For Marie, managing anxiety had been a lifelong struggle. The struggle wasn’t going well. Marie had always been a do-it-yourselfer when it came to solving problems, and anxiety was no different. She tried to stay physically active by going to the gym three times a week. She tried not to drink too much alcohol, and she never drank coffee in the afternoon. She’d tried guided meditation on her headphones, cutting back on social media, and scheduling time to relax over dinner with her friends. But Marie still suffered from anxiety that could be debilitating at times. She’d had panic attacks before going into her workplace. She’d canceled social plans at the last minute because she was feeling too anxious about seeing people. And her friends were encouraging her to get professional anxiety treatment. Was it time to look for a therapist?
The licensed anxiety therapists and counselors at Thriveworks in Eden Prairie, MN can help people like Marie who experience frequent episodes of anxiety and panic attacks. The highly qualified, compassionate mental health providers at Thriveworks use evidence-based treatments like cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and pharmaceutical interventions to help clients get control over their anxiety–and their lives.
What Are the Causes of Anxiety and Panic Disorders?
The causes of anxiety can be genetic, environmental, and/or neurochemical. Someone with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may have anxiety because of psychological fallout from a traumatic event in their past. Anxiety can affect anyone, from the richest celebrities and powerful people, to kindergartners. The licensed anxiety therapists and counselors at Thriveworks in Eden Prairie, MN can help their anxiety therapy clients figure out the origins of their anxious feelings and panic attacks–and understand what their triggers are–so they can begin to overcome their condition.
Can Chronic Anxiety Damage My Health?
Many people who suffer from anxiety might first present their symptoms to a primary care physician, not understanding that anxiety is the underlying cause of their physical problem. They could suffer from any of the following physical manifestations of their anxiety disorder:
- Sleep problems
- Gastrointestinal problems
- Shortness of breath
- Racing heart
- Compromised immune system
- Concentration problems
- Difficulty making decisions
- Hypochondria (irrational fear that you have a disease)
- Headaches and migraines
- Unintentional weight changes
Anxiety therapists at Thriveworks in Eden Prairie, MN can help make correlations between emotions and physical symptoms. If your anxiety is left untreated, you risk developing chronic health problems related to your psychological condition. It’s always best to intervene earlier rather than later, but Thriveworks anxiety therapy can help at any point in your journey.
How Can a Therapist at Thriveworks Help Me with My Anxiety?
The licensed anxiety therapists and licensed psychiatrists at Thriveworks in Eden Prairie, MN use a number of resources to treat anxiety, including these treatments:
- Psychotherapy, which uses the insights from talk therapy to help you overcome your anxiety
- Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), which aims to change maladaptive thought patterns and beliefs
- Biofeedback, which makes subtle neurological modifications
- Art and music therapy, which treats anxiety through creative outlets
- Psychotropic medication like antidepressants, prescribed by a licensed Thriveworks psychiatrist, which addresses underlying neurochemistry
- Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy (EMDR), which uses the manipulation of bilateral movement to help clients process trauma
- Exposure therapy, which aims to systematically desensitize people to their triggers, within a safe, supportive environment.
What Are the Different Kinds of Anxiety?
Anxiety disorders can look similar on the outside, but people experience anxiety in profoundly different ways. For example, someone with panic disorder and someone with PTSD may both experience a racing heart and dizziness when they’re in the middle of an episode, but their cognitive processes may vary. The licensed anxiety therapists at Thriveworks in Eden Prairie, MN can treat the following anxiety disorders:
- Social anxiety disorder
- Panic disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
Fortunately for clients at Thriveworks in Eden Prairie, MN, all types of anxiety can be treated online as well as in-person. The same effective treatment plans can be applied in both therapeutic environments.
Schedule Your First Session with an Anxiety Therapist at Thriveworks in Eden Prairie, MN
The Thriveworks office in Eden Prairie, MN opens early and stays open late so you can reach a human being, not a voicemail, when you call us to schedule your first appointment with a top-rated, licensed anxiety therapist. Sometimes this first step can be the hardest one, so we like to make it painless. If you don’t want to talk to someone on the phone, you can also schedule your appointment online. We can usually get you in to see an exceptional counselor within 24-48 hours of your initial contact.
The premium quality sessions with Thriveworks mental health professionals are usually covered by health insurance, making them affordable and accessible.
Get the professional support today that you need to manage your anxiety. We look forward to your call!