If your stress and anxiety make it difficult to get through your normal day-to-day routine, you may benefit from stress and anxiety counseling. This is where REACH Behavioral Health can help.
Anxiety is the body’s natural response to stress. For those with anxiety, your body’s stress response is heightened, and can kick in even when you are not in imminent danger.
According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety is the most common illness in the U.S., affecting more than 40 million adults each year. The good news is that anxiety disorders are highly treatable, even in severe cases.
Common symptoms of anxiety include:
When these symptoms become overwhelming, the assistance of a licensed professional can help you effectively navigate your feelings and regain a sense of balance and control.
If your anxiety is impacting your day-to-day life, you may benefit from anxiety counseling with the licensed therapists at REACH Behavioral Health. By working with a therapist to cope with your anxiety, you can learn helpful tools to minimize the impacts of your stress and begin to experience more peace.
Anxiety therapy can help you to better understand the root causes of your anxiety, and help you to develop healthy lifestyle habits to reduce its impacts on your daily routine.
While moderate amounts of stress can actually be beneficial, allowing the mind and body to respond at faster speeds and increase productivity, too much stress can be detrimental to your physical and mental health.
When stress is consistent over long periods of time, the body isn’t able to rest and recover. This is what’s known as chronic stress. Chronic stress can negatively impact long-term health and make it hard to cope with daily responsibilities.
Working through stress with the help of a professional can lessen the impacts of chronic stress on the body, emotions, and thoughts, and provide the tools to navigate stressful events and triggers in a healthy way.
Stress therapy can be extremely beneficial in helping to manage the emotional issues related to stress. Everybody reacts to stress differently, and managing stress is an individual journey. By working with one of the trained experts at REACH, you can create an individualized plan for navigating your particular stressors and identifying ways to lessen or eliminate them.
Whether working through stress related to work, finances, major life changes, relationships, illness, caregiving, or a traumatic event, stress counseling provides you with therapeutic interventions to manage your emotions and regain a sense of balance.
Your therapist can also help you to navigate the many internal stressors that can impact your emotions and heighten the effects of stress on your body. Whether you’re dealing with fear or uncertainty about the future, the pressure of meeting high or unrealistic expectations, and even negative self-talk of low self-esteem, stress counseling can be an effective tool to learn more self-compassion and set realistic goals.
Anxiety is a serious mental illness that can affect so many aspects of life. Anxiety can impact your relationships, career, physical health, and more. Continuing to struggle through anxiety and not living life to the fullest doesn’t have to be your reality. At REACH Behavioral Health, we believe that taking care of yourself while coping with an anxiety disorder is of the utmost importance.
According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), 40 million American adults suffer from anxiety disorders, and only 36.9% of those people actually receive the treatment they need. We don’t think that’s acceptable, and we are working hard to provide you with the treatment you need as well as destigmatize anxiety and other mental health issues.
Keep reading to find out how you or your loved one can receive critical mental health care and anxiety counseling.
Ultimately the answer to this will depend on your individual needs and unique situation. At REACH, we use cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety treatment in most of our counseling sessions. We want to quickly help you uncover root causes and stressors. We will also work with you to find the best method of treatment, such as:
You may need any combination of these treatments. Our goal is to understand you and your mental health needs so we can work together to help you live a healthy and successful life.
Many different types of stressors can trigger anxiety, and one of the biggest stressors that we have been collectively dealing with is COVID-19. This pandemic has caused legitimate fear and stress for so many, and it has required most of the world to make operational and social adjustments. That’s a huge and difficult transition for anyone.
At REACH, we understand that the last thing you may want to do is make a trip out in public to attend a counseling session. That’s why we have online therapists available through our telehealth services. You can receive the same care and anxiety treatment at home over an audio or video call that you would by coming to one of our offices in person.
Learn more about our telehealth counseling and anxiety treatment online by visiting our online counseling page.
In order to make strides in coping with your anxiety, it’s important to talk through what triggers you and figure out how to manage anxious thoughts and behaviors. For most clients, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is the answer.
We can work with you one-on-one or in a family counseling setting to uncover what may be triggering your anxiety. We also understand that your anxiety may be a mystery to you, surfacing when you think you should be happy and stress-free. Not only can we help you identify stressors in your life, but we can also equip you with practical coping mechanisms to reduce anxiety whenever it appears.
Some of the more common medicines that can be taken for anxiety include selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and antidepressants. SSRIs work by blocking serotonin from reaching certain nerves in the brain, which in turn leaves more serotonin available and improves mood. Antidepressants help to regulate your mood by balancing neurotransmitters in your brain.
If you believe that medication is part of the solution for coping with your anxiety, our psychiatrists can help diagnose your specific anxiety disorder and prescribe medication. These services are also available through telehealth psychiatric counseling sessions.
If you are ready to take control of your stress and anxiety, and regain peace in your everyday life, the licensed therapists at REACH Behavioral Health can help.
Contact us today to begin your journey toward healing.
If you are interested in beginning this journey of healing, we encourage you to contact us. You will be connected with our intake specialist, who will listen to your needs and pair you with one of our counselors. Taking that first step is always the hardest, but every journey of 1000 miles always begins with one first step.