Therapy for Anxiety

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is a word we hear a lot these days. It seems to have become more common  than ever before, with our society beginning to acknowledge its existence as a widespread and not infrequent human experience . Anxiety, in its most basic form, is a feeling of nervousness, worry, or unease about a situation. This may be an event with an uncertain outcome, or a momentary experience when dealing with information for which you were unprepared.

At Sanctuary Counseling, we know that prolonged anxiety can mean a number of things, including a potential anxiety disorder. In America, we  have seen an increase in the amount of anxiety that many people are experiencing. The global pandemic, as well as other current events, have exponentially increased the amount of stressors that appear in our daily lives.

Fortunately, we have for years offered  teletherapy for anxiety to provide a safe space for our clients to process and learn to manage any anxieties that they are experiencing. We are based in the greater Philadelphia area, and we are able to provide counseling services to anyone in Pennsylvania.

Do I need therapy for anxiety?

One of the most common questions we hear is “Do I really need therapy for anxiety?” Our simplest answer is – yes. We believe anyone can benefit from therapy. Therapy provides you with a trained professional that is always on your team. They unashamedly want the best for you. If you are dealing with anxiety that affects your daily life in any way, therapy can provide you the tools for better managing it. Anxiety can be a constant in life, but it doesn’t have to be debilitating. We can help you manage your anxiety. We can help you heal from your anxiety.

Therapy for anxiety provides you with a personalized tool kit for handling any anxiety issues you may have. We like to think of anxiety as a home DIY project. If you’re trying to put together a dresser, most of the time a screwdriver can be helpful. It is a basic tool that you may have lying around the house and isn’t that difficult to use. However, it may take you a few hours to put together this dresser, as a screwdriver is based on your own physical power . An electric drill, though, could put together the dresser much faster. The screws go in faster, and it is easier to drill the holes in the original dresser.

Therapy teaches you how to get and use your own “drill”. It’s a tool that can tackle the problem faster and without physically draining you. The best part is, you have someone with you every step of the way tackling the problem together. You are never alone in the process.

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The most effective techniques for anxiety therapy

There are many types of therapy that can be useful for anxiety. Many of our clients in Douglassville start with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT, as it is a type of therapy that many insurance companies recognize and so recommend. We love CBT! We think it’s a great method to start with when anyone is starting therapy. It helps outline your goals and needs during therapy, and can be a great way to plan out what areas of your life you want to work on.

We often incorporate many different types of therapy, depending on what is best for you. Therapy doesn’t need to feel prescriptive, it can be a beautiful collaboration between therapist and client to find what is best for you. Ultimately, we want you to get the most out of our sessions, and that includes finding the methods that may work best for you. You can see a full list of our offerings on our website.

How long does therapy take?

The answer varies because therapy does not have a set session schedule. We work with clients, on average, anywhere from 6 months to years. At our Douglassville counseling office, we discover that anxiety, in a lot of people, can be rooted in and related to many other things in your life. As we work to provide you the tools to deal with anxiety, you may discover other parts of your life on which you would like to work with your therapist.

At Sanctuary, we realize that no two people are alike, therefore there is no timeline to our therapy sessions. We can take as little or as long a time as you feel comfortable working with us. The most important task, for us, is to give you the tools to be the most authentic version of yourself. We aim to provide you a safe space to handle anything that may come your way.

How long does therapy last for?

When you are ready to see a therapist for your anxiety, we are here to help. Many find the process of getting a therapist daunting. We offer a team of therapists, so that we can find the best fit for you and your personality. There is a supportive team behind everyone, making sure that you are given the best help that we can offer. Sanctuary can assist with submitting receipts for insurance reimbursement, as well as check your eligibility for our Manna Basket Financial Assistance Program. We want to eliminate as many obstacles as possible so that you can focus on what really matters: you.

You are welcome here.



Our Locations

Douglassville, PA

1125 Ben Franklin Hwy West
Douglassville, PA 19518

(610) 385 3155

Audubon, PA

2784 Egypt Road
Audubon, PA 19403

(610) 850 8009