Do I Have an Anxiety Disorder?
What can I do about my anxiety?
There are many activities that people utilize to manage anxiety, such as regular exercise or getting into a meditation routine. If you decide you need additional help from a professional, you might find some relief in having a place to slow down and talk through the things you’re feeling anxious about.
How does therapy help?
A therapist might work with you to develop new coping skills, such as reframing anxious thoughts in a more realistic light. You might also use time in therapy to examine beliefs about yourself or the world that are contributing to anxious thoughts, and where those beliefs came from.
Many patients are able to improve their anxiety symptoms significantly by working with a therapist. Because therapy includes treating the causes of anxiety, such as long-ago experiences as well as current patterns of thinking, research shows that it is always included in the most effective and longest-lasting treatments for anxiety. In certain cases, your symptoms might not improve with therapy alone, and your therapist will refer you to see a doctor to see whether the addition of medication will be helpful.
If you feel that therapy might help you, reach out to us for an inital therapy consultation.