In general, stress is a person’s nervous system response to an external cause or event. A stress response typically includes an internal response to the signs and symptoms of stress. And that causes a physical reaction. These reactions might include things like a raised heart rate, trouble breathing, or sweaty palms.
a tight deadline at work,
a stressful email from a supervisor
an argument with your partner
Managing stress is all about completing the cycle. If stress becomes persistent or chronic, and there’s no relief, it can lead to professional burnout.
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health disorder in the U.S. In fact, 40 million American adults have an anxiety disorder.
Rumination (worrying about things for long periods of time)
Avoiding tasks or activities that could cause failure, rejection, or embarrassment
Avoidance of social situations
Perfectionism and hyperfocus
Needing constant reassurance
Trouble sleeping or sleeping too much
Picking or pulling hair, skin, or cuticles
Performance anxiety or fears judgement by others
Excessive fear about personal health and safety of self or others
Lack of self-confidence
Intense fears of certain objects or situations (e.g., spiders, needles, going to the doctor, or being sick)
Unwanted or intrusive thoughts
Repetitive behaviors such as hand-washing, counting objects, etc.
Tics like frequent head jerking, winking, shoulder shrugging, throat clearing
Social isolation due to fears about what other people think
According to the APA, cognitive-behavioral therapy and medications are both helpful in treating anxiety disorders. But, research generally shows that psychotherapy is more effective than medicine to treat anxiety.
Learning how to handle difficult thoughts and feelings effectively and strategically
Leveraging your stress response to pivot toward meaningful action
Practicing techniques to handle your mind instead of letting it handle you
Troubleshoot and break self-destructive habits
Increase your sense of confidence and competence
Improving your attention and focus. This lets you target what matters most to you and push through those worries we all have
Encouragement to pursue activities, hobbies, situations, and/or relationships you’ve always wanted, but avoided due to anxiety
Specifically, our anxiety therapists use evidence-based treatments. Our treatments include Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a more recently developed form of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).
In today’s fast-paced and demanding world, experiencing some level of anxiety is to be expected. However, when anxiety becomes a constant presence, negatively impacting your ability to function, you can reach out for help. Our team of skilled Anxiety Therapists at Momentum Psychology is here to help you overcome your anxiety. And we will work towards reaching your full potential professionally and personally. We utilize evidence-based treatment methods that include ACT, DBT, CBT, and Trauma-Informed Practices.
Are you ready to take control of your anxiety and your life? Do you want to build Momentum moving forward to a bright future, follow the steps below to get started.
Momentum Psychology offers extensive training in the treatment of anxiety and its related issues. Our team of therapists offer online Therapy for Anxiety in North Carolina and all PSYPACT states including, but not limited to North Carolina, Florida, Texas, Tennessee, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Virginia, and Georgia.