Periodic anxiety is one of the most ubiquitous feelings in 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 sentiment. Although anxiety is a relatable and common feeling, constant and enduring anxiety can be an indication of something underlying. When anxiety begins to interfere with day to day tasks it might be time to seek a therapist. If you are looking for an Anxiety Therapist in Brooklyn NY, Williamsburg Therapy Group could be the solution for you..
What is anxiety?
Anxiety is a persistent fear or worry about everyday situations in life. Yes, anxiety is a completely normal response as a human being. Most people feel anxious about a range of things in their life and it is often what drives people.
Anxiety helps some embrace new things in their life or get out of bed a little earlier in the morning. But at some point anxiety needs to be taken seriously when it causes difficulty in your life. If the feeling of anxiety is constantly with you it could be time to seek counseling or medical assistance.
Symptoms of anxiety that benefit from therapy and/or medical help include:
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 have subsided
Fatigue — as a chronic occurrence or after 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
Types of Anxiety disorders?
Some people experience these feelings daily or near daily, sometimes for no apparent reason, making it difficult to carry on with normal, everyday functioning. When these feelings occur frequently enough that they interfere with a person’s day-to-day life, they may be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder.
Anxiety disorders include:
- Panic Disorder: experiencing recurring panic attacks at unexpected times. A person with panic disorder may live in fear of the next panic attack.
- Phobia: excessive fear of a specific object, situation, or activity
- Social Anxiety Disorder: extreme fear of being judged by others in social situations
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): recurring irrational thoughts that lead you to perform specific, repeated behaviors
- Separation Anxiety Disorder: fear of being away from home or loved ones
- Illness Anxiety Disorder: anxiety about your health (formerly called hypochondria)
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): anxiety following a traumatic event
Can my anxiety be treated?
The good news is that anxiety disorders are treatable. The psychologists at the Williamsburg Therapy Group provide individual psychotherapy to effectively treat anxiety disorders by integrating a range of interventions including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Solution Focused therapeutic perspectives.
In both moderate to severe cases of anxiety, it can be treated with a number of evidence-based therapies for individuals that include:
We recognize that it can be difficult and painful to work on these feelings. Our therapists create a warm, welcoming environment to help people find ways to work on these symptoms and improve their quality of life. Our therapy sessions can help individuals break free from anxiety and not constantly fear or worry about day to day tasks.
Looking for an Anxiety Therapist in Brooklyn NY?
If you are a patient in New York City who is looking for help managing and building a life beyond a severe mental health condition or discussing medication support, please schedule an appointment at one of our Brooklyn offices. We have a number of experienced psychologists and psychiatrists ready to help you overcome your anxiety. Beginning treatment can be extremely vulnerable. Our therapists appreciate each step of the treatment process providing a generous structure of support and care.
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