Bethlehem Anxiety Counseling

Anxiety Counseling in Bethlehem, PA—Counselors and Therapists at Thriveworks (Lehigh Valley)

Everyday stress and anxiety is normal. Think: spilling coffee in your lap, arguing with your spouse, or preparing for a presentation at work. All of these are likely to make our blood boil and our anxiety go up, up, up. Again, this is completely normal. However, there is a fine line between the occasional stress and anxiety and the anxiety that is characteristic of a mental health disorder.

There are different types of anxiety, such as generalized anxiety, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and panic disorder. These disorders are characterized by different symptoms, but each is rooted in that crippling anxiety… whether it’s the general feeling of dread or it’s anxiety that rises to the surface when you’re in large crowds. The good news is that whatever the cause of your anxiety, a Thriveworks counselor can help. They can assess your symptoms, offer diagnosis, and work with you to come up with a plan that will help you live a happier, healthier life moving forward.

How Can Counseling or Therapy Help?

Therapy has proven to help people with a variety of challenges, of which includes mental health challenges like anxiety. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is specifically effective in the treatment of anxiety, as this approach focuses on helping clients to change their harmful thinking patterns which can bring about unwanted anxiety.

For example, a cognitive behavioral therapy can help an individual who has panic disorder learn that his or her panic attacks are not heart attacks (which is a common misconception); or they can help someone with social phobia realize that people aren’t watching their every move. The therapist might also use exposure-based treatment, which treats anxieties or phobias rooted in specific objects or situations. In exposure-based treatment, the individual will gradually confront their fear until they see that it is not a threat.

What Will I Learn in Anxiety Counseling?

We are all guilty of letting unhelpful thoughts make their way in and wreak havoc on our lives. Sometimes we can’t help but anticipate the worst and worry about all that could go wrong. That said, it is possible to shake this harmful habit. And your counselor at Thriveworks Bethlehem can help you do so! Here are a few tips they might offer to help you control your anxious thoughts:

1) Accept that everybody worries, and it’s okay. None of us will ever be able to completely stop worrying, as worrying is a natural part of life. But there is a line that you shouldn’t cross and that’s worrying about worrying! Find comfort in the fact that we all worry and don’t let it drive you crazy.

2) Channel the negative into the positive. Now that you’ve accepted that worrying is normal and you probably aren’t going to completely stop the habit of worrying, you can focus on channeling the negative into something positive. Your counselor will offer some effective strategies for doing so like exercising, journaling, dancing, or even singing! They’ll help you find something that works for you.

3) Focus on what’s in your control. Your counselor will also lead you in learning to focus on what’s in your control… rather than the unforeseen events and the external factors that you can’t control. There’s nothing you can do to ensure traffic is steady on your way to work or your flight arrives on time—so stop worrying about it! I know it’s easier said than done, but your counselor will help you accomplish this mission.

Schedule an Appointment with a Thriveworks Bethlehem Counselor Today in Lehigh

The providers at Thriveworks Bethlehem are skilled, caring professionals who want to see you succeed in life. And if you’re struggling with any kind or degree of anxiety, they want to help. Do you think you could benefit from working with a counselor or therapist? If the answer is yes, make an appointment today. To schedule a session, all you have to do is give us a call at 484-241-2848. A scheduling specialist will help you get all set up with a provider who can best help you and your unique situation. We hope to hear from you soon, and we look forward to working with you!

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Unlocking my potential

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Through my sessions with Lora I’ve been able to stop doubting myself and my capabilities. My life has changed drastically for the better through her teachings and spot-on feedback. I started seeing Lora because I was going through a tough breakup and not only were we able to acknowledge the toxicity of that relationship, we were also able to tackle my productivity issues at work and I have since completely turned my career around. I feel as though I’ve been running with a ton of weight on my shoulders and Lora was able to guide me on how to liberate myself from all of these burdens and run freely! Thank you Lora, don’t know where I’d be without ya!
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Christiana is amazing!

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I worked with Christiana for nearly four years in a clinical setting. In our agency, she was known as a compassionate counselor and was very sought-after by clients because of her caring nature and ability to hold clients accountable when needed. Her solid clinical skills made her a colleague I could always count on for solid feedback and a very thorough way of addressing client needs. She was able to look at clinical issues from multiple perspectives and with a real sense of fairness and respect for the client. Christiana is a rare find in this field!
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Stress & Anxiety

★★★★★
Throughout my first job I have had a lot of stress. Christiana has helped me battle through my mental obstacles and become a better human being.
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Camille Mackey

★★★★★
I've known Camille Mackey many years and she has always cared for/helped people. She is a wonderful and very compassionate therapist. I feel very comfortable talking to her.
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Christiana

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Christiana is great! She is easy to talk to , ask the right questions to help me figure out how to get through my difficult time with my anxiety. I would recommend her to anyone looking for someone to just talk to or to help get through tough times!
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Christiana

★★★★★
Christiana is calm and patient and she is a great listener. She is very easy to talk to and makes you feel comfortable!
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Counselor

★★★★★
I have known Brandon Ballantyne for many years. He is one of the most compassionate and caring people I have ever met. He certainly has a knack for working with people as a counselor. He brings a positive energy to the table and leaves a lasting impression on the patients he works with. I would highly recommend Brandon’s services to anyone seeking supports.
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Brandon is excellent

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Brandon is a great asset to the mental health field! Speaking as one that also works in medical field, I would recommend Brandon to any clients!
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Accountability

★★★★★
Christiana helped me realize that I am accountable for my actions, happiness, success and impact on others. She always went the extra step to help me break down my own roadblocks but made me do it on my own. I’m forever grateful for her and her direct but empathetic style.
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Really enjoyed talking with Stan

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Really enjoyed talking with Stan on way to recovery.Also enjoyed connecting with him on other family issues.
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Stan was very professional and thorough

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Stan was very professional and thorough. He explained his role and the standards he would uphold for the public and DOT. He also listened to my point of view during the assessment to better understand my situation and recommend a course of action. He made clear what was expected of me. Stan also went way above and beyond what I would consider part of his job. He was a great help and resource. Thank you
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Marianne Bartos Helped Me

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Marianne Bartos was able to help me with anxiety. I was having panic attacks and she encouraged and taught me to practice breathing techniques and also meditation. These methods were very helpful to me! She is an excellent counselor and I would recommend her highly.
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LPC

★★★★★
I saw Marianne when I left my husband and she was a GREAT help to me. She helped me with my anxiety, (which was sometimes overwhelming), finances, and depression. Marianne is a welcoming and warm person. I wish her the best of luck in her new venture!
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Stan Theodoredis

★★★★★
What sets Stan Theodoredis apart from other professionals is his innate sense of compassion. He has a generous spirit that is evident the moment you meet him. If I had to use one word to describe him it would be "kind". I believe these are essential qualities to look for if you are searching for someone to guide you through any of life's challenges.
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Stan Theodoredis

★★★★★
Stan Theodoredis is a deeply caring and compassionate counselor who shares his insight and experience with generosity. He has a way of being present and listening that is comforting and gives the sense of someone who understands and is willing to make the journey no matter how rough it may be. His genuine warmth and good humor make him a pleasure to know, and are truly remarkable as he skillfully yet honestly travels the emotional, psychological and spiritual issues we all confront in our lives.
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