Becki A. Hein, MS, LPC
Counseling & Consulting
Associates of North Texas
2750 W. Virginia Pkwy,
Suite 108
McKinney, TX 75071
  Ask yourself these questions to    
  determine if anxiety has become
  a problem for you:

  • Do you feel anxious more often
    than not throughout your day?
  • Have you restricted your activities
    as a way of coping with anxiety?
  • Do you experience panic or panic-
    like symptoms in certain
    predictable situations?
  • Are you intensely fearful of specific
    situations or things (e.g., animals)?
  • Do you experience acute anxiety
    in social situations?
  • Have you developed elaborate
    rituals or thought-processes to
    manage anxiety?
  • Is your anxiety related to a
    specific, traumatic event?

  • Eat a nutritious, well-Exercise; get your
    body balanced diet.
  • Learn focused breathing and grounding
    techniques and practice them daily.
  • Get adequate amounts of sleep.
  • Seek emotional support from friends
    and family
  • Focus on positive aspects of your life.
  • Set realistic, attainable goals.
  • Monitor how you think about stress and
    reduce and/or change thoughts which
    are negative.
  • Identify activities which feel
    overwhelming and  reduce your
    involvement or seek ways to make
    them more manageable.
  • Seek counseling.
  • Reduce or eliminate the use of alcohol
    and drugs and limit caffeine intake.  
  Anxiety  is a basic human emotion, like sadness, or anger.  It is part of your
  body's 'fight or flight' response which prepares you to act quickly in
  response when you are feeling uncertain, troubled, or unprepared and is
  very useful in helping you respond in a crisis.

  Anxiety can become a problem it if becomes overwhelming and prevents
  you from taking appropriate actions or prompts you to take actions that are
  counterproductive .

Becki A. Hein, MS, LPC
Counseling & Consulting
Associates of North Texas

2750 W. Virginia PKWY,
Suite 104
McKinney, TX 75071

Call me directly at
469-235-3123 if you have any
other questions and/or
Stop worring...Start living!!

  I use a combination of relaxation and body awareness training, and   
cognitive behavioral interventions when teaching people to manage their
anxious reactions.  In cognitive behavioral therapy, we focus on changing  
the thoughts and the behaviors associated with your anxiety.

  I will also help you to learn effective breathing, grounding, and relaxation  
techniques to help you calm your physical responses.