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Signs and symptoms

What Are the Common Symptoms of an Anxiety Disorder?

These symptoms can characterize anxiety disorders.
  • Weakness

  • Insomnia

  • Mild obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)

  • PTSD

  • Panic Attacks

  • Hyperventilation

  • Excessive Sweating

  • Trembling

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Panic Disorder

Panic Disorder

Panic disorder is characterized by brief outbursts of anxiety that can last from a few minutes to a few hours. Some of its characteristics are as follows:

  • A feeling of inevitable doom
  • Irregular heartbeats (palpitations)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Excessive worrying about situations beyond one’s control
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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

PTSD frequently occurs in those who have witnessed traumatic events such as accidents, natural disasters, war, assault, etc. PTSD symptoms include the following:

  • Disturbing Dreams
  • Trouble Concentrating
  • Traumatizing Flashbacks
  • Avoiding Potentially Triggering Situations
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Selective Mutism

Selective Mutism

Selective mutism is a type of anxiety disorder that children and young people often encounter. With this issue, they cannot speak in settings or surroundings that remind them of the distressing event. Although the afflicted individual may have strong social skills, selective mutism may cause odd responses in them, including:

  • Clingy Behavior
  • Sulky Disposition
  • General Withdrawal
  • Stiffness or Tenseness
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Agoraphobia

Agoraphobia

Agoraphobia is an intense dread of circumstances, locations, or occurrences that may make the person feel imprisoned or make it difficult for them to seek help. People with agoraphobia are likely to exhibit symptoms in crowded, open, or isolated environments. Agoraphobia is distinguished by:

  • An Intensification of the Traumatic Feelings in Certain Situations
  • Continuous feelings of helplessness
  • Intermittent panic attacks
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Social Anxiety Disorder

Social Anxiety Disorder

In a social context, Social Anxiety Disorder emerges as a dread of negative assessments from those nearby. Withdrawal from a location or person that provides security can sometimes trigger social anxiety disorder. The following symptoms might describe this:

  • Rejection Anxiety
  • Extreme Nervousness
  • Stage Fright
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Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is defined by persistent and uncontrolled concern and tension. It usually interferes with the affected person's day-to-day activity. Other frequent symptoms are as follows:

  • Overthinking
  • Persistent Restlessness
  • Difficulty Concentrating
  • Wrongly Gauging Situations
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Although anxiety is part of life, never let it control you.

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Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy for anxiety disorder treatment includes practices to change a person’s thought processes and coping behaviors. Some common techniques involve

    • Consciously training the mind to alter reactions
    • Practicing self-management
    • Exploring negative patterns and overcoming them
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Behavior Therapy

Behavior therapy helps identify and change potentially self-destructive behavior. Such a technique aims at:

    • Removing avoidance patterns
    • ‘Modeling’, where a therapist encourages the person to adopt an appropriate response to a stressful situation
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Mindfulness Training

Mindfulness training enables those suffering from anxiety to be more present at the moment and concentrate on the work at hand. Mindfulness training can help cope better with the intensity of a circumstance. Among the treatments are:

    • Learning to relax tensed-up muscles, especially in response to a trigger
    • Learning to find happiness in seemingly mundane life
    • Setting daily goals and joys
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Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy

Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy (REBT) assists individuals in eliminating erroneous ideas and dealing with powerful emotions in a better manner. Therapists can use REBT to help people with the following issues:

    • Identifying the core reason for an extreme reaction to determine whether it is consistent with facts
    • Assisting people in better managing their emotions at times of stress, divorce, the death of a loved one, or other significant life events
    • Creating the discipline of reframing distracting ideas and intentionally guiding the mind toward healthy options
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Art Therapy

Art therapy blends art's therapeutic potential with rigorous counseling procedures to provide a more comprehensive healing approach. Furthermore, art therapy is helpful in the following ways:

    • Treating the trauma caused by physical health conditions, brain injuries, and other disabilities
    • Depression and PTSD
    • Dementia and recovery from acute trauma
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Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a type of cognitive behavioral therapy that tends to be very beneficial. Although it was designed to treat borderline personality disorder (BPD), it currently helps in:

    • Tolerance, particularly when confronted with anxiety-inducing events
    • Emotional regulation for keeping anxiety under control.
    • Interpersonal ability to establish limits in social circumstances
    • Mindfulness to detect the start of an anxiety attack
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Get matched with a qualified counselor or therapist to get a personalized care plan to fit your needs. Our anxiety experts work to identify the causes fueling your anxiety disorder issue and assist you in recovery.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Anxiety is an insinuation of fear, terror, and angst. It could be a normal stress response. It could lead to sweat, uneasiness, stress, and increased heartbeats. For instance, one can feel uneasy when faced with a complex situation at work or before making a crucial decision.

Everyone experiences anxiety at times throughout their life. To be precise, some anxiety is a normal and biologically helpful response to certain types of stress. Anxiety is not always bad; besides providing what can sometimes be a constructive motivating force (for example, worrying about providing for a family motivates a head of household to work hard and get a promotion), it can also keep our loved ones and us safe from danger. Understanding the difference between commonly occurring anxiety in adults and a diagnosable anxiety disorder that is disruptive to daily life and requires professional intervention.

Anxiety in adults can get triggered due to habits, life experiences, and troubles that feel out of control. It can cause people to feel tense and uncomfortable, with racing thoughts, uneasiness, irritation, and difficulty concentrating.

The causes of anxiety may include:

  • Stress
  • Medical issues, such as depression or diabetes
  • First-degree families with generalized anxiety disorder
  • Child abuse & substance use
  • Surgery or occupational hazard
  • In addition, researchers think that it stems from the areas of the brain accountable for managing fear and storing and recovering emotional & fear-related memories.

If you have been experiencing any of these anxiety causing factors, we suggest you seek help. You can reach out to Lifebulb using our 24x7 active helpline, or you can search for us online, simply use ‘anxiety counseling near me,’ ‘anxiety counselor near me,’ ‘anxiety counselors near me,’ or ‘anxiety therapy near me’ or ‘find an anxiety counselor.’

With each type of anxiety, there are various risk factors. But there are some common effects, including:
  • Personality traits. This includes shyness and concern in childhood.
  • Life history. This includes being exposed to harmful or stressful life events.
  • Genetics. Of those with a diagnosis of anxiety, 25 percent have a family member with a diagnosis of anxiety.
  • Other health conditions. Thyroid problems and other health disorders can make you prone to anxiety.
  • Stimulants. Consuming caffeine, specific substances, and drugs can worsen your symptoms.

Anxiety feels different depending on the person encountering it. Emotions can vary from a racing heart to having butterflies in the stomach. You may feel out of control like there's a detachment between your mind and body.

You may have a general sense of fear and worry, or you may fear a specific place or event. In some cases, you may undergo a panic attack.

Symptoms of anxiety disorder can include:

  • Anxious thoughts or beliefs
  • Difficulty falling asleep
  • Restlessness
  • Fatigue
  • Irritability
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Unexplained aches & pains

 Your anxiety signs might be different from someone else's. That's why it's essential to know how anxiety can show itself.

Here is a list of five main categories of anxiety disorders:

Disorder of Generalized Anxiety - Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is characterized by persistent anxiety, increased worry, and tension, even without a trigger.

Disorder of compulsive behavior (OCD) - Recurrent, unwanted thoughts (obsessions), and repetitive activities are hallmarks of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), an anxiety disorder (compulsions). People frequently conduct repetitive actions like hand washing, counting, checking, or cleaning to stop or eliminate obsessive thoughts. However, engaging in these so-called "rituals" only temporarily reduces anxiety in adults, while abstaining significantly raises it.

Panic Disorder - Anxiety disorders like panic disorder are sporadic, acute episodes of fear followed by physical symptoms like shortness of breath, heart palpitations, chest pain, nausea, and stomach discomfort.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) - Anxiety disorders such as PTSD or post-traumatic stress disorder can appear after exposure to a terrible experience in which severe bodily injury happened or was threatened. Brutal assaults on individuals, natural or human-caused disasters, accidents, and military combat are a few traumatic events that might trigger PTSD.

Social Phobia (or Social Anxiety Disorder) - Extreme self-consciousness and overpowering anxiety in everyday social situations are symptoms of social phobia, commonly known as a social anxiety disorder. While social anxiety is at its worst, people may constantly feel symptoms with others. Examples of situations where social phobia may be restricted include fear of speaking in formal or informal settings, eating or drinking in public, and speaking in front of others.

Psychotherapy - Psychotherapy for anxiety disorder treatment includes exposure response prevention and cognitive behavioral therapy. Usually, psychotherapy involves the following:

  • Altering perception about self, especially about the world and others.
  • Helping alleviate the symptoms of social anxiety disorder.
  • Delivering a range of coping techniques and anxiety management skills

 Mindfulness Training - Thoroughly dispensed mindfulness training can help the client cope better with the severity of a situation. It empowers people with anxiety disorders to be more present in the moment and focus on the task at hand. The anxiety disorder treatment includes:

  • Learning how to relax tensed-up muscles, especially in response to a trigger
  • Learning to appreciate simple everyday pleasures through practical exercises
  • Reducing the monotony of daily routine

 Dialectical Behavioral Therapy- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is an effective form of cognitive behavioral therapy used for anxiety disorder treatment. Although initially meant to treat borderline personality disorder (BPD), several counselors now use it for treating episodic and chronic anxiety in adults. Some of the skills taught under DBT include:

  • Tolerance, especially when faced with anxiety-inducing situations
  • Emotional regulation to keep anxiety response under control
  • Interpersonal effectiveness to set boundaries in social situations

The duration of anxiety therapy or anxiety disorder treatment depends on your specific needs. Your therapist will spend time understanding your issues, developing a realistic goal, and working on an individualized anxiety disorder treatment plan, and your commitment will decide the timeframe for the anxiety therapy.

Your first anxiety counseling session with a Lifebulb therapist or counselor won't simply be a background or demographic information-gathering session - We know deciding to get help is a big deal and a difficult step. That's why our first offline or online anxiety counseling session with you will be about providing you with the help you're seeking and proving that the anxiety therapy process can work with the right effort and commitment from both sides.

We believe getting access to a therapist or counselor should be quick and easy. So our process is straightforward. Simply browse our therapists' bios to find the right fit for you and schedule a virtual anxiety counseling session or in-person counseling session online. Or call our office, and a team member can help make sure you're matched with the right therapist or counselor for you and your goals. Whether online anxiety therapy or offline anxiety counseling, your therapist will help you with an individualized anxiety disorder treatment plan to help you reach your specific goals.

If you are experiencing an emergency right now, please call 911 right away. While Lifebulb is not a crisis center and Lifebulb therapists and counselors are not emergency services, we understand that urgent matters can and will pop up from time to time. You will have direct email and phone access to your therapist, who will make their best effort to be available to you when you reach out. Depending on your specific anxiety disorder treatment plan, your therapist may provide you with resources to use or contact when situations occur beyond the scope of your online anxiety counseling or offline anxiety therapy work together.

When you book an online anxiety counseling session with your therapist or counselor, our team will email you a confirmation of your appointment date and time with a link to the virtual anxiety therapy room. Click the link and log in to the virtual therapy room a few minutes before your session, and your therapist will meet you there.

Yes. All of our therapists are able to provide best online anxiety counseling services and anxiety disorder treatment plans to our clients.

We use a HIPAA-compliant video counseling service integrated into our Electronic Health Records System to provide a smooth process for our clients to engage in online anxiety counseling therapy sessions. Booking a session with us is easy. Simply call our office or request a specific session time from our website, and a team member can book you with the best possible fit as a therapist or confirm your online session details. We'll review insurance information and a few simple policies and email you a confirmation of your session date and time, whether in-person or virtual therapy.

Booking a session with us is easy and flexible, with several options. You can call our office, and a team member can book you with the best fit-in therapist. We'll review insurance information and a few simple policies and email you a confirmation of your anxiety disorder treatment session date and time, whether in-person or virtual. Or you can select your ideal therapist from our website, select a session time that works for you, and we'll reach out to you to confirm your appointment details.

We have a flexible cancellation policy. Call our office or reach out to your counselor or therapist 24 hours or more before your online anxiety counseling session time to cancel or reschedule any appointment at no cost.

Therapy is often a long-term process that can help in improving overall mental health. It has been demonstrated that anxiety counseling can enhance feelings and behaviors and is associated with healthy adjustments to the brain and body. There is never a guaranteed "cure," but therapy helps make positive lifestyle changes.

We accept many major commercial insurance plans for online anxiety counseling, including Aetna, Amerihealth, Cigna, Optum Health, United Healthcare, Tricare, and others. If you don't see your insurance listed, we would be happy to verify your benefits to see if we can accept them, and if not, we offer you an affordable self-pay rate.

At Lifebulb, we operate without any ongoing membership or fees. We believe that everyone deserves to receive the best online anxiety counseling service experience. And we believe those benefits should come free of any ongoing out-of-pocket fees simply for engaging in anxiety therapy. With us, your only session costs will be those set by your insurance provider or our low self-pay rate.

While many practices accept only self-pay clients or out-of-network benefits, at Lifebulb, we aim to keep your costs low by accepting most major insurance plans. Often the out-of-pocket expense per online therapy session is a low copay determined by your specific insurance provider and plan. We also offer a self-pay rate lower than many practices for those without insurance or simply preferring not to use their healthcare benefits for in-person or online anxiety counseling.

At Lifebulb, we are extremely picky about who we hire to help you achieve your anxiety therapy goals. But we understand that every therapist may not be the perfect match for every client. If your online anxiety counseling experience is less than you hoped, we will help you get set up to see someone you prefer.

We take the responsibility of maintaining your privacy seriously. Lifebulb is considered a covered entity under HIPAA guidelines, which means we are subject to all HIPAA rules and regulations. If you have any questions (or recommendations) about our privacy and security practices, we want to help. Contact us at privacy@lifebulb.com.

Therapists that don't enjoy their workplace are often, unfortunately, unable to provide their clients with the best possible level of anxiety counseling and anxiety therapy. That's why at Lifebulb, our therapists are our top priority. This means that your counselor or therapist can provide you, their client, with the best online therapy service because they enjoy the work they do in online anxiety counseling sessions with you, where they work, and who they work with.

Our online anxiety counseling sessions are all conducted by our therapists in private spaces, and our video platform is contained within our HIPAA-compliant Electronic Health Records system, so your face, voice, and data are always private and protected.

Lifebulb is considered a covered entity under HIPAA guidelines, which means we are subject to all HIPAA rules and regulations. If you have any questions (or recommendations) about our privacy and security practices, we want to help. Contact us at privacy@lifebulb.com.

At Lifebulb, our biggest difference lies in our therapists. Many practices, large and small, often put growing businesses before growing people. It may sound simple, but at Lifebulb, we treat our therapists like valuable people that provide a valuable service. What does that mean for our clients? While we believe therapists and counselors, regardless of where they work, do their best for their clients, we've found that therapists who genuinely enjoy where they work are able to provide higher-quality services and ideal anxiety disorder treatment to those they help. To that end, our primary goal at Lifebulb is to provide our therapists with the best possible environment in which to operate. In doing so, we believe Lifebulb clients are best positioned to accomplish their therapy goals through in-person anxiety counseling or virtual therapy.

At Lifebulb, we are extremely selective about the therapists we hire because we know choosing the right therapist can make all the difference in our clients reaching their anxiety treatment goals. Our therapists are all educated at the masters level and above and have received several years of hands-on training before becoming fully licensed clinicians. Even among the pool of highly trained therapists, we only work with those who align with our core values. That way, we know your therapist will go the extra mile to help you and offer the best online therapy or in-person anxiety counseling.

Lifebulb has several locations for providing in-person anxiety counseling and is adding more regularly. We also provide telehealth or online anxiety counseling services for those who may live distant from our offices. You can reach out to Lifebulb using our 24x7 active helpline or you can search for us online, simply use ‘counseling for anxiety near me’, ‘find an anxiety counselor’, ‘anxiety counseling near me’ or ‘anxiety counselor near me’ or ‘anxiety counselors near me’ or ‘online anxiety counseling.’

All our counselors are highly educated and trained and have received their full clinical licensure from practicing anxiety counseling. We also thoroughly interview each of our therapists, ensure that they pass a background check, and train them in-house to work with us. Additionally, we ensure that each of our counselors and therapists participates in ongoing education to continue to provide the best in-person and online anxiety counseling services possible.

It is important that our clients work with the best possible fit as a therapist for their specific needs. This is why we provide detailed bios of our therapists for our clients to review before reaching out to us. If you have a specific anxiety disorder treatment therapist in mind to work with, we would be happy to schedule you to see them. We also understand that our clients don't always match perfectly with their therapist, and in the case of a less-than-great fit, we will help you to find the right match among our team and, if necessary, provide the best referral we can to someone more suited to help you beyond our walls.

A professional counselor is a master- or PhD-level mental health professional approved by a state licensure board to diagnose and treat mental health disorders. The exact name of a professional counselor's license can vary by state, but some of the most common are: Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC), Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC), Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor (LCPC), and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC).

We do employ licensed clinical psychologists, as psychologists can offer services, such as best online anxiety counseling services and psychological testing, that many other license types are unable to offer. Many times, your counselor or therapist can work in tandem with a psychologist to provide anxiety therapy, anxiety disorder treatment plans and psychological testing when necessary to better provide for your specific needs or goals. In this way, we are able to better provide for a wider range of your needs.

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