Generalized and Social Anxiety Therapy in Alexandria, Virginia

Generalized and Social Anxiety Therapy in Alexandria, Virginia

Virginia life is filled with excitement, culture and history. Though the previous statement is true, living in Virginia also comes with a lot of struggles including cost of living concerns, access to mental health care and terrible traffic.  When an individual struggles with worrying for so long, one may consider that anxiety could be playing a part.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder is a condition where an individual suffers from persistent and excessive worrying. Symptoms of anxiety can present in the following manner:

  • Nervousness, restlessness or being tense
  • Feelings of danger, panic or dread
  • Rapid breathing or hyperventilation
  • Increased or heavy sweating
  • Trembling or muscle twitching
  • Weakness or lethargy
  • Difficulty focusing or thinking clearly about anything other than the thing you’re worried about
  • Insomnia
  • Hyper-focusing on an individual event or thought

Social Anxiety or Social Phobia Disorder is a condition in which a person feels intense fear in social situations.  Many of the Generalized Anxiety Disorder symptoms above are experienced with Social Anxiety but in addition, a person can also experience the following:

  • Fear of speaking to others (more than just being shy)
  • Fear of being scrutinized, rejected or evaluated by others
  • Fear of being judged in many situations such as public speaking, meeting new people, dating, being on a job interview, answering a question in class, or having to talk to a cashier in a store

Generalized and Social Anxiety symptoms can affect many different areas of a persons life such as:

  • Friendships
  • College environment
  • Romanic relationships
  • Work environment
  • Physical health

Is anxiety taking over your life in Virginia? Does it feel like you can’t control it no matter how hard you try? If this sounds like you, I’m confident I can be of assistance. My practice offers the most effective forms of telehealth treatment to get the relief from anxiety that you deserve.

When it comes to treating anxiety disorders, research shows that therapy is usually the most effective option. That’s because anxiety therapy – as opposed to anxiety medication – treats more than just symptoms to the problem.

Telehealth therapy can help reduce access to care issues, uncover the underlying causes of your worries and fears, learn how to relax, look at situations in a new, less frightening manner, and develop better coping mechanisms and problem-solving skills.

If you suffer from an anxiety disorder, I invite you to contact me today for a free 15-minute consultation.