Kesha knew that she had some mild issues with anxiety, but she also prided herself on keeping her internal struggles hidden from her family, friends, and coworkers. She considered herself super high-functioning. If she’d battled anxiety during the day, she just compensated by drinking a couple extra glasses of wine at night in order to wind down. But then Kesha started working at a new company. She was doing the same programming job, but for a different employer. Which meant that she had to change some of her daily routines. Suddenly Kesha’s anxiety wasn’t of the high-functioning type anymore. She was really struggling with maintaining her sanity at work. And it took more than a couple of glasses of wine in the evening to make her feel better. Kesha decided that it was time to seek help from an anxiety therapist.
Anxiety therapists at Thriveworks in Sunnyvale, CA can give expert support to individuals who are struggling with persistent, disruptive feelings of fear and worry. Even if your anxiety is relatively high-functioning, like Kesha’s, a professional counselor can teach you coping mechanisms and proven therapeutic techniques to manage your symptoms. You can learn to recognize your triggers and prevent your anxiety from escalating. Don’t wait until you suffer an unexpected panic attack at the worst possible moment. Get help now for your anxiety symptoms from a Thriveworks therapist in Sunnyvale, CA.
Can Anxiety Do Lasting Damage?
This is very much a question that a person suffering from anxiety would ask! Individuals with anxiety often fixate on potential negative outcomes of events. And nothing says anxiety more than being anxious about anxiety.
When you have chronic anxiety, your mind and body can experience long-term effects like the following:
- Compromised immune system
- Difficulty concentrating or focusing
- Difficulty making decisions
- Headaches and migraines
- Major and mild depression
- Weight changes
- Sleep disruptions
- Gastrointestinal problems like irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)
An individual may visit their primary care physician complaining of digestive issues, but it’s really anxiety that’s driving the stomach problems. The good news is that it’s completely possible to clear up all these peripheral symptoms by addressing your underlying anxiety with a therapist at Thriveworks in Sunnyvale, CA.
Is There a Way to Overcome Panic Attacks?
Panic disorder is characterized by panic attacks, which are incredibly intense episodes of psychological fear that can elicit painful physical symptoms like a racing heart and shortness of breath. It’s not unusual for an individual suffering a panic attack to feel like they’re going to die. In fact, over 1.2 million Americans visit a hospital emergency room every year due to anxiety.
But panic disorder is highly treatable with psychotherapy, behavioral therapy, and/or medications like antidepressants. A few months of therapy at Thriveworks in Sunnyvale, CA can reduce or even eliminate symptoms of anxiety. Some individuals can see results in a matter of sessions.
Is There a Way to Overcome Social Anxiety?
Social anxiety disorder, or social phobia, is characterized by anxiety that is so acute around other people, a sufferer may avoid social interactions at all costs.
Anxiety therapists at Thriveworks in Sunnyvale, CA can effectively treat social anxiety with cognitive therapy.
What Are the Other Kinds of Anxiety and How Are They Treated?
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Potential treatments include cognitive processing therapy (CPT), exposure therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), and stress inoculation training (SIT).
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). Potential treatments include CBT and/or psychiatric medications.
- Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). Potential treatments include psychotherapy and/or medications.
But anxiety therapy isn’t one-size-fits-all. Anxiety counselors at Thriveworks in Sunnyvale, CA may try a host of other therapeutic measures, such as exposure therapy, relaxation or mindfulness techniques like meditation and deep breathing, biofeedback, art and music therapy, lifestyle changes (like using exercise to channel anxiety into physical movement), cutting back on coffee and alcohol, family therapy, or couples counseling.
Ask a Thriveworks Therapist for Help with Your Anxiety
The anxiety therapists at Thriveworks in Sunnyvale, CA are fully licensed, highly qualified, and top-rated in their psychological field. They can walk you through evidence-based, solution-focused techniques to help you learn your worry triggers and manage your symptoms of anxiety.
When you enroll at Thriveworks, you get numerous benefits like a quick turnaround on appointments (you usually see your counselor within 24-48 hours) and no wait times (97% of Thriveworks appointments begin early or on time). You also get the benefit of our Ask-a-Coach 24hr Q&A feature and phone/email access to your mental health provider between sessions. Plus you can always opt for online sessions instead of in-person at one of our 240+ brick and mortar offices. Health insurance covers both kinds of appointments.
Call today to get matched to the anxiety therapist who can help you find relief from your overwhelming fears and worries. We look forward to putting you on the path to recovery!