Jamie has always struggled with panic attacks. It had been years since he last experienced one but now they’re back. Jamie has a lot on his plate these days. He decided to go back to school for his master’s degree –– something he has dreamed about for a long time.
Jamie already works a full-time job on top of his new classes. He’s having trouble adjusting to his newly packed schedule and starts to feel more anxious. He starts having panic attacks a couple of times a week after he gets home from work. After a few weeks of this, Jamie feels exhausted and reaches out for help.
Panic attacks are just one way that anxiety manifests itself; it’s a good idea to take your anxiety seriously if you’re experiencing symptoms that are interfering with your daily life. Working with a psychiatrist can help. Psychiatrists are medical doctors with specialized training in treating mental health problems, including anxiety. They utilize a variety of effective treatments to help their clients manage and reduce symptoms of a mental health issue.
Do you suffer from anxiety and want support? We want you to know that help is available. Our team of compassionate mental health professionals at Thriveworks Counseling in Owings Mills, MD can give you the care you need to move forward with your life.
Most Common Symptoms of Anxiety
Anxiety is one of the most common mental health problems with millions of people in the United States alone suffering from an anxiety disorder each year.
Anxiety can take many forms and doesn’t look the same for everyone. Some common anxiety symptoms include:
- Nervousness or worry
- Rapid heartbeat
- Feelings of doom or dread
- Insomnia or trouble staying asleep
- Feeling agitated or restless
- Difficulty concentrating
- Muscle tension
- Panic attacks
Some level of anxiety is completely normal and expected during stressful situations. You might be anxious before a major presentation or while playing an intense game with friends. However, anxiety can be considered a mental illness when it interferes with other aspects of your life.
Working with an anxiety psychiatrist can put you on a path to improving your mental health. Reach out to a professional from Thriveworks Counseling in Owings Mills, MD to get started today.
Working With an Anxiety Psychiatrist: What To Expect
While all psychiatrists are equipped to treat anxiety disorders, an anxiety psychiatrist is one who specializes in diagnosing different types of anxiety and helping their clients manage anxiety symptoms.
Working with a psychiatrist typically involves psychotherapy, medication, or a mix of multiple treatment modalities. Here’s what to expect from each:
- Psychotherapy: Also known as talk therapy, psychotherapy is one of the most effective treatments for anxiety disorders. Your psychiatrist will use a research-based therapeutic technique to help you get your anxiety under control. Techniques will differ depending on your symptoms and diagnosis but most psychotherapy involves addressing your symptoms, developing stress management techniques, and learning how to reframe your thoughts in a healthier way.
- Medication: Psychiatrists are medical doctors who can prescribe medication for their clients. Psychiatric medication can help some people manage their symptoms, especially when combined with psychotherapy. If medication is right for you, your psychiatrist will go over the benefits, potential side effects, and what to expect. Your provider will manage your medication’s dosage over time, making changes depending on how you respond.
Many of our clients report more manageable symptoms after working with an anxiety psychiatrist. Call our office to get started with a psychiatrist from Thriveworks Counseling in Owings Mills, MD.
Appointments Available at Thriveworks in Owings Mills, MD
Anxiety disorders can be scary and frustrating but we want you to know that support is available. Working with an anxiety psychiatrist from Thriveworks Counseling in Owings Mills, MD can help you manage your symptoms and reduce your stress levels.
Our anxiety psychiatrists work with clients through convenient online sessions, helping you find the time to fit mental health care into your life. We don’t use waitlists and you can get started quickly –– new clients can often see a psychiatrist within 24-48 hours. We also accept many major healthcare plans, so seeing a psychiatrist might be more affordable than you think.
We understand that your schedule can change quickly. That’s why we offer a flexible cancellation policy. Contact us up to 23.5 hours before your session to reschedule for a time that works better for you.
Working with Thriveworks doesn’t end once your session is over. You’ll receive other valuable perks like access to providers via email and phone between sessions, a “Dear Abby” style mental health Q&A support, and the Thriveworks counselor-moderated community discussion forum.
We want to help you manage your anxiety and live a happier, healthier life. Call us today to start working with a psychiatrist from Thriveworks Counseling in Owings Mills, MD. We look forward to hearing from you.