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Anxiety Counseling

Anxiety Therapy

Life in this modern age is anything but simple. No matter how much you plan and prepare for each day, certain things are out of your control.

We all deal with these unexpected occurrences throughout life, whether big or small. And we all deal with occasional anxiety during stressful times. But when you’re regularly consumed by dread, fear, or unease; these are signs that your anxiety is becoming unmanageable.

If you’ve been experiencing these feelings—along with feelings of restlessness and a racing heart—you may be suffering from anxiety. And this issue can make all aspects of life feel really difficult and stressful.

Anxiety therapy can be your best path forward. You deserve to enjoy all the wonderful things life has to offer. Why spend your days worrying about things that may never even come to pass?

Our mental health professionals are here to help, and they specialize in working with anxiety. We offer the full spectrum of proven anxiety counseling modalities that incorporate the body and the mind. When you choose us, you can look forward to a true partner on your journey towards reclaiming wellness. We believe wellness is your birthright, and we’ll help you get there with our holistic, empathetic, and somatic approach. Anxiety is stored in the body; just talking about it isn’t enough. We offer somatic therapy interventions that help you rewire your brain to feel safe in your body.

What are the Main Symptoms of Anxiety?

The main symptoms and signs of anxiety include:

  • Experiencing a pounding/racing heart often or in specific settings
  • Trouble concentrating on anything besides your current worry
  • Stomachaches, muscle aches, headaches, and other unexplained aches
  • Excessive or irrational worries about certain situations, objects, or people
  • Feeling on-edge, wound-up, or out of control
  • Sweating, trembling, and/or tingling during certain situations
  • Sleep problems such as struggling to fall asleep or stay asleep

The most important thing to know is that “anxiety” is not a recognized disorder. Instead, anxiety disorders are broken down into several different types. Some of these include:

Typically, in the face of a traumatic event, people enter one of four reactionary responses: fight, flight, freeze (going numb, or dissociation) or fawn (people-pleasing behavior to remove perceived danger) [more about this on our instagram]

  • Panic disorder
  • Generalized anxiety disorder (or GAD)
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Phobia-related disorders

And the specific symptoms for each vary slightly. But if you’re experiencing any of the above symptoms on a regular basis—or to the point that you can’t handle certain situations—you may be dealing with an anxiety disorder. 

Is It Worth Seeing a Therapist for Anxiety?

It’s absolutely worth seeing an anxiety therapist if anxiety has started to interfere with your daily life. This looks a little different for everyone, so don’t worry about whether your anxiety is “bad enough” to seek counseling. It’s your life and you get to decide if you notice that it is interfering with you enjoying the quality of life you deserve.

Anxiety disorders and their symptoms can’t be cured just by telling yourself there’s nothing to worry about. That’s called repression. When we repress our feelings they strengthen and can pop up at the worst times. But you can get ahead of your symptoms by addressing them ahead of time in therapy with a compassionate and experienced counselor, who is familiar with overcoming anxiety. Taking time once a week in therapy  to make yourself a priority can give you the tools to reclaim your life.

What Do Anxiety Therapists Do?

Our anxiety therapists will:

  • Get to know you and your experiences on a personal level
  • Work with you to understand your goals with anxiety therapy
  • Create a plan that matches your comfort level to meet those goals
  • Guide you through CBT, & somatic therapies like IFS & brainspotting [and more]
  • Continually adjust your treatments as you grow and heal
  • Help you draw from your strengths and teach you tools to prevent anxiety from hijacking your life in the future

All in all, our somatic therapists will look beyond your diagnosis to see the unique individual you are. And that’s exactly what we do here at Holistic Mental Health Counseling. While diagnosing you can be helpful in choosing initial types of therapy to explore, we go so much further.

Our holistic approach means that we look at every facet of your life and personality. By considering how all these details impact each other, we can help you truly move forward from your anxiety.

Best of all, you’ll get all the knowledge and systems needed to gain a new perspective for the rest of your life. When we accept ourselves and stop fighting our symptoms they are given space to reveal the messages they are trying to give us. Learning from our symptoms provides us with a road map to meet our needs better and create a life that is more balanced and fulfilling. Our ultimate goal is empowering you to prevent anxiety symptoms from taking over ever again.

Effectiveness of Anxiety Counseling

Battling anxiety can make just about anything feel like a Herculean task. When your energy levels and mental bandwidth are already depleted, it’s hard to imagine adding anything new to your life. Anxiety can cause burnout and straight up wanting to avoid certain tasks or people.

That’s why you have to be sure that anxiety therapy is going to be the right fit. We completely understand, so we’ve compiled some data on its effectiveness.

Studies over the past decade have found our modalities for anxiety counseling to be extremely effective. But a comparison is the best way to understand the effectiveness of anxiety counseling versus other treatments.

One very recent study found that only 50% of people with anxiety feel better with prescribed medication. But 75-80% of people who attend any kind of psychotherapy (talk therapy, CBT, DBT, etc) feel better and more in control.

This doesn’t even include research in somatic therapy, which is proven to have the ability to literally rewire the neural pathways in your brain for healthy and safe connection.

Insurance and Costs for Anxiety Therapy

It’s no secret that finances can be a huge anxiety trigger for some people. We understand how maddening this issue is: anxiety therapy is the most effective type of treatment, but trying to find room in your budget just worsens the symptoms.

This is exactly why we’re so dedicated to working with most insurance companies to help make therapy affordable.

The first thing you should know is if your insurance company provides out-of-network benefits, there’s a high chance we’re an out-of-network provider with them.

For each session, out-of-network benefits will usually cover 30 to 60% of the cost. Even better, you’ll only pay your assigned co-pay if we’re in your insurance network.

And of course, we offer options for out-of-pocket / cash payments. If this describes you, we’ll work together privately to calculate your price per session.

But the biggest thing to keep in mind isn’t the price. It’s the fact that as holistic mental health experts, we 100% stand by the quality and effectiveness of every service. We know that talk therapy alone is often not enough. We go beyond talk therapy and address the root cause that is stored in your body with cutting edge somatic interventions like internal family systems and brainspotting.

You see, anxiety disorders tend to be deep-seated and “talking” alone can’t untangle those knots. If you’re ready to be rid of anxiety weighing on your mental and physical health, contact us to learn more.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can anxiety be cured with therapy?

An occasional small amount of anxiety is useful. Our goal is not to remove it completely. We are effective at helping you learn from and it and help you stop it from hijacking your life. Unlike prescription medication, anxiety therapy uncovers the root cause of your fears and worries.

Because the thing is, anxiety is just part of being human. Everybody experiences it in some form throughout their lives, especially around important or stressful events.

Basically, you’ll learn to “cure” anxiety’s grip on your life with our somatic & holistic approach.

Can therapy make anxiety worse?

No, long-term therapy won’t make your anxiety worse. Think of how anxiety counseling is like training a muscle.

The longer you are consistent with prioritizing your well-being and attending therapy sessions with us regularly, the stronger you’ll get.

And just like training your muscles, you might be a little sore or sensitive after your first session. Anxiety therapy requires talking about and working through some feelings that might make you uncomfortable at first—but this is only because it’s a new experience.

Regular sessions with one of our certified mental health professionals will make you stronger mentally and give you the ability to reclaim control of your life. Your anxiety won’t get worse over time by working with us. It will become manageable, familiar, and it will lessen more and more over time.

Is therapy better than medication for anxiety?

Yes, research shows that therapy is almost always better than medication for anxiety. It’s true that medication can mitigate some common symptoms of anxiety, like sleeplessness and a racing heartbeat.

But as soon as that dose wears off, you’re right back where you started.

And for some people, knowing you have to take a pill at the same time every day to fight your anxiety just makes the symptoms worse. The stress of missing a dose or forgetting your meds when you leave the house can be completely debilitating.

Anxiety therapy, on the other hand, gives you the tools and fortitude to de-escalate and prevent symptoms whenever they arise. And these tools are inside your own brain—you can’t run out or forget them when you travel like you can with medication.

How can you find the right anxiety therapist?

Finding an anxiety therapist who’s familiar with the best modalities for treatment is the best thing you can do. The more familiar a counselor is with anxiety disorders and the spectrum of potential treatments, the more effective your therapy will be.

And we’re happy to share that our certified somatic and holistic mental health therapists are extremely well-versed in anxiety, its many forms, and potential treatments. We aren’t interested in labeling you and then treating you based on what some textbook says.

Instead, your therapist will get to know you, your worries, your goals, and your needs. With each session, you’ll evaluate how things are going, how you’re feeling, and your next step towards lifelong wellness.

Wellness is your birthright. All of us here at Holistic Mental Health Counseling Services we believe this and stand by it, every single day. When you choose our team for your mental health care, we’ll guide you through every step of your journey towards healing.

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