Anxiety, Panic, Shyness & Worrying

AnxietyFeel better. Do more. Be effective.

You may think you can’t, because of anxiety issues, but Dr. Kuhlman is here to help.

People commonly come to counseling for anxiety, because they:

  • Feel overwhelmed, like there is too much to do and too little time.
  • Want to cope more effectively with stressful situations at work or in relationships.
  • Feel uncomfortable, uptight, tense, scared, edgy, or like they want to “jump out of their skin”.
  • Avoid doing what is important, want to do, or feel they should do.
  • Experience stress-related health issues, such as stomach or bowel problems, headaches, and/or backaches.
  • Feel stressed out and escape by using alcohol or drugs.
  • Feel shy or uncomfortable meeting new people.
  • Can’t stop worrying or thinking about bad outcomes possibly happening.
  • Feel excessively afraid in certain situations (e.g., flying in an airplane, driving an automobile, leaving the house, or giving a speech).
  • Feel unable to stand up for themselves, and become a doormat for others.
  • Lack confidence and hold back from achieving important goals.

Evidence-based treatment/therapy is an effective way to help. You have become so upset about what these conditions are costing you, that you are now motivated to solve these problems and learn how to effectively cope. Dr. Kuhlman has extensive knowledge and over 30 years of experience helping those who struggle with anxiety issues.

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a mood state characterized by apprehension and tension, in which an individual anticipates impending danger, catastrophe, or misfortune. The future threat may be real or imagined, internal or external. It may be an identifiable situation or a more vague fear of the unknown, such as a general sense of impending doom.

The body often mobilizes itself to meet the threat in ways that make us feel uncomfortable. Muscles become tense, hands sweat, breathing is faster, and the heart beats more rapidly.

Anxiety disorders include:

  • Panic disorder,
  • Agoraphobia,
  • Specific phobia,
  • Social phobia (shyness),
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD),
  • Acute stress disorder (post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD), and
  • Generalized anxiety disorder (worry).

If you are experiencing anxiety, Dr. Kuhlman can help you understand why you feel the way you do, help you to feel more comfortable and less afraid, and assist you in facing whatever you are avoiding.

Together, you can move forward in attaining your goals and achieving peace of mind. You will understand why you feel uncomfortable and avoidant, and learn how to do more than you ever dreamed possible.

If you’ve been afraid or anxious, contact Dr. Kuhlman. With the support of a caring, confidential, professional counseling relationship, you can feel better and be more active.

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