I know exactly how you feel. Seeing a counsellor doesn't mean you're getting into something, it can be very helpful. However, if you don't think it's for you or you want to try something else, then there is lots of things that can help, it's just finding one that works for you. First off, as someone else mentioned, diet and sleep are so important, nothing can make you feel worse than the up-down crash of sugar-heavy diets or a lack of rest. Exercise REALLY helps me, whether that's riding, running, dancing, gym, anything. I also like to have a lot of things to occupy my mind, at the minute I'm getting stuck into drawing. I like to talk to close friends about things as well, a problem shared is a problem halved. Just be careful you don't become dependent on other peoples' opinions too much, which I can tend to do. I have considered anxiety meds before, but I think if you can try and alter your mindset and use more natural methods then they are better, but if things do get really bad then definitely go to a doctor. I hope this helped, google as much info. On anxiety coping as you can, and good luck.
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