Have you ever felt anxious about something? Maybe you were called on in class or asked to present a new idea to the board at work. Perhaps you felt nervous about asking someone out on a date. These are all common scenarios for minor anxiety. But what happens when you feel anxious all the time? Maybe you are not even sure why you feel anxious. For example, you are sitting at home watching television, and suddenly your heart begins to race and you feel short of breath, as if you are about to pass out. When your chest tightens, you realize you are having a panic attack. But why? What triggered these anxious feelings, and how do you handle your anxiety?

If you’re looking for treatment for anxiety in Agoura Hills, we can help. At Agoura Christian Counseling, we offer compassionate, faith-based therapy for anxiety to help you overcome the symptoms you are experiencing.

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Anxiety is a concern for the future that may trigger the fight-or-flight response. It could be mild anxiety, such as what you might feel if you cannot make your mortgage payment this month. It is a temporary worry until you find a solution or move past an event.

However, chronic anxiety is a fear-induced worry that keeps you from living your everyday life or avoiding situations or people that make you uncomfortable. This type of anxiety is rooted in fear and can cause issues at home, work, school, and relationships.

Common symptoms of anxiety include:

  • Constant worry or fear
  • Insomnia or trouble staying asleep
  • Digestive issues
  • Inability to concentrate or focus
  • Feelings of dread
  • Chronic stress
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Excessive sweating
  • Panic attacks

Chronic anxiety can also lead to physical ailments:

  • Rapid weight gain or loss
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart disease
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Digestive conditions like Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Unexplained aches and pains

Managing your anxiety and stress now can help you avoid some of these conditions in the future.

Although most people refer to anxiety as one mental condition, several different anxiety disorders exist.

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Agoraphobia
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Separation Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Other Phobias

At Agoura Christian Counseling in California, your counselor can help you manage the symptoms of anxiety and anxiety disorders.

Anxious thoughts influence emotions and behavior. For example, if your social anxiety has you thinking that people will judge you by how you are dressed, you may feel self-conscious and sad. These thoughts feed off the fear of rejection, and to avoid rejection, you might isolate yourself instead of doing something fun with your family, like Christmas shopping or going on a beach vacation.

At Agoura Christian Counseling in California, your therapist will work with you to identify those negative thoughts and reframe them to influence your emotions positively. When you change your thinking and feelings, your behavior will follow.

Anxiety is rooted in fear. Throughout the Bible, God tells His people not to be afraid. He often reminds us of this because He knows that we tend to fear the unknown and can imagine scenarios that may never happen.

At Agoura Christian Counseling, we combine evidence-based psychotherapy with faith-based principles to help our clients grow closer to Jesus Christ while overcoming anxiety.

We believe that to be whole and healthy, we must address every area of your health. At Agoura Christian Counseling, we will help you tackle the spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical areas of your life. You can have a fit body and think you control your emotions but feel as if you are flailing in your mental health and spiritual life. We aim to help you heal in all areas with Christ as the cornerstone.

The number of sessions and frequency depend on your condition and the agreement with your counselor. For example, after your initial assessment session, your counselor may create a mental health strategy that includes once-weekly visits for 20 sessions. Most treatment plans run between six weeks to several months.

Your counselor may recommend once-weekly or bi-weekly sessions. You may have a combination of in-person and virtual sessions. This depends on your counselor and how much support you need during therapy.

At Agoura Christian Counseling, we make scheduling an introductory session for anxiety easy. Complete the contact form or call our office directly to speak to the receptionist, who will schedule your first session with a counselor in Agoura Hills. Your counselor will reach out to you to confirm the in-person or virtual appointment.

You can overcome chronic anxiety. We can help you manage the symptoms and get to the root of your anxious thoughts. Contact us today to get started.

Get connected with a Christian Counselor
Please contact our reception team at
(949) 386-7182