What Should I Do While I Wait For My Anxiety Therapy Appointment?
I've been trying to get in to see a therapist where I live, but most have really long waiting lists. What should I do while I wait for my anxiety therapy appointment?
As the demand for mental health services increases, long waiting lists for suitable help is rising as well. Many parts of the world are experiencing long waiting lists for mental health care services. To address this problem, we have a couple of options:
The first option is to get help right away, rather than waiting. For example, we often have therapists that have openings. You could meet with one of our therapist within a day or so, if you choose this option (it usually doesn't take very long to get things arranged and started).
Based on the latest research, working with a therapist at a distance (teletherapy) using the telephone or Internet-based phone, such as Skype, is as effective if not more so than face-to-face therapy. This has been our experience, as well. So you can live in any part of the world and be able to access one of our therapists fairly quickly. Because we have therapists in different parts of the world, we can accommodate all time zones. Our therapists are comfortable working with time zone differences.
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If you have a preference to meet face-to-face, you might want to try teletherapy just to see if you would like it. Most of our clients meet via teletherapy, and now they prefer it over face-to-face because of its effectiveness, convenience, and confidentiality.
A second option is to learn as much as you can about anxiety and work at faithfully applying the many natural and practical recovery strategies that can help reduce and eliminate anxiety and its symptoms, such as the ones we mention in the Recovery Support area of our website.
The Recovery Support area of our website contains a wealth of important information about anxiety, and we believe much of it is must know information if lasting recovery is desired. Becoming a member and accessing this information could give you a good start.
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- For a comprehensive list of Anxiety Disorders Symptoms Signs, Types, Causes, Diagnosis, and Treatment.
- Anxiety and panic attacks symptoms can be powerful experiences. Find out what they are and how to stop them.
- How to stop an anxiety attack and panic.
- Free online anxiety tests to screen for anxiety. Two minute tests with instant results. Such as:
- Anxiety 101 is a summarized description of anxiety, anxiety disorder, and how to overcome it.
Return to our Anxiety Frequently Asked Questions page.
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