Therapist for Anxiety Orlando and CBT for Anxiety go hand in hand.
Dealing with changes in life causing anxiety can really throw a person off balance. The effects of stress on a body and mind often creep up slowly, but then hit with a huge force.
People do not often know what early signs of anxiety look like. They are not paying attention to anxiety symptoms and do not know how to stop anxiety. Since they do not know what early stress or anxiety symptoms to look for, they often seek therapy for anxiety after suffering for a long time. Many people seek CBT for anxiety after their symptoms have worsened and they have had panic attacks, dread, worry, or constant fear.
Everyone experiences anxiety during their lives. Normally people can rationalize the origin of anxiety (for example: test performance, wedding day jitters, problems in relationships, job interviews). It is when a person has “no idea” why they suddenly have a panic attack or feel like they can’t control anxiety that causes great concern. This is when it is time to reach out for a therapist for anxiety Orlando and get professional help.
CBT techniques are also known as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. This practice of anxiety relief therapy teaches a person how to eliminate and control their anxiety quickly. It is the most proven, effective form of least intervention treatment for anxiety and has helped anxiety sufferers feel better.
Least intervention means that is non-invasive. Unlike anti-anxiety medications, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy does not have any physical side effects. It will not give you dry mouth, insomnia, racing thoughts, or blurry vision, just to name a few of the common side effects of anxiety prescription medication. If you are trying to deal with anxiety without medications, CBT is the best option to try first every time.
CBT works by retraining you how think so that you can change how you feel. Many people who start individual therapy have been in a long-standing pattern of negative thinking, fearful thinking, or worry. This may be a habit that has been going on for weeks, months, or a lifetime. It isn’t unusual for a client to tell me, “I can remember feeling anxious even as a child. I was worried a lot about more things than most kids.”
There aren’t many resources for children when it comes to how to teach anxiety relief techniques. The reason for that is that children do not often know what they are feeling is anxiety, so they do not verbalize their thoughts. The feelings of anxiety do not become identified or validated, thus preventing the opportunity to develop healthy thought patterns or coping techniques.
Educating clients about how anxiety starts, feels, and the reasons why they are experiencing their symptoms is extremely important. Any trained therapist for anxiety should teach you about the hormones involved with anxiety, the way they act on your body, and the best technique and strategies to stop the chemical/hormonal reaction.
When a person feels anxiety symptoms, their thoughts often become full of worry. It is hard for them to believe that their symptoms didn’t come first. They may be convinced that there is something physically wrong with them and the anxiety came from nowhere. Through anxiety counseling, they can begin to identify their thoughts and any patterns that contribute to the anxiety.
CBT for anxiety involves a retraining process. You will begin to work with your therapist to learn new coping skills, new ways of thinking, and new strategies for dealing with anxiety. There will be a lot of information and areas for you to practice outside of sessions too. As a matter of fact, that is where you will do a majority of your work. How quickly you get better from anxiety will depend on how able and willing you are to trust the anxiety therapy process and use what you are learning in your life.
Anyone that has been suffering with anxiety knows that the feelings are extremely uncomfortable. It is often hard to explain to other people who have not experienced them. The best course of action for anxiety is to try CBT and talk to a therapist for anxiety Orlando. Using a professional that is trained in anxiety techniques will give you the right information to eliminate your symptoms. Contact a therapist today for more information at 407-592-8997.
Heather Oller is a licensed Orlando therapist at Orlando Thrive Therapy, Coaching & Counseling who specializes in counseling Orlando couples, individuals, and families who are seeking changes in their lives. She has been a mental health professional for over 17 years and is a practicing Orlando counselor that specializes in conflict resolution for couples. You can contact her for an appointment or call 407-592-8997 for more information.