Anxiety disorder is quite common. In fact, anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness among American adults, impacting about 18% of U.S. adults in any given year. That means at least 40 million Americans have an anxiety disorder.
You may be wondering: What are the symptoms of anxiety disorders?
The Monarch Directory by SimplePractice can help you find a therapist near you who specializes in anxiety.
To find out if you may have an anxiety disorder, take our 2-Minute Online Anxiety Assessment.
Depending on the results, and if you suspect you might be living with an anxiety disorder, we recommend you talk with your primary care physician and/or a licensed therapist mental health counselor about your concerns.
The Monarch Directory by SimplePractice can help you find therapists near you who specialize in anxiety.
If you're wondering about affordable therapy options, you can also find therapists and counselors covered by your insurance.
Talk therapy or psychotherapy—and particularly cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)—can help us manage our anxiety by learning coping strategies and help us to figure out what needs to change in the present to help us cope better.
CBT helps us focus on our thought processes and behaviors. Here's more about how both CBT and psychotherapy have been proven to help people manage their anxiety.
When we understand what is driving our anxiety, we're in a better place to cope with anxiety in a healthy way.
While it may be possible for our anxiety to be successfully treated with only medication or only therapy, in most cases, a combination of both treatments is recommended.