Therapy for anxiety
Anxiety is the most prevalent mental health issue today. The Anxiety & Depression Association of America (ADAA) says that everyone experiences anxiety and stress at some point in their life. Anxiety therapy will teach you how to manage symptoms, interrupt spiraling thoughts, and tackle your to-do list without compromising your quality of life.
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Meet Hannah Brents, LICSW
Boston, MA anxiety therapist
Hi! I’m so glad you’re here. I know how isolating anxiety feels and how easy it is to get stuck in the downward spiral of worry. The fact that you are here, reading this, shows that you are ready to make a commitment to improving your mental health.
This is where I come in.
My name is Hannah Brents and I’m a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker. I help millennials and older adults with many things, but anxiety is one of my areas of focus.
My expertise and training are the toolbox we’ll use to build better coping skills, but you are the real expert of what is best for you. My goal is to equip you with the skills to challenge the negative thoughts and feelings that keep you stuck in a cycle of anxiety.
Anxiety is isolating. This can make it scary to open up to someone new about something so personal. I strive to create a relaxed, safe environment in all of my therapy sessions so you feel at ease to express yourself
Ready to start anxiety therapy? Schedule an initial consult today.
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Anxious over-achievers tend to:
Keep a tight schedule that doesn't allow for rest;
Notice perfectionist tendencies and guilt when expectations aren’t met;
Imposter syndrome (need I say more?);
Have it all but still aren’t happy.
Many people feel embarrassed to talk about their dissatisfaction because, on paper, they have it all. They tend to grin and bear it without seeking support because these are “first world problems.” It's not selfish to prioritize caring for yourself. Your needs do not always need to come last.
My goal is to help you navigate life’s challenges with ease.. I will teach you tools to help with anxiety and how to get out of your own head. My style is welcoming and conversational. We are a team getting you where you want to go.
You don’t have to throw out the to-do list or give up a successful career. Through our work together, my clients discover that it's possible to be productive and successful without neglecting yourself, others, or quality of life .
Stop the anxious cycle, work with an anxiety expert today. Book a free 15 minute consultation.
Anxiety Therapy FAQs
Are there really that many other people who have anxiety too?
Anxiety may make you wonder, “why am I never happy with myself” or “why do I feel unfulfilled?” Because of this, many of my clients come to therapy asking, “am I normal?” Research shows “An estimated 5.7% of U.S. adults experience generalized anxiety disorder at some time in their lives.” and that Generalized Anxiety Disorder or “GAD affects 6.8 million adults. Women are twice as likely to be affected as men.” With so many people who suffer from anxiety, there have been effective evidenced-based treatments created that will help you feel calm, cool, and collected.
What is the therapy process like?
You are a unique person and the only one with your set of experiences, personality, challenges, and gifts and talents. So, your general therapy experience should be tailored to you and your needs.
There are a few common parts of the therapeutic process that will happen at the same time. We will complete an intake in the first session. I will ask getting-to-know-you questions about what led you to seek therapy. We’ll decide what your goals for therapy are and how we can achieve those goals.
In each subsequent session, we will work towards achieving these goals little by little. We will explore your experience of anxiety and I will provide feedback on new ways of interpreting events and behaviors to improve situations and relationships.
You will leave sessions with an anxiety action plan so you can stop feeling out of control.
How can I find the right anxiety therapist?
There are a few ways to go about this. First, you can call your insurance and ask for a list of providers who are contracted with them. This will ensure that you can use your insurance benefits, but they may have long wait lists, high caseloads, or not specialize in what you are seeking treatment for.
You can ask for a referral from your Primary Care Doctor or other medical provider, search on Google, or ask a friend for recommendations, but these still don’t promise the therapist accepts your insurance, is accepting new clients, or is a specialized provider.
If you are wanting support from a therapist who specializes in anxiety then the best thing to do is determine if you have Out of Network benefits with your insurance and what your financial budget is. Once you know this, you can look for a specialized provider in your area through any of the means suggested above.
However, this still doesn’t guarantee if the therapist is the right fit for you. Therapy is like any other relationship and needs time to develop. If meeting weekly, I recommend 3-4 sessions to determine if it’s a good fit or not.