"While anxiety, concern and worry affect all people - at times - ongoing anxiety is much more intrusive to daily life. It can interfere with relationships, work, school, and routine activities such as grocery shopping or meeting up with friends. Anxiety is one of the most common reasons people seek therapy. Counseling can help you to identify and understand the source of your anxiety, as well as help you to develop healthy coping skills at times when your anxiety seems most distressing. Counseling for anxiety often includes challenging negative thinking, challenging your fears, building confidence, learning new skills for coping, understanding how your lifestyle might increase anxiety, as well as learning relaxation techniques. For some people, a combination of medication and counseling can be helpful."