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What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a psychological condition characterized by persistent fear or worry that affects daily functioning, including relationships, work, and overall well-being. It can range from mild unease to severe panic attacks. Anxiety disorder can manifest in many ways. You might be constantly worried about your job, burdened by a stressful or toxic relationship, or endlessly ruminating over specific thoughts. Fortunately, anxiety disorder is a treatable condition. Whether you’re naturally prone to anxiety or experiencing it due to specific life situations, reaching out for professional help can offer significant relief. At Behr Psychology, we’re dedicated to helping you uncover the root causes of your anxiety and equip you with the tools to handle stress, panic, and feelings of overwhelm effectively.

The process of anxiety therapy

Our therapists at Behr Psychology take a personalized approach based on your needs. First, we conduct a thorough assessment to determine the severity and roots of your anxiety. Following that, we create a personalized treatment plan that may include cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness practices, or other therapeutic strategies appropriate for your condition.

What should I expect from therapy for anxiety?

During your therapy sessions at Behr Psychology, expect to explore your feelings, thoughts, and behaviors linked to anxiety. Anxiety therapy will help you identify triggers and develop coping strategies to better control your anxiety symptoms through guided conversations and various practical exercises.

Do I need anxiety therapy?

Everyone feels nervous, concerned, or afraid now and then. However, if anxiety is affecting your ability to maintain relationships, function effectively at work or home, and enjoy life, it might be time to consider therapy for anxiety.

You could benefit from professional help if you:

  • experience persistent worry
  • are not able to relax
  • experience physical symptoms of anxiety, such as fatigue, aches and pains, shortness of breath, or muscle tension
  • feel stuck in a loop of negative thoughts
  • avoid certain situations due to fear
  • worry that something terrible is always about to happen
  • feel lonely and isolated.

How do I start anxiety therapy near me?

To begin, contact Behr Psychology to schedule an initial consultation. Our anxiety therapy services are available in person at our Midtown West and Upper West Side offices. We also offer online sessions for those in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Florida, South Carolina, and California.

Contact us today to discuss your concerns, outline the therapy process, and answer any questions about the treatment and recovery.

Myths about anxiety therapy:

Myth: Anxiety therapy is only for those with severe mental health issues.

Fact: Therapy for anxiety can help anyone experiencing stress or anxiety, regardless of intensity.

Myth: Anxiety therapy takes too long. I don’t want to spend years in therapy.

Fact: Many people notice considerable improvements in their anxiety symptoms within a few months of beginning therapy.

Myth: Anxiety can only be effectively treated with medication.

Fact: Anxiety is treated with medication when symptoms are severe, persistent, and significantly impair a person’s daily functioning. However, while medication can be part of treatment, many therapeutic approaches focus on cognitive and behavioral techniques that do not use medication.

Myth: Anxiety therapy is too expensive and only for those who can afford it.

Fact: At Behr Psychology, we accept your insurance. We are an in-network provider for Northwell Direct Magnacare. We are out-of-network for all other insurance plans; however, we offer courtesy billing services for our clients and sliding-scale fees based on income.

Our Team of Therapists

All of our therapists are relatable, authentic, and insightful clinicians who understand what it is like to be a patient. Yes, we provide therapy but we strive to understand who you are, not as a patient but as a whole person.

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