Cherilynn Veland, LCSW, MSW

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"My focus is to help every individual make positive change happen - to help them create a better life for themselves. It is so fulfilling to be part of such an important process."

 
Anxiety Disorder Counseling

On being aware of the symptoms of anxiety disorders, Veland says:

"I like to break anxiety down into two categories. The first thing to be aware of are the physical symptoms: shortness of breath, chest pain, feeling numbness or tingling, sweaty palms, nervous stomach, headaches, loss of concentration, insomnia. Second, there are psychological symptoms: feeling fearful or overwhelmed by one’s problem/problems, having repetitive intrusive thoughts, worrying about the same thing over and over, feeling easily agitated.

"Anxiety is fear and fear is one of the more disturbing of human emotions. I would say that having any of the above symptoms or feeling bothered enough by it that you would like to do something about it is a good enough reason. Who wants to feel anxious?"