Many people who deal with chronic anxiety don’t realize that there’s nothing wrong with anxiety on the surface. Everyone has it—it’s actually a survival instinct designed to help us protect ourselves. However, when anxiety reflexes are running at a thousand and won’t shut off, it can cause issues in work, relationships, and health. If you’ve simply accepted it as a way you have to live, then there’s good news for you: You really don’t have to live like this.
There is anxiety help available in the form of anxiety therapy, anxiety counseling, stress management, and other mental health services centered around helping you manage your anxiety and stress levels. If you are in the Lexington, MA area, and you are struggling to manage your anxiety, consider working with one of our anxiety therapists here at Thriveworks Counseling in Lexington, MA. They can help you immediately, as they recognize that gaining control over your thoughts and feelings is important to your living well. Just call to schedule your appointment! We look forward to it.
What Is Anxiety? Am I Anxious?
We all experience the occasional anxiety, whether it occurs at work, at home, in our relationships, in social situations, or in other specific circumstances. However, there is a difference between the occasional, manageable anxiety, and excessive, uncontrollable anxiety. If you are experiencing the latter, you might experience the following anxiety symptoms on a regular basis:
- Racing thoughts
- Lack of concentration
- Excessive sweating
These symptoms aren’t fun—in fact, they can make day to day living difficult. If you are experiencing these symptoms, you might have an anxiety disorder, such as generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, or another form of anxiety. This will all depend on your specific symptoms.
In any case, an anxiety therapist can help you better manage these symptoms as well as your overall response to your anxiety. Their help and guidance will enable you to better enjoy life again. If you’re ready to experience the benefits of anxiety therapy, reach out to Thriveworks Counseling in Lexington, MA. We have appointments available and we want to meet you.
What Causes Anxiety? Why Do I Have Anxiety?
Anxiety is generally caused by environmental factors, biological factors, or both. Anxiety can be inherited from parents and you could learn it by watching them, or your anxiety could come from a combination of their example and their genes. Studies have shown that anxious children are more common amongst anxious parents but it’s still a question of how much of that is caused by environment and how much is caused by simply mimicking their parents behavior.
Trauma can also cause anxiety. Some people begin to experience anxiety immediately after the trauma while for others it can come on years later. Thriveworks Counseling in Lexington, MA has anxiety therapists who can help you look into your past to find potential traumas that remain unresolved. They can also offer helpful tools for coping with your anxiety when you feel anxious thoughts and feelings come over you.
Schedule Anxiety Therapy at Thriveworks in Lexington, MA
Hopelessness is common amongst people with anxiety. It’s not because there really is no hope, it’s generally because they feel out of control. If they can’t control their anxiety, what hope do they have to control the rest of their life? The reality is that anxiety can’t be controlled and it can’t be wished away—but it can be helped.
At Thriveworks in Lexington, MA counseling and coaching, we will work closely with you and provide a safe space where you can come to terms with your anxiety. We’ll help you find the source of it and we’ll create a treatment plan that works for you. In some cases it may involve simply one-on-one therapy while in other instances it may involve family counseling or other types of therapy.
If you are ready to schedule your first anxiety therapy appointment, just give Thriveworks in Lexington, MA a call. We have a quick, flexible scheduling process that will meet all of your scheduling needs. This includes next-day appointments as well as evening and weekend appointments—we’ve made this an important part of our mission, as we want to best accommodate all of our clients.