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What is General Anxiety Disorder?

General anxiety disorder can cause a person to feel restless, worried, tense, and unable to relax. Anxiety counseling can help you boost your coping skills and recover better.

Everyone gets anxious sometimes, but if your constant concerns and worries often hamper your capacity to function and relax, you may have a general anxiety disorder (GAD). It is more than a temporary medical condition that can interfere with your daily life. General anxiety disorder treatment with your anxiety counselor allows you to explore your thoughts, speak about your issues, and develop better anxiety coping skills.

What is General Anxiety Disorder?
GAD Counseling for Men

Men who encounter general anxiety may experience regular fits of anger or even use of alcohol or drugs. Proper general anxiety counseling can lift the emotional weight and make it easier for men to discuss the problem.

GAD Counseling for Women

Women tend to deal with their general anxiety through agoraphobic avoidance and may experience increased panic attacks. Anxiety counselors can help identify these negative thoughts and work with you to develop an optimistic view toward life.

GAD Counseling for Children and Adolescents

Children with generalized anxiety constantly worry about future events, social acceptance, and their abilities. Anxiety therapy can support them in talking about their anxiety issues and developing a better outlook on life.

What Symptoms of General Anxiety Disorder Are You Facing?

The secret to getting ahead is to get started. If you are experiencing an unhealthy level of anxiety symptoms, it’s time to seek the help of a general anxiety counselor:

  • Excessive Sweating

  • Restlessness

  • Nausea

  • Diarrhea

  • Irritable bowel syndrome

  • Excessive Worry

  • Difficulty Concentrating

Remember: anxiety is a natural stress reaction and can be triggered by a range of stress-inducing circumstances or experiences. When it comes to general anxiety disorders, the following may contribute to their development:

  • Changes in Brain Chemistry and Function
  • Development and Personality
  • Genetics and Family History
  • Differences in the way Threats are Perceived
“Do not let your difficulties fill you with anxiety; after all it is only in the darkest nights that stars shine more brightly.” – Ali Ibn Abi Talib

Beat Your General Anxiety Disorder with the Right Counseling.

Free yourself from your chronic worries. Ease your anxious mind with support from our general anxiety counselors.

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) effectively treats generalized anxiety disorder. It addresses negative patterns and distortions in your view of the world and yourself.
The basic assumption of CBT is that your thoughts—not external events—affect how you feel. Our general anxiety counselors assist you in recognizing these pessimistic thoughts and pave the way towards learning coping skills and converting your ideas to enhance the quality of your life.

Exposure Therapy for General Anxiety

Exposure therapy is a behavioral therapy typically used to assist people with phobias and anxiety disorders. It involves an individual facing what they fear, whether in fiction or real life, but under the direction of a trained therapist in a secure environment.
According to, approximately 60 to 90 percent of individuals have no symptoms or mild symptoms of their initial condition after completing their exposure therapy.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

The goal of acceptance and commitment therapy is to reduce the struggle to control anxious thoughts and improve involvement in meaningful actions that align with your desired life goals. It highlights acceptance as a way to deal with unhealthy thoughts, emotions, signs, or circumstances and encourages increased adherence to a healthy healing journey.

Peer Support Programs

Peer support programs provide an opportunity for people who have achieved considerable healing to assist others in their recovery journeys. Peer specialists encourage recovery, enhance hope and network through role modeling and activation, and augment existing treatment with teaching and empowerment.

How Our Anxiety Counselors Can Help You

The challenge is not to be flawless—it’s to be whole. Our general anxiety counselors will recognize the behaviors that lead to anxious feelings and limit distorted thinking by looking at your worries more realistically.

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Everyone gets tense sometimes, but if your worries and fears are so persistent that they interfere with your ability to function and de-stress, you may have a generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). It interferes with the person's capability to perform daily tasks efficiently and causes difficulties in their relationships. Sometimes daily tasks become hard to complete.

As per studies, symptoms of general anxiety disorder can develop gradually in a person's life; however, it primarily affects young and middle age people. As claimed by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, the symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder in adults and kids include -

  • Severe and continuous fear or worry
  • Unable to handle uncertainty about upcoming events
  • Constant feeling of nearing calamity
  • Interfering thoughts
  • Extreme planning
  • Scared of making wrong decisions
  • Rapid and deep breathing
  • Excessive sweating
  • Weakness & difficulty focusing
  • Unable to sleep or relax

Like other mental health disorders, the exact reason for generalized anxiety is still unknown. But having said that, the probability of developing this general anxiety disorder can be because of numerous factors.

Genetics - If there's a family history of GAD, it increases the chances of a person creating it. It indicates that children of people having GAD are very likely to develop the general anxiety disorder themselves than those children whose parents don't suffer from this condition and that there's some genetic correlation.

Neuroticism - A study has shown a relationship between general anxiety disorders and neuroticism, a personality type where a person is more into feelings of self-doubt, anxiety, and negativism. A connection between these two aspects has made experts accept that people with a nervous or negative personality might likely develop GAD.

Besides these factors, other factors that can increase the likelihood of developing GAD include traumatic life experiences and misuse of addictive substances along with chronic illness. Also, people with dissimilarity in brain chemistry and structure can be at a higher risk of developing a general anxiety disorder.

It's important to treat general anxiety disorder because ignored anxiety can result in more severe physical and mental health issues. Talk therapy or psychotherapy allows you to be seated in a safe and secure environment and speak to a therapist. This therapy can help you cope with how you respond to your anxiety symptoms. The following are the types of Psychotherapy for anxiety -

  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) - This is a frequently and fruitfully used psychotherapy method to treat general anxiety disorders. The therapist teaches clients how to recognize their thought processes and how they may contribute to their general anxiety disorder. The clients learn to analyze their thoughts and actions beforehand and as they occur so that they can make better decisions regarding how to react to them.
  • Exposure Therapy - This method involves addressing and facing the fears that trigger general anxiety symptoms. It's a type of therapy that helps clients engage with situations or activities they might have avoided.
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT) - This is a subtype of Cognitive Behavior Therapy. The unique aspect of this therapy is that it concentrates on understanding and accepting experiences that trigger anxiety and then working to neutralize them. It also involves replacing negative thought patterns and developing new, positive thoughts. The DBT technique can be specifically effective when clients experience thoughts of suicide or are otherwise self-destructive.

There are different types of general anxiety disorders, but by using the proper treatment, people can handle their feelings. Here are the different types of generalized anxiety disorders-

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Specific Phobias
  • Agoraphobia
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Selective Mutism
  • Medication-induced Anxiety Disorder

Lifebulb therapists and general anxiety counselor are specialized in providing in-person or online therapy, counseling, care, and treatment for a wide variety of mental healthcare needs and issues, including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, grief & loss, trauma, PTSD, couples counseling, marriage counseling, life transitions, adjustment disorders, bipolar, schizophrenia, eating disorders, child counseling, teen and adolescent therapy, anger management, career coaching, life coaching, ADHD treatment, family therapy, panic attacks, phobias, substance abuse, virtual therapy, online counseling, EMDR, EFT, and many more,

Your first session with a Lifebulb general anxiety 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 therapy session with you will be about providing you with the help you're seeking and proving that the therapy process can work with the right effort and commitment from both sides.

We believe getting access to a general anxiety 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 counseling or in-person counseling session online. Or call our office, and a team member can help make sure you're matched with the right general anxiety therapist or counselor for you and your goals. Whether online GAD therapy or offline GAD therapy, your therapist will help you with an individualized general 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 general anxiety 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 general anxiety disorder treatment plan, your general anxiety therapist may provide you with resources to use or contact when situations occur beyond the scope of your online therapy or offline therapy work together.

When you book a 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 general anxiety disorder 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.

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 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 general anxiety 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.a

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 generalized anxiety disorder therapy sessions.

Booking a general anxiety counseling 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 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 general anxiety therapist 24 hours or more before your online therapy session time to cancel or reschedule any appointment at no cost.

General anxiety disorder treatment is often a long-term process that can help in improving overall mental health. It has been demonstrated that therapy 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 general 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 general anxiety disorder therapy service experience. And we believe those benefits should come free of any ongoing out-of-pocket fees simply for engaging in 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 virtual general anxiety therapy.

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

While the majority of our clients opt to have their insurance benefits to get general anxiety therapy online, we offer a self-pay rate, which may vary slightly by geography and therapist licensure.

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

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

Our online general anxiety therapy sessions are all conducted by our general anxiety counselor 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

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 general anxiety counselors 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 the best therapy for generalized anxiety disorder 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 counseling or virtual therapy for generalized anxiety disorder.

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 goals. Our general anxiety counselors 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 general anxiety therapist will go the extra mile to help you and offer the best therapy for generalized anxiety disorder online or in-person counseling.

Lifebulb has several locations for providing in-person general anxiety counseling and is adding more regularly. We also provide telehealth or online therapy session services for those who may live distant from our offices.

All our general anxiety counselors are highly educated and trained and have received their full clinical licensure from practicing general 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 therapy and generalized anxiety treatment services possible.

It is important that our clients work with the best possible fit as a general anxiety 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 general anxiety counselor 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 therapy services and psychological testing, that many other license types are unable to offer. Many times, your general anxiety counselor or therapist can work in tandem with a psychologist to provide therapy 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.

Social anxiety disorder, or ‘Social Phobia,’ is marked by an extreme, continual fear of social circumstances. Anyone with social anxiety disorder would be intensely worried about people discriminating against them or getting embarrassed before others. People with this general anxiety disorder fear social interactions, getting observed, etc. They might also be fearful of others, sensing that they are anxious. The fear is irrelevant compared to the genuine threat of the actual situation, which often results in avoiding social problems, making the situation worse.