Anxiety does not discriminate and can be caused by various situations, people, or thoughts. Per the National Institute of Mental Health and research they cite, click here to read the article, anxiety rates in the United States are around 19.1% for those 18 years or older.
Anxiety can impact many different domains of a person’s life or be solely focused around one specific thoughts as it relates to agoraphobia. Anxiety’s symptoms can appear differently for each person differently and typically occur when one’s nervous system become hyper-aroused. Thus, having awareness of how anxiety symptoms may present can be beneficial. Symptoms of anxiety can include:
- Feelings of fear, panic, or dread
- Muscle tension
- Increased heart rate
- Interfere with concentration
- Thought rumination
- Cognitive distortions
- Limited connections with others
- Challenges at work completing tasks
- Thinking about the past and future
Can Anxiety Go Away?
This depends on a person’s internal and external protective factors. An aspect of anxiety is that it can slowly shrink one’s life. For example, if a person experiences anxiety when at the grocery store this can easily be circumvented by grocery delivery services. However, if the anxiety of leaving house continues to generalize then that person may experience challenges with going to work or leaving the house for social gatherings. If anxiety spreads, it can shrink the circle of life for some people.
Does Therapy for Anxiety Work?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) have been shown to be effective in reducing anxiety symptoms. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is beginning to show evidence of reducing anxiety symptoms and increasing functioning as well.
Therapy progress hinges on the therapeutic alliance and rapport between the client and mental health counselor. In the case of this blog article, it would be anxiety counselor for this professional relationship dynamic. This relationship needs to be centered around safety, support, and growth.
Anxiety Therapist in Denver
As noted above, anxiety can affect people in many different ways and can be quite complex – especially if the anxiety symptoms create panic. It is important that you interview various mental health therapists to ensure you find the best therapist that meets your needs.
Does Revitalize Mental Health Offer Anxiety Counseling in Denver?
Yes, we do. In fact, we are trained in CBT, ACT, and EMDR therapy to help support anxiety recovery. We offer both virtual therapy throughout Colorado as well as in-person individual therapy in Denver. If you or someone you know are impacted by anxiety, submit a form here or call us at 720.295.6703 to schedule a free consultation. If we agree that we are a good fit to work together then we’ll create an intake appointment to begin therapy as soon as possible.