Anxiety Specialist

Tranquil Soul Counseling

Mary K. Tatum, MS, LMHC

Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) & Health and Wellness Coach located in Palm Beach Gardens, FL

Over 30% of Americans experience anxiety at some point during their lives. If you live with anxiety symptoms and feel isolated, contact Mary K. Tatum, MS, LMHC, a licensed psychotherapist at Tranquil Soul Counseling in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Mary K. offers customized counseling to help you identify the root cause of your anxiety and address the core beliefs and thought processes that stem from it. Call Tranquil Soul Counseling or make an appointment online today.

Anxiety Q & A

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a group of mental health disorders characterized by feelings of intense concern about certain situations that interfere with your day-to-day activities. Anxiety, stress, and fear are all normal human emotions. However, when your anxious feelings are irrational or disrupt your life, you may benefit from talking to a licensed psychotherapist like Mary K.

Anxiety manifests in a variety of ways. The most common form of anxiety is general anxiety disorder, which causes intense, fearful feelings about regular day-to-day concerns such as your job, family, health, or minor responsibilities. Other prevalent types of anxiety include social anxiety disorder and panic disorder.

In addition to intense fears and worries, anxiety can cause other symptoms, including:

  • A sense of doom or danger
  • Concentration problems
  • Increase heart rate
  • Sweating and trembling
  • Fatigue and weakness
  • Disrupted sleep

If anxiety is getting in the way of your relationships or responsibilities, schedule a consultation with Mary K. for professional help.

What causes anxiety?

Medical researchers believe anxiety is often a hereditary issue; if a member of your family has anxiety or depression, your chances of developing the condition increase. Anxiety is also triggered by traumatic experiences and other lifestyle factors, including neglect, abuse, and poverty. Certain personality types are also more prone to anxiety than others.

What is the connection between anxiety and loneliness?

Anxiety often leads to avoidance behaviors and can be very isolating, leaving you feeling alone or excluded, even if it’s by choice. You may feel like no one understands what you’re going through or that no one sees the real you.

At the same time, you may develop anxiety about your loneliness, including abandonment or fears about being alone for the rest of your life. For example, a childhood experience could leave you with a fear of rejection or abandonment that makes you afraid of being by yourself.

How is anxiety treated?

Mary K. treats anxiety with customized counseling sessions. She begins your treatment with a comprehensive assessment. Once she understands your needs, Mary K. creates a customized treatment plan to help you identify the issues at the root of your anxiety and learn to recognize your feelings and adapt your behaviors.

As you work with Mary K., you’ll learn techniques to manage your feelings and maintain a healthy and active life. If you’re living with anxiety, call Tranquil Soul Counseling or make an appointment online today.

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