Anxiety Therapy in NYC
Anxiety Therapy NYC
Feeling anxious? You’re not alone.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or anxious? You are not alone; Anxiety affects over 40 million adults in the U.S.
Everyone experiences anxiety to some degree. So, anxiety isn’t necessarily a bad thing. A little bit of anxiety or stress can be healthy. This our body’s response to situations that are perceived as dangerous.
We often get anxious about various things, such as a test we must prepare for, public speaking, or social situations in general. Unfortunately your body can’t tell the difference between an attack by a bear and a public speaking event so it may sometimes overreacts to stressors.
However, when anxiety starts to impact your ability to live life to its fullest, therapy for anxiety can be helpful.
Although there are many similarities in how anxiety manifests, it is a unique experience to each person. Our goal is to help you understand what anxiety means to you. We are dedicated to creating a safe space for you to explore your anxiety and help alleviate some of its symptoms.
Types of anxiety disorders
There are several types of anxiety disorders and it can look different from person to person. Reach out for help if you suspect you have anxiety. Here are some common signs and symptoms of anxiety excessive worry, fear, restlessness, irritability, difficulty concentrating, fatigue, muscle tension, and sleep disturbances.
FAQs about anxiety treatment in NYC
Whether this is your first time seeking therapy services or you’ve worked with a counselor before, it’s normal to have questions. Here, we’ve answered some of the common questions we receive as anxiety counselors. Please reach out to us directly if you have more.
Online therapy can be an effective treatment option for anxiety. Online therapy for anxiety in NYC, also known as teletherapy or virtual therapy, involves receiving therapy through a secure videoconferencing platform from the comfort of your own home.
Online therapy can provide the same benefits as in-person therapy, including a safe and confidential space to talk about your thoughts and feelings, learning coping skills and strategies, and working towards your goals with the support of your therapist.
There is no singular treatment for anxiety disorders. Treatment options may include therapy, medication, or a combination of both. Lifestyle changes, such as exercise, relaxation techniques, and stress management, can also be helpful in managing anxiety symptoms.
Many therapists (including our team of NYC anxiety therapists) use a variety of treatment methods. We’ll customize your treatment to your unique situation in order to help you get the most out of therapy.
Deep breathing: Taking slow, deep breaths can help calm the body and reduce anxiety. Breathe in slowly through your nose, hold for a few seconds, and then exhale slowly through your mouth.
Mindfulness meditation: Practicing mindfulness meditation can help you focus on the present moment and reduce worry about the future. Find a quiet space, sit comfortably, and focus on your breath.
Exercise: Exercise can help reduce stress and anxiety by releasing endorphins, the body’s natural feel-good chemicals. Try to get at least 30 minutes of physical activity most days of the week.
Relaxation techniques: Techniques such as progressive muscle relaxation, guided imagery, or aromatherapy can help you relax and reduce anxiety.
Social support: Talking to a friend, family member, or one of our anxiety therapists can help you feel less alone and more supported. Joining a support group can also provide a sense of community and understanding.
Self-care: Taking care of yourself by getting enough sleep, eating a healthy diet, and engaging in activities you enjoy can help reduce stress and anxiety.
Remember, coping skills are not a one-size-fits-all solution, and what works for one person may not work for another. It’s important to find coping skills that work best for you and to be patient and persistent in practicing them.
Working with an anxiety therapist in NYC can help you feel more in control.
Whether you’re experiencing more anxiety than usual or have been struggling to cope with everyday challenges for a while, we’re here to help. Our experienced team of anxiety counselors in NYC can help you better understand your experience and ultimately find relief from your anxiety symptoms.
While it might feel like your anxiety disorder is in charge, it doesn’t have to be. Anxiety has a way of sweeping you into racing thoughts and bombarding you with uncomfortable physical symptoms. However, it is possible to take back control.
There are so many ways that anxiety can affect your life. It can interfere with your relationships with friends and family, cause you to miss work, or make it difficult to go out in public. It can prevent you from enjoying activities that used to be fun. But we want you to know that there is hope! We’ve seen how hard people can work and how much they can improve when they get the right tools and support—and we want that for each one of our clients.
If you’re ready to take control of your life again, we’re ready for you!
OTHER THERAPY SERVICES OFFERED WITH ALIGNED SELF IN NYC
Our team of caring therapists is happy to offer a variety of mental health services to offer support for you and your family. We offer online therapy services in the NYC area and across the state. You can start your therapy journey alongside a trained anxiety therapist. Or, you can learn more about our other services, including relationship therapy, grief counseling, therapy for entrepreneurs, therapy for Black and Indigenous People of Color, and LGBTQIA+ Affirmative therapy. We would be honored to support you in learning new coping methods to help you cope with future anxiety symptoms. You can also read more by visiting our blog, FAQ, and our about page.
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