One of the best ways to deal with anxiety is to learn about your own anxiety: your symptoms, what triggers it, and what coping mechanisms have been effective in the past. When you learn what your anxiety is tied to, it can help you be mindful of what's really happening as well as prevent and mitigate symptoms by processing and working through the issue in therapy. Other strategies that have been shown to help manage anxiety are meditation, challenging anxious thoughts, exercising, and journaling.
The world is a scary place. Watching the news, opening a newspaper, conducting a simple internet search; all of these things can bring tragic and overwhelming news from the world and your backyard. We all have fears of certain things, but when you are struggling with an anxiety disorder, simple fears become debilitating. Going about your normal life becomes nearly impossible, and even everyday tasks are extremely difficult. When you are looking for help with anxiety, you can trust Thriveworks Columbia SC to help you understand, diagnose, and overcome your issues.
There are many cause of anxiety disorders and different types of anxiety issues. The source of these issues vary widely. Problems with anxiety can manifest as panic attacks, obsessive compulsive tendencies, or the inability to complete daily tasks. All ages can experience anxiety issues, as well as male or female. Anxiety also does not discriminate by race or socioeconomic class. While it is common for anxiety issues to begin in adolescence or early adulthood, these disorders can develop at any point in life.
There are many different types of anxiety issue and disorders. These include:
- School phobia (particularly in children)
- Generalized anxiety disorder
- Social anxiety
- Panic disorder
- Agoraphobia (fear of specific places or situations)
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Separation Anxiety
These disorders vary in severity and frequency of symptoms. Generalized anxiety, as well as full panic attacks, can make healthy living very difficult. You may have been dealing with these anxiety issues for many years, or they may have come on suddenly. You do not have to deal with these issues alone. Thriveworks Columbia SC anxiety counselors are available to help.
At Thriveworks Columbia SC, counselors and therapists are trained and experienced in using many different types of methods to help with your anxiety problems. There will be no easy or quick fix, but a trusted counselor can help you work through your problems and find a realistic and workable solution. It is possible to live well and productively with your anxiety issues. You may feel trapped in your home, scared to leave the house, scared of certain social situations, scared at night in your own bed. There is no need to struggle through life this way.
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
Every individual is unique, every person’s issues with anxiety are unique, and every treatment plan will be unique. A combination of treatment methods will be used to help manage your anxiety issues.
We understand that making the decision to pursue counseling can be very difficult. It can be logistically challenging to fit therapy into your schedule. We know that you have busy schedules, with many commitments. For that reason, we have appointments available for new clients within 24 hours. When you are ready to make change in your life, we are ready to partner with you. At many counseling offices, you can wait days or even weeks to get a return phone call. At Thriveworks Columbia SC, we are different. We respect your busy schedule, as well as the importance of your journey in overcoming anxiety. Call us today; let’s get to work.