Anxiety is known as the body’s natural response to a stressful situation. It is a feeling of fear and nervousness that occurs with thinking about what is to come. It is normal to feel anxious about things like a job interview, starting at a new school, or speaking in public, but if those feelings of anxiety are extreme, interfere with your life, or persist for longer than 6 months; you may be dealing with an anxiety disorder. Symptoms of anxiety may include:
- Increased heart rate
- Mind constantly racing
- Rapid breathing/ shortness of breath
- Trouble concentrating
- Feeling dizzy
- Hot flashes
- Extreme fear
- Numbness of a tingling feeling in hands or feet
A new and effective way to treat anxiety is with the help of online counseling. Online counseling is a rapidly growing new way to get help from the comfort of your own space. It involves providing a wide variety of mental health services and support from a therapist over the Internet. This can happen through email, text message, video chat, online chat, or over the phone.
Virtual Therapy for Anxiety Disorders
Anxiety can make everyday, normal life tasks seem more difficult. Maybe that makes you feel like traditional counseling could never be an option for you because physically going to a therapist’s office to talk with someone about such intimate things might make you feel more anxious. The good news is that online therapy is just as effective as in-person therapy and is a very practical alternative. Online counseling broadens the horizon to those who may never have had it as an option before. There are many benefits to online counseling for anxiety that include:
With online counseling, you can take away the hassle of having to set up appointments to speak with a therapist in a traditional setting. This is also helpful for those who are uncomfortable and anxious with the idea of traditional counseling and speaking with someone face to face.
For those that are physically or mentally incapacitated, leaving your home for therapy can feel debilitating. Online counseling overcomes the obstacles that accompany traditional therapy. Online counseling also gives more people the option to partake in mental health services. For example, those in remote areas where counseling services are not easily accessible, now they too can benefit from counseling.
Many people are doing whatever they can to keep themselves healthy during the coronavirus pandemic. This may even include depriving themselves of mental health services that they may need now more than ever. With so much uncertainty for your well being, comes anxiety. Online counseling gives people the opportunity to talk about their anxiety in the safety of their own homes.
You don’t have to go it alone
Having feelings of fear, panic, and dread all of the time should not be something you should just have to live with. Luckily, you can experience the same quality of care with a therapist online as you can with traditional therapy. Exposure and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is known to be one of the most effective treatments for anxiety and anxiety-related disorders. The point of the treatment is to face your fears to learn that you can handle it. This technique can be utilized through online counseling as well. Our therapists also utilize mindfulness, meditation, and progressive muscle relaxation and visualization, along with psychodynamic therapies that explore the historical roots of the anxiety symptoms.
Dealing with anxiety on your own isn’t an easy thing to face. Luckily you do not have to do it by yourself. We are ready to help you or a loved one overcome the pains and struggles in your life every step of the way. Now is the time to get the help you need. Let us help you do it.