Anxiety Specialist

Uncover Mental Health Counseling PLLC

Mental Health Counseling located in Midtown, New York, NY

You may struggle with daily anxiety triggered by worries over work, social interactions, and health concerns. Or you may face the anxiety of a life transition such as moving or a new job. No matter the cause, you can conquer overwhelming anxiety with help from Kristie Tse, MA, LMHC, NCC, and the therapists at Uncover Mental Health Counseling PLLC in Midtown Manhattan. You don’t need to deal with anxiety alone. To schedule an appointment, call the New York City office or request one online today.

Anxiety Q&A

What is anxiety? 

Anxiety is the feeling of fear or dread that develops when you face a threat. In small doses, anxiety serves an important role because it alerts your brain to danger. Then your brain releases hormones that energize your body and help you focus on the problem.

Your anxiety becomes a concern when it seldom goes away. As a result, your body stays on high alert with stress hormones at unhealthy levels. Over time, ongoing anxiety leads to emotional and physical problems.

How is anxiety related to transitions?

Along the road of life, everyone must adjust to changes. Some changes are small; others are devastating. Some are planned, and others are unexpected. All types of transitions can cause extreme and often overwhelming stress.

Even when your transition is a positive and exciting change, it can cause uncertainty and unease. Most clients say that transitions are times of high stress that lead to extreme and often overwhelming anxiety.

During periods of transition, people often feel sadness, a sense of loss, and struggle to let go. The process of change and growth, be it emotional, professional, relational, or developmental, is a necessary part of letting go so you can evolve. Learning to cope with periods of transition can help.

What symptoms develop due to anxiety?

Along with fear and dread, you may experience:

  • Nervousness
  • Irritability
  • Nausea
  • Sweating
  • Headaches
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Difficulty concentrating

Persistent anxiety becomes so overwhelming that many people change their daily schedule to avoid the people, places, and events that trigger their anxious feelings.

How is anxiety treated?

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of the best ways to overcome and manage anxiety. Uncover Mental Health Counseling PLLC chooses from one of several CBT approaches that are proven to treat anxiety successfully. 

Conventional CBT teaches you to identify, challenge, and change the negative or distorted thoughts that cause anxiety. Another type of CBT called exposure therapy is a structured program that helps you confront your fears and overcome anxiety when exposed to the thing responsible for your dread.

The team at Uncover Mental Health Counseling PLLC may also use an array of integrative therapeutic approaches to relieve anxiety. For example, they may teach you mindfulness practices that ease anxiety such as progressive muscle relaxation and deep breathing.

You can overcome anxiety with help from the compassionate team at Uncover Mental Health Counseling PLLC. To schedule an appointment, call the office or request one online today.