Date of Award

Spring 5-5-2015

Degree Type



Counselor Education

First Advisor

Thomas Hernandez

First Reader

Patricia Goodspeed

Second Reader

Thomas Hernandez


This mixed method study examines the relationship between general counseling and stress and anxiety in individuals seeking counseling services. A brief historical background and terms associated with stress and anxiety are presented. Specific diagnoses associated with stress and anxiety and implications for treatment of these diagnoses are addressed. Recommendations for counseling individuals with stress and anxiety are made based on research findings and evidence-based practices. Implications for counselors working with individuals who have stress and anxiety or related disorders are made. The need for continued research and limitations of this study are addressed.