How Do Psychologists Help With Anxiety Disorders?
We all feel stressed out or worried from time to time; however, when do these feelings of worry and panic become a cause for concern? If you find yourself dealing with anxiety more often than not, or if it’s impacting your quality of life then it’s time to talk to a qualified professional to find out if you may be dealing with an anxiety disorder.
Here at Strategic Psychological Services we provide treatment to individuals, couples and families dealing with a range of mental health issues. We also perform diagnostic mental health assessments and evaluations to determine the type of anxiety you have and the cause so we can get to work creating a treatment plan to help manage your anxiety.
Treating Your Anxiety: What to Expect
Anxiety is incredibly common and it comes in the form of,
- Social anxiety disorders
- Generalized anxiety disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Posttraumatic stress disorder
Dr. Louis Turchetta has been providing comprehensive psychological services to patients of all ages, as well as schools and businesses before founding Strategic Psychological Services. He offers over 35 years of comprehensive psychological and behavioral care. A psychotherapist can provide you with healthier and more effective strategies to help you cope with your anxiety rather than avoid or ignore the issues, which often just cause further problems for the sufferer.
One way in which we can treat anxiety is through cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), which is a form of therapy that has provided amazing results for helping those with anxiety disorders.
Through therapy, we will,
- Help you pinpoint the triggers and causes for your anxiety
- Understand how your thoughts and behaviors fuel your anxiety
- Find ways to alter your thoughts and behaviors to help you better cope with your anxiety
Along with the guidance and suggestions we provide during these routine therapy sessions, it is also up to the patient to take what they’ve discovered in sessions and apply them to their daily routine. For example, this may mean embracing rather than avoiding certain situations (e.g. public speaking) in an effort to show that the concerns you may have around that situation (e.g. people laughing at you) are most likely unfounded and unlikely to happen.
Group and family psychotherapy can also be beneficial for those dealing with anxiety, as group therapy can provide patients with guidance and support from others while family therapy can help family members discover new ways to help support their loved ones who are dealing with anxiety.
What's Next For Your Anxiety?
If you are suffering from anxiety know that you don’t have to do it alone. Our team of psychologists can provide you with the care you deserve. Call Strategic Psychological Services In Warwick, RI at (401) 785-0040 to schedule a consultation.