Creative Space Online Counseling and Coaching ~ 1 (224) 623-2251

We are an online provider who provides therapy services for individuals suffering from anxiety in the Chicagoland area, mid Illinois, and Southern Illinois. We provide coaching services, anger management, and a tailored anxiety program for individuals living in the United States and Internationally.

Secrets of Managing Anxiety Attacks

Secrets of Managing Anxiety Attacks

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go through a day and not have to worry about your anxiety sneaking up on you and taking over random situations?

Wouldn't it be nice to go to the grocery store or go shoe shopping without worrying about when the anxiety attack will happen?

Imagine being able to walk into a crowded store and not have the sudden desire to be anywhere else. 

The Why

*I have had tons of clients struggle with this very issue. 

*One of the biggest things that clients tend to struggle with is the unpredictability of anxiety attacks. 

*For example, it could be something someone says, an environment, or simply the sights and sounds that could set off the dreaded attack. 

*Because I have worked with a variety of people, I noticed that there are some ways to manage anxiety attacks. 

What works?

*Of course, everybody is different, but there are some things to try and see if they work for you. 

*Among the things found that work, you can try identifying triggers, doing calming strategies beforehand or during, exposure therapy, and grounding techniques. 

*Some of these you can try outside of therapy. 

Things to Do Outside of Therapy

*Identifying triggers may be really clear, such as identifying what you were doing or thinking before an anxiety attack happened. 

*This is what I call sequencing. 

*If you are sensory oriented, some calming strategies include identifying things to touch or smell that provide a calming emotion (i.e. a soft cloth, smooth stone, essential oils, etc.).

*Grounding techniques could include meditation, taking time to be in the moment, and a technique, which I call the countdown. 

Still Need Help?

*I have helped a variety of individuals with anxiety and overcoming difficult situations. 

*Because anxiety is one of my specialties, I have a variety of tools in my toolbox to use. 

*Visit for more information. 

*You can also contact me at 224-267-0127 or to request an appointment. 


Creative Space Online Counseling and Coaching

Barbara Maulding, NCC, LCPC