Anxiety Therapist in New York, NY
Your physical and mental well-being relies upon a holistic balance, one that’s often disrupted by anxiety. Surfacing in varied ways for each individual, this chameleon is more than only normal life worries. Have a read of the info below and see if any of it resonates with how you’re feeling.
Shanti: inner peace
Bhāvanā: mental insight
Karuṇā: guided healing
What Is Anxiety?
Anxiety is a complex, and individually experienced phenomenon affecting almost 20% of the American population, and existing as the most prevalent mental health issue globally. It becomes nearly impossible to gauge what a healthy reaction is when anxiety takes hold, and we recognize the courage it took to even seek out more information. Due to its widespread nature and difficulty in diagnosis, only 1/3rd of those who would benefit from anxiety treatment, actually seek it. So, to be frank, you’re on the right path by not only acknowledging the possibility of anxiety having a hold on your life, but also searching for more information on counseling.
Generally speaking, anxiety can exist as a reaction to a normal life stressor, morphing into an unexplainable and debilitating mental and physical experience. Although at its core anxiety is an inherent defense mechanism, it can develop into a life-altering mental health issue where you lose yourself and, consequently your control over it. It can also feel different, even within the same person. For example, one day it may feel like a fear that everyone secretly dislikes you, and the next day it could be a quickened heartbeat, sweating, and being unsettled in your skin. It can feel like a dark cloud turning what used to be ‘normal for you’ reactions into unexpected ones. Anxiety doesn’t always pertain to worry about yourself. Oftentimes, as with OCD for example, anxiety exists as a constant fear of harm being done to a loved one. Anxiety can also build on itself, turning from simple concerns to a wider, omnipresent sense of fear and panic.
It’s important to know that what you’re experiencing can be quieted, and we’re here to provide you with the proper tools that fit into your life. Our open-minded, holistic approach to anxiety therapy keeps your experiences at the forefront of our practice, ensuring what you’re feeling drives your own journey. Your anxiety is individual to you but check out the information below to see if anything sounds familiar or feels like it fits into your current life. One word could spark a desire to start your path towards healing.
Remember, these are merely possibilities.
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Social Anxiety Disorder
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Panic Disorder
This list is not the end all be all and anxiety can take many forms.
- Cognitive symptoms: Disproportionate worry, fear, panic, sense of doom, disorganized thoughts, random/abnormal to ‘you’ thoughts, attention issues
- Physical symptoms: increased heart rate, sweating, fatigue, chest pain/anxiety attack, substance abuse, eating/sleeping changes, trouble swallowing, muscle pain, stomach/digestive issues (i.e. IBS)
- Behavioral symptoms: disorganization, negative behavioral changes (aggression, irritability), not being able to settle/relax
Our counseling therapy integrates traditional psychiatric treatment with the holistic benefits of eastern philosophy. We create a welcoming and safe space in which to become grounded, and eventually grow into a healthier version of yourself. We empathize with your individual experiences, always maintaining an open-mind and centered heart within our treatment. The following are what we use to lead you forward.
Our Therapeutic Approaches
Your Counseling Experience
Each therapeutic experience is different, and each session can unlock helpful and new paths to explore during the healing process. The below are just to give you a general idea, hopefully instilling a bit of confidence and easing of any worry associated with seeking therapy.
- 45-minute sessions generally, once a week
- Short-term work can last between 3-6 months or whenever you feel you’ve reached the version of yourself you were seeking
- Long-term work also lasts as long as you need
How We Choose Your Therapist
- What you need to reach mental well-being
- Your personality and energy
- Your communication style
- Our therapist’s specialties, training, interests, and own lived experiences
- Our therapist’s approach and communication style
In the Meantime
Extensive research has found that these simplistic and mindful lifestyle changes have a drastic effect on daily life. Give them a shot if you need some immediate peace.
- Experiencing nature
- Conscious, deep breathing
- Maintain an active lifestyle
- Healthy diet
FAQs About Anxiety
Being concerned about your anxiety depends on what normal, healthy functioning has previously meant to you throughout your life. If you can see your daily experiences are becoming more strained, stressful, fearful, exhausting, or involve any other negative emotional/physical response, it seems likely anxiety is straying you away from the healthiest version of yourself.