Managing Anxiety at Home: Is Psychotherapy Right for Me?

Jun 01, 2023
Managing Anxiety at Home: Is Psychotherapy Right for Me?
Anxiety affects millions of Americans, creating symptoms that can take a toll on every aspect of their lives. Also called “talk therapy,” psychotherapy is a great way to manage those symptoms right from the comfort of your home.

Anxiety disorders are common, with nearly a third of Americans experiencing one or more during their lifetimes, according to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Even though anxiety treatment is successful, nearly 40% of people experiencing anxiety don’t seek treatment. 

At The Marcann Group, our team tailors anxiety therapy to each patient’s unique symptoms, lifestyles, and other factors. Often, psychotherapy plays a central role. With locations in Glendale and Phoenix, Arizona, our team offers therapy on-site or in the convenience of your own home. If you have anxiety, here’s how telehealth psychotherapy could help.

Quick facts about anxiety

Everyone feels worried or anxious on occasion. Some anxiety plays an essential role in protecting us from danger and helping us weigh the consequences of actions and behaviors. But for people with anxiety disorders, those “occasional” worries become a part of their regular routines, affecting the way they think, act, and interact with other people.

People with anxiety disorders have persistent or recurrent feelings of anxiety, fear, or worry out of proportion to actual events or in the absence of any identifiable anxiety-provoking situations. In addition, anxiety disorders can cause symptoms like: 

  • Feelings of restlessness or hyperarousal
  • Feelings of impending danger 
  • Mounting panic
  • Increased heart rate
  • Sweating
  • Extreme fatigue or feeling “worn out”
  • Problems focusing or concentrating
  • Intrusive or obsessive thoughts 
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sleeping problems
  • Digestive disorders
  • Problems controlling anxiety or worry

Not surprisingly, these symptoms can significantly impact most aspects of your life, including your employment and social and personal relationships.

When most people think of anxiety, they think of general anxiety that involves overall feelings of anxiety and tension. But there are many types of anxiety disorders caused or triggered by specific events, like social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety disorder, and phobias.

Psychotherapy for anxiety

As with depression, anxiety can be treated with medications to help improve coping and reduce feelings of worry. But many people also benefit from a combination of medication and psychotherapy to help them identify the source of their anxiety and learn strategies to deal with their responses and even “un-learn” them.

Also called “talk therapy,” psychotherapy helps people develop skills that enable them to cope with their anxiety, understand its origins, and manage its effects on their lives. In addition to learning ways to manage your anxiety in the short term, you’ll also learn ways to optimize your lifestyle and habits for long-term benefits, too.

Psychotherapy is also completely customizable, meaning every aspect of your treatment can be tailored to your needs and your goals. Better still, with our team, you can have psychotherapy sessions from your own home using our state-of-the-art telehealth system.

Telehealth gives you access to therapy where you’re most comfortable and relaxed, which means it’s easier to absorb the benefits of your sessions. Plus, with telehealth, you can have therapy while you’re away from home, so you’ll always have care at your fingertips. That’s essential when you experience anxiety that causes unexpected symptoms.

Find a solution for your anxiety

Anxiety can take a toll on every aspect of your life, and the consequences can be long-lasting. If you’re experiencing an anxiety disorder, our team can help. To learn more, book an appointment online or over the phone with the team at The Marcann Group today.