Understanding Anxiety

Everyone feels anxious from time to time. Stressful situations such as meeting tight deadlines or important social obligations often make us nervous, worried, or frightened by that experience. Experiencing mild anxiety may help a person become more alert and focused on facing daily challenges or threatening circumstances.

However, individuals who experience extreme fear and worry that does not subside shortly after a challenging, stressful event or circumstance may be suffering from an anxiety disorder. The frequency and intensity of anxiety can be overwhelming and interfere with daily functioning. The majority of people with an anxiety disorder improve considerably by getting effective treatment through counseling.

Experiencing anxiety is the most common of all mental health issues. Research into anxiety related symptoms has shown that up to 1 in 4 adults will have an anxiety disorder at least once in their lifetime. It’s important to know that you are not the only one experiencing these symptoms and connecting with a trained licensed professional is extremely normal.

When it comes to treating anxiety disorders, research shows that therapy is usually the most effective option. That’s because anxiety therapy—unlike anxiety medication—treats more than just the symptoms of the problem. Therapy can help you uncover the underlying causes of your worries and fears; learn how to relax; look at situations in new, less frightening ways; and develop better coping and problem-solving skills. Counseling gives you the tools that can last a lifetime and teaches you how to use them, helping you overcome anxiety

Understanding the Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety

  • Feelings of panic, fear, and uneasiness;
  • Problems sleeping;
  • Cold or sweaty hands and/or feet;
  • Shortness of breath;
  • Heart Palpitations;
  • An inability to be still and calm;
  • Dry Mouth;
  • Numbness or tingling in the hands or feet;
  • Nausea;
  • Muscle tension;
  • Dizziness;
  • Panic Attacks

At Family Solutions Counseling Center, our licensed therapists are highly skilled to help facilitate an environment that allows individuals to explore their anxiety in a safe place, to help you find the words to describe how you feel, and to be heard and supported while developed healthy coping skills.



  • Board Certified Behavior Analyst
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Licensed Professional Counselor
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • AAMFT Approved Supervisor
  • Licensed Addictions Counselor
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker
  • Licensed Speech Language Pathologist
  • Licensed Occupational Therapist
  • Licensed Physical Therapist
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration


Counseling Center
1105 Hudson Lane,
Monroe, LA 71201

  (318) 322-6500

Lumen Counseling
100 CenturyLink Drive,
Monroe, LA 71203

  (318) 582-7272

Pediatric Therapy
1300 Hudson Lane, Ste. 7,
Monroe, LA 71201

  (318) 361-7180

Autism Center
1300 Hudson Lane, Ste. 9,
Monroe, LA 71201

  (318) 600-6640


Counseling Center
1401 N. 7th Street, Suite B
West Monroe, LA 71291

  (318) 503-8300

Autism Center
107 McMillan Road
West Monroe, LA 71291

  (318) 600-6640



Counseling Telehealth
  (318) 255-2922

Autism Center
9441 Stevens, Suite 150
Shreveport, LA 71106

  (318) 600-6640


Counseling Center
2102 Floyd Park Dr, Ste 2,
Ruston, LA 71270

  (318) 255-2922

Autism Center
206 E. Reynolds Dr, Ste C3,
Ruston, LA 71270

  (318) 600-6640

Pediatric Center
206 E. Reynolds Dr, Ste C3,
Ruston, LA 71270

  (318) 224-9177


Autism Center
4279 Front Street
Winnsboro, LA 71295

  (318) 605-2636



Autism Center
201 Rue De Jean
Lafayette, LA 70508
  (337) 362-2500