Do you experience racing thoughts? Do you ever feel “on edge” or like you cannot show up to events for fear of judgment from others? Anxiety can present in many different ways for people and over 40 million individuals are affected by Anxiety each year in the United States.
What Is Anxiety? What Are the Symptoms?
Common symptoms of anxiety are:
- Excessive worry
- Restlessness or feeling “on edge”
- Being easily fatigued
- Difficulty concentrating or your mind going blank
- Muscle tension
- Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
There are different types of anxiety that individuals may experience, some examples being Generalized Anxiety, Social Anxiety, and Specific Phobias:
- Generalized Anxiety:
Generalized Anxiety is when one is experiencing excessive anxiety and worry about a number of events or activities in one’s life. Someone experiencing Generalized Anxiety tend to expect the worst in any given situation and has trouble not worrying about things such as health, money, family, work, school, etc.
- Social Anxiety:
Social Anxiety is fear or anxiety about one or more social situations where someone can be exposed to possible scrutiny and/or fears that they will act in a way where they will be negatively evaluated and therefore any social setting can become anxiety provoking. This fear, anxiety and avoidance of situations can impact several areas of an individual’s life.
- Specific Phobias:
Specific Phobia is when there is fear or anxiety about a specific object or situation in one’s life, such as:
- Fear of flying
- Fear of Heights
- Fear of Animals
- Fear of receiving an injection or seeing blood
Schedule a Session at Thriveworks Willow Grove
Anxiety can be all consuming and can make us feel that we are unable to move forward in our lives. If this is something that you or a loved one is going though, then contact Thriveworks Willow Grove today, because we are here to help!
Our licensed counselors take many different approaches to helping people, such as utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness techniques and more. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy helps us learn how our thoughts impact how we feel and how we act. Therefore, by gaining a better understanding of our thoughts we can then change how we feel, and we can change our behaviors. Mindfulness allows us to explore ways of being more present with ourselves and our thoughts and feelings, as well as teaches us how to be more grounded in our lives.
If you no longer want to feel anxious, there is hope! Get connected to a therapist at Thriveworks Willow Grove today to help you feel better and get back on track with your life. We all need support and our licensed anxiety counselors are here for you!
Thriveworks Willow Grove offers both daytime and evening hours. There is no waiting list and we accept most major insurance plans and offer affordable rates. We are located in Montgomery County, so if you are looking for Anxiety Counseling in Willow Grove, Anxiety Counseling in Abington, Anxiety Counseling in Jenkintown or Anxiety Counseling in Huntingdon Valley, our office will be convenient for you! Call for an appointment today.