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Anxiety

What is An Anxiety Disorder?

An anxiety disorder can manifest in many different forms and can affect a person’s day to day life. Anxiety is uncontrolled and persistent worry and fear of everyday life and situations. Some examples of what an anxiety disorder may look like include:

  • A person is hypervigilant of their surroundings.
  • A person whose heart rate races on a regular basis.
  • A person who has unwanted or racing thoughts.
  • A person who shakes, sweats or experiences tingling hands a lot.
  • A person who feels doom or unrealistic feelings of danger.
  • A person who has trouble sleeping.

Not all anxiety disorders are outwardly shown. Those who have anxiety disorders can appear as if nothing is wrong while dealing with the anxiety internally. If one or more of these describe you and you are wondering if you might have an anxiety disorder it’s important to reach out to a mental health expert for help. Thriving Center of Psychology offers a Therapist Matchmaker Survey that gives you the chance to be linked with a therapist that will understand your needs and make you feel comfortable so they can be able to effectively help you.

How Do I Know If I Have An Anxiety Disorder?

Knowing if you have an Anxiety Disorder may not always be so easy to tell. Symptoms of anxiety disorders may come and go in everyday life and be easily dealt with. On the other hand, they may be continuous and cause stress that influences how you act and interact with others. Living life with anxiety doesn’t have to be consuming. You can work through your concerns so the opportunities of life that are presented to you can be taken and you can live your life to the fullest. You don’t have to be swallowed up in your uneasiness. If you feel like you are, there is help for you at the Thriving Center of Psychology. If you find yourself suffering from one, some or all of the symptoms of an anxiety disorder, take our Therapist Matchmaker Survey to get the help you need from an experienced therapist to combat your anxiety and find solace in your mental health. 

How Is Anxiety Treated?

Each treatment plan is constructed with the individual in mind. CBT is used to evoke negative thoughts about one’s self and the world in an effort to change unwanted behavior archetypes.  ACT is a therapy rooted in action to help you stay attentive to your thoughts and accept them without judgment. Mindfulness is a technique that allows you to understand and process your feelings and emotions. Medication is used to slow down the nervous system and help you relax physically and mentally. Anxiety will be treated as you and your therapist see fit for your situation and unique challenges.