Dinah has always considered herself an organized person—as an interior designer, it’s been a helpful quality to have. She’s always had an aptitude for organization and efficiency; but at times, her compulsion to arrange things has created tension between herself and others. This tendency has been a real issue for her at home, where she often makes other family members feel uncomfortable. Even though Dinah doesn’t believe she’s doing anything wrong by controlling her environment, she knows that these tendencies are starting to alienate her from her loved ones.
And on another level, Dinah knows that her tendencies arise from deep-seated anxiety. Without having the freedom to arrange the space around her, Dinah starts to feel anxiety bubbling forth. After doing some reading online and taking time to consider, Dinah feels like she may have a form of anxiety. But instead of fighting these stressful feelings alone, Dinah wants to talk to a mental health professional about her situation.
Like Dinah, many people suffer from the symptoms of anxiety. It’s normal to experience anxiousness in our day-to-day lives, but when anxiety transforms from an occasional burden to a daily struggle, it may be time for professional support. At Thriveworks in Louisville, KY our team of mental health professionals can help treat your anxiety through therapy or counseling services. Call our office today to find out more.
Could I Have Anxiety? What Are the Symptoms of Anxiety?
Anxiety takes many different forms and can arise from highly specific situations, depending on the person. Though anxiety can manifest itself differently in each person, there are several common symptoms that might indicate that you’re suffering from anxiety, like:
- 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
These are only a few of the many different ways that our mental health professionals can help to treat your anxiety, so don’t be concerned if you don’t see your specific situation symptoms being listed. By talking openly with a provider about your experience, you’ll provide them with the feedback they need to offer you solutions and ways to cope with anxiety.
What Type of Provider Should I Talk to About My Anxiety?
At Thriveworks in Louisville, KY our clients commonly receive treatment from either a counselor, therapist, or psychiatrist about their anxiety. Though each type of provider can assist with the disruptive symptoms of anxiety, they do so in different ways. Our counselors and therapists can help to treat anxiety by:
- Teaching clients coping mechanisms to use in real-life, anxiety-inducing situations
- Using talk therapy or behavioral therapy to promote self-awareness
- Helping family members or partners to understand their loved one’s anxiety through relationship therapy or family counseling
In comparison, our psychiatrists:
- Are medical doctors and can prescribe helpful medication that assists clients in managing the disruptive, damaging symptoms of anxiety
- Can use a combination of therapy and prescriptions that may treat more severe cases of anxiety more successfully
No type of provider is better than the others. Whatever type of mental health professional you’re paired with, you’ll receive the same top-quality treatment that thousands of others have come to expect from Thriveworks.
Are There Different Forms of Anxiety?
There are many forms of anxiety, but some of the most common that our providers help to treat 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 for Your Anxiety at Thriveworks in Louisville, KY
Dealing with constant anxiety isn’t easy, but finding the right provider at Thriveworks in Louisville, KY is. With the help of one of our mental health professionals, you might find solid ground once more, along with newfound peace of mind. Take your independence back from anxiety, and call our office to schedule treatment for your anxiety through our therapy, counseling, and psychiatric sessions. Our team of scheduling specialists can help you with each step of the process.
And when you’ve finished enrolling, you’ll get access to our exclusive benefits not typically offered by other providers, including:
- Evening and weekend scheduling availability
- Same and next-day appointments
- Email access to your provider outside of sessions as needed
- The digital edition of “Leaving Depression Behind” and other electronic mental health resources
- Our Therapy Buddy app—a great way to measure your progress as you advance through therapy or psychiatric care
Take the time to consider whether you could benefit from professional assistance with your anxiety. There’s no need to tackle the symptoms of your anxiety alone—call Thriveworks in Louisville, KY today.