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Anxiety Treatment

Therapy for Anxiety in Lancaster, Hershey, Pittsburgh, or Online Anywhere in Pennsylvania

Understanding Anxiety Treatment

Do you notice yourself worrying a lot? Do you feel restless or have difficulty relaxing? Are you feeling nervous or scared in situations where you know you should feel okay? Do you avoid social activities or crowds because you are uncomfortable around people? Do you notice yourself focusing on what could go wrong in the future?

If any of these describes you, you may be one of many who experience anxiety symptoms. With anxiety treatment counseling, we can help.

Symptoms of Anxiety

While some level of anxiety is normal, many people experience anxiety that interferes with their ability to do the things they want to do. Some people experience anxiety on its own; sometimes anxiety is part of another condition, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Social Anxiety Disorder, or Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD).

Common Symptoms of Anxiety include:

Therapy Can Help with Symptoms of Anxiety

If you are struggling with symptoms of anxiety, therapy can help! Our experienced and caring therapists have significant training and experience in helping people struggling with anxiety.

In therapy, clients with anxiety can expect a kind and supportive therapist who understands what they are going through and how to help.

Our clients have told us that anxiety treatment therapy makes them feel happier, more secure, and better capable of coping with life’s stressors.

Move Forward Counseling's Approach to Anxiety Treatment

Whether you are struggling with generalized anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, or panic attacks, we have trained, licensed clinicians to help you.

We understand that everyone is different and that the cause of your anxiety may be related to past experiences, current stress, and a lack of healthy coping strategies and support. Our therapists are trained in multiple intervention strategies to help you address anxiety symptoms and will work with you to find what will best help your anxiety. Interventions used by our therapists are based on research and be effective with people with anxiety. Some common types of anxiety treatment therapy are:

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) focuses on making changes in thinking and behavior to address symptoms of depression.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) is a type of CBT that incorporates mindfulness and helps clients to be able to regulate emotions more effectively, interact more effectively with others and cope with difficult feelings.

acceptance and commitment therapy

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) focuses on making behavior changes that align with a client’s value system, so they can live a life they feel better about.

Trauma Treatment includes multiple different treatments that help to resolve past trauma, so a client is better able to cope with stress and have a healthy and happy life.

Meet Our Anxiety Therapists

Move Forward Counseling has caring and experienced therapists who specialize in therapy for anxiety.

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Find Relief For Your Anxiety

Reach out today to get started with anxiety counseling. Our supportive staff will help guide you through the scheduling process, discuss special requests and consult your insurance needs.

Anxiety Therapy FAQ

When these symptoms get in the way of work, relationships with others, or your family, your anxiety has become severe. Sometimes, so severe that we start to modify our lives to avoid triggering a panic attack or anxious feeling. You know your symptoms are going “too far” when you start avoiding social interaction. Perhaps, you suddenly stop drive or start avoiding going to work. And, yes even in a pandemic, staying inside all of the time can be a sign you need help. It’s during these times when people find that talking to a licensed counselor may be needed.

 

 

Therapy Works as One of Many Proven Treatments for Anxiety

 

Often people who are experiencing anxiety will first talk to a primary care physician. Naturally, many physicians will recommend medication to help treat your anxiety symptoms. While medication is definitely one piece of the puzzle to help you feel better, the best outcome is having both medication and therapy working in conjunction with each other. Therapy and medication can both be important components of your anxiety treatment. Therefore, if you have been prescribed medication to help you with your anxiety, but you are still experiencing symptoms and have not yet tried therapy that is a good next step.

 

involves replacing negative and irrational thoughts with a healthy and adaptive thought process. Thus, ending the anxiety cycle. This process involves noticing your thoughts, learning how to reframe them, and identifying how your thoughts, feelings, and actions are related to decreasing anxiety.

 

Mindfulness Techniques for Anxiety Therapy

 

Simply stated, mindfulness is paying attention to the present moment. Often anxiety is caused by focusing on past events that we perceive as negative, or worries about how future events will turn out. When we can learn to focus on the present moment, we distract our mind from focusing on the anxiety related to the past and/or the future.

 

Exposure Therapy for Anxiety

 

Exposure therapy helps people who are experiencing phobias or obsessive-compulsive disorder. It is a process of learning coping skills for distress/anxiety and then applying them during situations that someone has identified as anxiety-provoking. Over time, the body acclimates to approaching the situation in a different way, and anxiety decreases.

Start Anxiety Treatment in Lancaster, Pittsburgh, or With Online Therapy in Pennsylvania

Anxiety, stress, and worry do not have to dominate your life. We offer in-person anxiety counseling in our Lancaster and Pittsburgh offices. We can help people all over the state with online therapy in Pennsylvania. So, we can help you in Hershey, Philly, College Station, Allentown, Scranton, York, Harrisburg, Erie, and beyond!

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