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Newark, Ohio, Columbus Area Telehealth Therapist

Anxiety can be a debilitating condition that affects various aspects of your life. If you are seeking anxiety counseling services in Newark, OH, or the Columbus area, I am here to help. As an experienced therapist, I specialize in providing personalized treatment to individuals struggling with anxiety.

During our initial assessment, we will take the time to understand your symptoms and treatment goals. This comprehensive evaluation allows me to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs. I utilize evidence-based therapies such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), DBT and mindfulness-based techniques, which have been proven effective in managing anxiety.

In therapy sessions, we will work together to implement practical strategies for managing anxiety and improving your overall well-being. I provide a safe and supportive environment where you can openly discuss your concerns and receive compassionate guidance. I am dedicated to supporting you on your journey towards better mental health.

Conveniently located in Newark, OH, my Telehealth counseling services are easily accessible for individuals in the Columbus metropolitan area. Whether you are in Newark, Columbus, or the surrounding communities, I am here to provide ongoing support and adjustments to your treatment plan as needed.

Don't let anxiety hold you back from living a fulfilling life. Take the first step towards overcoming anxiety by scheduling your initial consultation today. Contact me to regain control of your life and find relief from anxiety. Together, we can work towards a brighter and calmer future.

What happens in the brain?

When you experience anxiety or panic, there are several changes that occur in your brain. The amygdala, which is responsible for detecting threats and triggering the fight-or-flight response, becomes activated. This leads to the release of stress hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol, which prepare your body for action.

At the same time, the prefrontal cortex, which is responsible for rational decision-making and impulse control, becomes less active. This can make it harder for you to think clearly and make rational decisions when you're feeling anxious or panicked.

The combination of these changes can cause a range of physical symptoms, such as increased heart rate, rapid breathing, sweating, and muscle tension. You may also experience cognitive symptoms, such as racing thoughts, difficulty concentrating, and feeling like you're in a fog.

Over time, repeated experiences of anxiety or panic can lead to changes in the brain's structure and function. Chronic anxiety has been associated with reductions in the size of the hippocampus, a brain region involved in memory and learning, and alterations in the activity of the amygdala and prefrontal cortex.

Fortunately, there are many effective treatments for anxiety and panic, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, medication, and mindfulness-based interventions. These treatments can help to reduce symptoms and improve overall functioning, and may also help to reverse some of the changes that occur in the brain due to chronic anxiety.

Anxiety or panic, why do we get it?

Anxiety and panic can occur for a variety of reasons, and there is often no single cause. However, there are several factors that can contribute to the development of anxiety and panic:

It's important to note that anxiety and panic are complex conditions, and different people may experience them for different reasons. If you're struggling with anxiety or panic, it's important to seek help from a mental health professional who can provide you with personalized treatment and support.

Find what works best for you in managing anxiety or panic, as everyone's experience is different.

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Benefits of anxiety or panic?

While anxiety and panic can be difficult to manage and can cause distress, there are some potential benefits to experiencing these emotions. Here are a few:

It's important to note, however, that the potential benefits of anxiety and panic should not be seen as a justification for avoiding treatment or ignoring the negative impact these emotions can have on your mental health and well-being. If anxiety or panic is interfering with your daily life or causing significant distress, seeking help from a mental health professional is important.

Chronic anxiety and the adrenal gland

Chronic anxiety can affect the adrenal gland, which is responsible for producing hormones such as adrenaline and cortisol. When you experience anxiety, your body releases these hormones as part of the "fight or flight" response. In chronic anxiety, this response can become overactive, which can put strain on the adrenal gland.

Over time, this can lead to a condition known as adrenal fatigue or adrenal insufficiency, in which the adrenal gland is no longer able to produce enough hormones to meet the body's needs. Symptoms of adrenal fatigue can include fatigue, weakness, difficulty concentrating, insomnia, and digestive problems.

It's important to note that while chronic anxiety can contribute to adrenal fatigue, there are many other factors that can also play a role, such as chronic stress, poor diet, and lack of sleep. Treatment for adrenal fatigue typically involves addressing these underlying factors, as well as taking steps to reduce stress and support adrenal function, such as getting regular exercise, practicing relaxation techniques, and eating a healthy diet. If you are experiencing symptoms of adrenal fatigue, it's important to talk to your healthcare provider to determine the best course of treatment for your individual needs.


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Newark, Ohio Licking County Online Therapy.  Individual Alcohol Counseling, Drug Counseling, EMDR, Anxiety, Depression & Mental Health Therapy.

Seeking anxiety counseling in Newark, OH, or the Columbus area? As a dedicated therapist, I offer personalized Telehealth treatment to help you overcome anxiety. Contact me today.