“I don’t know how to explain it. I feel weighed down by my thoughts every single day.” Matt is trying to explain to his girlfriend what it feels like to have anxiety. He finds this difficult, as he can’t find the right words for the out-of-control thoughts that compete for space in his brain. “Matt, I’m really worried about you. I wish that I could do more, but I think it’s time to talk to someone who can really help you.”
While his loved ones certainly do the best they can to help Matt with his anxiety, they just don’t have the qualifications to do so. Fortunately, there are people out there who do have the qualifications to help: anxiety therapists. Anxiety therapists have specific knowledge, skills, training, and experience helping people with their anxiety. They can help people with general, day-to-day anxiety, as well as social anxiety, specific phobias, and other forms of anxiety.
“Everything you have ever wanted, is sitting on the other side of fear.” –George Addair
If you struggle with anxious thoughts, or uncontrollable worry, you might have an anxiety problem. Either way, living with anxious thoughts and feelings can feel like torture. It can make getting up in the morning, going to work, and engaging in daily activities difficult. This is no way to live. Please consider working with an anxiety therapist to get your anxiety under control and work your way back to living a life you love. The anxiety therapists at Thriveworks Edison Therapy would be honored to help you on your mission. To schedule an anxiety appointment, just give us a call. We’re here to help.
Symptoms of Anxiety: Do I Have an Anxiety Disorder?
Anxiety is characterized by uncontrollable, racing, or unwanted thoughts. These thoughts are disproportionate to the actual impact of the event or stressor at hand. Here are a few common symptoms of indicators of anxiety:
- Lack of focus
- Excessive worry
- Feeling of impending doom
These symptoms can prove incredibly harmful to one’s mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing. The good news is that you can find help and healing in anxiety therapy. Anxiety therapy has proven to help those with anxiety. So, if you are exhibiting the above symptoms, please consider reaching out to a therapist who can provide you with the necessary treatment.
If you choose to work with an anxiety therapist at Thriveworks Edison Therapy, your provider will get to know you and your specific anxiety symptoms before they design your treatment plan. This will enable them to design the most effective plan, one that will help you better manage your anxiety and live a happy, successful life again.
Types of Anxiety: What Kind of Anxiety Do I Have?
There are different types of anxiety, otherwise known as anxiety disorders. The anxiety most people know and refer to is generalized anxiety, of which means the individual suffers from anxiety surrounding a range of events. Other anxiety disorders, however, have a more specific theme. For example:
- Social Anxiety: People with social anxiety experience anxiety in social situations. Some experience social anxiety in specific circumstances, such as when speaking in public, while others experience social anxiety in any and all social situations.
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is characterized by recurrent thoughts (obsessions) and behaviors (compulsions). Common repetitive behaviors include handwashing, counting, and so on. The individual feels compelled to repeat these rituals.
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) develops after a traumatic or terrifying experience. Symptoms include hypervigilance, sleep disturbances, jumpiness.
Anxiety can vary widely, in terms of presentation and severity. However, any and every form of anxiety can be debilitating. If you’re suffering as the result of anxiety, please consider reaching out to a professional. The anxiety therapists at Thriveworks Edison Therapy are here and ready to help you.
Work with an Anxiety Therapist at Thriveworks Edison Therapy
Asking for help is a courageous, yet necessary step. We know that it can be difficult to reach out, but we’re confident that you’ll only wish you had done so sooner. If you’re struggling with anxiety, consider giving Thriveworks Edison Therapy a call. We have skilled, caring providers on staff who are anxiety experts. They can help you as soon as today or tomorrow in an in-person counseling or online counseling session. In addition, they have flexible availability including in the evenings and on the weekends.
Remember: We’re here to help you live a happy, successful life. If anxiety is an obstacle that sits in your path, we’ll help you move it.