Oprah Winfrey. Stephen Colbert. Kourtney Kardashian. Adele.
What do all these people have in common? You might say that they’re all celebrities, and you’d be right, but they have also struggled with anxiety at various points throughout their lives.
Oprah reported feeling numbness from anxiety that almost caused her to have a nervous breakdown. Stephen has experienced mild to severe panic attacks since his late 20s. Kourtney’s anxiety is accompanied by overwhelming feelings of nausea. Adele’s anxiety symptoms have gotten so bad she’s had to leave her own concerts before.
If one thing is for certain, it’s that suffering from anxiety is common. However, signs and symptoms of anxiety can vary drastically from one person to the next. Sometimes, the only commonality between people who have anxiety is that it can become so bad that it interferes with their day-to-day lives.
Have you experienced symptoms of anxiety? Are you not sure what your next step should be? If you want to take control of your mental health journey, consider seeing a Thriveworks Counseling licensed therapist in Dayton, OH. Our mental health professionals create a judgment-free zone for every client so they can feel comfortable sharing their issues and accessing the tools to move forward.
What Are the Most Common Anxiety Symptoms?
As previously mentioned, anxiety comes in all different shapes and sizes. Just because anxiety materializes in a certain way for one person doesn’t mean that’s the only tell-tale sign of an anxiety disorder. You don’t have to compare yourself to others who struggle with anxiety to know whether or not you could use some help.
Here are some of the most common symptoms of anxiety:
- Excessive worry
- Heart palpitations
- Panic attacks
- Substance abuse
This is just a short list but if you are experiencing any symptoms like these, feel free to reach out to our office in Dayton, OH to schedule an appointment with one of our anxiety counselors. If anxiety is interfering with your life, one of our therapists can help to point you in the right direction.
What Kinds of Anxiety Disorders Are There?
The thought of seeking counseling services to treat your anxiety symptoms can feel overwhelming and intimidating, and we understand that. That’s why we want to be transparent about what you can expect from your therapy sessions with one of our Dayton mental health professionals.
First, it’s important to understand that there are different types of anxiety disorders. Here are just a few of the most common:
- Generalized anxiety disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Social phobia (or social anxiety disorder)
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
This list is not exhaustive but it helps to show the range of anxiety disorders our licensed therapists have experience diagnosing and treating. For example, clients who experience phobias may benefit from exposure therapy while others may benefit more from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).
While therapy may look different from one person to the next, our Thriveworks counselors in Dayton, OH will work with you to help alleviate your symptoms and reach your goals. Through treatment options including coping mechanisms, relaxation techniques, talk therapy, medication, and others, our team is dedicated to finding a customized plan that works for you so you can get control of your life again.
Starting Therapy for Anxiety With Thriveworks in Dayton, OH
The great news is that mental health conditions like anxiety and depression are highly treatable, so you can rest assured there is light on the other side of the tunnel. Our mental health professionals in Dayton are here to help.
We offer both in-person and online appointments that are suited to best fit your specific scheduling needs. We offer appointments during the week, in the evenings, and on the weekends as well. When you call Thriveworks in Dayton, OH to schedule your first session, you might even get to meet with a therapist in as little as 24 hours.
Here are some additional benefits you can enjoy when you enroll with us:
- Phone and email access to your provider between sessions
- Access to providers that accept major insurance plans
- Access to our ask-a-coach Q&A with 24-hour responses
- Text support via the Success Navigator app
- Access to exclusive video content
- Access to the counselor-moderated community discussion forum
- Flexible canceling and rescheduling
- A free e-copy of “Leaving Depression Behind”
You don’t have to feel shame in getting the help you need to move on with your life. In fact, many clients say that getting support was one of the best decisions they have ever made.
If you’re feeling anxious and are ready to prioritize your own mental health, Thriveworks in Dayton, OH is ready to offer everything you need to begin your road to healing. We look forward to meeting you soon!