As a Therapist at the Counseling and Wellness Center of Pittsburgh, I frequently encounter a prevalent concern among clients – the pervasive presence of stress and anxiety in their daily experiences. Without a doubt, stress and anxiety can be unsettling, and they can feel particularly intense when they appear to pose a threat to one’s well-being. However, in instances where immediate safety isn’t at risk, feelings of unease are often linked to triggers that threaten emotional or psychological equilibrium.
Anxiety itself can fall into one of three categories, namely: worry, stress and anxiety. You might be interested to know that 40 million Americans suffer from an anxiety condition and if you are one of them, you are not alone. Let’s dive into each category and identify the components of each.