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Anxiety Therapy in Austin, TX

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Anxiety can keep you from living a fulfilling life, our licensed counselors can work with you to help you feel more like yourself.

 

While it is common to feel anxious at times, anxiety can make everyday experiences feel overwhelming and unmanageable. In these circumstances, working with a clinical psychologist can help you better understand these feelings and develop coping skills to overcome anxiety.

 

What Is Anxiety?

Anxiety is a feeling of worry, fear, or unease that can be mild or severe and is often accompanied by physical symptoms. While many people experience anxiety at some point during their lives, those who struggle with chronic or severe anxiety may find it difficult to manage their daily activities effectively. For these individuals, seeking therapy for anxiety disorders from a qualified clinical psychologist can help identify the underlying causes of anxiety and develop effective coping strategies for managing it.

 

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When to seek therapy for your Anxiety

Anxiety is a normal response to stressful situations, but for some people, it can become a debilitating force that makes them worry too much and too often about everyday things. If you find yourself experiencing one or more of the following signs on a daily or near-daily basis, it may be time to consider speaking with a therapist about anxiety disorders:

  • Excessive worry about ordinary situations that do not appear to have a rational basis (e.g., worrying about the future or worrying about getting sick even when you are perfectly healthy.)
  • Consistent worry without a discernible cause, such as with generalized anxiety disorder.
  • Problems concentrating or otherwise "troubled working memory” due to frequent intrusive thoughts or worries.
  • Irritability during times of anxiety can impact normal functioning at home, work, or in social situations.
  • Muscle tension and fatigue after periods of anxiety.
  • Inability to sleep or insomnia that compounds feelings of anxiety.
  • Avoidance of social situations or relationships out of fear of embarrassment, being judged, or just general discomfort.
  • Experiencing panic attacks or the constant fear of experiencing a panic attack in public. This is particularly common in panic disorders.

 

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Types of Anxiety Disorders

There is a wide range of anxiety disorders that can affect individuals in different ways. Some may seem minor and are often only temporary, but others can make it hard to go about your daily life. Some common types of anxiety disorders include:

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Generalized anxiety disorder is a form of anxiety that involves excessive worry or tension that is not directly linked to a specific triggering event. It can manifest with one or more of the following symptoms, difficulty sleeping, irritability, muscle tension, fatigue, difficulty concentrating.

Panic Disorder

People with Panic Disorder often experience panic attacks. These attacks can involve feelings of impending doom, shortness of breath, chest pain, or heart palpitations. A person with panic disorder may live in fear of the next panic attack, causing them to limit their amount of social interactions.

Phobias

Phobias are characterized by excessive fear of a specific object, situation, or activity. Some common Phobias include arachnophobia, a fear of spiders, and claustrophobia, a fear of confined spaces or crowds. Phobias may provoke panic attacks in certain people.

Social Anxiety

Social Anxiety Disorder is the extreme fear of being judged by others in social situations. It can lead a person to avoid social situations due to self-consciousness or fear of embarrassment.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

People with Panic Disorder often experience panic attacks. These attacks can involve feelings of impending doom, shortness of breath, chest pain, or heart palpitations. A person with panic disorder may live in fear of the next panic attack, causing them to limit their amount of social interactions.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) 

People with PTSD often experience intense thoughts and feelings related to a past traumatic experience. They may relive the event through flashbacks or nightmares or feel sadness, fear, or anger when reminded of the initial trauma.

 

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Looking for an Anxiety Therapist in Austin, TX?

If you're struggling with anxiety in Austin, Williamsburg Therapy Group can help. Our experienced therapists are experts in anxiety treatment and can help you identify your triggers and develop effective coping strategies.

We understand that everyone experiences anxiety differently, so we work closely with each patient to develop a personalized treatment plan that works best for them. 

We offer both individual and group therapy sessions that incorporate a variety of evidence-based methods to help patients manage their symptoms on an ongoing basis. With our professional support, you can learn to overcome your anxiety triggers and create healthy responses to stress and other challenging situations.  

Book an appointment with us to learn more about our approach to anxiety treatment and how we can help you achieve your goals for anxiety management!   

 

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