Birmingham Anxiety Counseling

Anxiety Counseling in Birmingham, MI—Detroit Anxiety Therapy

Worrying is carrying tomorrow’s load with today’s strength- carrying two days at once. It is moving into tomorrow ahead of time. Worrying doesn’t empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.”

―Corrie ten Boom

Problems with anxiety can take many forms. There are several different disorders that can result from problems with anxiety. These can range from troublesome to completing debilitating. When these disorders get very serious, it can make functioning in daily life nearly impossible.

Do certain places or activities habitually make you anxious? Do you have panic attacks? Do simple, day-to-day goings on cause you to worry when they could easily take care of themselves? There’s a good chance that you are like millions of others who have experienced an anxiety disorder. And if you are in the Detroit area looking for therapy, you are in the right place.

Thriveworks Birmingham anxiety counseling in Oakland County is available to help with your needs. Trained counselors are able to identify the source of the problem and help develop a plan of action for improvement. It may be hard to imagine a life without anxiety, but it is possible to find a way to function. It can be very lonely to struggle with this alone, and it is unnecessary to do so, because help is just a phone call or message away.

If you believe your child is suffering from anxiety, know that our skilled, licensed counselors and psychologists have the specific child therapy training to help your son or daughter find contentment and relief.

Anxiety is nothing to be ashamed of. It’s an incredibly common mood disorder, which means it’s also incredibly treatable. Call us any day, any time, and our friendly scheduling staff will help you or your child find an appointment within the week, if not within 24 hours, of your call.

Types of Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety’s like a rocking chair. It gives you something to do, but it doesn’t get you very far.”

―Jodi Picoult, Sing You Home

While we all experience anxiety at some level at different times of life, at times, it can become overwhelming in a way that requires professional treatment. Children and adults, upper and lower economic status, male and female; all parts of society experience anxiety disorders. There is no safeguard against it or a way to prevent it. At times, anxiety disorders come on very suddenly, and in other cases, they develop slowly across months or years. There are many different types of anxiety disorders.

Types of anxiety disorders include:

  • School phobia (particularly in children)
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Social anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Panic disorder
  • Agoraphobia (fear of specific places or situations)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Separation Anxiety

Emotional symptoms of anxiety include:

  • A feeling of uneasiness
  • Nervousness
  • Fear
  • Depression
  • Irritable mood

Physical symptoms of anxiety can include:

  • Sweaty hands
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Change in blood pressure
  • Change in appetite

It may seem overwhelming to read this list of different types of disorders. You may feel embarrassed or nervous to think about having a diagnosable disorder. There is no need to feel this way. Identified the specific type of anxiety problem that you are dealing with is the first step to healing.

Thriveworks Birmingham, Mich., counselors are trained to listen to your symptoms and feelings, and then develop an expert plan to help you overcome your anxiety issues. Call us today and schedule an appointment, it’s a sure first step on your journey to wellness.

Psychotherapy for Anxiety Disorders Near Detroit, MI

But I can hardly sit still. I keep fidgeting, crossing one leg and then the other. I feel like I could throw off sparks, or break a window — maybe rearrange all the furniture.”

― Raymond Carver, Where I’m Calling From: New and Selected Stories

Imagining a life without anxiety may be impossible for you at this time. You are exhausted from attempting to come up with a solution on your own. Trained and licensed Thriveworks counselors are available to help. Whether you are seeking help for yourself or a loved one, real progress and change is possible.

Some methods of treatment for anxiety include:

  • Cognitive behavioral methods
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Gradual exposure therapy
  • Play therapy for children
  • Possible use of medication
  • Establishing routines, including exercise and relaxation

Trained and experienced counselors are available at Thriveworks Birmingham anxiety counseling to help develop a treatment plan for your anxiety disorders.

There is no one method that will work perfectly for every person or every type of anxiety disorder, but here are a few helpful tips:

    • Change your thinking patterns

Stop ruminating on past mistakes or regrets that cannot be changed, and instead look for the positive aspects of your life and focus on them. What’s the best thing that has happened to you today? Are you physically well? What do people most like about you.

    • Figure out what triggers your anxiety

If you can determine the kinds of activities or situations that cause you to feel anxious, distance yourself from them. Replace those activities with something positive like a quick drive to get a healthy snack or a walk around the neighborhood.

    • Expect incremental, not immediate, growth

Recovery from anxiety takes time. Be patient with yourself through setbacks and missteps. Learn from what you don’t like and always be looking for ways to improve — however small.

Why Choose Thriveworks Birmingham Anxiety Therapists, Psychologists in Oakland County?

Thriveworks counselors are leaders in their field. They are trained professionals who are ready to help with your anxiety problems, whatever form they take. And if you are in the Detroit, MI area, our Thriveworks therapists are here and ready to help.

Our counselors accept most major insurance plans, and have been featured in many reputable news outlets and publications, such as The Boston Globe, Counseling Today, Psychiatric Times, The Journal of Mental Health Counseling, and many others. We are ready to put our expertise to work for you.

We know that seeking counseling is an important decision and can be very overwhelming. We want to be ready when you are ready to make the call. Unlike many counseling offices, we do not operate with a waiting list. In most cases, we have appointments ready within 24 hours. There is no need to suffer alone any longer. There is help available for you, your child, or your loved one.

It would be our honor to walk with you on this journey of healing and change. Contact Thriveworks Birmingham anxiety counseling to get started.

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Great therapist

Andrea Golden is easy to talk with and goes or of her way to give a balanced perspective.
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Lindsey is great!

I had the honor of working with Lindsey at a previous job and she is one of the sweetest individuals I have ever met. Lindsey listens intently to everyone and is open to people from all walks of life. Lindsey is knowledgeable and passionate about advocating for mental health. This makes Lindsey a great leader and counselor. I would refer anyone I know to Lindsey!
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I’ve known Tammy Wagstaff for quite some time. She was very helpful to me for finding my strengths and improving my working and personal relationships. She is a good listener and is able to “see” my point of view . I would highly recommend this counselor
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Review for Sandra Quigley

*****I have been a patient of Sandra's for nearly 2 years now and I really can't say enough good things about her work with me. She is a true Christian counselor and that was exactly the perspective I needed to guide me down the path God was trying to lead me. She definitely strengthened my faith and made many of life's big problems seem like small speed bumps when looking at the big picture!! I highly recommend Sandra Q. if you are looking for the someone who honestly cares about you and the journey you are on. Remember, there’s ultimately only one way to peace in your life, and that’s to walk daily with the Prince of Peace, Christ Jesus!! *****
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I really enjoyed meeting Melissa.

I really enjoyed meeting Melissa. It was easy to converse with her. She was very professional but completely relatable too. I would definitely recommend Thriveworks!
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Moving with meaning

Much Gratitude Christine, You're helping me become the best version of myself. The self I've always pictured the vision is clear and I am ready to LIVE!!
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I wouldn’t recommend it – one of the worst therapists I’ve ever seen

The doctor (PhD) I saw for therapy decided, on the second session, to pay more attention to doing things on his phone than to listening to me. He thought he was hiding what he was doing behind his portfolio, but he was not. I could see the reflection of what he was doing, and he was looking down more than up. He was pretending to listen but didn't do a very good job of that, because when I stopped talking, he would incorrectly try to restate what I said or, make a comment on what I said which turned out to not be relevant because it was clear he wasn't listening. He did not seem to want to be there. It was a horrible experience. I called the next day to complain to the lady on the phone, and got a sincere "I'm sorry" and that's it. When I got the bill (very expensive, by the way), I have been attempting to call the office to pay it over the phone but I keep getting told that the people that do the billing are currently busy and that I should call back. It should not be that difficult for someone to take a credit card number and apply it to my bill, especially a bill I shouldn't have to pay due to horrible service. I hope the other therapists at Thriveworks are better than the one I selected, and actually have interest in helping their patients.
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Couldn’t be happier

We couldn't be happier with the staff and help we have received for our family at the practice. Christine has been particularly helpful in assisting myself and our family get back on track.
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Comfortable, private space for anyone and everyone in the family to get the personal time and space they need.
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She helped change my life

Dear Marcy, I can't thank you enough for recommending your therapist Dawn Gaden to me. She has helped change my life. I have always struggled with feeling misunderstood. But recently I fell into a deep depression; beyond something I could resolve myself. Therapy was required for my recovery. Since childhood I have been weary of therapists because I would talk through my problems but I didn't get tools and strategies to handle my problems better. Dawn has changed that. For the first time I leave each appointment not only relieved from having talked my issues through, but more importantly with tools to help me move forward. She has introduced me to methods I had considered silly, but now I could live without. I am proud of the person I am becoming and the journey I have chosen to take. Thank you for all you have done to change my life and my family's future.
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She Inspires Hope

I found Sandra Quigley on the web while searching for a Christian counselor. I was having a lot of anxiety about making a career change. She not only helped through the anxieties, she also helped me with concerns in my personal life. Sandra's non-judgmental and compassionate approach, made me feel comfortable and hopeful.
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Karen Waldrop

Ms. Waldrop is an active listener and excellent problem solver. She offers practical resolutions to everyday problems for those suffering with depression, life changes, anxiety, and stress. She provides empathy in a quiet manner with a gentle sense of humor. She is capable to offer a variety of tools for those seeking positive and lasting life changes. If you are seeking someone with whom you can discuss your deepest personal issues in a confidential manner I would highly recommend Ms. Karen Waldrop as your therapist.
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Everything I needed

I found Sandra Quigley in the back of a magazine (Psychology Today). I desperately needed someone to talk to. Newly retired with plenty of time to allow my mind to take over my life, I felt constantly anxious and very out of sorts. Enter Sandra Quigley- compassionate, non-judgmental, kind, and gentle. She is everything that I needed to heal myself. I had never talked to a therapist before, so this was a new venture. It was very important to me that I find someone with whom I could feel comfortable. Right away, I felt comfortable. I did have assignments; I never was prescribed a single drug. She went out of her way to help me specifically with my issues- finding me articles, books, telling stories. I never felt uncomfortable; I felt and still feel that my time with Sandra is valuable. With Sandra’s help, I have unearthed a much calmer, happier, together self that now wakes up each morning looking forward to the day ahead. We all have our baggage- I never once realized that I could unpack that bag and put my crap away. I now get to walk through life so much lighter!!
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So helpful!

I really love the helpful and peaceful approach at Thriveworks. I have known Marcy for a long time and her ability to work through tough spots and discuss personalities makes her a lot of fun for me. Time flies when we chat and that is a good thing for a guy like me who is always worried about time. I also love Dawn Gadens video blogs! insightful and easy to access. I don't see Dawn in counseling but if she is that good on video I have to believe she is great in person. Give a shot...I bet you will love them.
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