Remy recently graduated and moved back to her hometown. In some ways, it’s been great to return to her roots; in other ways, not so much. Many neighbors and friends are happy to see her in town again—that’s been wholesome. But Remy doesn’t particularly like the person she was back when she was growing up and wishes that all these old faces knew the real her, not the girl she used to be. This thought constantly stirs up anxiety that makes it hard to enjoy being social or out in public.
Remy knows that she’ll be living in her hometown at least until she figures out what her post-graduation plan is, so addressing the anxiety she feels is important. That’s why Remy is scheduling an anxiety therapy session to talk about what could be a case of social anxiety. While Remy knows that she may not be able to solve her social anxiety in one session, she’s looking forward to working with a therapist or counselor to begin moving forward.
Like Remy, you may also be faced with recurring anxiety that leaves you cornered and unable to enjoy life properly. At Thriveworks in McKinney, TX we want to work with you to start addressing the anxiety that’s troubling you. Call our office to get matched with one of our therapists, counselors, or psychiatrists. There’s no need to face your anxiety alone—talk to a provider who will listen and help manage the negative thoughts and emotions you’re faced with.
Do I Have Anxiety?
There’s no way to self-diagnose yourself with anxiety, but you can talk to a licensed mental health professional to get an accurate diagnosis. Anxiety may have complex and varied triggers depending on the individual, so it’s better not to assume you have a clinically recognized case of anxiety until you see a provider. However, there are warning signs of recurring anxiety to be mindful of, including:
- Racing thoughts, inability to focus on daily tasks
- Constant fatigue
- Constantly feeling stressed
- Desire to avoid social encounters
- Reliving traumatic experiences in dreams or flashbacks
These are only a few of the many different ways that the symptoms of anxiety can manifest. If you’re diagnosed, you may well have unique triggers to recognize and coping methods to develop with the help of your therapist, counselor, or psychiatrist. Sharing your personal experience will help your provider to understand the cause and effect of your anxiety more clearly, offering you more personalized care and a deeper level of empathy between you and your provider.
The Different Types of Anxiety
Though it might surprise some people, “anxiety” isn’t just one condition, but many. Anxiety is often used in psychology and psychiatry to refer to an umbrella of closely related emotional disorders. Some of the different types of anxiety that our providers can help people with include:
- 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.
- 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.
- Panic disorder: Panic disorder can cause panic attacks. These physical episodes might result in dizziness, chest pain, vertigo, and nausea.
- 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.
There are many different types of anxiety, and this disorder manifests differently for everyone, including among those with the same diagnosis.
Schedule Therapy or Psychiatry for Your Anxiety Today
There’s no need to let your anxiety prevent you from being able to live life to the fullest. If connecting with one of our providers to get the mental health resources you need interests you, we hope you’ll contact our office in McKinney, TX. When you do, you’ll be assisted by our scheduling specialists. They’re available seven days a week and can help with everything from setting up your insurance to finding the right session time.
And when you do enroll with Thriveworks, you’ll get great benefits, including:
- Evening and weekend scheduling availability
- Same day cancellations and booking
- Our Therapy Buddy app—a great way to measure your progress as you advance through therapy or psychiatric care
- Email access to your provider outside of sessions as needed
Our providers are ready to help you start making the first steps in your journey towards better mental health. If you’re ready to begin attending anxiety therapy or counseling, call Thriveworks in McKinney, TX.