Stress and Anxiety Therapy – Counselors and Therapists in Lowell
Are you stuck in a position where you believe your anxiety is simply something you have to learn with? Are you so afraid of counseling, or so distrustful of it, that you’re not sure if it’s right for you? If you’re at a point where you’re finally tired enough of being anxious, having panic attacks, and structuring your life around avoiding known triggers, then now is the time to consider something different: Lowell anxiety counseling.
There are numerous types of anxiety
To use the phrase “anxiety” is to use an umbrella term that includes numerous types of anxiety disorders. Your counselor will help diagnose you so that you know exactly what you’re dealing with and can find the right way to move forward. Common anxiety disorders include social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder (also known as GAD), post-traumatic stress disorder (also known as PTSD), and obsessive-compulsive disorder.
Counseling may hold the answers you’re looking for
There isn’t one single way to treat anxiety. It’s true that some prescription medications can be very helpful for people but there’s one thing to understand about them: they’re not designed to treat anxiety. They only treat the symptoms you have. Working with a counselor allows you to go deeper and find the cause at its core.
For many people, there’s been some sort of trauma that resulted in the brain getting “stuck” in fight or flight mode. Now your brain sees situations as risks even when they’re not. You may constantly be looking for risks and you may be afraid of things that you know aren’t rational to be afraid of. Lowell anxiety counseling can help.
There are many different solutions to anxiety
Your counselor will take the time to understand you and your needs. They will recommend a treatment plan based on you – not your disorder. They may teach you how to include self-care in your life, they may recommend reducing – or totally eliminating – certain substances that cause anxiety, they may recommend family counseling, or they may work with you one on one. Thriveworks Lowell Counseling & Coaching is here for you. All you have to do is reach out to us.