Can You Recommend A Good Anxiety Disorder Therapist In My Area?
I’d like to work with one of your therapists because of their personal experiences with anxiety. I think this is a big advantage. But I noticed that none of them live in my area. Do you have any recommendations?
At this time, we don’t have any recommended anxiety disorder therapists other than the ones listed at our website. If you are having difficulty finding a good anxiety disorder therapist in your area, you may want to consider working with one of our recommended therapists. And you are correct. There is an advantage in working with someone who had to recover from anxiety disorder himself or herself. Someone who has been on both sides of anxiety disorder – as a sufferer and someone who has successfully resolved it - knows what it feels like and the many nuances of recovery.
To ensure that everyone has the opportunity to work with a good anxiety disorder therapist no matter where they live, our therapists work with people from around the world via phone or Internet-based phone (using your computer as a phone, such as with Skype). We’ve found that this type of counseling works very well. In fact, recent research has found that teletherapy (therapy by telephone) is just as effective as face-to-face counseling. For example:
"Obtaining therapy via teleconference is just as effective as face-to-face sessions, according to a new research by Stephane Guay, a psychiatry professor at the Universite de Montreal." - Medical News Today, March 24, 2010.
"Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) via the internet is just as effective in treating panic disorder (recurring panic attacks) as traditional group-based CBT. Internet-based CBT is also more cost-effective than group therapy," says Jan Bergström, psychologist and doctoral student at the Center for Psychiatry Research. - ScienceDaily, April 15, 2010.
This has been our experience as well.
The vast majority of our clients now prefer counseling by telephone or SKYPE (using their computer like a phone) over face-to-face counseling (even those who were meeting face-to-face), because they find it more relaxed, convenient, and confidential. You may want to consider trying it and see how you like it. Since there is no long-term commitment, if you don’t like it or don’t find it helpful, you can stop at any time. We have many clients in your area.
We know that finding a good anxiety disorder therapist is difficult, because even though many therapists claim to be able to help with anxiety disorder, very few are really good at it. That's why we've done that work for you. We carefully chose our recommended therapists because of their personal experiences with anxiety disorder; their knowledge, training, and expertise; and because they really have a heart for helping people. We find that this combination makes a big difference. We’ve worked hard to make sure that our recommended therapists are the "best of the best." Again, you may want to consider connecting with one of them.
If working with one of our recommended therapists is of interest to you, you can find more information about our personal anxiety therapy, coaching, and counseling option here.
And you can book an appointment here.
Thanks again for your email and question. Please don't hesitate to contact us if you have additional questions or want further information.
If you’d like help selecting the right therapist for you, you can find more information about that in the answer to the question, “I’m thinking of getting therapy from one of your recommended therapists. What is the best way to select the right therapist for me?”
The combination of good self-help information and working with an experienced anxiety disorder coach, counselor, or therapist is the most effective way to address anxiety disorder and its many symptoms. Until the core causes of anxiety are addressed - the underlying factors that motivate apprehensive behavior - a struggle with anxiety disorder can return again and again. Identifying and successfully addressing anxiety's underlying factors is the best way to overcome problematic anxiety.
For more information about our Anxiety Counseling option; our Available Anxiety Therapists; to Book An Appointment with one of our anxiety therapists; common Anxiety Signs and Symptoms; common Anxiety Attack Symptoms; the symptoms of panic attack disorder; anxiety Recovery Support area; information about Anxiety; and our Anxiety 101 section; or click on the appropriate link or graphic below:
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Authors: Jim Folk, Marilyn Folk, BScN. Last updated November 20, 2018.