It's that simple.
Anxiety is one of those things that's pretty hard to treat on your own. Because anxiety can be triggered by so many things (some obvious, many very subtle), you may want the help of an experienced mental health professional who specializes in anxiety treatment to really get to the bottom of your anxiety so you can get back to feeling well as quickly as possible.
Sometimes anxiety is a very well learned emotional, and sometimes physical, response to the stressors in one's life (negative thinking or beliefs). Sometimes it may be based in something we're doing (overwork, poor diet, too many activities) or not doing (taking time for relaxation, neglecting self-care, not communicating our needs). Sometimes it's just plain unavoidable (illness, loss, financial difficulties). Whatever the cause, to make it go away and stay away, you will need to evaluate your lifestyle and make adjustments as necessary.
Of course, the kind of changes that the right treatment may call for don't just affect the individual experiencing the symptoms, but likely impact that person's family, too. As you can imagine, some of the changes you need may not be embraced readily by others in your life (imagine what might happen when the stressed out super-mom finally puts her foot down about delegating household responsibilities . . .) which can make it seem like adding even more anxiety laden problems to your life. Confused? The support of a trusted therapist begins to sound better and better.
Many of my clients have told me they become anxious just thinking about their problems, let alone solving them, which leads to not thinking about them, which leads to all kinds of avoidance, which leads to "stuffing" feelings, which leads to--guess what?--more anxiety. And some people with severe anxiety, don't even know that it's anxiety that's causing the problems in their life.
But, not to fret. Fortunately, there are highly effective treatments available that can stop that merry-go-round and allow you to step off gracefully. Which is best for you? Read more about the most effective therapies, as listed below: