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Anxiety Therapy in NYC.

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Looking for an anxiety therapist in Brooklyn NY? We have psychologists that specialize in social anxiety, panic disorder, and general anxiety counseling in NYC.

Periodic anxiety is one of the most ubiquitous feelings in the human experience.

 

Whether it be for reasons like public speaking, worrying about a health issue, or concerns at work, many of us are familiar with the feeling of anxiety. Even though anxiety is a common and understandable feeling, having it all the time can be a sign of something deeper.

When everyday tasks become harder because of anxiety, it might be time to see a therapist. If you are looking for an anxiety therapist in NYC, Williamsburg Therapy Group could be the solution for you.

 

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What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is a persistent fear or worry about everyday situations in life. Yes, anxiety is a completely normal response for a human being. Most people feel anxious about a range of things in their lives, and it is often what drives people. But if people feel anxious all the time, it can get in the way of their daily lives and keep them from being their best selves. 

There are different causes of anxiety, which can manifest in many ways. Some people may have anxiety because they have a mental health problem, such as generalized anxiety disorder or a fear of social situations. For others, it may be caused by things outside of themselves, like stress at work or worries about money. Whatever the cause of your anxiety may be, finding an experienced and compassionate therapist can help you overcome this challenge and live your best life.

 

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When to seek help for Anxiety

If your anxiety symptoms are getting in the way of your life and keeping you from reaching your full potential, you might want to make an appointment with us. Our therapists can help you identify the underlying causes of your anxiety and provide you with strategies to better manage your worry and related symptoms so they don't interfere with your life. Here are some of the anxiety symptoms that therapy can help alleviate:

  • Excessive Worrying about trivial or ordinary situations
  • Problems Concentrating due to a disturbed working memory
  • Excessive Irritability during periods of anxiety
  • Muscle Tension especially after periods of anxiety has subsided
  • Fatigue as a chronic occurrence or after an anxiety attack
  • Trouble Sleeping whether falling asleep or staying asleep
  • Panic Attacks producing overwhelming physical symptoms such as increased heart rate, sweating, shaking, nausea, or shortness of breath
  • Social Avoidance or being overly shy and quiet in groups, especially with people not well known
  • Irrational Fear over everyday situations, objects, or animals

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Types of Anxiety Disorders

 

Anxiety presents itself in different ways and can be triggered by a wide range of factors and are often accompanied by feelings of fear and worry. There are many other types of anxiety disorders including separation anxiety, body dysmorphic disorder, hypochondriasis, and more. Our psychologists use a variety of approaches in their individual psychotherapy to help people with anxiety disorders. Common anxiety disorders include:

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Characterized by persistent and excessive worry about everyday situations, people with GAD may find it difficult to concentrate or sleep due to worry.

Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD)

Social Anxiety Disorder is characterized by an intense fear of social situations, often leading to social avoidance. People with social anxiety may feel anxious and uncomfortable in any social situation, even if they are familiar with the people involved. Social anxiety therapy may come in the form of exposure therapy, or with CBT and talk therapy.

Panic Disorder

Panic disorder is characterized by recurrent panic attacks, which are sudden episodes of extreme fear or discomfort. During a panic attack, people often experience physical symptoms such as a rapid heart rate, sweating, and shortness of breath. Panic disorder is often combined with other modalities of anxiety.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

OCD is characterized by intrusive and disturbing thoughts (obsessions), which lead to compulsive behaviors in order to relieve the anxiety caused by the thoughts. For example, people with OCD may spend hours each day washing their hands or checking that doors are locked.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder condition can develop after exposure to a traumatic event, such as a car accident, sexual assault, or wartime combat. People with PTSD may experience flashbacks, nightmares, and intrusive memories of the event long after it has occurred.

Phobias

A phobia is an irrational fear of a specific object, situation, or activity that results in a person avoiding the feared stimulus at all costs. Phobias can be general (such as a fear of heights) or very specific (such as a fear of spiders).

 

Common Anxiety Questions

 

Find an Anxiety Therapist in NYC

If you live in or near New York City, we have a number of experienced psychologists and psychiatrists ready to help you overcome your anxiety. Our therapists appreciate each step of the treatment process providing a generous structure of support and care.

 

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