Anxiety Counseling

Anxiety Counseling

  • Do you feel as though your mind is constantly going?
  • Worry all the time?
  • Feel like you can’t relax?
  • Do you feel as though you can’t keep up?

Anxiety can can cause this type of thinking.  In addition, being anxious has been on the increase for so many – in this time of confusion and uncertainty.

Anxiety can show up in many ways:

  • Spaciness
  • Clenched stomach
  • Nausea, vomiting and other GI distress
  • Migraine headaches
  • Pounding/rapid heartbeat
  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath
  • Shakiness
  • Confusion

In addition, you may experience panic attacks.  They, too, have been on the rise due to so much uncertainty and fear.  Panic attacks have a sense of feeling significant restlessness, nausea, heart pounding, dizziness, a sense of dread, feeling as though you are having a heart attack and even feel as though you are going to die.  OF COURSE, you will not die from a panic attack.  The discomfort can be unbearable at times, but your symptoms will dissipate.

Some anxiety related struggles you may relate to:

  • Stress
  • Perfectionism
  • Trauma (big T and little t)
  • Trust Issues
  • Financial stress
  • Low self-worth
  • Creating boundaries
  • Procrastination
  • Life Transitions

Know that through anxiety therapy, I can help you explore your symptoms, their origins, and triggers. There are many strategies in which I can help you manage your symptoms.  Some of these are cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness, meditation, breathing exercises, self-compassion, and grounding exercises – to name a few. Together, we can create goals and self-care plans. You will gain more understanding and feel as though you are thriving in your life.

Please feel free to reach out for Anxiety Therapy at Michaele Knous Counseling and Therapy Naperville IL


“Not everything that weighs you down is yours to carry.”