Anxiety Specialist

Mental Health Counselor PLLC

Michael John Arnold , LMHC

Licensed Psychotherapist located in Upper West Side & Central Park South, New York, NY

Though everyone experiences some level of anxiety throughout their life, it can become an issue if an individual experiences chronic or severe anxiety. For those who are struggling with anxiety, help is available. Michael Arnold, LMHC, works with his patients at his practice, Mental Health Counselor PLLC, to relieve their anxiety and develops the treatment plan that best suits their needs and lifestyle. Call or book online today to schedule an appointment at one of the two convenient New York City locations in the Upper West Side and in Central Park South in Manhattan.

Anxiety

What is anxiety?

Feelings of worry and fear are a part of life. For many people, however, these feelings are manageable and dissipate naturally. However, those with anxiety experience intense worry and fear about everyday life situations. These feelings can develop in a period of several minutes and be so severe that they can dramatically interfere with life. They can last a long time and are often way out of proportion with the situation at hand. 
Everyone may experience anxiety a little bit differently. Common symptoms of anxiety include:

 

  • Nervousness
  • Feeling tense
  • Increased heart rate
  • Sending of impending danger
  • Sweating
  • Trembling
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Rapid breathing
  • Feeling tired

 

There are many more symptoms. If you believe that you are experiencing anxiety, seek help from a professional. 

What are the different kinds of anxiety?

There are many different kinds of anxiety, each with its own unique presentation and triggers. Common anxiety disorders include:

 

  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Agoraphobia
  • Anxiety from an illness
  • Separation anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Social anxiety
  • Selective mutism

 

Anxiety is a complex disorder and can be caused by numerous different factors. Medical conditions and life circumstances can certainly contribute. In addition, chronic or severe stress can play a role, as can substance abuse and unhealthy relationships. 

Anxiety can have many different triggers and presentations. However, help is available, and it is important that if you suspect that you or a loved one has some form of anxiety, seek professional care. 

How is anxiety treated?

A wide variety of methods are available for treating anxiety, including lifestyle changes, medication, and therapy. Michael has extensive experience helping his patients cope with and alleviate their anxiety through therapy, helping them get the relief they need. 

Psychotherapy has been shown to help alleviate anxiety and develop strong coping mechanisms to reduce the impact that anxiety disorder may have on your life. Cognitive therapy can teach you skills to reduce your symptoms so that you can do the activities that would normally trigger your anxiety. 

To learn more about what you can do to relieve yourself from anxiety, call or book online today to schedule your first appointment.