Anxietyheadhands Anxiety:  Is This Just life or has Anxiety Taken Over? 

Worry, fear, panic and feelings of unease are becoming a struggle. You’ve always been a “worrier”, but now things are getting more difficult.  Anxiety can gradually take over and cause physical, mental, and emotional distress.  It can be tiring just attempting to get through the day. While anxiety can cause a wide range of symptoms, people with Anxiety often experience many of the symptoms described below.

Worry, and Difficulty Controlling the Worry

There is frequent worry about your relationships with other people, about what people are thinking, about what others think about you.  Anxious thoughts about money, about your job, about family, about the car, or the dog.  You go over and over in your mind doubts about what you said, or what you didn’t say.  There may be concerns about your health, you don’t feel good – what does that mean? Should you go to the doctor?

Anxiety treatment can help you learn to have control over negative thinking patterns.  Hans J. Sieber, MC, LPC practices Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy that helps people learn to recognize and change negative thoughts.  We can choose the words that we say to ourselves and this new way of thinking has an amazing impact.  Increasing control of our thinking helps us feel better.

Feeling on Edge, or Irritable

Some people might call you “jumpy.” You are easily startled. A door slams and you spill your coffee.  The phone rings and you flinch. Sitting at your desk you fidget and you feel like you could jump out of your skin.  You may find that you are more irritable than you used to be.  There is so much on your mind that you snap at the kids or are short with coworkers. Everything always seems to be an emergency. You are in a rush and always running late.

After experiencing Anxiety for a long time, we begin to have physical symptoms. Hans works with people to learn relaxation techniques. These anxiety treatment techniques reduce physical stress and help you feel less tense, agitated and irritable.

Decreased Concentration

It is difficult getting things done because you are distracted by worries.  You start on one thing, and then remember another task. You might miss details in an important conversation because of fears about the future. You are always ready for something to go wrong.  Despite worrying about your to-do list, you’re forgetful and often don’t get things done.

It can help to have a therapist to talk to. Although you may have a good support network and people who care about you, often it is good to have someone who is not a friend or family member who you can process concerns with. Being able to talk about everything with someone who is unbiased, can provide a relief valve so that you are not going over and over the same worries in your head all day.  This can help reduce the effects that Anxiety has on concentration and focus.

Sleep Problems 

You can’t get to sleep.  You are exhausted, but when you lay down, your mind is racing.   There are things to do tomorrow that seem urgent. Sometimes you wake up in the middle of the night and can’t get back to sleep.  If you wake up at 3 am, you anticipate the exhaustion and stress of the coming day.  Eventually the alarm goes off, you are tired all day and the cycle repeats itself.

Anxiety treatment will help you reduce your anxiety, which in turn will help improve your sleep.  Hans will also work with you to develop coping strategies for insomnia and you will develop a healthier sleep routine.

Stomach Problems, Muscle Tension, Headaches.

You take over the counter medications like candy. Your doctor frequently says, “You are fine, it’s just stress.” But you are convinced that your doctor isn’t finding the problem. Your stomach is off, your head hurts. You feel strange sometimes and are not imagining it. There are stiff muscles and even twitching or muscle spasms.  You may begin to be afraid to tell others about physical symptoms. They are tired of hearing about it.

You are not crazy. Anxiety increases stress, and stress causes many physical symptoms.  Hans will work with you to increase healthy behaviors that reduce the physical stress associated with Anxiety. When you reduce physical stress, often headaches, stomach aches and muscle tension are less of an issue.


If You Suffer from Anxiety, Hans is Here to Help

Hahans-sieberns J Sieber, MC, LPC specializes in anxiety treatment.  He utilizes Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, which is a research supported technique that helps people identify anxiety-causing thoughts.  Once these thoughts can be modified or eliminated, anxiety is reduced.  Hans works with people to learn and practice Relaxation and other healthy coping behaviors. When people learn to relax physically, it helps them to feel less anxious about life’s stressors and improves overall wellness.  Hans works with people who have:  Panic Disorder, Generalized Anxiety, PTSD, OCD, Social Anxiety, Separation Anxiety, Performance Anxiety and Phobias.

Hans J Sieber is a Licensed Professional Counselor and National Certified Counselor with over 20 years of experience. His Olde Town Arvada office is conveniently located within 25 minutes of downtown Denver, and is a short drive from the Highlands, Golden, Westminster and Broomfield.  He has evening office hours three days per week and is a provider on several insurance panels.   Contact Hans to ask any questions about anxiety treatment or his practice via phone:  720-315-0123 or email  or schedule your first appointment online now.


Still hesitating to call? That is also part of Anxiety.

Anxiety creates self doubt. We tend to hesitate because we anticipate the worst happening. We become consumed by “what if”s.  We feel like we have to be careful so that we don’t get hurt.  We don’t want to make a mistake and make things worse. “I thought you were going to think I was crazy” is a phrase often uttered by people after their first session. Anxiety certainly makes us feel crazy, because it makes everything seem unmanageable and out of our control.   Most people struggling with Anxiety wait a long time and think about it scheduling that first appointment. Unfortunately the thinking about it doesn’t help you feel any better, it usually makes things worse because anxious thinking leads to more hesitation.  This is a pattern that can be changed, life can be easier. Stop hesitating.