Sarah Walker, Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist
Compassionate Counseling in Austin, TX

Austin Psychologist - therapy and couples counseling

3724 Jefferson Street

Suite 200
Austin, TX 78731
(512) 627-9633

Creating meaningful change requires support, insight, and the right tools


Counseling for Anxiety

What is Anxiety?

Intense, excessive, and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations.  Anxiety is a normal part of everyday life, and most people experience some level of anxiety in certain circumstances, such as public speaking or prolonged stress.  Where anxiety becomes a problem is when it is excessive, all-consuming, and interferes with daily living, such as school, work, parenting, and/or relationships.  Anxiety often has a physiological component such as rapid heart rate, fast and shallow breathing, sweating and ultimately, exhaustion.

There are several sub-types of clinically significant anxiety, including

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Panic disorder (with or without agoraphobia)

Social Anxiety

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Resources I recommend for anxiety:

The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma by Dr. Bessel van der Kolk