Is Anxiety Disrupting Your Daily Life?
- Are you overwhelmed by worry on a daily basis?
- Do you wish you could find relief from your racing thoughts?
- Is your anxiety keeping you up at night?
- Do you struggle to feel comfortable in your own skin?
Perhaps you feel trapped by negative thought cycles that you can’t seem to overcome. Maybe you find it hard to stop worrying about problems that might arise, even when they seem unlikely. And sometimes, your fears may become so overwhelming that you suffer from panic attacks.
It could be that your anxiety makes it difficult to concentrate, and you can’t seem to focus on anything for long. Perhaps you feel distracted at work, making it harder for you to get things done, which only exacerbates your stress.
Anxiety can even cause physical symptoms. If you have been struggling with insomnia, headaches, or nausea, anxiety could be the culprit. And when your anxiety leaves you tossing and turning at night, the resulting exhaustion and fatigue can make it difficult to get through the day.
At times, you might think about turning to your family and friends for help, but you somehow feel disconnected and isolated from the people you love. Moreover, the thought of going to social gatherings may be nerve-wracking, and after social interactions, you might replay past conversations in your mind over and over, wondering if you said the wrong thing.
Trying to overcome your anxiety on your own can seem daunting. But you don’t have to go it alone. Working with a supportive therapist can be the first step on your road to recovery. Anxiety treatment can help you find the freedom to be your authentic self and feel truly calm and happy again.
You’re Not Alone—Many People Seek Treatment for Anxiety
Anxiety affects millions of people. In fact, it’s one of the most widespread mental health conditions, and people develop anxiety for many different reasons. Experiencing trauma or illness can lead to anxiety, for example, and major life transitions can also leave people feeling uncertain, insecure, and stressed out.
In addition, anxiety can be a result of trying to manage all of the pressures of a fast-paced lifestyle. For instance, an employee in a high-pressure environment who begins working longer and longer hours might gradually develop symptoms of anxiety. Parents who are juggling work and childcare may feel anxious about trying to “do it all.” Trying to check every task off of an ever-growing to-do list can easily lead to chronic stress.
Technology can also play a role in anxiety. Today, millions of people spend hours each day on social media, scrolling through highly edited images of other people’s lives, which can set unrealistic standards and reduce one’s self-confidence. And sometimes, people experience chronic anxiety without any discernible root cause.
But no matter why we may develop anxiety, overcoming this disorder without support is very difficult. Learning healthy coping skills often requires professional guidance, and without someone to turn to, we may end up engaging in substance abuse or self-harm. And when we don’t know where our anxiety stems from, we may not even know where to begin the healing process.
Rather than trying to deal with anxiety on your own, you can seek help from an experienced therapist. By pursuing anxiety treatment, you can safely face your fears and learn to feel genuinely happy again.
Anxiety Treatment Can Help You Regain Control Of Your Life
Many people who suffer from anxiety worry that therapy won’t be effective. But therapy can give you the opportunity to hone in on the cause of your anxiety and address it with a holistic, personalized approach.
At Affinity Psychological Services, we provide clients with a safe environment where they can work with their therapist to clarify the source of their anxiety, learn healthy coping mechanisms to relieve their symptoms, and start taking control of their lives. No matter which modality is best suited for the client, we engage in clinical work with a warm, relational approach.
The process begins when you book your first appointment through the scheduling tool on our group’s website. If you need assistance finding an available appointment, you can reach out to our admins through the contact page. Our administrative staff maintains a care list indicating which therapists specialize in different modalities, which are working at each of our locations, and who is conducting telehealth vs. in-person sessions. This allows us to match you with the therapist that is best suited to your needs.
Beginning with the first session, your therapist will work closely with you to design a customized treatment plan based on your needs, goals, and resources. We prioritize transparency and will always provide the reasoning behind our treatment suggestions.
In some sessions, you might focus on skills and coping mechanisms, and in others, you may spend time engaged in introspection. We will work together for as long as needed—some clients may find relief from their anxiety after only a few sessions, while others may work with the same therapist for longer to address their anxieties and reach their goals.
Our therapists can integrate a variety of modalities for anxiety treatment. Not every therapist uses the same modalities, rather your therapist will make informed decisions about which modality(ies) will be most beneficial for your situation.
Some of the treatment methods our therapists utilize are psychodynamic therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, among others. For our younger clients, we offer modalities that allow them to explore their creativity, like play therapy and art therapy.
No matter which modalities your therapist makes use of, we will always focus on healing in a way that emphasizes your strengths. With our compassionate support, you can master the skills you need to get your anxiety under control and manage your stressors outside of therapy.
We are a fast-growing practice providing mental health services to a large, diverse clientele. By working with one of our skilled therapists, you will gain a sense of empowerment and begin enjoying life beyond anxiety.
But you may still have questions about anxiety treatment…
I’m worried about the cost of anxiety treatment.
Affinity Psychological Services is a pro-insurance practice: we work with clients who are enrolled in all types of local insurance plans. By keeping our services affordable and accepting a variety of insurances, we aim to make our services accessible to a broad range of people. Picture therapy as an investment in yourself and your future—your mental health and well-being are worth the price.
Telling a stranger about my anxiety will be uncomfortable.
It’s normal to feel a little nervous about opening up regarding your mental health to someone you’ve never met. Your therapist will do everything in their power to create a safe, comfortable environment, starting with your very first session. And they may surprise you with insights into your anxiety that you might not have realized on your own! Soon enough, you’ll find that your therapist no longer feels like a stranger, and talking to them about your anxiety will feel much easier.
Talking about my fears will just make me feel more anxious.
The thought of facing your fears in therapy might send your heart racing, but your therapist will never force you to engage into anything that you’re not comfortable with. Together, you and your therapist can work to process your anxiety at a pace that suits you. Desensitizing yourself to your fears is a gradual journey, and you do not have to rush into it before you’re ready.
You Can Enjoy a Future Free of Anxiety
If you’re ready to take the first steps towards healing from anxiety, we invite you to contact us online with any questions you may have about anxiety treatment at our practice. And if you would like to schedule an appointment, you can use the scheduling page on our website.