Anxiety & Stress

man sitting in a cave

Anxiety is a common response to stress. Some people are genetically prone to be anxious. External stress is often unavoidable. Panic is a heightened, relatively short-lived form of anxiety with intense emotions and unpleasant physiological symptoms.

Anxiety symptoms include:

  • Anxious feelings
  • Excessive worry that is difficult to control
  • Feeling edgy or restless
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Body aches
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Panicky feelings

Together we can work on shifting perspectives and thinking in a way that decreases anxiety. Narrative Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy are great tools in this work. Additionally, we can work on tolerating and navigating emotions, and learn techniques for self-calming.

Jean Vanlue, MA, LPC, LMFT


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Suite 300,
Salem, OR 97301