Anxiety is one of the most common afflictions of our modern lifestyle, second only to depression. Anxiety is the mind and body’s reaction to stressful, fear-inducing situations and can be both helpful (in some cases) and counterproductive (in most).
There are times when anxiety is useful–facing a confrontation with a hostile person, crossing paths with a snake or other dangerous animal or engaging in a perilous activity such as skydiving or extreme sports. In those situations a person’s heart rate becomes elevated, perspiration increases, and the body may temporarily suspend digestion or other essential functions–part of our fight, flee or freeze response.
But in most cases anxiety is not helpful and is instead counterproductive to our daily lives. We live in anxious times, and whether it’s work or relationships, the Pandemic or politics, help from a trained professional may be the only option. Anxiety can be debilitating, and if you suffer from anxious symptoms, finding an anxiety specialist is essential to resuming your normal life.
Each person is unique, and your anxiety is unique to your personality. If you are facing a lot of anxiety, or perhaps even having “anxiety attacks” or “panic attacks” that are disrupting your ability to perform the normal activities of daily living, then reaching out to an anxiety therapist may make sense.
Anxiety Therapy Online and throughout Connecticut
Our offices are located in beautiful downtown Darien Connecticut but we now offer convenient “online therapy” option. So you can meet with a highly skilled anxiety counselor regardless of where you live in Connecticut. Whether you live or work in Darien or Stamford, Greenwich or Bridgeport, Storrs or Hartford, reach out to a Darien Wellness Intake Specialist today for a free consultation.
The steps are as easy as one, two, three, four:
- Free Consultation–Our highly trained and caring Intake Specialists will guide you through the process of figuring out what may be wrong and who on our staff would be the best fit for your situation. And if we don’t have a professional to address your particular needs we will work with you to find someone outside of Darien Wellness free of charge.
- Client Liaisons–You will be assigned a personal Client Liaison to help with the registration process and insurance verification. They can even help you get set up for seeing your counselor over the Internet!
- Your Counselor–You will meet your counselor and undergo a through assessment to help identify the best treatment options for your particular situation. To ensure your safety, we are conducting anxiety and panic counseling sessions online. As a result, you can be anywhere in Connecticut and take advantage of seeing a local, licensed anxiety therapist.
- Reviews and Progress. Your therapist will work with you to diagnose your challenges and then, over time, to identify treatment methodologies such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) or perhaps DBT (Dialectical Behavioral Therapy) as well as other treatment methodologies as deemed fit by your counselor.
Anxiety comes under many different names in our culture–worry, feeling tense or just having “butterflies” in the stomach. In some cases, people complain of “anxiety attacks” or “panic attacks.” Sometimes they speak of phobias such as agoraphobia (the fear of going out), and still others clients will complain of generalized fear, nervousness, or dread. Anxiety may not be your only mental health challenge. You may also suffer from depression, trauma, or even PTSD. By working with a licensed, trained anxiety therapist, they will be able to diagnose your specific mental health challenges and devise a treatment methodology unique to you and your needs.
Anxiety treatment is currently being conducted online, as opposed to in our Darien offices. In this way, you can benefit from online anxiety therapy here in Connecticut, working with your therapist via Video Visits (and in some cases, over the phone). Modern technology makes it easy for you to connect to the best anxiety therapy for you and loved ones, regardless of the diagnosis. Whether you are in Hartford or Stamford, Danbury or Bristol, or anywhere else in the great state of Connecticut, contact us today for a free consultation.