Bonnie’s always been a bit of a visionary, so deciding to open up her own ceramics studio seemed like a great idea. Though she knows a lot of small business owners struggle in the beginning, she’s amassed a local customer base and seems to be doing well for herself. That doesn’t mean that she doesn’t get anxious though. And at times, her anxiety about whether or not her business will succeed keeps her from being able to even go to work.
Coming from a family of artists, she’s always assumed that her anxiety was just part of her process. But as she’s gotten older, it’s starting to seem more and more like maybe the anxiety she feels is part of a deeper issue that should be taken care of. She hasn’t told anyone that she’s considering seeking assistance from a mental health professional—she’s afraid of the stigma she knows is associated with mental health subjects.
Perhaps Bonnie’s current situation matches yours. Maybe you’re aware that mental health services could help your anxiety, but personal fears and worries related to what those you know will think are holding you back. It makes sense if you’re uncertain, but keep in mind that mental health professionals aren’t going to judge you for what you’re struggling with. Receiving anxiety therapy or psychiatric services from Thriveworks in Lubbock, TX could be a way for you to experience newfound relief from the aggravating symptoms of persistent anxiety.
How Do I Know If I Have Anxiety?
While everyone’s needs are different, anxiety can be a truly disruptive factor in someone’s personal life. If you’re faced with the pressure of managing anxiety while also engaging with the people and things that you love, keeping a lid on it all can be a real challenge. That’s why therapy or psychiatry for anxiety can be a source of support for many people.
If you’re unsure of whether or not you’ve been feeling anxious a lot recently, here are some common symptoms that you might be experiencing:
- Constantly feeling stressed
- Desire to avoid social encounters
- Reliving traumatic experiences in dreams or flashbacks
- Racing thoughts, inability to focus on daily tasks
- Constant fatigue
Don’t be too worried if you aren’t seeing the symptoms or issues that you’re experiencing listed. Anxiety manifests differently in each of us, and the best way to find the answers you’re searching for is to connect with a licensed mental health professional, like the ones we have at Thriveworks in Lubbock, TX.
While seeking therapy or psychiatric services is a personal choice that you’ll need to make, deciding to partner with a provider at our Lubbock office can offer you professional insight and guidance as you navigate your way towards better mental health.
How Can a Thriveworks Provider Help Me With My Anxiety?
If you’re diagnosed with anxiety, the treatment you receive depends a lot on the type of anxiety at hand as well as the severity of your anxiety disorder. That’s right—anxiety is actually a mental health disorder. But don’t worry, plenty of everyday people just like you get the anxiety treatment they need through Thriveworks in Lubbock, TX. Our clients generally use two types of providers: our psychiatrists and our psychologists (also known as a therapist or counselor). These mental health professionals can assist you in different ways.
Our counselors and therapists are great at:
- Using talk therapy or behavioral therapy to promote self-awareness
- Developing coping mechanisms to use in real life, anxiety-inducing situations
- Helping family members or partners understand their loved one’s anxiety through relationship therapy or family counseling
While some clients receive the assistance they need through connecting with a counselor or therapist, others find more benefits from our psychiatric services. Though psychiatrists are licensed to conduct therapy sessions, they also:
- Are medical doctors
- Prescribe helpful medication that assists clients in managing the disruptive, damaging symptoms of anxiety
- Use a combination of prescription meds and therapy sessions to treat clients, as needed
Both types of providers are expert listeners, and regardless of who you’re matched with, your concerns and worries will be addressed. Your feedback helps them to craft a personalized treatment plan that fits your mental health needs and lifestyle.
Schedule a Psychiatry or Therapy Session for Your Anxiety Today
When you decide to move forward and connect with one of our providers, you’ll get membership benefits that other providers can’t often compete with, such as:
- Evening and weekend scheduling availability
- Same day cancellations and booking
- Email access to your provider outside of sessions as needed
- Online therapy options
- 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
Don’t let your mental health needs wait another day. If your anxiety has been holding you back from living life to the fullest, call our Thriveworks office in Lubbock, TX to get started. Our scheduling specialists are available seven days a week. When you’re ready to experience relief from anxiety or mental health concerns, we’ll be waiting.