WHAT ARE COMMON TYPES OF ANXIETY DISORDERS THAT ARE TREATED AT BE.WELL. PSYCHOTHERAPY?
At Be.WELL. NYC our therapists work with anyone struggling with symptoms of anxiety . Therapy can help anytime anxiety begins to impact your daily life. Sometimes, your anxiety can begin to impact you enough that you have an anxiety disorder. Our Therapists can treat everyday anxiety or specific anxiety disorders such as social anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), panic disorders, and panic attacks.
WHAT IS ANXIETY?
The definition of anxiety is the reaction to situations that are perceived stressful or dangerous. We all live with a level of anxiety that is necessary to keep us out of harm’s way. It is when the worry becomes overwhelming or keeps us from being able to concentrate, sleep, work or begins to affect our relationships that you should consider seeking treatment.
WHAT ARE COMMON PHYSICAL SYMPTOMS OF ANXIETY?
Anxiety manifests in many ways. Some of the common physical symptoms of anxiety our therapists treat at Be.WELL. include nausea, headaches, clenching of the jaw, and sweating. Also, you may experience other physical symptoms such as hand wringing, shaky leg, nail biting, to name a few.
WHAT IS CAUSING MY ANXIETY? HOW COULD THERAPY HELP?
Be.WELL. Therapists look for underlying reasons of anxiety rather than simply treating the symptoms. Anxiety is a collection of your feelings – it can be thought of as the net which holds the feelings within it.
With that in mind, consider that anxiety, at its core, is a symptom of trauma. We have all undergone some point(s) of trauma in our lives. Sometimes we have the defenses to tolerate the trauma when we are faced with it, but other times our defenses are not equipped. When our natural defenses are not adequate to handle the trauma, anxiety disorder or panic disorder fills in the gaps.
People with anxiety may continue to actually create anxiety until they learn to tolerate not feeling anxious. When someone has been anxious for a duration of time, she may, at some unconscious level, grow uncomfortable with the idea of not feeling anxious – as anxiety has become so intrinsic to her identity.
You know the friend who can’t stay out of a bad relationship? (Or maybe you’re that friend?) Repetition compulsion is one of the tactics employed by people with anxiety, as they are recreating the feelings of trauma that catapulted their anxiety’s onset. How can we adjust this? Getting help and taking control is BeHER’s priority to reduce anxiety, allowing you to live your best life.
Panic Attacks vs Anxiety Attacks
According to Healthline.com Panic Attacks and Anxiety attacks can appear the same but there are some differences. While Anxiety attacks come on gradually, panic attacks seem to come on out of the blue and can have the same physical symptoms as a heart attack.
Anxiety Attacks come on gradually. Over worrying, racing thoughts, un- expressed feelings of rage and worry can manifest is similar symptoms as a panic attack: shortness of breath, extreme nausea, you may even vomit as a result of anxiety in an effort for the body to release the unexpressed feeling.
Panic attacks and Anxiety attacks are indicators that it is time to seek treatment for your anxiety.
HOW WILL I KNOW IF I NEED THERAPY FOR MY ANXIETY?
If anxiety feels unmanageable or you need a sounding board, therapy is a good fit. We understand that anxiety can become debilitating. What are you doing to cope with your anxiety? A few too many glasses of wine, regular marijuana use, something else? If whatever you’re doing isn’t enough or if your anxiety is keeping you from living the fullest expression of your life, it’s time for anxiety treatment.
One last question: What kind of relief could you imagine from your anxiety? If you want to imagine and realize that relief from those feelings, therapy is a good step. We recommend therapy prior to medication – at Be.WELL, our psychotherapy practice in NYC, we start at the source and uncover the causes to arrive at the solutions.
WHAT TYPES OF THERAPY DO BE.WELL. THERAPISTS USE TO TREAT ANXIETY DISORDERS?
We are a team of psychodynamic therapists (a fancy way of saying that we help you look at the underneath). We don’t give homework, however when necessary we use skills based treatment tools to help you to We help you to identify early onset of anxiety and use different tools to identify repetition and devise new ways to react. At our core, we help you look at your repetitive behaviors, as well as identify your thoughts and feelings around what’s happening.
HOW DO I KNOW WHEN I’M MAKING PROGRESS WITH THERAPY? WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF ANXIETY TREATMENT?
Successful Be.WELL. clients start to get the things in their life that they want. With progress, you’ll start to feel more whole. Psychotherapy for your anxiety will provide you with a place where you can talk about anything without judgment. This first step is a step to both physical and emotional freedom.
Our BeWELL therapists are well learned in a variety of fields and are here to help you become your best self. Whether you are struggling with issues related to Anxiety, Depression, Sexual Orientation, Race and Identity, school, or relationships, BeWELL therapists welcome you with an open ear.