Anxiety Therapy NYC
Finding Inner Peace with Anxiety Therapy NYC
Anxiety is inherent to the human experience.
You may feel anxious before a big presentation or a job interview. And perhaps that healthy anxiety motivates you to rise above the challenge and make it safely to the other side. But what happens when anxiety overwhelms us so much that we feel stuck, severely stressed, and even debilitated by it? This is what we consider unhealthy anxiety, the one that prevents us from being our best selves at work, at home, and in our relationships. Are you constantly worried? Do you feel nervous, on-edge, or restless on a regular basis? Has your racing mind kept you from performing your job, sleeping, or simply enjoying life? If this sounds like you, please know it does not have to be that way. Anxiety therapy can help you treat unhealthy anxiety to find the inner peace you deserve.
Anxiety Therapists with 10+ Years of Experience
Our team of supportive and compassionate experts at Madison Park Psychological Services is here for you. We provide anxiety therapy, as well as other psychological services and specialties to the NYC area. Suffering from anxiety is quite common but also treatable. Contact us today for more information, or scroll down to learn more about our anxiety therapy NYC offering.
What Is Anxiety Therapy?
Anxiety therapy is the first line of treatment for unhealthy anxiety. Your therapist can support you to put your mind at ease, recognize and address the patterns that may contribute to your symptoms. Anxiety therapy sessions can also help you identify coping mechanisms to manage anxiety and reclaim your life. You may feel uncomfortable or even anxious about going to therapy. You may think, “this will probably pass… maybe I should just push through it, and things will get better.” Rest assured that you are not alone. Many people have been there. But you don’t have to wait for your anxiety symptoms to get worse or to affect other areas of your life to seek help. We are here to get you started on your healing path.
How Do I Know if I Need Anxiety Therapy?
Anxiety is the normal emotional answer to a threat or an anticipated negative consequence. In reasonable doses, anxiety can motivate you to stay sharp and on top of your to-do lists. These natural feelings of worry may come and go without interfering with your day-to-day. Now, if anxiety becomes excessive, long-term, and hard to control, it can impact you deeply on all levels: physically, cognitively, emotionally, and even spiritually. When that happens, what was once healthy anxiety becomes unhelpful, unhealthy anxiety.
Common symptoms of unhealthy anxiety include:
- Accelerated heart rate or breathing
- Pain or tension
- Nausea, dizziness, or gastrointestinal issues
- Constant and extreme worry
- Frequent nervousness
- Difficulty concentrating on tasks
- Trouble relaxing and sleeping due to racing thoughts or feelings
- Overwhelming emotions
- Feeling restless or on-edge
- Irritability or anger
- Severe sense of urgency or imminent doom
- Existential dread
- Feeling lost or without purpose
- Disconnection from the self
- Doubts regarding faith and other beliefs
Anxiety can happen out of nowhere. One day, you might feel fine and collected; and then the next, you might be overwhelmed with worry and fear.
Research has identified a few specific reasons why people experience unhealthy anxiety:
- Major life events (e.g., death of a loved one)
- Trying to control the uncontrollable things in life
- Experiencing bad side effects of certain medications
- Responsibilities (e.g., school or work)
- Traumatic life experiences (e.g., being bullied as a kid)
- Genetic roots (if your parents have it, you are more likely to have it also)
Regardless of your specific symptoms and what caused them, we are here for you. Anxiety therapy can help you get your life back on track.
Cycle of Avoidance
When we feel anxious, we tend to avoid what’s causing that anxiety in the first place. Without knowing, this sets in motion a harmful pattern also known as the cycle of avoidance:“I feel anxious”—This is where it all starts. We feel anxious and filled with worry, which makes us uncomfortable.
“I want to avoid what’s making me anxious”—What do we do about things that make us uncomfortable? Naturally, we avoid them! We want to run away and evade them at all costs.
“I avoided it!”—At some point, we manage to escape the situation. We skip that event; we delay that task; we procrastinate or tune out. The avoidance is also incredibly relieving—we feel better! But not for long.
“I feel worse”—Attempting to avoid what makes us anxious causes the anxiety response to get even stronger. The quick relief of avoidance trains the nervous system to reactivate each time the stressor emerges. As the cycle reinforces itself, the symptoms become harder to handle, thus making us feel utterly helpless and trapped.
Anxiety therapy has freed many from this loop to enjoy a fulfilling life. And you can do it too. Your therapist will help you explore your symptoms, shift unhealthy mindsets and discover effective ways to cope with anxiety when it knocks on your door. You deserve peace of mind. Let us help you find it.
What Is Anxiety Therapy NYC Like at Madison Park Psychological Services?
At Madison Park Psychological Services, we offer anxiety therapy to help you navigate:
- General anxiety
- Social anxiety
- Performance anxiety
- Panic attacks
- Agoraphobia and other specific phobias
- Trauma and Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Obsessionality, obsessive mind, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Racing and ruminative thoughts
About Our Anxiety Therapy NYC
Our specialists also provide other psychological services and assessments to diverse populations in the NYC region. Our goal is to tailor our treatment to your unique physical, cognitive, emotional, and spiritual self. We combine Eastern and Western traditions to facilitate your healing. Our psychologists have experience in a broad range of symptoms and approaches to psychotherapy, including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Psychodynamic Therapy, and Holistic/Body-Mind-Spirit Therapy. We start with a psychological consultation, where we will ask you some questions to get to know you and lay the groundwork for treatment. We will assess the right therapist and suitable therapy modalities for you according to your personality and individual needs.
Book an Appointment for Anxiety Therapy Today
You have the option of scheduling in-person or teletherapy sessions for your convenience. To get started, book an appointment or call us at 212-506-5935. We are your healing oasis in the heart of NYC. Count on us to support you in your journey to balance and inner peace.