Anxiety Therapy in Great Neck with Long Island Psychology
It is natural to feel worried sometimes. Anxiety is a reaction our body uses to keep up safe in stressful situations. But constant stress, modern distractions, and traumatic experiences can cause anxiety to become constant and severe, even when there is no reason to be anxious. When this happens, therapy for anxiety can help.
Long Island Psychology provides anxiety therapy in Great Neck, NY. Psychologists Dr. Marc Shulman and Dr. Atara Wertentheil are experienced in assisting our patients to mitigate the mental and physical symptoms of anxiety and reclaim control over their mental wellbeing. We use solutions that are tailored to your mental health needs, and a judgement-free environment to support you. Call us at (516) 732-0273 to get help with your anxiety today.
Telehealth and In Person Psychology for Anxiety
Long Island Psychology is accepting patients for anxiety treatment at our offices in Garden City, NY and Rockville Centre, NY. The two locations enable you to receive in person therapy at whichever office is more convenient to your home, work, or school.
If the drive from Great Neck to Garden City or Rockville Centre does not fit into your schedule or you prefer to conduct therapy visits from the comfort of your home, we also offer a telehealth therapy option. With this option, you will meet with your psychologist via phone or video chat.
Both in person and virtual therapy offer the same personalized attention and therapeutic benefits, enabling you to choose the meeting format that best suits your schedule, location, and health needs.
Anxiety and Related Mental Health Conditions
We use a patient-first therapy at Long Island Psychology which is built around your specific experiences and symptoms. At the same time, it can be helpful to assign a diagnosis to those symptoms to make treatment options clearer. When it comes to conditions leading to extreme anxiety, psychologists recognize a number of separate mental health conditions:
- Panic Disorder – A panic attack causes intense mental distress and physical symptoms similar to a heart attack, and these sudden symptoms can be highly disruptive in your daily life.
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – Often called PTSD, this is ongoing anxiety caused after a traumatic event. Anxiety, insomnia, and panic attacks can persist even after the danger has past.
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder – Generalized anxiety is a frequent state of excessive worry. Although there is no cause for anxiety, it is often impossible to rationalize it away.
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder – OCD is characterized by obsessions, usually in the form of thoughts or ideas, that inhibit more productive thoughts. They are often accompanied by compulsive actions that momentarily satisfy the compulsions.
- Social Phobia – Also called social anxiety, this is intense worry in certain social situations. Often, it can be extreme enough to make you avoid these situations.
- Specific Phobias – A phobia can cause intense fear in response to a certain trigger. Constant worry of encountering a trigger can make the situation worse.
Even with a diagnosis, we still value understanding you as an individual. Not everyone experiences an anxiety disorder the same way, and knowing what makes you unique is as important as understanding the causes and outcomes of different recognized conditions.
Our Anxiety Treatment Options
When we treat anxiety in Great Neck, we build a holistic plan that considers all of your symptoms, life experiences, and understanding of yourself. This means that the methods you and your psychologist use are tailored to you. They will often be different than what another patient needs, and treatment strategies can change over time as you grow and your needs change.
Some of the assistance we may provide throughout the treatment process include:
- Guiding you to an understanding of how your thoughts and behaviors influence your anxiety.
- Teaching skills to redirect harmful or unproductive thoughts.
- Providing coping strategies that work for you when faced with an anxiety trigger.
- Offering a supportive environment for exploring any events that led to anxiety.
- Putting you back in control of your emotions and thoughts.
Treating anxiety involves active participation from both you and your therapist. At Long Island Psychology, we provide the customized tools and skills that can help you manage symptoms and, ideally over time, decrease the impact anxiety has on your daily life.
About Therapy at Long Island Psychology
Dr. Shulman and Dr. Wertentheil have worked with patients of many different backgrounds to provide expert care in Great Neck. We are able to do this because of our focus on our patients and our background. To successfully treat anxiety, we customize our education and experience to your needs, using therapy styles like:
- CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
- Dynamic Experiential Learning
- Mindfulness, Positive Psychology, and More
We treat a wide range of mental health conditions, and offer both individual and couples therapy in Great Neck. This extensive experience is what makes it possible for us to consider all of the circumstances of your mental health, and choose modalities and treatments that are relevant to your situation.
Get Started Today – Call Long Island Psychology to Learn More
Dealing with anxiety is never easy, and it is hard to break out of the cycles of thoughts and behaviors that are part of an anxiety disorder. We are here to answer any questions you have about therapy and help you start your progress towards mental wellbeing. Contact us today to set up your first appointment with Dr. Shulman or Dr. Wertentheil, or learn more about our team to see which psychologist will meet your needs best.