What Is Online Therapy for Anxiety?
Sometimes, anxiety makes it hard to function and gets the best of us. We can be overwhelmed by stress. We may feel like worries take over our lives and fears stop us from something great. But online therapy can be a great option to cope and improve mental health.
Online anxiety therapy works somewhat differently from traditional face-to-face counseling sessions. Still, it proves effective.
Online therapy for anxiety can help you:
- Learn how to manage your emotions, thoughts, and behaviors
- Treat anxiety disorders, so they don’t hold you back in life
- Understand & address the underlying causes of the issue
- Cope with anxiety symptoms & deal with panic attacks
- Regain control of your mental health and life
- Get your peace of mind back
- Overcome daily challenges
- Increase self-confidence
- Decrease stress levels
- Gain coping skills
OpenTalk is a safe place to get the support you need without fear of being judged. Here, you can chat and have 1-on-1 video calls with licensed mental health professionals. They support and guide clients every day on dealing with stressors, fears, and life’s challenges.
We carefully vet them for you to get the quality online anxiety help you deserve. From the comfort of everywhere. All you need is a stable Internet connection, your preferred device, and a strong desire to improve your well-being.
It’s time for you to make your life better. And we’re here to help you on your healing path.
How Does Anxiety Counseling Work on OpenTalk?
OpenTalk makes it easy to get anxiety counseling services from licensed and experienced mental health professionals. You can connect with them online. Through unlimited messaging and live video chats on our platform. Securely and confidentially.
Get online anxiety help on OpenTalk in 3 steps:
Create an account
Let us find your therapist
Talk to your anxiety therapist
Why and How to Treat Anxiety with CBT on OpenTalk?
CBT stands for cognitive behavioral therapy. Online CBT for anxiety is an effective and powerful way to treat anxiety disorders and other mental health problems. Here’s how.
People with an anxiety disorder struggle to identify, challenge, and change their negative thinking patterns. Unhelpful anxious thoughts can spiral out into a flood of worry, panic, and rumination. By learning how to manage obsessive thoughts, you can break out of anxious cycles and reduce your distress.
- Learn to manage your stress and worry by challenging negative and unrealistic thoughts
- Give you more control over your emotions, feelings, and behaviors
- Learn how to respond to those triggers in a new, healthy way
- Find a place of peace when you’re feeling overwhelmed
- Understand the processes behind anxious thinking
- Identify the triggers that fuel your worrying
- Decrease feelings of helplessness
- Face your fears freely
Our anxiety disorder therapists will introduce some powerful cognitive therapy techniques and strategies to help you overcome your fears. Make a step closer to some positive changes today!
What Are the Benefits of Getting Online Anxiety Therapy on OpenTalk?
Quality mental health care
E-therapy saves you time and money. You can schedule a session for any day or time. So, you never have to worry about missing your scheduled appointments or being late. OpenTalk allows you to access professional mental health treatment that fits your schedule and doesn’t interfere with your life.
Online anxiety therapy is much more affordable than in-person appointments. It’s because of the reduced overheads. So, everyone can access professional treatment and care. OpenTalk keeps the cost of therapy services below the average on the market.
Internet-based therapy can be a great option for people who find it difficult to attend in-person sessions due to their location, schedule, or other limitations. Through OpenTalk, you can improve your mental health at the convenience of wherever you are.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Anxiety and Therapy
What is anxiety?
Anxiety is a feeling of worry, fear, and unease. It’s a normal and human response to stress that has both physical and emotional symptoms. For example, you might experience tightness in your chest, have racing thoughts, increased blood pressure, or feelings of tension, etc.
We all experience occasional bouts of anxiety. A first date, a job interview, taking an exam — sometimes our bodies and minds react with fear to stressful situations. These episodes are usually brief, and most people recover quickly once the trigger has passed.
While anxiety may help us to cope with demanding situations, excessive worrying can cause some serious problems.
What is an anxiety disorder?
While it’s common for everyone to feel anxious from time to time, anxiety disorders are serious mental health conditions that can be debilitating.
They cause a person to have excessive fear or worry in particular situations or in general. In an anxiety disorder, fear becomes the primary reaction to an event or situation that is thought to be threatening (although it can be not actually).
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illnesses in the US. If left untreated, it can worsen and lead to other mental health issues.
What is an anxiety attack?
Anxiety attack is not a recognized medical term in the DSM-5. However, in our day-to-day lives, people use the term “anxiety attack” to refer to the sudden onset of several physical and emotional symptoms that occur together during the acute episode of anxiety. These attacks can be brief or last a few days or even weeks.
Anxiety attacks are usually associated with a feeling of impending doom, palpitations, irritability, fatigue, shakiness, disturbed sleep, shortness of breath, and discomfort.
What is the difference between a panic attack and an anxiety attack?
There is a significant difference between a panic attack and an anxiety attack. A panic attack is a sudden unexpected attack of overwhelming fear. It may come out of nowhere and is typically accompanied by extreme physical and emotional symptoms.
The attack is acute and usually peaks within 10-20 minutes.
A panic attack can be really scary. It’s very common to feel afraid that you’re dying, going crazy, about to faint, or losing control of yourself completely.
What causes anxiety disorders?
The causes of anxiety disorders are still unclear. Most anxiety disorders can be developed from a combination of genetic, biological, and environmental factors.
There are also many risk factors, such as:
- Stressful life experiences
- Medical condition
- Traumatic events
- Parental rejection of the child
- Substance abuse
- Loss of a family member or loved one
- Severe illness in a parent or loved one
- Divorce or a broken relationship
- Witnessing violence in your home or in public places, etc.
What is generalized anxiety disorder?
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is an anxiety disorder characterized by chronic, excessive worry and tension, even though there may be little or nothing to provoke it. Such worry may be accompanied by physical symptoms such as muscle tension, headaches, fatigue, irritability, sweating, and difficulty sleeping.
People with generalized anxiety disorder are overly concerned about health issues, money, family problems, or difficulties at work. They may see minor problems as overwhelming obstacles.
What is social anxiety disorder?
Social anxiety disorder (SAD) is also known as social phobia. It’s an anxiety disorder that can develop at any age but usually starts during childhood and lasts into adulthood.
Social anxiety disorder is related to the fear of being judged, evaluated, or rejected in social or performance situations. This fear is associated with self-consciousness and feelings of inadequacy, embarrassment, or humiliation.
What is obsessive-compulsive disorder?
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder characterized by recurring unwanted thoughts and behaviors that interfere with daily life. It can still cause a great deal of distress for the people who have it.
A person with OCD fears that something terrible will happen if they do not perform certain rituals or routines over and over. Some common compulsions include hand washing, counting, organizing, or checking to make sure something is turned off or locked.
How do I know if I have an anxiety disorder?
Being anxious a lot doesn’t mean you have a disorder. But if you are struggling with symptoms for most days and they interfere with your life, talk to a healthcare professional.
They can examine and diagnose you, ask about your symptoms, and recommend some tests.
How to treat anxiety?
Therapy, medication, and self-help exercises can help you combat anxiety. One of the most effective treatments is online therapy. Connecting with counselors for anxiety can be a life-altering experience.
Online anxiety therapy frees people from the limitations of time, distance, and stigma. You can speak to your mental health professional through the Internet-enabled device without any worries and fears. At any hour or place.
By accessing one-on-one support from an experienced anxiety specialist, you will feel empowered to overcome emotional obstacles, feel calm, and enjoy life.
OpenTalk can help you on your way to a better life. Sign up today to access anxiety counseling from licensed professionals.
For emergencies, call 911 or visit your nearest help organization.
Try Therapy for Anxiety on OpenTalk Today
Whether your anxiety manifests in the form of panic attacks, constant worries, fears, self-doubt, or stress, you can always get professional help on OpenTalk. Your mental health is a priority. And you’re on track to get better. Let us find you the best therapist for anxiety who can help on your journey!
Ask us anything. For emergencies, call 911 or reach out to your local help organizations.