Anxiety Therapy in Wilbraham, MA—How Does It Work? How Can It Help?

Anxiety Therapy in Wilbraham, MA—How Does It Work? How Can It Help?

Have you ever stayed awake all night, worrying about the following day? Have you ever been distracted at school or work by your constant thinking? Have you ever felt petrified by this worry, frozen in time, the only thing moving your racing thoughts? This is a snapshot of what anxiety can feel like. Although, if you’re on this page, we probably don’t need to explain that to you.

Anxiety can (and often is) debilitating. It’s constant worry that can’t be appeased easily. However, that’s not to say that it can’t be managed with the right care. If you are experiencing anxiety or symptoms of an anxiety disorder, consider reaching out to an anxiety therapist. Anxiety therapists can help you get to the root of your anxiety, manage your specific symptoms, and get back to a less-stressed life.

There is only one way to happiness and that is to cease

worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will.”

–Epictetus

If you are interested in what anxiety therapy could do for you, consider reaching out to Thriveworks Counseling in Wilbraham, MA. We have therapists on our team who specialize in helping their clients with anxiety, and they would be honored to help you, too. To schedule an appointment for anxiety therapy, just contact our office. We’re here to help.

Anxiety Disorders: What Are Your Anxiety Symptoms?

At its core, anxiety is an uncontrollable or persistent worry. Now, there are many different anxiety disorders, which are centered around this uncontrollable/persistent worry and additional, more specific symptoms. For example, here are a few common anxiety disorders, of which you might be familiar with:

  1. Generalized anxiety disorder: This form of anxiety is ongoing anxiety about a range of events that disturbs one’s day to day functioning. Symptoms include never-ending worry, difficult concentrating, fear, and emotional distress.
  2. Social anxiety disorder: This is another common form of anxiety, which is characterized by irrational worry about social interactions. Those with social anxiety disorder experience anxiety and fear in everyday social engagements.
  3. Panic disorder: Panic disorder is characterized by panic attacks, which are sudden feelings of terror. Individuals with panic disorder might feel like everything is out of their control and experience harmful physical symptoms as well.
  4. PTSD: Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is another form of anxiety that develops after a traumatic event. Those with PTSD struggle to recover from their trauma, experiencing many harmful symptoms like flashbacks, nightmares, isolation, and avoidance.

These are just a few items on a long list of anxiety disorders. If you are experiencing any symptoms of anxiety, please know that it’s important for you to get professional help. A therapist can help you manage those persistent, uncontrollable thoughts. Thriveworks Counseling can set you up with one today at our Wilbraham, MA office.

How Does Anxiety Therapy Work? How Can It Help?

Anxiety therapy at Thriveworks Counseling is based around the individual. In other words, our counselors take a look at each client’s specific needs. So, before your anxiety therapist designs your anxiety treatment, they will want to know what your symptoms are, what anxiety disorder you might have, what may be causing your anxiety, and more. Once they understand these specifics and your unique needs, they can best design the course of therapy!

Often, therapy for anxiety involves cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT focuses on guiding the client in changing their negative thinking patterns to more helpful, positive thinking patterns. There are other forms of therapy that can help people work through their anxiety, too. Again, this is dependent on the individual’s needs, which are of utmost importance here at Thriveworks Counseling.

Schedule an Appointment at Thriveworks Counseling in Wilbraham, MA

Thriveworks Counseling in Wilbraham, MA is here and ready to help the community. We recognize the harm that anxiety can do, and we want to help the people of Wilbraham (and beyond) work through this mental health challenge.

If you’d like to schedule an appointment for anxiety therapy, please call our office. We can set you up with a therapist who specializes in anxiety treatment, as soon as today or tomorrow.

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