Anxiety Therapy NYC

We understand that anxiety can be a complex and challenging experience that affects every aspect of your life. Our dedicated team of experienced therapists at Modern Therapy Group is committed to providing innovative and personalized treatments tailored to your unique needs. Utilizing the latest research-backed techniques and a compassionate approach, we empower you with the tools and support necessary to navigate your anxiety.

Whether you’re dealing with generalized anxiety disorder, panic attacks, or any form of stress-induced challenges, Modern Therapy Group is here to help you find balance, regain control, and embrace a more peaceful life.

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What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is a natural response to stress, characterized by feelings of fear, apprehension, and excessive worry about what’s to come. However, when these feelings become overwhelming, last for long periods, and interfere with your daily life, they might indicate an anxiety disorder. 

Therapy can offer a beacon of hope, providing tools and strategies to manage these feelings. Through various therapeutic techniques, you can learn to understand your anxiety, identify triggers, and develop coping mechanisms that facilitate a return to normal life activities, reducing the impact anxiety has on your life.

Our anxiety and trauma-focused therapists can work with you to manage and control symptoms of anxiety.

Symptoms of Anxiety

Anxiety can manifest through various symptoms, and individuals may encounter all or only a few of the following symptoms:

  • Fear, dread, uneasiness
  • A sense of impending danger or doom
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Having the urge to avoid things that trigger your anxiety
  • Breathing rapidly and sweating
  • Persistent, excessive worry that is difficult to control, often about various activities or events
  • Restlessness or feeling on edge, a constant sense of unease that makes relaxation impossible
  • Muscle tension and frequent physical discomfort without a clear cause
  • Irritability and a low threshold for frustration, which is often disproportionate to the situation at hand
  • Fatigue that isn’t relieved by rest
  • Panic attacks, sudden and intense episodes of fear that might include physical symptoms like heart palpitations, shortness of breath, or dizziness

Benefits of Anxiety Therapy

Anxiety therapy can be highly effective at helping you manage your symptoms and live a healthy, fulfilling life:

  • Develop coping strategies to manage and reduce feelings of anxiety in everyday situations
  • Improve self-awareness, gain insights into the causes of anxiety, and identify triggers
  • Strengthen emotional resilience, building the mental fortitude to face stressors without overwhelming anxiety
  • Develop skills for future challenges, equipping you with the tools you need to handle stress and anxiety in the long term
  • Enhance your quality of life, as reduced anxiety symptoms lead to better sleep, relationships, and overall daily functioning

Which Types of Anxiety Disorders Can Therapy Treat?

Therapy can effectively treat a range of anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, panic disorder, and others. Each type benefits from specialized approaches, such as cognitive behavioral therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder or exposure therapy for panic attacks.

Can Anxiety Therapy Help With Panic Attacks?

Yes, therapy is highly effective in treating panic attacks and panic disorder. Techniques such as exposure therapy can gradually help you feel more comfortable with the sensations of a panic attack in a controlled, therapeutic setting, reducing their intensity and frequency over time.

What If My Anxiety Is Related To a Past Trauma?

Therapy can address the root causes of your anxiety, including PTSD. Methods such as dialectical behavior therapy offer coping mechanisms for intense emotions and trauma-related anxiety, helping you to heal and build emotional resilience. 

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What To Expect During Anxiety Therapy

During the initial consultation, you’ll share your experiences and symptoms with your therapist, setting the foundation for your treatment plan. This session is crucial for establishing trust and outlining your specific needs. 

In additional therapy sessions, you’ll explore various therapeutic methods tailored to your situation, such as cognitive behavioral therapy, exposure therapy, or dialectical behavior therapy, depending on the nature of your anxiety. Your therapist might ask you to journal or practice mindfulness exercises outside of your appointments to reinforce what you’ve learned during sessions.

Over time, you’ll develop a deeper understanding of your anxiety, learn practical coping mechanisms, and begin to see a noticeable improvement in your symptoms and overall well-being.

Our Approach To Anxiety Therapy

At Modern Therapy Group, we believe in evidence-based practices that are focused on finding solutions for treating your anxiety. Our therapists use a variety of techniques and modalities to help address your anxiety symptoms. The most common ones include:

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: A strategy-based approach that works to change behaviors and thinking patterns, helping you develop problem-solving skills to cope with difficult situations.
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy: DBT works to change negative thinking patterns and create positive behavioral change.
  • Exposure Therapy: This type of therapy is used to break patterns of avoidance and fear by exposing you to the feared objects or activities in a safe environment, helping to diminish or eliminate the fear altogether.
  • Rational Emotive Behavior Therapy: A form of psychotherapy in which you identify, challenge, and eventually replace self-defeating thoughts and feelings.
  • Mindfulness Techniques: This can include breathing methods and guided imagery, in which you focus on total awareness of what you sense and feel in the moment.

Is Anxiety Therapy Right For You?

You might benefit from anxiety therapy if one or more of the following apply:

  • Experience persistent worry or fear that interferes with daily activities, making it hard to work, socialize, or relax
  • Physical symptoms without a clear medical cause, such as heart palpitations, trembling, or excessive sweating, particularly in social situations or when facing specific fears
  • A history of trauma, with symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder influencing your current mental state
  • Compulsions or obsessive thoughts that dominate your day are indicative of obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Avoiding places or situations due to fear, limiting your life, and causing distress

Anxiety Therapist NYC: Frequently Asked Questions

Cognitive behavioral therapy helps individuals identify and challenge negative thought patterns and behaviors that contribute to their anxiety, replacing them with healthier, more realistic ones. This approach is particularly effective in treating anxiety symptoms, offering strategies to manage and reduce their impact.

Cognitive behavioral therapy helps individuals identify and challenge negative thought patterns and behaviors that contribute to their anxiety, replacing them with healthier, more realistic ones. This approach is particularly effective in treating anxiety symptoms, offering strategies to manage and reduce their impact.

Yes. Our team of licensed New York anxiety therapists have a wealth of experience when it comes to treating individuals with anxiety and other mental health conditions. They offer a range of therapeutic approaches tailored to the unique needs of individuals facing anxiety disorders.

Physical exercise can be very beneficial when treating anxiety, promoting mental well-being, reducing physical symptoms of anxiety, and contributing to your overall health. It can be a valuable part of a comprehensive anxiety treatment plan.

The frequency of therapy sessions varies based on your specific needs and the severity of your anxiety symptoms. Initially, weekly sessions might be recommended to establish momentum. Over time, as you gain skills and see improvements, the frequency can decrease. Your anxiety therapist will work with you to determine the best schedule for your treatment goals.

Medically Reviewed by Jack Hazan

Jack Hazan, MA, LMHC, CSAT, is a Licensed Professional Counselor who earned his Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling from The University of New York. With a passion for helping individuals navigate life’s challenges, Jack has honed his expertise in various areas of mental health. He specializes in providing compassionate and effective treatment for challenges with relationships, intimacy, and avoidant behaviors associated with adult childhood trauma, depression, anxiety, codependency, addiction (including excessive behaviors related to sex, porn, and apps), LGBTQIA+ identity exploration, as well as impulsive behaviors (including ADHD).

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