Newport News Virginia Anxiety Counseling Services

When you check the news, you are bombarded with upsetting news. Murder, kidnapping, war, political strife, terrorism; the list of tragic events if never ending. If we let ourselves read the details, ponder the victims, and worry about this happening to us, we can easily get to the point of not being able to function. For some people, it takes very little to trigger a serious anxiety situation. For others, there are specific situations or events that make anxiety overwhelming. If you are looking for help with anxiety in Newport News, Virginia, look no further. The experts at Thriveworks are ready to help you find peace in this fear filled world.

When you are struggling with anxiety, normal activities may become very difficult for you. Your family and loved ones may not understand and feel frustrated with you for being difficult. You may not understand your symptoms yourself, and be unsure of whether you are actually experiencing anxiety, or another mental health issue. Thriveworks counselors in Newport News can help you diagnose, treat, and evaluate your progress, no matter what you are facing.

Exploring Anxiety Disorders and Symptoms

Anxiety problems can be troublesome, but may not actually be at the level of a serious disorder. At other times, anxiety issues can become so severe that it becomes difficult to complete daily life tasks. Every age group, socioeconomic group, gender, and class can be affected by anxiety disorders. These disorders can come on at any time in life, suddenly or gradually. Even if you are not experiencing a major anxiety disorder, your symptoms can still be overwhelming. Spending time with a Thriveworks counselor or therapist can be beneficial, no matter what the intensity of your symptoms.

There are many different types of anxiety issue and disorders. These include:

  • School phobia (particularly in children)
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Social anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Panic disorder
  • Agoraphobia (fear of specific places or situations)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Separation Anxiety

All of these disorders are serious impediments to living a productive and happy life. There is no reason to suffer alone. Depending on the age of the person suffering, the symptoms can be even more confusing. For a child, having issues with anxiety may be difficult to express and understand. These problems can appear differently in the young, perhaps with the child or teen seeming angry or uninterested in school or sports. A trained counselor can determine what issues you or your child are actually dealing with, and then help develop a plan of action.

Panic disorders can be very troubling for the person suffering from them, and also for their loved ones. They are often serious enough to send the sufferer to the hospital because they fear they are having a heart attack. Having to avoid places and situations in order to not suffer from anxiety is no way to live. It can be similar to living in a prison if the list of places and things one cannot experience grows too long. You can find victory over anxiety. You may reluctant to try, or to put yourself out there to attempt to improve, but with the help of a Thriveworks anxiety counselor in Newport News, Virginia, real improvement is possible.

Treatment Methods

Thriveworks counselors in Newport News are trained to employ methods and techniques for overcoming anxiety that can provide great relief. Without help, you may feel trapped in your home, unable to face certain situations, and unable to complete normal tasks and duties. It may be difficult to imagine a time when you were not burdened by this issue. Many anxiety disorders begin at a very young age, possibly at the age of 8 or 9. If you seek help for this issue as an adult, this means you may have been dealing with this issue for decades. If you are able to seek help for your child that is dealing with anxiety, you may be able to prevent years of pain and fear.

Some methods of treatment for anxiety include:

  • Cognitive behavioral methods
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Gradual exposure therapy
  • Play therapy for children
  • Possible use of medication
  • Establishing routines, including exercise and relaxation

A trained counselor can combine various methods of counseling to create a specialized treatment plan for your specific issue. There is no one method that will work for every person that is seeking counseling for anxiety. Every individual is unique, and every treatment plan and counseling session will be specialized. Perhaps you have searched for help in the past, with no improvements. Perhaps the time was not right, the counselor was not right, or the treatment was not right. But you deserve to give yourself another chance. You deserve to make another effort towards recovery.

Why Choose Us?

Pursuing counseling is a personal choice; and all individuals come to it at different times for different reasons. Thriveworks counselors and therapists in Newport News, Virginia provide a safe and open environment without judgment or fear. Every person is unique, as is their innermost worries, fears, goals, and dreams. When you are dealing with anxiety, you do not need to lose another day to this burden.

Many offices operate with long waiting lists and limited hours. Thriveworks Newport News is different. We recognize that you lead a busy life and that it is probably difficult to pick up the phone and call us for the very first time. For that reason, we pride ourselves on not operating with a waiting list. In most cases, we have appointments available within 24 hours for new clients. We want to be ready when you are ready for help.

You may be in the midst of an intense time with anxiety symptoms. You may be having trouble leaving the house. You may want to make that change in your life that you have been putting off for so long. You may want to give a voice to your hopes and dreams of overcoming anxiety. Whatever the reason, we are ready to walk with you on this journey of hope and healing. Thriveworks Newport News would be honored to partner with you to better your mental health.

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a family member. I found it very easy to pour my feelings & concerns out on the table, because Dr. Jones was very warm and genuine. Dr. Jones gave me some valuable information and the process of therapy to consider. I will relay this information to my family and see if they would like to have a session with Dr. Jones.

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ff is incredibly kind, and Thriveworks has a great customer service base that can be contacted anytime. Despite this being a new location, the quality of service is great. The counselors are very professional and helpful. I saw Patricia Jones, and she helped me a lot with my anxiety, depression, and panic attack issues. In my short time with her, I definitely left feeling much better and with many tools in my belt to use in the future. She not only helped me through the issues I started going to her for, but helped me find other areas in my life where improvement was needed. Overall, it was a great experience. My only issue was that each session began with paying for the session, which made the sessions seem more clinical and about the money than about the therapy. However, this was the only issue and was not reflective of the care during appointments at all!

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