Anxiety can interfere with relationships, sleep, eating habits, work, school, and hobbies. It is also one of the most common reasons people seek therapy. Effective therapy can reduce or eliminate symptoms that come with anxiety in a fairly short time. Although people may not be able to pinpoint the cause of their anxiety, therapy can help them find it. Therapists often help people work on many anxiety-related concerns.
It can take a while for a person with anxiety to be open with a therapist. It may take time for them to feel they can trust the therapeutic relationship and process. However, sticking to a healthy therapy plan can yield great success. There are many evidence-based methods for treating anxiety. You and your therapist can find one that works best for you.
WHEN TO GET HELP FOR ANXIETY
If you think you have anxiety, there is never a bad time to reach out for help. Below are some signs it might be time to seek professional help for anxiety:
You have thoughts that feel scary or out of control
Anxiety is negatively impacting relationships you care about
You feel like you can’t be in public or around other people
You are having trouble sleeping
Anxiety makes it hard to do daily tasks like eating, cleaning, going to work, or child care
You are thinking about hurting yourself