Treatment to Reduce Anxiety and Worry
Worry and stress are the body’s natural responses that keep us alert in high stakes situations. But when you have anxiety, your mind and body can start responding to harmless stimuli with the stress response, leaving you feeling anxious all the time without a trigger until you reach the point that you cannot go about your life as normal.
Long Island Psychology provides anxiety therapy in Plainview for the stress and worry you feel with options to help you resist stress, overcome PTSD and phobias, or reduce the effect that general anxiety has on your life. Our clinical psychologists offer client-centered solutions to help you feel more comfortable, confident, and relaxed in everything you do. Learn more about our therapy for anxiety in Plainview and schedule an appointment at (516) 732-0273.
In Person and Online Anxiety Therapy in Plainview, NY
Long Island Psychology is accepting new patients both in person and virtual therapy in Plainview. We have offices in Garden City and Rockville Center where you can meet with your psychotherapist in person.
We also offer therapy through online video or over the phone for those who prefer to seek help for anxiety in Plainview from the comfort of their own home, travel frequently and want to keep up with anxiety treatment while out of town, or are having trouble fitting office visits into their regular schedules.
Either solution is a valuable option for therapy with the most important factor being that you are ready and committed to make a change in your life.
Anxiety Types We Can Treat
Anxiety comes in many different forms, all of which present their own challenges. They are all defined by the way stress hormones released in your brain when you experience anxiety cause both mental and physical symptoms. But how and when you experience these vary based on the type of anxiety you have:
- Generalized Anxiety – The most common form of anxiety, people with generalized anxiety experience a relatively constant level of worry at most times, often without any concerns based in reality.
- PTSD – Post traumatic stress disorder is the mind’s response to a trauma that can cause different symptoms like panic attacks, insomnia, nightmares, and general stress when faced with reminders of the trauma.
- Panic Disorder – Panic attacks are short term but severe episodes of fear with symptoms like shortness of breath, racing heartbeat, dizziness, sweating, and extreme anxiety.
- Phobias – Phobias are an intense fear for a specific thing or situation and can cause panic attacks or prompt you to avoid the object of a phobia.
- Social Anxiety – This is a specific type of phobia for social experiences like parties, public speaking, and visiting public places.
It is also relatively common to experience multiple anxiety types together, such as generalized anxiety and panic disorder or PTSD and generalized anxiety. Part of this arises from the fact that you can be worried about the next episode or attack of anxiety, causing you to feel anxious all the time.
At Long Island Psychology, we also work with clients who are experiencing anxiety in addition to other concerns such as depression or life transitions where stress and the feeling of being overwhelmed by emotions can cause one to contribute disorder to the other.
Our Approach to Plainview Anxiety Therapy at Long Island Psychology
Managing anxiety is a process and will involve reconditioning your thoughts over time to minimize stress and reach a place where you do not consistently feel worry or respond to triggers with a fight or flight response.
In order to accomplish this, a clinical psychologist at Long Island Psychology uses an approach based around your specific needs. We start by understanding where you are currently and how you experience anxiety. From there, we can delve into:
- Foundations of Anxiety – We can look at experiences or traumas in your past that may be triggering your current anxiety and help you process them and rationalize those fears.
- Understanding Your Triggers – By looking at how your emotions, thoughts, and physical actions interplay, you can get a better comprehension of anxiety and put yourself back in control.
- Tools for Rationalization – We teach you tools to think about your anxiety critically in the moment and help replace anxiety reactions with realistic thoughts.
- Coping Methods – We provide coping strategies for moments for panic attacks and moments where your anxiety is high.
- Change Thoughts and Feelings – We use a range of therapy modalities to provide changes to the thoughts and emotions that will provide a lasting reduction in anxiety.
Throughout treatment, we offer ongoing support that continues to evolve with you as you gain the different necessary tools for confidence, self assurance, and emotional management during stressful situations.
Why Manage Anxiety at Long Island Psychology?
Dr. Marc Marc Schulman and Dr. Atara Wertentheil are the clinical psychologists at Long Island Psychology who treat anxiety through a range of different modalities, enabling them to adapt a treatment philosophy that is specific to you. They are experienced in using a collaborative approach with clients as they work with you to better understand your anxiety and assist you in moving forward towards positive growth and a better overall mental well being.
When you are living in fear or feeling overwhelmed over your emotional responses, anxiety therapy from the experienced psychotherapists at Long Island Psychology can be the fastest way to put you back in control of your thoughts and emotions. Call us at (516) 732-0273 to schedule an appointment or learn more about therapy in Plainview.
FAQ About Anxiety Help in Plainview
Q: Do You Accept Insurance?
A: Long Island Psychology is not in network with any insurances so that we have the space to provide your treatment in the way that works best for you. Depending on your insurance, you may still be able to have anxiety treatment covered as an out-of-network cost.
Q: How Long Does Anxiety Treatment Take?
A: Everyone’s therapy experiences and starting points are different and there is no definitive answer on how long you will be in therapy. A commitment to change and openness to new suggestions will help make the process go faster.
Q: Can I Get Anxiety Medication?
A: As clinical psychologists, we do not prescribe medication, instead focusing on talk therapy and different modalities to cultivate lasting emotional and behavioral change. But we have worked with multiple patients who are also taking medication for anxiety and can help you find the right resources if that is something that could benefit you.
Q: Are There Evening and Weekend Appointments Available?
A: The majority of our clients lead busy lives, which is why we have two physical offices and offer virtual appointments to best meet your needs. We do also have a limited number of evening and weekend appointments available and your therapist can discuss the options with you.