March 13, 2023

How an Online Anxiety Therapist in Texas Can Help Manage Your Anxiety Symptoms

Written by Sara Lane

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Anxiety is a normal part of human life and is beneficial when it is intermittent. For some however, it can become chronic or interfere with daily life. Chronic anxiety or irrational worry typically persists without treatment.

While the symptoms may come and go, it can be beneficial to learn coping skills to manage anxiety symptoms when they arise.

Everyone feels anxious some of the time. When it is persistent, however, that’s a sign it’s time to treat your anxiety.

 

What is Anxiety?

Generally speaking, anxiety describes feelings of nervousness, dread, or fear that linger in the back of your head for extended periods.

In the DSM-V, many conditions feature anxiety as an identifying symptom, but the most common ones are:

Experiencing anxiety and fear can be a good thing in the sense that it can serve as motivation. However, anxiety becomes a problem when these feelings are constant. If frequent feelings of anxiety affect your daily life, it might be time to consult a mental health professional.

 

 

Anxiety Symptoms

There are many factors that contribute to anxiety symptoms.

Risk factors that increase your risk of developing an anxiety disorder include:

  • Trauma,
  • Genetics,
  • Other mental health / medical conditions, and
  • Personality type

Life stressors also contribute to developing anxiety symptoms.

Understanding Different Types of Anxiety

General Anxiety Disorder

Involves persistent worry that preoccupies the mind making it difficult to relax. You might feel as if your mind is constantly moving from one worry to the next, expecting the worst.

 

Anxiety and Panic Attacks

Involve an intense physical experience of terror. Symptoms often include rapid heartbeat, heart palpitations, throat tightening, chest pain, increased heart rate, difficulty breathing and fear of dying.

 

Phobias

Fear of driving, flying, heights, small spaces, needles, loud noises or insects, health anxiety are examples of specific fears that can contribute to high anxiety, even fainting.

 

Benefits of Seeing an Online Anxiety Therapist

 

If seeking treatment is a challenge for you, you might consider online anxiety therapy.

Online therapy for anxiety is conducted from the privacy of your home or office through a secure video connection. You will still work with licensed professional mental health counselors, just in an environment convenient to you!

The only requirement is for you to have stable internet access on an electronic device.

 

There are many reasons why therapy is beneficial for managing anxiety. Here, we’ll focus on the top seven of reasons:

1. Convenience

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Dealing with anxiety is mentally and physically draining. You don’t have to face this alone.

In fact, you don’t even have to leave your house if you don’t want to. And no one forgets how bad Houston traffic can be, especially if you live across town.

 

2. Safety

Part of dealing with anxiety involves a creeping feeling that your body is not safe.

You don’t have to feel as though you are at the mercy of your body and mind. Instead, you can develop feelings of safety, security, and power within yourself… while working with your anxiety therapist from the comfort and safety of your own home.

When you feel safe and supported, you can work through difficult emotions and learn ways to gain more control over your body, your thoughts, and your life.

 

3. Privacy

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Many clients have told us it’s easier to share their innermost thoughts and feelings while in the privacy of their own home. Imagine sitting in the middle of your local Starbucks, busy with the hustle and bustle of seniors meeting other seniors, book clubs, mommy and me meet-ups, and the millenials all at work on their sticker-covered laptops.

 

4. Comfort

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Feel even more relaxed and have a more flexible time and location. Can open up more. Easier to open up and share.

 

5. Effective

Online therapy has been proven to be just as effective as traditional, in-person therapy.

6. Barriers are Reduced or Eliminated…

For people with phobias or fears of driving, heights, small spaces, loud noises, elevators, traffic,  are examples of specific fears that can contribute to high anxiety, even fainting.

 

7. … Making it Easier to Maintain a Regular Support System 

During times of stress and anxiety, loneliness and isolation or uncertainty, having a regular support system in place is critical.

Maintaining your mental health during times of stress is just as important as caring for your physical health and can help you maintain a strong immune system.

 

 

Tips to Get the Most out of Your Online Anxiety Therapy

When you speak with an online therapist, there are a few things you’ll need to do to get the most out of every session:

Set aside a Private Space

One of the best things you can do to prepare for an online session with your anxiety therapist is to ensure you have a private space to talk. Therapy is a deeply personal experience and sharing your innermost thoughts and feelings may not be the most comfortable thing to do in the middle of a bustling Starbucks café.

 

Do Your Homework

Your therapist may choose to assign homework. This gives you the opportunity to practice new found coping skills outside of your online therapy sessions. It also gives you the chance to practice coping strategies while you’re in a state or peace and not while you’re in the midst of an anxiety attack.

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Take Back Control of Your Life with Anxiety Counseling Services

If you or a loved one is looking for an online anxiety therapist in Texas, give us a call (832) 559-2622 or send us a text (832) 699-5001 to get started today.

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