Unrelenting thoughts. Obsessive compulsions. Panic attacks. Uncontrollable worry. Regardless of the form that it takes, anxiety can be and often is crippling. It makes going about your day to day difficult, as you try to manage the worry or fear you are overcome with. Other symptoms you might struggle with include lack of concentration, racing thoughts, nausea, insomnia, trembling, and a feeling of impending doom. These symptoms can make getting out of bed, going to work, or socializing with others difficult.
“Anxiety. It can make you feel so overwhelmed that you have trouble doing simple things. Breathe. Take things one small step at a time. You’ve got this.” –Karen Salmansohn
If you are suffering from anxiety, you might feel hopeless and unsure what to do next. We have a proper solution: work with an anxiety therapist who understands what you’re going through as well as how to help you. Thriveworks Kennesaw has anxiety therapists who are equipped with the right skills, training, and experience to guide you toward living happier.
Are you experiencing any of the symptoms we’ve mentioned above for anxiety? Are you looking for Cobb counseling for anxiety? Don’t wait until they become severe, in hopes that they’ll disappear on their own. It’s important that you talk to a professional about what you’re experiencing and get started on a treatment plan designed specifically for you. Call Thriveworks Kennesaw at (770) 224-7408 to set up an appointment with one of our anxiety therapists. We’re ready to get started when you are to fulfill your mental health needs!
Do I Have an Anxiety Disorder?
There are several different anxiety disorders, but the most common form is generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Those with GAD struggle with excessive worry or fear more often than not, for at least 6 months. They might also experience the following symptoms:
- You struggle to control your anxious thoughts
- You feel restless or fatigued
- You find it difficult to concentrate
- You display irritability
- You struggle to fall or stay asleep
Anxiety can cause significant distress and impair important areas of your life, including your relationships or career. This makes seeking help crucial. If you are experiencing any of the symptoms above or symptoms of another anxiety disorder, reach out to Thriveworks Kennesaw. We want to help you live a happier, more successful life. And we can accomplish this mission by helping you to manage or control your anxiety.
How Does Anxiety Therapy Work?
Anxiety therapy varies on a case by case basis. Why? Because anxiety can vary, too! As we mentioned earlier, there are multiple anxiety disorders, each with unique symptoms, potential causes, and effects. We detailed GAD above; here are a couple other anxiety disorders:
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD): Generalized anxiety disorder is ongoing anxiety that interferes with daily functioning. Symptoms include constant worry, difficulty concentrating, and restlessness.
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD): Obsessive compulsive disorder is characterized by excessive thoughts that drive one to engage in repetitive behaviors, or compulsions. Symptoms include ritualistic behavior, repetitive movements, and social isolation.
- Panic Disorder: Panic disorder is characterized by sudden feelings of terror or impending doom, even when the individual is in no real danger. Symptoms include fast heartbeat, chest pain, dizziness, and tingling hands.
Your treatment will be tailored to your specific anxiety disorder and your unique presentation of symptoms. For example, if you have OCD, your treatment needs to be different from someone who has GAD. The length of treatment can also vary from person to person, though for most, anxiety therapy is relatively short-term! To be more specific, the American Psychological Association (APA) reports that many people see significant improvement around the 8th or 10th therapy session.
Schedule with an Anxiety Therapist or Psychologist at Thriveworks Kennesaw, GA
If you’re ready to partner up with an anxiety therapist or psychologist at Thriveworks Kennesaw, give us a call right now at (770) 224-7408. It’s important that you start treatment as soon as possible so that you can begin to manage your symptoms before they get any worse.
When you call, a scheduling specialist will assist you in setting up an appointment with a provider who has the right expertise and training to help you. They will present you with flexible scheduling options, including evening and weekend appointments, too! We look forward to hearing from you and getting to know you.