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What is General Anxiety Disorder?

Constant state of worry, fear, and dread lead to General Anxiety Disorder. Proper generalized anxiety treatment can help you foster coping skills & recover quicker.

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is a condition where people experience intense and constant worry about everyday things without a clear reason. They always expect something bad to happen and can't stop worrying about their health, money, family, and more. This excessive stress can lead them to avoid work, social events, and family gatherings that might make their symptoms worse. The therapy for generalized anxiety disorder with an anxiety therapist helps you talk about your concerns, understand your thoughts, and develop effective ways to cope with anxiety.

GAD Therapy for Men

Men who struggle with anxiety may often show anger outbursts and can also have addiction issues with substances like alcohol and drugs. The appropriate general anxiety therapy can provide relief from emotional burdens and create a safe space to openly discuss these challenges.

GAD Therapy for Women

Women may cope with anxiety by avoiding certain situations due to agoraphobia, which can result in more frequent panic attacks. General anxiety therapy is helpful in recognizing and addressing negative thoughts, helping to cultivate a more positive perspective on life.

GAD Therapy for Children & Adolescents

Children who have General Anxiety Disorder (GAD) often worry about things like the future, fitting in socially, and their abilities. General anxiety therapy can support them in expressing their concerns and developing a more positive outlook on life.

What Symptoms of General Anxiety Disorder Are You Facing?

Healing begins with open and honest communication. If you are facing these symptoms, it's important to reach out and connect with a general anxiety therapist.

Excessive sweating

Excessive Sweating







Irritable bowel syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome

Excessive Worry

Excessive Worry

Difficulty Concentrating

Difficulty Concentrating



What causes General Anxiety Disorder?

Similar to many mental health issues, generalized anxiety disorder is likely the result of a complex interplay of biological and environmental factors, which may include:

  • Differences in brain chemistry and function.
  • Development and personality.
  • Genetics and family history.
  • Differences in the way threats are perceived.
“Nothing diminishes anxiety faster than action.” — Walter Anderson

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a highly effective treatment for generalized anxiety disorder. It focuses on identifying and changing negative thought patterns and how they influence your feelings. Our general anxiety therapist can help you recognize these negative thoughts and teach you coping skills to improve your mindset and enhance your overall well-being.

Exposure Therapy for General Anxiety

Exposure therapy is a type of general anxiety therapy that helps people with anxious emotions and fears. It involves facing what they are afraid of, either in their imagination or in real life, with the help of a therapist in a safe place.

According to, around 60 to 90 percent of people who finish exposure therapy have either no symptoms or only mild symptoms of their anxiety.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

ACT aims to help people reduce their struggle with trying to control anxious thoughts and instead focus on engaging in meaningful actions that align with their life goals.

General anxiety therapy emphasizes accepting and dealing with difficult thoughts, emotions, sensations, or situations. It also encourages individuals to commit themselves to a journey of well-being and healing.

Peer Support Programs

Peer support programs give a chance for people who have made significant progress in overcoming anxiety to help others in their own recovery journeys.

Peer specialists play a role in promoting recovery and instilling hope by serving as role models and providing support. They also supplement existing generalized anxiety treatments by teaching and empowering individuals.

Our Team of General Anxiety Therapist

Our team of licensed therapist assist you with customized GAD treatment plans that may help build a positive attitude towards fighting the issues.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Everybody experiences anxiety at some point in their life. But in those with general anxiety disorder, the worry is frequently irrational or excessive, given the circumstances. Worry, fear, and dread become a part of everyday existence. At some point, general anxiety may even take over a person's thoughts to the point that they struggle to do daily tasks and manage social situations and personal relationships. The person with GAD may experience sweating, trembling, or twitching symptoms. A proper general anxiety disorder treatment can help people.

The precise causes of generalized anxiety disorder are unknown. It seems to be affected by various factors, such as heredity, brain chemistry, and environmental pressures.

Genetics - According to some studies, a person's family history may increase the likelihood of developing GAD. This implies that there may be a genetic component to the development of GAD. However, no gene for anxiety has been found, and families may potentially pass on the propensity through the environment or way of life.

Mind Chemistry - It isn't very easy. Problems with anxiety or mood may stem from dysfunctional neural connections connecting certain brain regions. GAD has been associated with specific nerve cell connections between certain brain regions involved in thinking and emotion. These connections between nerve cells rely on substances known as neurotransmitters, which convey information from one nerve cell to the next. The signaling between circuits may be enhanced by drugs, psychotherapies, or other treatments that affect these neurotransmitters, reducing feelings of anxiety or depression.

Environmental Elements - GAD may be exacerbated by traumatic and stressful life events, including abuse, divorce, losing a loved one, or changing professions or educational institutions. When tension feels out of control, the illness may also deteriorate. Anxiety can also get worse with the use of and withdrawal from addictive substances (such as alcohol, caffeine, and nicotine).

Generalized Anxiety Disorder, or GAD, can cause physical symptoms and affect a person's thinking. To diagnose GAD, mental health providers follow a set of standard criteria. These symptoms must remain for at least six months and cannot be attributed to any illness or other condition. These standards consist of the following:
  • Excessive and persistent anxiety and tension
  • Unfounded perception of the issues
  • Unease or a sense of being "edgy."
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Being worn out or quickly tiring
  • A rise in grumpiness or irritation
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Muscle stiffness or aches and pains

Generalized anxiety disorder frequently co-occurs with the following mental health conditions:
  • Phobias
  • Anxiety disorder
  • Trauma-related stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Depression
  • Suicide or suicidal ideation
  • Addiction to drugs

When struggling with general anxiety disorder, the person feels not in control of the daily routines. Worry, fear and dread may make you struggle to live a fulfilling life. Some people also experience physical symptoms like trembling, sweating, difficulty communicating, and more. If you experience the following symptoms we recommend you to get help, simply search ‘generalized anxiety disorder therapist near me’ or contact Lifebulb to book an appointment.

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 therapists assist you in recognizing these negative thoughts and pave the way towards learning coping skills and transforming your mindset to improve the quality of your life.

Exposure therapy for general anxiety is a behavioral therapy typically used to help people with phobias and anxiety disorders. It involves a person facing what they fear, whether it's an imaginary life or a real life, but under the guidance of a trained general anxiety therapist in a secure environment. According to, approximately 60 to 90 percent of people have no symptoms or mild symptoms of their initial anxiety condition after completing their exposure therapy.

Acceptance and commitment therapy aims to ease the struggle to control anxious thoughts and increase involvement in meaningful actions that align with desired life goals. It highlights acceptance as a way to deal with harmful thoughts, emotions, signs, or circumstances & also encourages increased commitment to a healthy & healing journey.

Peer support programs allow people who have achieved considerable healing through general anxiety disorder treatment to assist others in their recovery journeys. Peer specialists encourage recovery, enhance hope and network through role modeling and activation, and supplement existing general anxiety disorder treatment with teaching and empowerment.

Here are some tips and precautions you should follow as a part of your generalized anxiety disorder self treatment plan so you can prevent triggering of the GAD again.

  • After a stressful or upsetting occurrence, or if you've discovered experiencing more worries than normal, seek general anxiety therapy and generalized anxiety treatment. Instead of avoiding a problem, it is best to address it
  • Maintain a fit and active lifestyle
  • Maintain contact with others. Don't isolate yourself
  • Follow your general anxiety disorder treatment plan
  • Use stress-reduction strategies
  • Join a support group for those who are struggling with anxiety

Lifebulb general anxiety therapists and counselors specialize 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 general anxiety therapy 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 general anxiety therapy session with you will be about providing you with the help you're seeking and proving that the general anxiety disorder treatment 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 or search online for ‘generalized anxiety disorder therapist near me’ 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 therapist 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 general anxiety therapy or offline therapy work together.

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

Yes. All of our therapists are able to provide best online GAD therapy and general anxiety disorder treatment services 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 GAD therapy sessions.

How do I book an appointment? 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 general anxiety 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 GAD therapy. How can I cancel my appointment? We have a flexible cancellation policy. Simply call our office or reach out to your counselor 24 hours or more before your GAD therapy session time to cancel or reschedule an in-person or virtual general anxiety therapy appointment.

Booking a GAD therapy session with us is easy and flexible, with several options. You can find us online by simply searching ‘generalized anxiety disorder therapist near me’ or call our office, and a team member can book you with the best fit-in general anxiety 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 general anxiety therapist from our website, select a GAD therapy session time that works for you, and we'll reach out to you to confirm your appointment details.

We have a flexible GAD therapy cancellation policy. Call our office or reach out to your counselor or general anxiety therapist 24 hours or more before your online general anxiety 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 GAD therapy can enhance feelings and behaviors and is associated with healthy adjustments to the brain and body. There is never a guaranteed "cure," but GAD therapy helps make positive lifestyle changes.

We accept many major commercial insurance plans for GAD therapy, 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 therapy for generalized anxiety disorder. And we believe those benefits should come free of any ongoing out-of-pocket fees simply for engaging in GAD therapy. With us, your only general anxiety treatment 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 general anxiety disorder treatment 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 GAD therapy.

At Lifebulb, we are extremely picky about who we hire to help you achieve your general anxiety disorder treatment goals. But we understand that every general anxiety therapist may not be the perfect match for every client. If your GAD 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 general anxiety 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

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

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

At Lifebulb, our biggest difference lies in our general anxiety 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 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 general anxiety 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 general anxiety disorder treatment goals through in-person counseling or virtual therapy for generalized anxiety disorder.

At Lifebulb, we are extremely selective about the general anxiety therapists we hire because we know choosing the right general anxiety therapist can make all the difference in our clients reaching their goals. Our general anxiety 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 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 counseling and is adding more regularly. We also provide telehealth or online GAD therapy session services for those who may live distant from our offices.

All our counselors are highly educated and trained and have received their full clinical licensure from practicing counseling. We also thoroughly interview each of our general anxiety 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 general anxiety therapists participates in ongoing education to continue to provide the best in-person and online GAD therapy 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 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 general anxiety 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 employ licensed clinical psychologists, as psychologists can offer services, such as the best online GAD therapy services and psychological testing, that many other license types cannot offer. Often, your counselor or general anxiety therapist can work with a psychologist to provide GAD therapy and psychological testing when necessary to better provide for your specific needs or goals. In this way, we can better provide for a broader range of your needs.


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