Anxiety Therapists in Atlanta, GA—Anxiety Disorder Therapy, Counseling
While it’s hard to accept, the truth is that we often make life harder than it has to be. We conjure up ideas in our head that we deem reality: our worries that we won’t make it to the airport on time or that we’ll get laid off because we were late to work (one time). We think of the worst case scenario and treat it as if it’s real. This leads to our bodies and our minds responding to these scenarios as if they’re real. We might experience an increased heart rate, sweaty palms, and a racing mind, as we ponder them.
“My anxiety doesn’t come from thinking about the future but from wanting to control it.” –Hugh Prather, Notes to Myself
That’s anxiety in a nutshell. Its excessive, uncontrollable worry about a range of events. Sometimes, we can learn to control this anxiety through journaling, meditation, and other self-care practices. But in other instances, we need a little help. Fortunately, there is a specific modality of therapy that focuses on helping people control and diminish their anxiety. It’s simply called anxiety therapy.
Thriveworks Atlanta, GA has a team of anxiety therapists who can help you calm your day to day anxiety. These therapists can also help you manage specific anxiety disorders, like obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and specific phobias. To start working with one of our skilled, caring anxiety therapists, you can reach us at (678) 804-7374. They can help you manage your anxiety symptoms and improve your overall mental health, in both in-person and online counseling sessions.
Anxiety Symptoms: Do I Have Anxiety?
It is human nature to worry. There is no denying that, and there’s no way that we can completely stop worrying. However, when this worrying becomes excessive and brings with it harmful mental and physical symptoms, it’s an anxiety problem that should be addressed. These signs and symptoms can vary from one person to the next; however, here are common anxiety symptoms:
- Out-of-control worry
- Trouble focusing
- Racing heartbeat
- Insomnia or hypersomnia
- Sweaty palms
If the above symptoms accompany your worried thoughts, you might have anxiety. The good news is that anxiety is highly treatable. And an anxiety therapist at Thriveworks Atlanta, GA can provide you with that crucial treatment. They will help you understand and improve your thought patterns; they can also evaluate your specific symptoms to determine whether you have a specific anxiety disorder that needs to be accounted for.
Anxiety Disorders: What Form of Anxiety Do I Have?
In addition to day to day anxiety about random events, which is referred to as generalized anxiety, there are other types of anxiety, too. Here are a few additional common anxiety disorders:
- Social anxiety disorder: As you might have guessed, this type of anxiety revolves around social interactions. One might feel anxious in all social situations or in more specific social interactions, such as during public speaking.
- Panic disorder: Panic disorder is characterized by panic attacks, which stem from intense fear. Physical symptoms include shortness of breath and increased heart rate. Oftentimes, people think they’re having a heart attack rather than a panic attack, which can make them feel even more anxious.
- Post-traumatic stress disorder: Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) comes with anxiety that is rooted in a traumatic event. So, the victim will experience anxiety that their brain links to their event. For example, someone might react to loud noises, bright lights, and other triggers.
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder: Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) brings with it unwanted and recurrent thoughts as well as behaviors that the individual feels inclined to repeat.
If you think that you might have one of the above disorders, or you’re experiencing random anxiety about a wide range of events, don’t worry. There is help available. You can learn to manage and control your anxiety. And the anxiety therapists at Thriveworks Atlanta, GA are here to help.
Work with an Anxiety Therapist at Thriveworks Atlanta, GA
Our team of anxiety therapists at Thriveworks Atlanta, GA want to help you get your life back on track. They understand that anxiety can cause a significant disruption at work, in your most important relationships, and in other major areas of life. They’re here to guide and support you as you learn to control and reduce your anxiety. They can also help you to understand and manage a specific anxiety disorder, such as those detailed above.
Are you ready to schedule an anxiety therapy appointment? To get started at Thriveworks Atlanta, all you have to do is call (678) 804-7374. We have a quick and easy scheduling process, which a member of our scheduling team will walk you through. Additionally, we have in-person counseling and online counseling appointments available.