Anxiety Support Arlington, Virginia
Treatment for Anxiety
“What we fear of doing most is usually what we most need to do.”
― Ralph Waldo Emerson
Do you have trouble with anxiety?
Experiencing occasional anxiety or feelings of worry is a normal part of life. However, people with anxiety disorders frequently have intense, excessive, and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations.
Oftentimes anxiety disorders involve repeated episodes of sudden feelings of intense anxiety and fear or terror that quickly peaks and sometimes leads to the development of a panic attack. These feelings of anxiety and panic interfere with daily activities, are difficult to control, and are out of proportion to the actual danger of the situation.
Symptoms of anxiety:
Anxiety disorders come with a host of symptoms and each person may have their own experience. Each anxiety disorder accompanies a different set of symptoms. The symptoms common to anxiety disorders, generally include:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Dry mouth
- Feelings of nervousness, worry, panic, fear, and unease
- Muscle tightness
- Rapid or irregular heartbeat
- Sweaty or cold hands and/or feet
- Tingling or numbness in the hands or feet
- Unable to be calm or hold still
If you are experiencing anxiety symptoms regularly, psychotherapy treatment may be beneficial.
Treatment for anxiety
The goal of therapy is to help you understand why you feel the way you feel, identify your triggers, and learn how you can change your reaction to them. Some types of therapy teach practical techniques to help reframe your negative thinking and change your behaviors while others will help you examine long-standing patterns of behavior.
Beneficial psychotherapy treatment for anxiety includes:
Ready to treat your anxiety?
Beginning treatment to confront your anxiety requires strength and courage. Therapy is a journey that can help you achieve a more fulfilling and meaningful life. We are here to guide you along the way. To learn more, contact us today.