Treating Anxiety through Mental Health Services
How do I know whether my anxiety is something I can deal with alone or if I need a professional?
Everyone experiences anxiety from time to time and it is even healthy to some degree; but it becomes an issue when it occurs too frequently and/or is severe. A therapist can be of service in assisting you to identify that distinction. Part of the answer here lies in whether or not the anxiety has caused an impairment in your day to day functioning.
If you are able to successfully manage an anxious feeling after a stressful event passes, chances are that it was an appropriate/healthy way to respond. However, if you have noticed you have began to avoid certain tasks, situations, or people just to feel better, you may be dealing with the anxiety in an ineffective way which only provides you with temporary relief as part of a solution. A therapist can support you to learn how to better manage these anxious feelings through attending mental health services.
How can therapy help with treating my anxiety?
A therapist can support you by teaching you ways to identify when and how the anxiety you have is being experienced, learning what strategies or tools to apply during those stressful situations/events, as well as how to distinguish the differences between appropriate levels of worry/fear and what may be unfounded fears.
How can I get started with treatment for anxiety?
If after reading this article you find yourself interested in services for anxiety please feel free to contact the office at Talk Therapy Center (TTC) to be connected with me, Angelica Ramirez-Diaz, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) #122193. Remember that life is about progress and not perfection, and I look forward to being able to support you with managing your anxiety.
This article was written by Angelica Ramirez-Diaz, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT) #122193