Have you ever felt excessively worried or nervous about an upcoming event? A blind date, a flight, or a presentation at work, perhaps. This anxiety can derail your day and completely take over. Fortunately, it passes after the event has come and gone. Except that some people experience anxiety regularly. Here are a few quotes taken from Healthy Place to illustrate what it’s like:
- “My anxiety is silent. You wouldn’t notice a change on the outside but I’m honestly so stressed I can’t even manage simple tasks. People call me lazy when, in reality I’m just overwhelmed.”
- “I get nervous about everything. Sometimes I literally don’t know why I’m anxious. I just am and no one seems to understand that.”
- “Anxiety is terrible, you could be having an attack and no one would even know because it’s an inward thing. It feels like you’re malfunctioning and you can’t process your own thoughts.”
Do these statement resonate with you? Do you experience anxiety on the regular or when it comes to certain events/triggers? Fortunately, there is help out there. Consider working with an anxiety counselor. An anxiety counselor can help you learn how to better manage your symptoms and even understand why you’re experiencing anxiety.
There are anxiety counselors and psychologists available and ready to help you at Thriveworks Bethesda. These providers are committed to getting their clients the individualized help they need. This involves evaluating each individual’s unique case, including their presentation of symptoms and triggers, and then developing a treatment plan specific to them. If you’re ready to work closely with a caring and skilled counselor, call Thriveworks Bethesda today at (240) 513-3093.
Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety
Anxiety can vary from one person to the next—we can’t stress this enough. This means that two people, both with anxiety, might experience completely different symptoms. On that note, there are many different types, causes, and effects of anxiety. Let’s first understand the most common symptoms and indicators:
- Excessive, uncontrollable worry
- Trouble focusing
- Racing or unwanted thoughts
- Sleep problems
- Mood swings
These symptoms are harmful on an individual level, and they can be even more harmful when combined with others on this list. If you feel anxious on a day to day basis, or you feel anxious in specific circumstances, talk to a medical professional about it. And consider working with an anxiety counselor or psychologist at Thriveworks Bethesda. These mental health providers want to provide their assistance and help you find comfort during this stressful time. They can help you explore and improve the causes, symptoms, and effects of your anxiety.
What Can I Expect from Anxiety Counseling at Thriveworks?
You can expect your counselor to get to know you and your personal experience with anxiety. They’ll ask you questions like:
- What symptoms of anxiety do you experience?
- How long have you been experiencing these symptoms?
- When do you feel anxious?
- How does anxiety affect your day to day?
- What would you like to see change?
Your answers to these questions will guide the direction of counseling. Once they understand exactly what you want and need out of this journey, they’ll be able to put you on the right path. And they are happy to alter this path if need be, too. This means that if something isn’t working for you in counseling, they can swap in and out certain techniques until they find the very best methods that help you with your anxiety.
See an Anxiety Counselor or Psychologist at Thriveworks Bethesda Today
Are you experiencing symptoms of anxiety at home, at work, or in your personal life? Are you sick of feeling anxious, worried, or fearful? Consider talking to an anxiety counselor at Thriveworks Bethesda. We’re proud to say that our providers are extremely capable: they’re skilled, experienced, highly trained, and incredibly knowledgeable in their field. Additionally, they are eager to help you manage your anxiety and live better.
To schedule an appointment, call Thriveworks Bethesda at (240) 513-3093. A scheduling specialist will greet you and help you schedule an appointment that’s convenient for you. Keep in mind that we have flexible scheduling options! This includes evening and weekend appointments. We’re looking forward to hearing from you and working with you soon.