When anxiety becomes excessive or difficult to manage, it can become a significant source of distress and interfere with your daily functioning. Providing telehealth anxiety therapy in New York & Florida.
Anxiety is a normal and natural response to stress or potential danger. However, when anxiety becomes excessive or difficult to manage, it can become a significant source of distress and interfere with daily functioning. People who struggle with anxiety may experience a range of physical, emotional, and behavioral symptoms, including:
• Avoidance of places/people that trigger your anxiety
• Physical symptoms (sweating, trembling. heart racing, etc)
• Racing thoughts and worry
• Difficulty concentrating or making decisions
• Restlessness or feeling on edge
• Difficulty sleeping
One common symptom of anxiety is overthinking. You may find yourself dwelling on negative thoughts or replaying past events, leading to a sense of overwhelm or feeling stuck. Over-planning is another symptom that may arise, as you try to control your environment to reduce the possibility of triggering anxiety. You may also experience avoidance, choosing to stay away from people or places that you believe may trigger your anxiety. This can lead to isolation and a sense of disconnection from the world around you.
Physical symptoms such as sweating, trembling, heart racing, and difficulty breathing are also common with anxiety. Racing thoughts and worry can make it challenging to concentrate or make decisions, leading to a sense of restlessness or feeling on edge. Difficulty sleeping is another symptom, as anxiety can make it challenging to turn off your mind and relax.
Common Fears about attending anxiety therapy
While seeking help for anxiety can be an important step towards feeling better, many people may feel hesitant or fearful about starting therapy. It's normal to feel anxious about opening up to a therapist or sharing your thoughts and feelings. You may worry about being judged or misunderstood, or feel unsure about whether therapy can really help.
At Knew You Psychotherapy, we understand these fears and are here to support you through the process. Our therapists provide a warm, empathetic, and non-judgmental environment where you can feel safe to explore your feelings and work towards your therapeutic goals. We believe that therapy is a collaborative process, and we will work with you to identify your strengths and develop a plan to help you overcome your anxiety.
How does beginning therapy work at Knew You Psychotherapy?
At Knew You Psychotherapy, therapy begins with a free 15-20 minute consultation call with one of our Intake Coordinators. During the consultation, you and the intake coordinator will have a chance to further discuss what is bringing you to therapy, your therapeutic goals, your therapeutic history, and answer any questions you may have. The intake coordinator will also help determine the therapist that is the best match for you and schedule your first appointment.
Our therapists believe in the importance of building a therapeutic alliance and a safe space to explore your thoughts and feelings. We understand that anxiety can be very scary, mostly when you may lack the necessary skills to navigate it. Our goal is to support you explore how your past experiences have influenced your present. Our therapists work collaboratively with clients to identify triggers and develop personalized coping strategies to manage anxiety.
If you're struggling with anxiety, seeking professional help can be an effective way to manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life. Knew You Psychotherapy offers a range of therapy services to support individuals struggling with anxiety, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical-behavioral therapy (DBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Mindfulness, Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT), and Motivational Interviewing.
If you're ready to take control of your anxiety and start living a more peaceful, fulfilling life, schedule a consultation call and one of our highly qualified Intake Coordinators will then reach out to you to schedule your first session and guide you on your journey towards reducing anxiety and finding greater calm and clarity in your daily life.