The philosopher Seneca once stated, “True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.” But that’s easier said than done. Take Charles for example. Charles grew up with an abusive father who frequently yelled at him with little provocation. Charles was a sensitive kid and he was terrified of being yelled at, so he began walking on figurative eggshells around the house to avoid angering his father. Charles would always try to anticipate what would set off his father, even though his father’s moods weren’t predictable. In time, Charles’ anxiety in his home life extended into all aspects of his life, well beyond his childhood years. He felt fearful and worried at school, at work, and even in his marriage. He was sick of feeling so anxious. What should he do?
Charles and other people who suffer from acute anxiety should strongly consider getting licensed anxiety therapy at Thriveworks in Conroe, TX. The anxiety counselors at Thriveworks can help their clients identify, manage, and ultimately resolve their anxiety through proven therapeutic methods like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). It’s never too late to get help with your anxiety and get back to living in the moment instead of a future that always seems like it’s going to go badly.
What Are the Symptoms of Anxiety?
Many people first present the indications of anxiety to their primary care doctors because anxiety can manifest as physical symptoms like the following:
- Sleep disruptions like insomnia or nightmares
- Digestive problems, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
- Migraines or headaches
- Memory and focus issues
- Mild and major depression
- Substance abuse issues
- Unintentional weight loss or gain
- Racing heart
- Shortness of breath
- Dizziness or faintness
And it’s not unusual for someone suffering from a panic attack to check themselves into the emergency room because they think they’re having a heart attack.
The anxiety therapists at Thriveworks in Conroe, TX are highly trained to decipher the symptoms of anxiety and help people manage and overcome those distressing feelings with cognitive techniques.
Anxiety Disorders: Diagnosis and Treatment at Thriveworks
Sometimes anxiety can arrive in the form of urgent, introspective questions like “Am I going to die? Are my loved ones going to die? Am I sick? Does everyone hate me?” Those questions can be driven by maladaptive beliefs. The anxiety therapists at Thriveworks in Conroe, TX can use evidence-based approaches like CBT to address those underlying beliefs and thought patterns. Other Thriveworks treatment options include the following:
- Exposure therapy, especially for phobias
- Psychodynamic psychotherapy
- Psychiatric medication like antidepressants
- Meditation and deep breathing
- Mindfulness therapy
- Supportive-expressive therapy
- Art and music therapy
- Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR)
- Lifestyle recommendations like increased exercise and reduced caffeine
- Family therapy or couples counseling
How Do I Prevent Panic Attacks?
Anxiety therapists at Thriveworks in Conroe, TX can help clients who experience panic attacks, whether they suffer from generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety, agoraphobia, or something else. The licensed therapists and psychiatrists at Thriveworks can give clients the resources they need to prevent panic attacks, and advise them on how to manage their symptoms during an attack. For instance, a therapist might recommend that a person actively suffering from a panic attack do the following:
- Breathe deeply to send a signal to your mind that your body is calm
- Recognize what’s happening, i.e., you’re just experiencing a panic attack, not dying
- Find an object to focus on
- Repeat a mantra like, “Everything is okay.”
With the right mental health support from an anxiety therapist and/or a psychiatrist at Thriveworks in Conroe, TX, the symptoms of your panic disorder can eventually start subsiding until they go away completely, so you can go back to living mindfully in the moment.
Get Top-Rated Anxiety Therapy at Thriveworks in Conroe, TX
The anxiety therapists at Thriveworks in Conroe, TX are fully licensed, highly qualified, top-rated, and ready to help clients achieve their mental health goals. The anxiety therapists at Thriveworks bring their compassion, attention, and expertise to every client encounter, no matter how mild or severe someone’s symptoms are.
When you call the Thriveworks office during extended business hours, our staff can make you an appointment immediately and you’ll potentially meet with your anxiety therapist within 24-48 hours. Our therapists accept most health insurance and they can meet with clients online through secure video conferencing software or in-person in our modern counseling office in Conroe, TX. As an additional benefit, you can email or call your therapist between sessions.
If you’re sick of feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and/or out of control, call a Thriveworks anxiety therapist in Conroe, TX today to get started on your journey back to the joyful present. We look forward to hearing from you!