Branches Counseling Anxiety
Comprehensive Individual, Adolescent, Couples, and Family Therapy

Emotional symptoms of anxiety:

Anxiety is often described as a feeling of being "anxious," and we all know what it feels like to have "butterflies in our stomachs" before an important event. However, anxiety becomes much more alarming when the occasional nervous feeling turns into a consistent state of worry or dread that interferes with daily activities.

common emotional symptoms:

Feelings of apprehension or dread
Trouble concentrating
Feeling tense and jumpy
Anticipating the worst
Irrational Fear
Explosive Anger
Watching for signs of danger
Feeling like your mind’s gone blank

Physical symptoms of anxiety:

Anxiety is often a response to our fight-or-flight response. Although this response is meant to be a positive means for our bodies to cope with stress, too much--too frequently can begin to cause intense anxiety. Thus reversing the positive effects of coping that fight or flight is meant to offer in times of stress.  Anxiety involves a wide range of physical symptoms, and sufferers often mistake their disorder for a medical illness. They may visit many doctors and make numerous trips to the hospital before their anxiety disorder is discovered.

common physical symptoms of anxiety include:

Pounding heart
Stomach upset or dizziness
Frequent urination or diarrhea
Shortness of breath
Tremors and twitches
Muscle tension

Do you have an anxiety disorder?

If you identify with several of the following signs and symptoms, and they just won’t go away, you may be suffering from an anxiety disorder.

  • Are you constantly tense, worried, or on edge?
  • Does your anxiety interfere with your work, school, or family responsibilities?
  • Are you plagued by fears that you know are irrational, but can’t shake?
  • Do you believe that something bad will happen if certain things aren’t done a certain way?
  • Do you avoid everyday situations or activities because they make you anxious?
  • Do you experience sudden, unexpected attacks of heart-pounding panic?
  • Do you feel like danger and catastrophe are around every corner?

If you answer yes to any of these questions, call today for your evaluation, and take the first steps toward your new life.
                                      CALL (734) 377-4134

Branches Counseling, PLLC: Victoria Winebarger, MSW, LMSW, CAAC, CAADC; Beth Bunn, MSW, LMSW, LCSW, LCAC
16801 Newburgh Rd. Suite 109, Livonia, Michigan, 48154: (734) 377-4134
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"Before coming to Branches Counseling, I was living a life surrounded by fear, anxiety, and panic. I felt as if no one could understand what I was going through, nor figure out why these horrible feelings and fears were “happening to me.” I had little hope that things would ever change for me as I was stuck in a vicious cycle of anxiety. Coming to Braches Counseling has changed my life. Ms. Bunn TRULY cared me and helped me develop tools to break the cycle of anxiety and fear. Knowing I was able to get in contact with either Ms. Bunn or Ms. W. day or night was extremely comforting through the first few weeks of attending Branches.

Not only did Branches help me gain my life and confidence back, they helped my entire family. My parents both have gained insight and are living a more fulfilled live because Branches touched them in a way that no other therapist has.

Branches has not only changed the way I feel about my past, they have helped me become so excited for my future! I feel that I am part of a family and Branches Counseling is a comforting home to help guide me through whatever life may bring my way."   Brittany C. ~ Livonia, MI
Branches Counseling Livonia Michigan Anxiety