THERAPY FOR ANXIETY
IN NEW YORK CITY
“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability
to choose one thought over another.”
– William James
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Who suffers from anxiety?
We Specialize in Therapy for Anxiety
Anxiety affects over 40 million adults in the U.S., according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA).
We often get anxious about various things, such as a test we must prepare for, public speaking, or social situations in general. As the ADAA points out, there are various types of anxiety disorders, such as Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and Social Anxiety Disorder, most of which are highly treatable. However, only approximately a third of those suffering from anxiety receive treatment. If you are experiencing anxiety, be mindful of any depressive thoughts or feelings as it is very common for depression to accompany anxiety and vice versa.
Although there are many similarities in how anxiety manifests, it is a unique experience to each person. Thus, our goal is to help you understand what anxiety means to you. So we’re dedicated to creating a safe space for you to explore your anxiety and help alleviate some of its symptoms.
What does anxiety feel like?
Common Symptoms of Anxiety
This question is difficult to answer because anxiety manifests differently for each person and through different disorders (e.g., GAD, Phobias, etc.). In general, many individuals report the following symptoms:
- Tension or tightness in the chest area
- Feeling nervous or restless
- Feeling panic or a sense of impending danger
- Increased heart rate
- Rapid breathing
- Sweating and/or trembling
- Issues with sleeping
Although psychotherapy alone can often reduce anxiety, the combination of psychotherapy and medication (usually prescribed by a psychiatrist) helps many of those suffering from anxiety.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy is one type of therapy that is frequently used to treat anxiety, which is a relatively short-term therapy. Psychotherapy is often an effort to help individuals understand their anxiety better and view their anxiety through a different perspective, one that alleviates feeling afraid about anxiety.
THERAPISTS WHO CAN HELP
NYC Therapists Who Specialize in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Connecting with the right therapist is the most important factor in your search. We’re here to help you find your perfect match.
What does therapy for anxiety look like?
How Therapy Can Help Anxiety
There are a variety of different therapeutic approaches to treating anxiety. At Clarity Therapy we specialize in the following types of therapy:
Insight-Oriented Therapy (Psychodynamic)
Insight-oriented therapy is based on the belief that through increased consciousness we can create new life experiences. This therapeutic process involves the therapist and client exploring and gaining a better understanding of how feelings, beliefs, actions, and events from the past may be influencing our current mindset and circumstances. The goal of insight-oriented therapy is to empower you with a sense of clarity so that you have the freedom to make new, adaptive, and healthier choices that support your continuing growth.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
This process is focused on addressing thought patterns, physical symptoms, and behaviors. Research shows that CBT is a very effective form of treating a variety of issues. Through compassionate and supportive care, we hope to create a safe space for you to feel comfortable in starting the process toward growth and reducing the feelings of depression and anxiety you may be feeling. CBT can be used alone or combined with mindfulness/meditation.
Through consistent practice, like meditation, we become more focused on the present and understand our experience in the here-and-now. Mindfulness teaches us to shift our attention away from negative thought patterns that lead to the unsatisfactory and problematic thoughts and behaviors and move toward positive and meaningful growth. Mindfulness can be used alone or combined with insight-oriented therapy and CBT.
Are you struggling with anxiety?
We can help.
We offer many therapeutic options to treat anxiety. We teach a variety of strategies to help our patients overcome anxiety including how to notice and manage situations that activate anxiety, how to catch and correct anxious thinking, how to manage relationship stressors and skills for taking action to enjoy life.