I once worked with a young woman that had a very traumatic childhood. She had been sexually abused by her brother and teacher, emotionally abused by her mother and physically abused by her father. When I met her she was a very unhappy person with low self esteem, severe depression and anxiety and at times she was self harming and suicidal.
People cope with anxiety in a number of different ways. Some of these can be quite effective in immediately reducing anxiety, however, they may not be helpful for effectively dealing with anxiety in the long run.
Being able to identify how you are currently coping with anxiety and why this may not be the best long term solution is important.