Therapy For Anxiety

Anxiety is one of the most common mood disorders. While anxiety is common, that doesn’t mean it’s easy for everyone to manage on their own. The trusted therapists at Aspire Therapy Center understand the many ways anxiety impacts people, and we support our clients to develop strategies to cope with and lessen the negative effects of anxiety. They can also help you better understand the reasons for anxiety, so you can learn to harness the positive effects of anxiety – yes there are positive attributes to anxiety. On this page, you can learn more about what anxiety is and how therapy provides the necessary resources to manage disordered anxiety levels.

What’s the Difference Between Anxiety & Worry

All emotions, including anxiety, exist for a purpose. Anxiety keeps us vigilant in dangerous situations and provides motivation to help us perform our best. Worrying about others can help us develop a stronger connection to our loved ones. When anxiety is balanced and productive, it allows us to thrive and experience our lives fully. Disordered anxiety levels disrupt our lives and lead to numerous negative symptoms, including:

  • High levels of worry or fear that are distracting from daily life.
  • Increased irritability or mood swings.
  • Heart palpitations, rapid breathing, sweating, nausea, and other adverse physical responses.
  • Difficulty sleeping.
  • Changes in eating.
  • Catastrophizing thought cycles (assuming the worst, jumping to conclusions, having an impending sense of doom).

Will Therapy Relieve My Anxiety?

Anxiety is a healthy, natural emotion, but when anxiety levels are disordered, it becomes important to learn coping skills that alleviate the negative symptoms of anxiety and allow individuals to manage the impact of anxiety on their daily lives. In counseling sessions, a therapist can help you recognize sources of anxiety, identify your symptoms, and develop the skills to manage these symptoms in healthy ways. When you get started, we’ll schedule an intake session to discuss your reasons for seeking therapy, explore your medical and therapy history, and develop a plan for ongoing therapy sessions. During each session, you’ll discuss any anxiety you’ve experienced, how you handled it, and what steps you can take to mitigate anxiety the next time a similar situation arises. Our therapists take a dynamic approach to counseling. That means if a certain method or therapy style isn’t working, they can adjust to meet your needs and help you achieve your goals.

How Do I Schedule an Appointment?

If you’re feeling anxious, reaching out to schedule a therapy session may increase these intense emotions. We understand that. That’s why the Aspire Therapy Center team offers several simple ways to schedule a session, including calling our office at (323) 345-1402, emailing [email protected], or completing our online scheduling request form. We look forward to hearing from you.