Therapy For Anxiety and Depression
Counseling for Anxiety and Depression Is Effective
If you are experiencing anxiety symptoms or panic attacks, anxiety counseling can help. If anxiety is harming your work, relationship, or ability to function every day, Carol can help you become calm, happy, and in control of your life.
Carol O’Dowd, MPA, MDIV, MI, RP
I offer compassionate counseling in Arvada to help adults experiencing difficult times. My specialties include anxiety, grief, trauma, behavioral issues, career counseling, depression, emotional disturbance, self-esteem, and spirituality.
Carol combines western and eastern approaches in her psychotherapy to support others on the journey and all its transitions. She blends her 20 years of training and experience in public administration as a former city manager and community development consultant with her 15 years of service as a counselor and as an ordained Buddhist priest. She supplemented her formal education with certifications in Japanese Psychology, Applied Existential Psychotherapy, and Mindfulness Instruction. She also has served as a hospital chaplain and enjoys gardening.
What Is Anxiety?
Anxiety is when you experience worry, nervousnesses, or unease, which is a normal part of life. However, excessive apprehension or uneasiness, particularly with panic attacks or compulsive behavior, suggests you may be experiencing an anxiety disorder. Anxiety is frequently associated with high levels of stress and result in depression and other mood disorders. Anxiety can adversely impact your career, relationship, and health.
What Are The Symptoms Of Anxiety?
Common anxiety signs and symptoms include:
- Feeling nervous, restless, or tense
- Having a sense of impending danger, panic, or doom
- An increased heart rate or rapid breathing (hyperventilation)
- Sweating or shaking
- Tiredness or fatigue
- Difficulty concentrating or thinking about anything other than the present worry
- Insomnia or sleep troubles
- Experiencing gastrointestinal (GI) problems
- Uncontrolled worry
- Avoid things that trigger anxiety
What Is A Panic Attack?
A panic attack is a sudden and intense episode of fear. Symptoms can include sweating, trembling, heart pounding, chest pain, and shortness of breath or a choking sensation. Recurring panic attacks and anxiety can be treated with counseling.
Insurance: I am an out-of-network provider.
Call Carol at (720) 244-2299 for a free screening/to schedule a counseling session.