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Counseling for Anxiety in Sugar Land, TX

There is Freedom from the Tyranny of Anxiety.  

We Can Help. 

Have You Asked Yourself the Following Questions?


  • Is this anxiety just a phase or a sign of something more serious?

  • Will this anxiety follow them into their adult years and if it does, how will it affect them then?

  • When they avoid school and other activities, what's the best way to consequence the behavior and not them for having anxiety?

  • Will anxiety affect their self-worth and self-esteem if it continues?

  • When do I seek out professional support and how do I find the right therapists if I do?

Anxiety is one of the more frustrating emotional challenges for teens, young adults, and their parents. Teenagers and young adults who have anxiety largely understand that the fears and worries that anxiety produces are not rational. Parents understand that the fears and worries that anxiety created are not rational.


Yet anxiety makes us feel like there is imminent danger in a given situation or in life in general. Our logical brain knows that there isn't. But that primal, emotional part of our brain that scans the environment for danger makes us feel that we are in danger in a very real and visceral way. 

Anxiety among teenagers and young adult is one of the more common emotional struggles they face. The good news is that because it is one of the more common emotional struggles, there are a lot of great therapeutic approaches to help teens and young adults learn to overcome anxiety.


Yes, anxiety that blocks us from our potential can be a thing of the past. We see it all the time. 


Our teen therapists and young adult counselors help people learn to manage and overcome their anxiety. And they can help you too!

How do I Know When I Should Be Concerned with My Teen or Young Adult's Anxiety?


One challenge parents have is trying to determine whether it's anxiety and if it is, if it will last. Or is it just a normal phase that teenagers and young adults go through.


Afterall, anxiety is a part of life. And as a teen or young adult who is experiencing it at a higher level for the first time, maybe they are just responding to it like any other person would.

So how much anxiety is too much anxiety?

Signs That Your Teen or Young Adult Have Too Much Anxiety


Below are some signals that your teen or young adult may have problematic levels of anxiety from WebMD:


  • They feel anxious, worried, or afraid for no reason at all. Normally, teens feel anxiety because of something specific -- like a test or going out on a date. But if there's no obvious reason for your feelings, your anxiety level may be too high.

  • They worry too much about everyday events or activities. Some worry is normal. But if you're constantly worrying about things that are not unusual, or if you worry so much about those events you avoid them, your anxiety level is too high.

  • They continually check whether they did something right. While it's normal to check something you did to make sure it's right, continuing to check it again and again is a sign that you have way too much anxiety.

  • They are so panicky that they are unable to function in certain specific situations -- like taking tests or socializing with friends.

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Not Just One Form of Anxiety: Different Types of Anxiety in Teens & Young Adults


Just so anxiety can complicate things even more, there are different kinds of anxiety in teenagers and young adults. Understanding what kind of anxiety your teen or young adult is experiencing can help you know what kind of professional support is needed.


And you won't have to waste time trying to figure out what kind of anxiety, time that could be better spent helping your teen or young adult overcome their anxiety.

The following are the more common sub-types of anxiety that teens and young adults experience.

Generalized Anxiety in Teens & Young Adults

Generalized anxiety is normally what we think of when people talk about anxiety. Generalized anxiety doesn't have a specific trigger that causes the anxiety.


The anxiety can also be more intense than what the given situation calls for. This anxiety is free floating and is generally always present to some degree or another. 

With generalized anxiety, teens and young adults many times have excessive worries or fears about:


  • Academic performance

  • Their ability to succeed in school, relationships, or life in general

  • Future events that are coming up or may come up

  • Things in the past that they have done

  • Family concerns

While generalized anxiety differs from person to person, here are some of the more common signs of generalized anxiety:

  • Fears and concerns over friends, academics, or extracurricular activities 

  • Increase in irritability 

  • Difficulty focusing and concentrating

  • Difficulty getting to and/or falling asleep

  • A lot of fears or concerns about things coming up

  • School refusal

  • Physical complaints that do not have a medical cause

  • Regular fears about the safety of the people they are close to or for themselves

  • Muscle aches or tension

  • Difficulty with sleeping over at friends houses

  • Fatigue

  • Easily startled

  • Difficulty in being able to relax

Panic Attacks in Teens & Young Adults


There are few things worse than having a panic attack. Panic attacks can have specific triggers, or they can simply come out of the blue (Surprise!).

When someone has a panic attack, adrenalin, nor-epinephrin, and cortisol floods the body. This produces a chain reaction where you experience:

  • Sense of impending doom or danger

  • Fear of loss of control or death

  • Rapid, pounding heart rate

  • Sweating

  • Trembling or shaking

  • Shortness of breath or tightness in your throat

  • Chills

  • Hot flashes

  • Nausea

  • Abdominal cramping

  • Chest pain

  • Headache

  • Dizziness, lightheadedness or faintness

  • Numbness or tingling sensation

  • Feeling of unreality or detachment

At Sugar Land Teen & Family Counseling, our teen counselors and young adult therapists work with teens and young adults who experience panic attacks. There are so many therapeutic approaches to treating panic attacks that are supported by research and shown to be effective.


And our therapists who specialize in teen therapy and young adult counseling see them work often. You don't have to live with panic attack anymore. There are answer. There is hope. There is way. 

Social Anxiety in Teens & Young Adults


With social anxiety, a teen or young adult's brain signals that social interactions are not safe, that they are dangerous. It causes teens and young adults to feel very self-conscious.


Teens and young adults are also very worried that they are being judged or scrutinized negatively by their friends or others.


While the teen and young adult understand that it's not true, their body doesn't agree. The brain sends chemical messengers throughout the body that make it near impossible to reason their self out of the social anxiety.


Not all teens or young adults will experience each of the signs of social anxiety. Below are some of the more common signs of social anxiety according to the Mayo Clinic:

  • Fear of situations in which you may be judged negatively

  • Worry about embarrassing or humiliating yourself

  • Intense fear of interacting or talking with strangers

  • Fear that others will notice that you look anxious

  • Fear of physical symptoms that may cause you embarrassment, such as blushing, sweating, trembling or having a shaky voice

  • Avoidance of doing things or speaking to people out of fear of embarrassment

  • Avoidance of situations where you might be the center of attention

  • Anxiety in anticipation of a feared activity or event

  • Intense fear or anxiety during social situations

  • Analysis of your performance and identification of flaws in your interactions after a social situation

  • Expectation of the worst possible consequences from a negative experience during a social situation

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Teen Counseling & Young Adult Therapy Can Help


First and foremost, as therapist who specialize in teen therapy and young adult counseling, we have seen many teens and young adult come through our doors in the grips of anxiety only to leave with their anxiety under control.


They experience a newfound freedom that they have been wanting for a long time. And their parents feel like they finally have their kid back!

There are a lot of great and effective counseling approaches in treating anxiety in all its forms. As anxiety is one of the most common emotional struggles people face in America, that means there is an approach that can help you. And these therapeutic approaches are supported by research and shown to be effective. 

Some of the therapeutic approaches for anxiety we use at Sugar Land Teen & Family Counseling include:

Generalized anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, no matter the form of anxiety, you don't have to live with it any longer. We have helped others. And we want to help you leave anxiety behind in your teen or young adult years and not take it with you into adulthood!

Begin Teen Therapy & Young Adult Counseling for Anxiety Today: Sugar Land Teen & Family Counseling

In working with one teen who struggled go to public places alone, at the end of his therapy for anxiety, he said, "You know, it's not like I don't have any anxiety. I do. But now I float instead of sink."


This is a boy who the next year went on to finish his freshman year of college away from home. He also was selected by his professor to attend summer school so that he could be part of publishing a research paper. 

Anxiety limits our ability to use the natural and innate intelligence and gifts we have. Once we remove the anxiety through young adult therapy or teen counseling, that natural intelligence and gifts flourish.


Our Sugar Land, TX office of Sugar Land Teen & Family Counseling, is conveniently located off of US 90 and Dairy Ashford Road in Sugar Land, Texas.

We also have a Katy, Texas location. Katy Teen & Family Counseling is just off of I-10 and south on 99.

If you are ready to meet with one of our young adult or teen counseling specialists, all you have to do is follow these 3 simple steps:

  1. Contact Sugar Land Teen & Family Counseling.

  2. Talk with one of our caring therapists.

  3. Start today to learn to overcome these challenges.

Other Services Offered at Sugar Land Teen & Family Counseling Sugar Land, TX


Neurofeedback For:


Teen anxiety counseling

Teen panic attacks

Neurofeedback for Social Anxiety



Peak performance (optimal academic brain performance)

Peak performance (optimal athletic brain performance)

Teen depression counseling

Therapy for trauma

PTSD counseling for teens

Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART)


Trauma Therapy

PTSD Treatment

Depression Counseling

Therapy for Anxiety

Therapy for Social Anxiety

Therapy for Panic Attacks

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR therapy) For:


Teen trauma treatment

Teen counseling for PTSD

Counseling for teen anxiety

Teen anxiety attacks

Teen depression therapy

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) For:


Therapy for trauma

PTSD counseling for teens

Teen anxiety counseling

Teen anxiety attacks

Therapy for teen depression

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