Anonymous proverb

Treating anxiety in adults can be addressed through several different approaches.

Typically, counselors will begin with an evaluation of anxiety symptoms, family history and individual background, current stressors, prior coping skills, substance and general health history, and other relevant areas to explore the whole person’s experiences. The therapist will tailor their approach to the client. For those experiencing more panic symptoms, they may work more towards techniques to reduce the physical feelings of anxiety. While those experiencing more worrying behaviors, feelings of dread, difficulty sleeping, and withdrawal, counselors may work more with thought patterns and core conflicts that contribute to anxiety symptoms.

Anxiety can be complex for each person, making the exact length of counseling for everyone hard to determine.

Typically, counselors will see clients for fifty to fifty-five minutes weekly for a few months, but some may require longer or shorter depending on the client’s individual needs. There are several techniques or approaches to addressing anxiety. So, if one doesn’t fit, there are many other strategies available for you to try.


The team at Luminous Counseling & Consulting provides psychotherapy, specifically cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), to help you understand and healthily process your feelings of hopelessness and worthlessness. The practitioners guide you to identify and change any poor coping mechanisms you may have to resolve your issues.

If you’re looking for dedicated professional help, call (256) 602-2079 or make an appointment online today.