The Top 10 Reasons People with Anxiety Don’t Go to Counseling for Help


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By Matt W. Sandford, LMHC

I don’t know if you’ve noticed it, but there’s a lot of people out there who could benefit from counseling. Oh, I’m not just talking about the crazy folks you see on the road or at Walmart. I’m referring to the ones you know, the ones in your family and your home. And although we could be talking about all kinds of reasons for needing counseling, I want to look specifically at those who struggle with some form of anxiety. Anxiety is a big deal in America – like affecting at least 40 million people type of big deal! A website called has compiled the data from the National Institute of Mental Health and concluded that only 42% of those with a diagnosable anxiety disorder ever pursue treatment – or counseling! It seems there is a sad irony here – because of course one…

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