What is anxiety therapy?
Anxiety therapy helps people better understand and manage their anxiety. Anxiety therapists at Thriveworks in Mt Pleasant, SC can develop a treatment plan that will help you better manage your day-to-day anxiety or your anxiety disorder.
How does anxiety therapy work?
Anxiety therapy involves talking to a therapist about symptoms, potential causes, and more. Thriveworks Mt Pleasant therapists will then work with you to determine where your anxiety might stem from and teach you effective coping mechanisms.
How to deal with anxiety?
One of the best ways to deal with anxiety is to learn about your own anxiety: your symptoms, what triggers it, and what coping mechanisms have been effective in the past. When you learn what your anxiety is tied to, it can help you be mindful of what's really happening as well as prevent and mitigate symptoms by processing and working through the issue in therapy. Other strategies that have been shown to help manage anxiety are meditation, challenging anxious thoughts, exercising, and journaling.
Symptoms of anxiety
Common symptoms of anxiety include:
- Sense of impending danger
- Trouble focusing
- Excessive sweating
- Stomach issues
- Panic attacks
- Increased heart rate
What is the best therapy for anxiety?
Is anxiety therapy conducted in person or online?
Anxiety therapy is conducted both in person and online, depending on the individual's preferences and their therapist's availability. We suggest choosing the option that best suits your needs.
How long does anxiety therapy last?
On average, people can tend to attend 15 to 20 session of anxiety therapy (five or more months). However, this number is heavily dependent on the type of anxiety that's being treated and its severity, with many choosing to attend anxiety therapy for a longer period of time to ensure its effectiveness long-term.
Is therapy worth it for anxiety?
Yes, it is worth going to therapy for anxiety. If you are struggling with regular anxious thoughts and feelings that are affecting your day-to-day life or you suspect that you have an anxiety disorder, you should seek expert anxiety help.
Need more help deciding?
Anxiety is disruptive. It gets in the way of our thoughts and it seeps into our behaviors. We all know what it feels like to be anxious. We might feel anxious when our boss assigns us a big project or when we get into a fight with our significant other. This anxious feeling passes. Anxiety, however, is persistent. It keeps us from feeling well, feeling like we can live a normal life.
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S. Anxiety disorders differ in their symptoms and severity, but they all have one thing in common: they’re rooted in what seems to be an uncontrollable sense of worry and fear that can sometimes escalate into panic. There is treatment available, which can help you understand your disorder, cope with the symptoms, and overcome your anxiety. If you’re experiencing anxiety, consider seeing a therapist specially trained in treating anxiety disorders at Thriveworks Mt. Pleasant Counseling. Our counselors can help you take back control of your life.
Symptoms of Anxiety Disorder
There are many different causes and types of anxiety disorder. There are also a range of symptoms you may be experiencing, all of which get in the way of your living a full and happy life.
- You feel restless
- You become tired easily
- You have difficulty concentrating
- You are often irritable
- You have muscle tension
- You have trouble sleeping
- You are preoccupied with worry
- You are unable to feel settled, calm or content
- You find it difficult to manage your anxiety
If you’d like help working through your anxiety, call us at Thriveworks Mt. Pleasant Counseling to schedule your appointment and meet with a therapist. Our phone number is 843-606-6223.
What to Expect from Anxiety Counseling
Your therapist is specially trained and licensed to treat anxiety disorders and will work with you to understand the underlying cause of your anxiety. We can help you refocus your energy and turn negative, self-defeating feelings and thoughts into positive thoughts and behaviors. We can also provide you with techniques and tools for handling your anxious thoughts when they arise. We can help you put together an effective plan for moving past your anxiety and moving forward with a more calm and peaceful life.
Thriveworks Mt. Pleasant Counseling is here to help you with your anxiety. You can usually get an appointment within 24 hours. Our counselors have flexible schedules so you can see us on evenings and weekends. Our counselors are also available by phone and email to help you between in-person sessions. We also accept most major insurance plans.
We are conveniently located adjacent to the Queensborough Shopping Center at 1131 Queensborough Blvd., #100 in Mt. Pleasant. Call Thriveworks Mt. Pleasant Counseling today at 843-606-6223 to schedule your first counseling session.