Anxiety Counselors and Therapists in Alexandria, VA—Counseling, Therapy for Anxiety

Anxiety Counselors and Therapists in Alexandria, VA—Counseling, Therapy for Anxiety

Many of us understand what it’s like to feel anxious, or worried—whether it’s about an upcoming presentation at work, a conversation you need to have with your partner, or an unidentified event. Consider the following scenarios:

  • Austin was tasked with presenting a new concept to the CEO at his company. He’s always struggled with public speaking and feels his anxiety increase as the presentation nears closer.
  • Marissa is diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) and is hesitant to tell her boyfriend. She worries that he’ll think she has too much baggage; her anxiety shoots through the roof when she hears his keys jingle in the door.
  • Max is almost always on edge. He feels anxious at school, at the grocery store, and when walking through big crowds. He isn’t sure what triggers this frustrating anxiety.

Some of us feel anxious from time to time, while others feel anxious more days than not—in either case, anxiety can be harmful to our wellbeing and it’s important that we learn how to manage it. If you feel anxious sometimes (or all the time) and you don’t know how to handle it, the good news is that an anxiety counselor or therapist can help.

The counselors, psychologists, and therapists at Thriveworks Alexandria are well-trained and experienced to help you with your anxiety. They can assist you with understanding where your anxiety stems from, as well as how you can better manage those anxious feelings. Additionally, if you have an anxiety disorder, they can help to diagnose you and come up with a treatment plan. Call Thriveworks Alexandria today to schedule an appointment with an anxiety counselor or therapist.

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety?

As we mentioned previously, some people experience anxiety every now and then, while other experience it daily. This begins to illustrate just how diverse anxiety can be. As with depression, there are many types, symptoms, causes, and effects of anxiety. That being said, the following are common indicators of anxiety:

  • Excessive worry
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Racing or unwanted thoughts
  • Fatigue
  • Sweating
  • Insomnia
  • Trembling

These symptoms are difficult to deal with and can seriously harm your mental health and overall wellbeing. If you feel anxious on a daily basis, or you experience anxiety in specific situations, talk to a professional about it. They can help you to understand where your anxiety is coming from and how to best manage it. Additionally, they can explore the possibility of an anxiety disorder, such as generalized anxiety, social phobia, or another type. Whatever the case may be, an anxiety counselor or therapist at Thriveworks Alexandria can help.

How Does Anxiety Counseling Work?

Because anxiety can differ between one individual and another, the counselors at Thriveworks Alexandria will first work to understand your unique experience and presentation. Then, they will formulate a treatment plan that will best help you live a happy, healthy life again. This will likely involve changing thinking patterns.

Anxiety is often a result of negative thinking. Many of us engage in this bad habit. For example, when we walk out the door, we ruminate over a bad hair day or poor outfit choice; we assume that people are talking behind our backs or thinking poorly of us; we call ourselves a loser or think we’re worthless after making one mistake. In fewer words, we engage in mental deceptions, which can lead to anxiety. Your counselor will work with you to target and change these negative thoughts so that you can have an anxious-free mind again.

If your anxiety goes deeper than negative thinking, don’t worry. Counseling for anxiety doesn’t stop at changing negative thoughts. Your counselor at Thriveworks Alexandria will use other approaches too, to help you manage your anxiety and live better.

Schedule an Appointment for Anxiety Counseling at Thriveworks Alexandria

If you are struggling with anxiety and want to learn how to better manage it, call Thriveworks Alexandria today. We have anxiety counselors, psychologists, and therapists who are ready to help you live happier and healthier.

Here at Thriveworks Alexandria, we offer appointments the same day that you call—we don’t believe in waiting lists. You might even have your first appointment within 24 hours, as many clients do. Additionally, we accept many different insurances so that you don’t have to worry about receiving the mental health care that you need.

Are you ready to begin anxiety counseling? Give Thriveworks Alexandria a call.

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