If you suffer from anxiety, therapist Aaron Martin of San Francisco, CA, is dedicated to helping you overcome it and achieve your full potential.
Guide to Anxiety and Therapy
Anxiety is a very common disorder that affects people of all ages, races, and walks of life. For some people, anxiety only presents itself during stressful situations, such as public speaking. For others, it can be a debilitating issue. In this guide, therapist Aaron Martin in San Francisco, CA, explains the symptoms of anxiety, how therapy can help, and more.
What Is Anxiety, Anyway?
In simple terms, anxiety causes one to feel uneasy or afraid. These symptoms can be a completely normal stress reaction, but in such cases, relief comes relatively quickly after the situation is over. Additionally, it can be tied to that specific event.
Anxiety disorder is more consistent and tends to cause symptoms such as:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Gastrointestinal issues
- Being unable to stop worrying
- Rapid breathing
- Increased heart rate
Anxiety disorders come in different types. These tend to fall into the categories of social, generalized, panic disorders, and phobia disorders.
- Social disorders: Symptoms tend to appear when the sufferer is around others. It’s generally tied to the feeling of being watched or judged.
- Generalized anxiety: Symptoms can appear at any time and for any reason. People who fall into this category are often worried about anything at any time, and the symptoms can go on for months or longer.
- Panic disorders: This disorder is generally associated with frequent panic attacks that can occur at any moment due to loss of control, fear, or discomfort.
- Phobia disorders: Symptoms occur with specific triggers, such as heights, spiders, or flying.
How Therapy Can Help
People often feel hopeless over their anxiety issues, but this is not true at all. Therapy is a highly effective method for overcoming it through various techniques, including those below.
- Talk therapy: There can be a lot to unpack with anxiety, but it’s crucial for getting to the bottom of it. Talking with a therapist can help you identify the root and the triggers and develop a plan to address them.
- CBT: Cognitive behavior therapy is a method that helps people suffering from anxiety change the way they think and react to anxiety-inducing situations.
- Stress management techniques: Learning effective methods for managing your stress can help prevent anxiety attacks from occurring.
- Lifestyle adjustments: Often, changes to your habits and your environment can have a critical impact on your mental health and wellness.
Don’t let anxiety control your life. If you live anywhere in California, schedule an online therapy session with Aaron Martin by calling (628) 219-7469.