Germantown, MD—Anxiety Counseling, Therapy

Germantown, MD—Montgomery Anxiety Counseling, Therapy

We all become anxious from time to time. Whether we’re fearful of how an upcoming event will turn out—such as how we will perform on a test or how our significant other will react to bad news—or we’re generally worried about our day to day. The latter is often when anxiety becomes a problem.

That said, the good news is that if your anxiety gets out of control, you can learn how to manage it with a counselor, psychologist, or therapist at Thriveworks Germantown in Montgomery County. These individuals possess the skills, knowledge, training, and experience to help you on this journey. Not to mention they truly care about assisting you in living a happier, healthier life.

What Is Anxiety? What Are the Symptoms?

We all experience anxiety. This arises in response to a threat, whether it’s a real or imagined threat. For example, you might tense up and feel fearful when you hear a loud knock at your door. Similarly, you might freeze and feel your anxiety go up when you enter a crowded place, begin your presentation at work, or arrive late to the airport. It all varies from person to person.

That said, anxiety can get out of control and seriously interfere with our daily functioning, at work, at school, and in our relationships. If you are experiencing the following symptoms, you likely have chronic anxiety and should consult a mental health professional:

  • Feelings of severe nervousness, fear, or panic
  • Uncontrollable, racing thoughts
  • Irrational behaviors
  • Inability to relax
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Muscle tension
  • Sleep problems, such as insomnia
  • Chest pain
  • Excessive sweating
  • Numbness in the extremities

What Different Forms of Anxiety Are There?

One might feel anxious about everyday events. On the other hand, their anxiety might arise as a result of more specific fears or circumstances. Here are a few different forms of anxiety:

  1. Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD): Generalized anxiety disorder, or GAD, is chronic anxiety over various day to day activities and thoughts. People with GAD worry for the majority of the day, even when there is nothing significant to provoke these worries. Still, they might feel overly worried about potential health issues, problems at work, or challenges at home.
  1. Social anxiety disorder: Social anxiety occurs in everyday social situations. Those with social anxiety disorder might become fearful and anxious at work, at school, at a party, or in other social scenarios. This is different from feeling shy or slightly nervous around others. 
  1. Specific phobias: A specific phobia another form of anxiety, which is centralized around an irrational fear: for example, a fear of spiders, germs, small spaces, or heights. This causes one to avoid all scenarios that might require one to come into contact with their specific phobia.

Do any of these disorders describe your day to day? Do you feel anxious daily about a range of potential misfortunes? Do you feel anxious when you’re around a lot of people? Or, do you have an irrational fear of bugs, heights, crowded spaces? If you think you might have an anxiety disorder, consider working with an anxiety counselor at Thriveworks Germantown in Montgomery County.

How Can Anxiety Counseling Help Me?

Anxiety counseling often focuses on helping individuals change their thought patterns as well as better manage all of the harmful symptoms that accompany their anxiety. One approach to counseling in specific, cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT, is especially effective.

A counselor or therapist at Thriveworks Germantown can help you conquer those obsessive or irrational thoughts: No, your friend isn’t ignoring you, they just can’t come to the phone right now; you aren’t having a heart attack, but a panic attack (a common misunderstanding); and everyone in the room isn’t starting at you. These are realizations your counselor can help you make and, in turn, knock those irrational thoughts down.

Schedule an Appointment for Anxiety Counseling at Thriveworks Germantown, MD in Montgomery County

There are anxiety counselors and psychologists at Thriveworks Germantown who can help you understand your anxiety, better cope with the harmful symptoms, and take back control of your mind. If you think you could benefit from working with a mental health professional, give us a call. We won’t put you on a waiting list but set you up with a counselor who can best help you and your unique situation. The providers at Thriveworks have undergone extensive training and have the experience required to lead you on a successful journey in therapy.

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Knew how to see past the obvious

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It's extremely difficult to confront yourself and take steps to change especially when you feel "comfortable" doing what you have been doing for sometime even, if your actions have resulted in symptoms of anxiety, panic attacks and depression. Shani knows how to see past the obvious and get to the core of the issue empowering you to work through tough emotions. Shani does so in a very reassuring manner and calming tone. It's challenging work but Shani's knowledge of CBT techniques have delivered great results and relief from anxiety and depression.
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My wife and I have been having counseling sessions online (due to COVID) in Germantown. We counsel and get couples therapy from Janet Hawkins Pope. She is a well experienced and excellent counselor. We are very pleased with her. My wife and I highly recommend her not just for couples but for any type of counseling. The counseling sessions and the engagement has been very helpful to us and my family during these tough times.
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I signed up with Thriveworks at the recommendation of my daughter. We have been thrown quite a few challenges the past few years and especially in recent months. On my first session with Janet I felt a warmth and a connection that usually takes much longer to achieve. She is open and friendly, encouraging and offers guidance. I find that I look forward to our sessions and reflect back on them as well. The additional resources that Janet has provided have been invaluable. I strongly encourage anyone having a tough time these days should reach out to Thriveworks Germantown.
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I started seeing Janet in February of this year while I was going through a difficult time in my life. The counseling she’s provided me has helped me tremendously in all aspects of my life including my marriage. Janet has played a big part of the growth in our marriage. Thank you Janet!!
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Janet Hawkins Pope LCSW

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Janet is incredibly knowledgeable and helpful! She is extremely flexible and easy to reach. I look forward to speaking with her and have surely benefited from it. I have, and will continue to recommend Thriveworks and specifically Janet! Thank you for all of the hard work you put in for our benefit. I highly recommend Janet's services!
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My husband and I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Janet in our couples counseling. She has helped us improve our communication, problem-solve reoccurring problems and empowered us to work together as a team!
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I had a few issues that I wanted to talk through, and Janet Hawkins Pope was a good ear and offered sage advice. I only needed four sessions, but that helped me find peace of mind and clarity on the issues that were bothering me. Thank you, Janet!
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Johante truly met my needs and exceeded my expectations of a counseling session. She is empathetic, understanding and consistently helps me feel grounded by the time our session is up. Johante knows how to provide a space where I feel comfortable and safe sharing some of my toughest thoughts and challenges. I often leave feeling this sense of clarity and even empowerment. I highly recommend Johante’s services.
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I would like to thank Johante for listening to all of my concerns and complaints, She is such a wonderful person to talk with. Johanté also gave really good advice. I am so pleased!
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Janet is amazing. I always look forward to our sessions and I always feel so much better after we talk. This is my first time ever doing therapy, and I wish I would’ve met Janet years ago.
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Janet

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Janet is amazing. She has really helped my marriage.
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Work with couples

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Having worked with Janet in the past, she brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, empathy, and care into all of the work she does. She always has the best interest of her clients in mind as well as the best avenue for treatment.
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Elizabeth is truly one of the best therapies I’ve see. She helped me get through a confusing time in my life, and she helped me resolve a lot of negative noise and emotions. I liked that she gave me “homework” to do inbetween sessions. The homework allowed me to reassess my values and focus on positive thinking and emotions. The mind can be a very dark place. Seeing Elizabeth helped bring the light back in. 5 stars all around.
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I recent started receiving psychotherapy at Thriveworks and so far I am very pleased with everything. The facility is extremely clean, and they are very punctual. My therapist is knowledgeable and extremely professional. I would definitely recommend this facility to anyone who is looking for a great mental health clinic.
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Elizabeth is one of the best therapists I’ve been to. She helped me get through a difficult and confusing part of my life by talking with me and guiding me to workthrough my grief. She also gave me self love “homework” after each session. The homework helped me to re-evaluate my values and needs and that helped me implement what I needed to thrive. She offers a safe place to talk and unload with no judgment. Elizabeth truly cares about her clients success and well being, she helped catapult me into becoming a better version of my self. You can tell she truly cares about your success, she’s the best.
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