Sorry to hear that you are suffering from anxieties. I am glad that you are taking steps to do something about them. Your inquiry is the first step towards being free of them.
Yes, counseling and psychotherapy does help people in releasing their anxieties. So does Hypnotherapy and progressive muscle relaxation. As does healthy habits like exercising and meditating. Different things work depending on what the anxieties are about, e.g., relationship issues, health issues, work/job issues, COVID 19 pandemic issues, to name a few. You can also read "Anxiety and Phobia Workbook" while you are searching for a therapist/psychologist/counselor in your area.
Take care and be safe,
Dr. Lata Sonpal
Thank you for your question. Yes, counseling can absolutely help anxiety! There are many forms of talk therapy that can help to reduce anxiety, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), psychodynamic therapy, humanistic therapy, Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), and
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). There are many ways to calm anxiety without medication. Anxiety reduction and relaxation techniques include deep diaphragmatic breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, grounding exercises, mindfulness meditation, practicing positive mantras or positive self-talk, guided imagery and visualization, and journaling or
stream of consciousness writing. I would recommend you seek services from a mental health professional to help with anxiety reduction.
I hope this has been helpful!
Jenna Torres, PsyD
Sara Cole, MS, LPC, CAC III
Leslie Seiden, MD