Therapy for AnxietyConsultant2020-01-12T11:59:32-05:00
Do you feel nervous, stressed, or on-edge? Do your thoughts keep you up at night, continually cycling through the many stressors in your life? Does your heart tend to race, body sweat and shake, or you go into full-blown panic attacks? Do you use alcohol or other drugs to try and cope?
We can help.
If you live in New York City, you are particularly at risk of developing an anxiety disorder. The demands of city living can be a lot to bear alone – but it doesn’t have to be that way.
The therapists at Talking for Wellness provide therapy for anxiety for adults from all over NYC and the surrounding areas because everyone deserves a chance of living without stress and worry.
Psychotherapy is the first line of treatment for anxiety because it truly works – and it can work for you. Contact us today to get started. To learn more about anxiety and how therapy can help, read on!
Do I need therapy for anxiety?
Anxiety is a motivational emotional response to fear and stress, and some anxiety is actually quite helpful. For example, you might feel anxious about being fired for showing up late for work, and so your anxiety motivates you to get there on time.
However, many people struggle withunhelpful, unhealthy levels of anxiety, which is the kind that causes nothing but distress and suffering:
Persistent and excessive worry
Worrying about everything
Difficulty controlling the worry
Unhealthy anxiety can truly disrupt an otherwise productive and joyful life. To make matters worse, the symptoms of anxiety can feel even stronger when we lack support.
Some people will carry anxiety with them for years and years before seeking treatment. Many try to self-medicate with drinking and other drugs, only to have the anxiety return with sobriety, in fact, over time alcohol and other substances worsen anxiety over the long-term.
It doesn’t have to be that way. Therapy for anxiety can help you confront your fears, cope in healthy ways, and enjoy a life of wellness.
The symptoms of anxiety tend to create a cycle, often referred to as the cycle of avoidance:
It’s so easy to get caught in the cycle.
We worry and fret, we try to find ways around it, and the anxiety goes unaddressed. The same is true for symptoms of panic attacks. People who struggle with panic will go to great lengths to avoid the panic and steer clear of triggers. Some people will even try numbing with substances as a means of avoidance, thus becoming addicted and dependent.
The problem is, the cycle of avoidance does not change or fix the problem. And in some cases, the fear becomes irrational, disproportionate (or exaggerated), or related to something that cannot be changed.
This is why therapy is so incredibly helpful for dealing with anxiety – it helps you break free from the cycle. You and your therapist can work together to help you cope in new ways, confront your fears, and let go of worry and stress.
If you or a loved one are ready to give therapy for anxiety a try, the therapists at Talking for Wellness are here for you. Contact us today to get started.
Interested? Let’s Talk!
Interested in signing up for your first session? Don’t wait – we would love to hear from you!
We work with adults from all over New York City and the surrounding areas. Our treatment services cover a range of issues, such as:
Therapy for Anxiety and Panic
Therapy for Relationship Issues
Therapy for Depression
Therapy for Trauma and PTSD
Therapy for Grief and Loss
Therapy for the LGBTQ+ Community
Would you like to learn more about us? Let’s Talk Psychological Wellness, P.C. (Talking For Wellness) was founded by Dr. Nathilee Caldeira and is home to a diverse team of outstanding experts and compassionate caregivers. Our service providers also come from a wide variety of cultural, ethnic, gender, and sexual identities.
If you have questions or would like further information, we’d love to help. Contact us today to get connected with a member of our team.