Anxiety Therapists in New York

TREAT YOUR ANXIETY, FIND PEACE

Anxiety is by far the most prevalent mental illness in our modern world. In the U.S. alone, more than 40 million American adults struggle with anxiety of some sort. Anxiety often accompanies mental worry or emotional pain. As we focus on the worry or pain we are experiencing, the feelings can become so overwhelming that they hijack our senses, preventing us from enjoying the present moment. Anxiety amplifies our fears and makes us more paranoid or irritable than situations warrant.

Our anxiety therapists can help you free yourself from the burdens of over-thinking, over-worrying and over-reacting to anxiety, empowering you to regain peace of mind.

COMMON SYMPTOMS AND SIGNS OF ANXIETY

Anxiety often feels awful. You might experience one or more of these symptoms:

Shortness of breath Heart palpitation or chest pain Sweating Trembling or shaking Ruminating or obsessing Muscle tensions Fatigue or weakness

BREAKING THE CYCLE OF AVOIDANCE

As humans, we naturally wish not to suffer. We typically try to escape anxious feelings as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, we rarely succeed at truly getting rid of those awful feelings. Suppressing them, denying them or distracting ourselves with other activities might work for a moment, but these are temporary fixes at best. The anxiety inevitably returns, often with even greater intensity. We refer to this dynamic as the cycle of avoidance.

You cannot fix the problem of anxiety by avoiding it; you must instead learn how to change your relationship to it. Chronic or intense anxiety can end when properly addressed with the help of a therapist. Anxiety therapy helps break the cycle of avoidance by teaching you how to face the anxiety head-on.

LEARN COPING SKILLS WITH ANXIETY THERAPY

During the course of therapy, you’ll learn skills to manage your anxiety. You will learn to recognize your triggers and identify your internal warning signs that the anxiety cycle has started. You will learn to disengage from negative thoughts and treat them as information, rather than absolute truths, so they have less influence over your behavior. You will also learn acceptance skills that allow you to feel the physical symptoms of anxiety as they occur in your body without trying to change them or run from them.

The mind wanders by nature. It revisits the past, it explores, and plans for the future. When we can’t make sense of what’s going on, the mind represses, distracts or fixates. With anxiety therapy, you will learn to step outside these thinking patterns. You can reach beyond the regrets of the past and the worries of the future and focus on the present moment where you can take meaningful action. As you learn these skills, you’ll watch your relationship with anxiety begin to change. Those anxious feelings will become less intense and less frequent, allowing you to lead a more fulfilling, balanced and peaceful life.

GETTING TO THE ROOT CAUSES OF ANXIETY

Our anxiety therapists are skilled at going deep beneath the surface to help you confront the root causes of anxiety in your life. So much of what we do is dictated by our subconscious and our habits. A skilled anxiety therapist can help you understand why certain fears, places, or situations induce anxiety and how to overcome them. You can then examine the situation with a renewed perspective and consciously design a life after your own heart and values.

AS PART OF ANXIETY THERAPY, YOU WILL LEARN TO:

  • Identify your triggers and learn how to calm yourself and disengage from negative thoughts and behaviors.
  • Apply strategies for minimizing stress and anxiety.
  • Accept reality as it is, feel the physical symptoms of anxiety, and recognize their impermanence.
  • Prevent stress from escalating.
  • Focus on the present moment and take decisive action.

DIFFERENT TYPES OF ANXIETY

Anxiety manifests itself in a variety of ways. The most common types are:

  • Chronic stress (Generalized Anxiety Disorder)

    characterized by high frequency and high-intensity anxiety, exaggerated worry and tension. Generalized anxiety disorder consists of realistic but excessive worry about everyday things like work, family, health money or school. The worry is out of proportion to the stressor, causing you to feel regularly on edge.

  • Panic Attacks (Panic Disorder)

    acute episodes of intense panic and fear. A panic attack is an intense, sudden episode of anxiety and fear that often includes heart palpitation. A panic disorder is defined by repeated panic attacks. Learn more about how to stop a panic attack when you feel it coming on.

  • Social Anxiety

    characterized by emotional discomfort in group settings, often accompanied by the fear of being embarrassed or judged by others.

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

    results from experiencing a traumatic or life-threatening event. Symptoms include flashbacks or nightmares about the traumatic event, overactive startle response, hypervigilance and avoiding people or situations that might remind you of the event. Learn more about PTSD Therapy.

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

    characterized by uncontrollable intrusive thoughts that are alleviated by some behavior. The thoughts are the obsessions and the behaviors are the compulsions. The compulsion is meant to reduce the anxiety caused by obsessive thoughts. Learn more about OCD Therapy.

  • Phobias

    unrealistic and exaggerated fears of specific things, places or people. Phobic individuals usually know how unrealistic their fears are but cannot help their reactions.

TOP-RATED ANXIETY THERAPY TREATMENT IN NEW YORK

Choosing the right psychotherapist can be an overwhelming challenge, which is why we strive to make it as easy as possible to find top-rated anxiety counselors in New York. No matter how intense your feelings of stress and anxiety, Manhattan Mental Health Counseling has many anxiety therapists available to help. We provide talk therapy for anxiety and outpatient therapy for anxiety using cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic, EMDR and mindfulness-based therapy for anxiety, among other modalities. Our New York Anxiety Counselors are featured below. Note that our anxiety therapists also provide online therapy from the comfort of your home.

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    Meet Our Anxiety Therapists

    Anxiety Therapy near Union Square (14th Street)

    Anxiety Therapy near Union Square (14th Street)

    Anxiety Therapy near Union Square (14th Street) and Times Square (38th Street)

    Anxiety therapy near Grand Central (45th Street)


    Anxiety Therapy near Union Square (14th Street)

    Anxiety Therapy near Union Square (14th Street)

    Anxiety Therapy near Union Square (14th Street)

    Anxiety Therapy near Union Square (14th Street)


    Anxiety therapy near Times Square (38th Street)

    Anxiety therapy near Times Square (38th Street)

    Anxiety therapy near Times Square (38th Street)

    Anxiety therapy near Times Square (38th Street)


    Anxiety therapy near Times Square (38th Street)

    Anxiety therapy near Times Square (38th Street)

    Anxiety therapy near Times Square (38th Street)

    Anxiety therapy near Times Square (38th St)


    Anxiety therapy near Grand Central (45th Street)

    Anxiety therapy near Grand Central (45th Street)

    Anxiety therapy near Grand Central (45th Street)

    Anxiety therapy near Grand Central (45th Street)

    Meet Our Anxiety Therapists

    Sara Fry, LMHC

    Anxiety Therapy near Union Square (14th Street)

    CALLI KOSCH, LMHC

    Anxiety Therapy near Union Square (14th Street)

    Frank Ledda, LMHC

    Anxiety Therapy near Union Square (14th Street) and Times Square (38th Street)

    KADIATOU SIDIBE, LCSW

    Anxiety therapy near Grand Central (45th Street)

    JENNY KIM, LMHC

    Anxiety Therapy near Union Square (14th Street)

    Erin Wolfe, LMHC

    Anxiety Therapy near Union Square (14th Street)

    Rene Gonzalez, LMHC

    Anxiety Therapy near Union Square (14th Street)

    CAITLIN MALOY, LMHC

    Anxiety Therapy near Union Square (14th Street)

    Carol Black, LMHC

    Anxiety therapy near Times Square (38th Street)

    SYLWIA MISIEWICZ, LMHC

    Anxiety therapy near Times Square (38th Street)

    Mary Beth Aubry, LMHC

    Anxiety therapy near Times Square (38th Street)

    Brielle Nuzzo, LMHC

    Anxiety therapy near Times Square (38th Street)

    Debbie Merav, LMHC, CRC

    Anxiety therapy near Times Square (38th Street)

    Susana Lucero, LMHC

    Anxiety therapy near Times Square (38th Street)

    Alicia Leporati, LMHC

    Anxiety therapy near Times Square (38th Street)

    Sheila Mashack, LMHC

    Couples Counselor near Times Square (38th St)

    Mechelle Turner, LMHC

    Anxiety therapy near Grand Central (45th Street)

    Jessica Steinmetz, LMHC

    Anxiety therapy near Grand Central (45th Street)

    Michael Glaz, LMHC

    Anxiety therapy near Grand Central (45th Street)

    Samantha Prestano, LMH

    Anxiety therapy near Grand Central (45th Street)