Quincy has always considered herself to be an anxious person—in fact, for as long as she can remember, she’s been plagued by overthinking, stress, and imaginary scenarios that distract her from her daily life. It’s not been an enjoyable experience, but it’s one that she’s learned how to manage. Yet after spending so long guarding herself against unwanted thoughts that may spring up at any moment, she’s growing weary.
That’s why she’s decided that it’s time that she talks with a mental health professional—someone she can receive anxiety therapy or counseling from. Quincy is looking forward to having her needs addressed by a provider, and is ready to learn new ways to cope with her anxiety, too. With a therapist or counselor’s help, Quincy hopes that she’ll be able to improve her mental health and remove unnecessary stress from her daily life.
Like Quincy, you may also be looking to connect with a mental health professional for support in dealing with your recurrent anxiety. If so, look to Thriveworks in Gainesville, FL for guidance and empathy as you learn to manage your mental health in new and beneficial ways. For more information about how our services could positively impact you, call our office, or book online to get started.
Do I Have Anxiety? Do I Need to Connect With a Thriveworks Therapist or Psychiatrist?
Before you start to diagnose yourself with anxiety, keep in mind that a licensed mental health professional—like our team in Gainesville, FL can offer you an accurate diagnosis. But that’s okay, because someone from our expert team of providers can help determine what your mental health issues are, and partner with you to create a personalized treatment plan that addresses your anxiety.
Still, if you haven’t seen a provider yet, it is nonetheless important to be able to recognize common signs or symptoms of anxiety, especially if you’ve been feeling excess stress or worries. The signs of a clinical form of anxiety may include, but aren’t limited to:
- Rapid heartbeat, sweating
- Stomach or digestive issues
- Constantly feeling stressed
- Desire to avoid social encounters
- Racing thoughts, inability to focus on daily tasks
- Constant fatigue
- Reliving traumatic experiences in dreams or flashbacks
Don’t be worried if one of your concerns isn’t listed above; these are just a few of the many different issues that could manifest when someone develops anxiety. That’s why talking with a provider about what’s bothering you will help to give you a more accurate diagnosis. Plus, talking with one of our counselors or therapists will offer you a professional’s insight into a mental health condition that they’re qualified to treat. Unlike the rest of us, providers aren’t playing a guessing game when it comes to mental health.
The Different Types of Anxiety
Though it might surprise some people, anxiety isn’t just one condition, but many. Anxiety is often used in psychology and psychiatry to refer to an umbrella of closely related disorders. Some of the most common that our providers help people with include:
- Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD): GAD causes anxiety in different scenarios, whether real or imagined. This disorder can be difficult to identify because it isn’t triggered by any single source of anxiety.
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD): This disorder often induces irrational thought loops, or impulses to perform random physical actions in repetition.
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD): PTSD, can occur in anyone that has been through a psychologically or physically painful event. Those who suffer from it are often privy to flashbacks to traumatic events, nightmares, and antisocial behavior.
- Social anxiety disorder: Social anxiety induces distress while engaging with other people. Everything from grocery runs to birthday parties can be cumbersome, fear-filled events.
- Panic disorder: Panic disorder can cause panic attacks. These physical episodes might result in dizziness, chest pain, vertigo, and nausea.
Schedule Therapy or Psychiatry for Your Anxiety Today
Anxiety can be a frustrating mental health condition that may offer sufferers little respite—don’t let anxiety prevent you from enjoying your life. If connecting with one of our providers to get the mental health resources could offer you relief from your unwanted thoughts, we hope you’ll contact our office in Gainesville, FL. You can schedule online quickly and conveniently, or you can give us a call.
When you pick up the phone to get started, you’ll be assisted by our scheduling specialists. From your first conversation, our specialists can help with everything from setting up your insurance to finding the right session time. Plus, you can look forward to the following benefits upon becoming a Thriveworks client:
- The digital edition of “Leaving Anxiety Behind” and other electronic mental health resources
- Evening and weekend scheduling availability
- Our Therapy Buddy app—a great way to measure your progress as you advance through therapy or psychiatric care
- Email access to your provider outside of sessions as needed
Today could be the day that you take the first steps in your journey towards better mental health. If you’re ready to begin with help from one of our providers, call or go online to partner with Thriveworks in Gainesville, FL.