Anxiety Therapy in NYC
It’s normal to feel nervous about a big move, a first date or an upcoming test. Anxiety is a natural response to stress or something new. In healthy doses, anxiety can help you focus and feel motivated so you can complete the task in front of you.
An excessive amount of anxiety, on the other hand, does the opposite. It can leave you feeling paralyzed, disoriented, or panicked. This can affect you mentally, emotionally, and physically. Anxiety can negatively impact your work life, your relationships, your internal relationship, and even your health.
If your anxiety is getting in the way of your daily life, it may be time to consider getting anxiety therapy.
Some signs you have problems with anxiety are:
- You feel a sense of impending doom or panic all or most of the time
- You have constant headaches, muscle aches, or stomach aches
- You’re in constant fear of ridicule, loss, or illness
- You may become short of breath regularly
- You have trouble falling or staying asleep
- You’re having difficulty concentrating
- You experience trembling
Common Types of Anxious Thoughts
This type of anxiety refers to jumping to the worst conclusion possible.
“My boss seemed off today. They probably want to fire me. No one thinks I’m capable and they don’t think I should be working here”
2. Disqualifying the Positive
This type of anxiety refers to ignoring or devaluing something positive that happened and focusing on the negative.
“I got a good mark on the test, but it doesn’t count because it was too easy. I bet I won’t do well on the next one because I’m not that smart.”
This is really common in social anxiety. It is when you assume you know what someone else is thinking with little to no evidence.
“Everyone at this party definitely thinks I’m a loser. They know I don’t belong here, I should just leave.”
This type of anxiety happens when we see a negative pattern based on a single event. This is common with depression and anger management issues, as well.
“This interview went badly. All of my interviews always go badly and I will never get a job.”
“They’re late. They’re always late and I have to wait for them for hours every time.”
5. Emotional Reasoning
Emotional reasoning is when we assume that because we feel something, it must be true. When you experience this type of anxiety, you may ignore other information that doesn’t align with how you feel.
“It feels like my partner has been distant lately. They definitely hate me and want to break up with me.”
Anxiety In USA
Having feelings of panic and constant worry can feel very isolating, but you are not alone. Generalized anxiety affects 6.8 million adults in the U.S. every year. Social anxiety affects 15 million adults every year, and phobias affect 19.3 million adults every year.
Only 43% of those who experience anxiety will get help. Without assistance, those who deal with anxiety often have a difficult time finding stability. It may feel as though your fears are getting more difficult to avoid and as a result you have more trouble participating in your day-to-day activities.
Can therapy help my anxiety?
Anxiety can feel all-encompassing, but there are things you can do to interrupt the cycles of worry and tension. KMA Therapy has helped thousands of clients since 2008. Our licensed NYC anxiety therapists can help you get a handle on your anxiety, so you can get back to enjoying your life.
At KMA Therapy we offer anxiety therapy in NYC for:
- General Anxiety
- Social Anxiety
- Panic Attacks
- Intense Stress
- Trauma and PTSD
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Existential crises
An NYC anxiety therapist can help you:
- Recognize where your anxiety comes from, and what may be worsening it
- Recognize and change negative thought patterns
- Incorporate calm and relaxation into your life
- Manage stress with more ease
- Build resilience and confidence
- Slow down your racing thoughts
- Participate in and enjoy your life again
Having an NYC anxiety therapist to talk through your worries can help you manage and reduce them.
Anxiety Therapy in NYC
There are lots of therapies specifically designed to help you manage your anxiety. They include:
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
- Exposure and Response Prevention Therapy
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Existential Therapy
While they all take different approaches, all of these therapy styles help alleviate symptoms of anxiety. Many anxiety therapists will use a mix of styles specifically tailored to help you best.
During your introductory session, it’s useful to let your therapist know what you want out of therapy. Are you looking to explore why you have so much anxiety? Do you want to talk about your emotions in an open and nonjudgmental space? Do you want to hop right into solutions?
Whatever your need, therapy can help. If you don’t know what you want, that’s okay too! Your therapist can help you create goals and guide you through treatment so you can get back to feeling like yourself.
How does NYC anxiety therapy at KMA work?
NYC anxiety therapy at KMA Therapy begins with a 50-minute introductory session with one of our intake counsellors.
In these 50 minutes, we will ask important questions to determine the severity and treatment approach needed for your depression:
- Do you remember when your anxiety began?
- How does anxiety show up in your life?
- What are your current coping mechanisms for anxiety?
- What would it look like to ‘feel okay’ again?
Here at KMA Therapy, we believe it’s important that we get to know you so that your NYC anxiety therapist is the right fit. The consultation is also a wonderful time to address any questions you may have.
We will provide you with a customized ‘plan of action’. It includes the recommended NYC anxiety therapist who is best equipped to help you, as well as any additional testing or psychological services we feel would be helpful.
To learn more about what you can expect during your first introductory session, check out this article.
Get started with anxiety therapy today
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