Anxiety Therapy in Danbury, CT—Counselors, Therapists, and Psychologists
The popular Netflix series Stranger Things made its way into millions of homes after its first debut. While the plot and eerie vibe are what drew viewers in, we opened our hearts to the characters and felt a deep connection to the emotions they felt. Mom of the disappeared son, Joyce Byers, goes through a rollercoaster of feelings as she navigates the Upside Down to try and find her son. You may have even shared one of her emotions while watching the show: anxiety. Although her mental health isn’t a direct topic of the show, those who also battle anxiety can relate to the emotions Joyce felt – racing thoughts, fatigue, excessive worry, fear, insomnia.
You don’t have to control your thoughts. You just have to stop letting them control you.” – Dan Millman
Anxiety isn’t necessarily a bad thing. It helps us study for tests, know not to walk too close to the edge of a cliff, and remember to look before changing lanes on the interstate. It’s when anxiety starts to take control of your daily life should you reach out for the help of a trusted professional. At Thriveworks Danbury Counseling, our anxiety therapists and counselors have the skills, training, and experience to help you manage your symptoms so you can start living a healthier, happier life. If this is something you think you could benefit from, reach out to our office. We’d love to help you through this journey.
What Does Anxiety Look Like?
Some people feel anxious daily, while others experience anxiety every now and then, or as a result of a trigger. Joyce from Stranger Things didn’t have much anxiety prior to her son going missing. However, after he did, she was battling it daily. This would be a specific instance of a trigger. Irritability, difficulty focusing, racing thoughts, excessive sweating, fatigue, sleep issues, trembling, nausea, and excessive worry are all common symptoms of anxiety. Here are some real-life ways that anxiety could be affecting you:
- You got into a bad car accident on the way home from work one evening that left you in the hospital for a few days. You had to go through physical therapy for almost a year in order to fully recover physically. However, your mental health is still suffering. It’s hard for you to get behind the while of a car and you’re always tense when you drive the same route to work.
- You work extremely hard at your job to the point your co-workers call you a perfectionist. You wouldn’t consider yourself a perfectionist, however, you do struggle with letting things be slightly less quality than you would prefer. You constantly put yourself down if things aren’t exactly how you would like, and you have a racing heart every time you need to get ready for a meeting.
- You are invited to a friend’s wedding and weren’t given the option of bringing a plus one. You and the engaged couple have a few mutual friends, but you don’t know them well enough to sit with. You’re nervous about attending the wedding alone and you worry about where to sit, who you will talk to, if you will be put at a table with people you’ve never met, if you will stay the entirety of the reception.
The way you experience anxiety and the way your co-worker experiences anxiety is completely different. At Thriveworks Danbury, our counselors will not only help you identify what type of anxiety you have, but help you manage it so you can get back to doing the things you love. You won’t have to worry about getting in the car to go to work, perfecting every assignment at work, or feeling anxious about attending a social event alone.
What to Expect from Anxiety Counseling
As we previously mentioned, anxiety varies from person to person. We understand this at Thriveworks Danbury Counseling and that’s why our therapists develop treatment plans based on your individual needs, concerns, and goals. Your therapist is specially trained and licensed to treat anxiety disorders and will work with you to understand the underlying cause of your anxiety. We will also provide you with tools and techniques for handling your anxious thoughts when they come up. Our goal is to help you put together an effective plan for moving past this condition and help you live a calmer and more peaceful life. To do so, we’ll help you with coping mechanisms, problem-solving, communication skills, and much, much more.
Defeat Anxiety with the Help of a Therapist at Thriveworks Danbury, CT
Thriveworks Danbury is here to help you with your anxiety. We pride ourselves on offering premium mental health care to our clients that includes both excellent providers and outstanding customer care. When you are ready to schedule your appointment, call our office to be connected with a scheduling specialist. You’ll be able to choose from flexible appointment options, including evening and weekend sessions. We also do not operate with a waitlist and recognize the importance of receiving mental health care exactly when you need it.
Let us be your partner in your mental health journey. We look forward to helping you make the meaningful progress you deserve.