Anxiety Therapy in Oyster Bay with Long Island Psychology
There are many instances where you may feel stress or concern in your life. Maybe you experience single occurrences of panic or an intense response to trauma. Or perhaps you find that you are living with an ongoing anxiety that is making it difficult to get through the day.
Long Island Psychology with clinical psychologists Dr. Marc Shulman and Dr. Atara Wertentheil provides anxiety therapy in Oyster Bay. Our individual therapy offers an empathetic and positive approach to helping you overcome any type of anxiety you are experiencing in your life and achieve both control over your fears and better overall mental wellness. Contact our practice at (516) 732-0273 to make an appointment.
Long Island Psychology – Offering In Person and Online Anxiety Therapy
Both Dr. Shulman and Dr. Wertentheil offer therapy for anxiety in the format that will best meet your needs, whether in person or online.
We have two offices for in person therapy, one located in Rockville Centre and the other in Garden City, providing convenient access to our patients in Oyster Bay. For telehealth anxiety therapy, we conduct sessions through video chat on a secure video platform or over phone based on your preferences.
In person and online therapy can be helpful in mental health treatment and our scheduling flexibility at Long Island Psychology means we can provide therapy in a way that fits with your busy schedule and feels most comfortable to you.
Comprehensive Solutions for a Range of Anxiety Conditions
We are able to treat a wide range of mental health conditions, including all of the different anxiety disorders. We often work with patients experiencing the following:
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – Following a life threatening or frightening event, the development of PTSD can cause lasting symptoms such as panic attacks in response to similar triggers, insomnia, changes in mood, and avoidance of similar situations.
- Panic Disorder – This disorder causes a person to experience panic attacks where the brain experiences a fear reaction often unproportionate to the situation, causing intense stress and physical symptoms like elevated heart rate and hyperventilating.
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder – An increasingly common form of anxiety, this can cause you to feel worried almost all of the time, even when you are not in a challenging situation.
- Phobias – Phobias cause anxiety for a certain object or event. Depending what your phobia encompasses, it can make certain daily actions or activities that you want to try impossible to accomplish.
- Social Anxiety – This specific phobia is for different social situations and can make it more difficult to go into public places, spend time with friends and family, or fulfill work obligations.
Many types of anxiety occur in conjunction with each other. For instance, it is common for panic disorder to lead to generalized anxiety disorder as a person constantly anticipates when the next panic attack will occur. Many people experience both PTSD and generalized anxiety together for stressful responses to both specific triggers and more general situations.
It is also possible to experience anxiety in combination with another disorder or challenge, like clinical depression, bipolar disorder, relationship stress, or in response to individual lived experiences.
Long Island Psychology treats all the different mental health conditions and works with adults, seniors, teens, and children across demographics. This enables us to adapt our anxiety therapy to your specific needs in order to provide the personalized treatment that will be most effective.
How We Treat Anxiety in Oyster Bay
Anxiety treatment often encompasses two separate challenges. The majority of our clients want to stop experiencing their current symptoms of anxiety, particularly when those symptoms are severe enough to interrupt daily responsibilities or are causing stress that is pulling you away from relationships and more important tasks.
At Long Island Psychology, we see introducing positive change to thoughts and behaviors as another goal of psychotherapy. In addition to providing you with strategies that can help you cope with anxiety in the moment, we also want to address anxiety and its causes so that you no longer experience it without reasonable cause.
This is often an intensive process when you consider that the cause of anxiety is likely a traumatic event or months of conditioned thinking. Your journey will include different work, such as:
- Determining how anxiety surfaces for you and impacts you.
- Understanding how your thoughts, emotions, and behaviors are interconnected in regards to anxiety.
- Learning to identify anxious thoughts before they surface and starting to control them.
- Addressing the initial causes of anxiety and working through past traumas.
- Assessing the reality of anxious thoughts.
- Improving mental wellbeing from multiple angles to increase your resilience to anxiety.
The process of anxiety treatment in Oyster Bay will involve both you and your psychotherapist working together to meet your goals. In your sessions, you and your psychotherapist will discuss your experiences and thoughts, then create strategies that you can start to implement on your own. When you are dedicated to improvement and open to change, you will likely see positive results.
About Dr. Marc Shulman and Dr. Atara Wertentheil – Clinical Psychologists at Long Island Psychology
Dr. Shulman and Dr. Wertentheil are both experts in mental health and the possible approaches for helping you overcome specific challenges. Together, they have decades of education and personal experience in psychology and anxiety therapy, and manage treatments with proven psychology modalities such as:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Dynamic Experiential Learning, and More
Dr. Shulman and Dr. Wertentheil also emphasize compassion and therapy without judgment in their practice. We know that all of our patients have complex and highly personal experiences, and we strive to create an environment where you are free to explore those with a psychologist dedicated to helping you reach the improvement you want to see.
When anxiety impacts relationships and families, Long Island Psychology can also offer relationship counseling and family counseling that will help you navigate anxiety and other interpersonal challenges alongside the people who matter most to you.
Start Your Journey Towards Mental Wellbeing – Make an Appointment Today
Whether you are new to therapy, coming back after time away, or transitioning psychologists, our team at Long Island Psychology is confident that we can provide the support and assistance you need for Oyster Bay anxiety treatment. We encourage you to make an appointment over the phone or reach out through our contact form. We are also able to answer any questions you may have in determining if anxiety counseling at Long Island Psychology is the right choice for you.
FAQ About Anxiety Therapy in Oyster Bay, New York
Q: How Do I Know If I Need Anxiety Therapy?
A: It is natural for everyone to experience some worry, but if you find that that worry is holding you back or making you feel less than your best, therapy can be a valuable choice. Even if you are unsure, talking with a therapist can give you the insight to better understand your emotions and thoughts and decide if you do want to make any changes in your life.
Q: Can I Pay for Anxiety Therapy with Insurance?
A: Long Island Psychology is an out of network provider for insurance companies and we do not bill
any insurance ourselves. However, we can provide you a super bill to submit to your insurance if they accept out of network providers. We encourage you to call your insurer for more information on what is covered.
Q: How Long Will Therapy for Anxiety Take?
A: Because the experiences of anxiety are so unique, the length of time everyone spends in therapy can be different. It depends on how extreme your symptoms are, their cause, the effort that you put in, and any other challenges you want to work through in counseling. But at minimum, you should expect to
send at least a few months in therapy.
Q: Are My Sessions Confidential?
A: We will not disclose any diagnosis or information you shared in a session unless we are required to by law. The one exception is that if you use insurance, you may be required to submit your diagnosis to them. You can avoid this by paying in cash.