Tom finds himself overthinking constantly. It first started when we got his new job, as the excitement and anticipation slowly changed to anxiety. He feels like any small mistake he makes at work could cost him his career. Though at one point he viewed moving up in the workforce as a blessing, now his newfound success is starting to feel like more of a curse. Tom knows it’s time for him to seek assistance; he doesn’t want his overthinking—his anxiety—to get in the way of his professional life.
That’s why Tom has decided to talk with a mental health professional—someone he knows can help him work through the challenges and setbacks that hold him prisoner. With some professional encouragement and guidance, Tom feels confident that he’ll be able to better control and manage his anxiety. He also knows that he can choose between a counselor or therapist, and a psychiatrist, who can assist him by prescribing helpful medication to use in conjunction with therapy.
Perhaps like Tom, you’re also looking to meet with a mental health professional to get assistance with your anxiety. At Thriveworks in Morgantown, WV, our anxiety therapists and counselors have years of experience in treating anxiety that stems from a wide variety of sources. Whatever is concerning you, rest assured that our mental health professionals will listen and provide compassionate guidance as you work through your anxiety—as a team.
How Can a Counselor Help With My Anxiety?
Your therapy experience will be influenced by your mental health needs, and if you are experiencing anxiety, your treatment plan will be designed to help you cope and mitigate the effects of anxiety on your mental wellbeing. Though anxiety is a disorder that affects every person differently, some common signs and symptoms of anxiety include:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Irrational fears or fixation on imaginary situations
- Racing thoughts
- Chronic health conditions like IBS, acid reflux, or an autoimmune disorder
These are just a few of the many ways that a mental health disorder like anxiety can manifest, so it’s important not to be worried if you aren’t seeing your symptoms or problems being listed. And with that in mind, the only people qualified to diagnose or treat mental health conditions like anxiety are licensed providers, like our team at Thriveworks in Morgantown, WV.
Our providers help everyday people like you experience relief and newfound enjoyment from being able to better cope with and understand their anxiety. For some, connecting with one of our psychologists (also referred to as a therapist or counselor) is most beneficial. These types of mental health professionals assist clients through:
- Helping family members or partners understand their loved one’s anxiety through relationship therapy or family counseling
- Using talk therapy or behavioral therapy to promote self-awareness
- Developing coping mechanisms to use in real life, anxiety-inducing situations
Using therapy as the primary care method works well for many, but for others with more persistent or severe cases of anxiety, talking with and receiving treatment from a psychiatrist is more helpful. A unique provider type, psychiatrists specialize in mood and behavioral disorders. Psychiatrists are set apart by their medicinal background, being both licensed medical doctors and therapists simultaneously. These providers help clients with different types of anxiety by being able to:
- Prescribe helpful medication that assists clients in managing the disruptive, damaging symptoms of anxiety
- Use a combination of prescription medications and therapy sessions to treat clients, as needed
Regardless of the mental health professional you’re matched with, taking proactive steps toward prioritizing your mental health can give you a big boost. Just think about it: taking the time to balance out our mental health needs allows us to be more present during the moments and situations that define our lives and ourselves.
Schedule a Therapy or Psychiatric Session at Thriveworks in Morgantown, WV
Our scheduling specialists are standing by seven days a week to assist you. Whether you need help finding the right appointment time, a provider in your immediate area, or setting up your insurance, our scheduling team has your back. And by becoming a client with Thriveworks, you’ll gain access to exclusive membership benefits, which include:
- Weekend and evening session times
- Email and phone communication with your provider outside of sessions
- Flexible cancellation policy—just let us know a few days before your scheduled time if you can’t make it to your session
- Exclusive video and e-book content, for members only
The next time anxiety comes knocking, think about connecting with a mental health professional at Thriveworks in Morgantown, WV. We’re here to help you thrive.
We’re ready to partner with you; with the stability and support of one of our providers, better mental health can become a reality.