Anxiety can have a significant impact on your relationships, including romantic partnerships, friendships, family relationships and even working relationships.
Here are some ways that anxiety can affect your relationships and how online therapy for anxiety can help:
Anxiety can make it challenging to communicate effectively with others. This is true especially when it comes to expressing your thoughts and feelings. You may find it difficult to articulate what you’re feeling or what you need from your partner. Which can lead to misunderstandings and conflict. It’s possible to experience excessive worry and intrusive thoughts related to not wanting to do/or say the wrong thing so you may shut down. Additionally, you may withdraw from your partner. Or the opposite may occur in which you over-explain what you are experiencing and it becomes difficult for your partner to understand you, which then leads to a self-fulfilling prophecy of “not being able to be heard.”
Self-Soothing Practices Can Help Communication
Learning how to manage your anxiety through online therapy can help you learn how to incorporate self-soothing practices when trying to communicate with your partner, coworker, or friend. At Modern Wellness, we understand that experiencing communication issues can be frustrating. As a result, we are here to help you overcome this.
Anxiety can make it hard to trust others, even those you are close to. You may be overly sensitive to perceived slights or may constantly worry that your partner is not being truthful with you. You may worry that your friends do not actually want to be around you. Perhaps you worry that you are being excluded from the lunch table at work. Regardless of the type of relationship, this lack of trust in others is heightened whenever anxiety is not managed.
Target Negative Messages
Online therapy for anxiety can help you target negative messages that may arise when experiencing anxiety. Your therapist can help you find ways to challenge unhelpful thoughts. Taking time to feel comfortable and trust others may not happen overnight. However, with an online licensed mental health therapist by your side, you can get there a lot sooner.
Anxiety can make it challenging to socialize with others, leading to feelings of isolation and loneliness. Oftentimes this is due to worry that other people may not accept you for whatever reason, so instead, you may “beat people to the punch” and isolate yourself instead. Some people with high anxiety may feel more in control if they self-isolate, but unfortunately, they may experience a never-ending loop of feeling stuck and alone.
Develop Healthy Coping Strategies
If you experience high levels of anxiety, avoiding social situations may make it challenging to maintain friendships and feel connected with others.
Taking the time to speak with an online therapist can help you learn healthy coping mechanisms to manage your anxiety that can in return, help you feel comfortable around others.
Anxiety can lead to a dependency on others for emotional support, which can be unhealthy for both parties. You may feel like you need your partner to constantly reassure you or may become overly reliant on them for your happiness. Perhaps you turn to other coworkers at work for validation that you are doing well or to your friends for compliments in order to feel comfortable in the outfit you are buying.
Learn to Trust Yourself
Learning to trust yourself and relying on your own thoughts can be something that you can learn in online therapy. Changing your thought patterns and challenging maladaptive thoughts can be beneficial when trying to overcome codependency.
Anxiety can also lead to feelings of jealousy and possessiveness. You may feel threatened by your partner’s friendships or may constantly worry that they will leave you. You may even feel threatened by your friends who spend time with other friends or who have other obligations. Many people, logically recognize that this is not helpful, but the fear of abandonment or not being included can increase anxious feelings.
Identifying how to cope with jealousy and anxiety can be part of your treatment plan when beginning online therapy. In addition to learning different ways to interact with your partner or friends during moments of experiencing anxiety.
Address Relationship Issues in Therapy
Therapy for anxiety can help address these relationship issues. In therapy, you can learn coping strategies for managing your anxiety, such as mindfulness and relaxation techniques. You can also work on improving your communication skills, setting healthy boundaries, and developing greater trust in relationships.
Therapy can also help you address any underlying issues that may be contributing to your anxiety, such as past trauma or low self-esteem. By addressing these issues, you can develop greater self-awareness and become more confident in yourself and your relationships.
Begin Online Therapy for Anxiety in San Antonio, TX with Modern Wellness Counseling
Getting started with an anxiety therapist is easy and convenient. You can schedule online through our client portal.
If you are planning to use your insurance, please note that only a few clinicians accept limited insurance plans for anxiety counseling. You can give our office a call at 210-706-0392 and our intake coordinator can answer any questions you may have. If your insurance is accepted, she can get you scheduled and gather the needed insurance information.
What we need from you
To get scheduled for online anxiety counseling, we will need the following from you (whether you schedule online or by phone): your full name, email address, and phone number.
We do require you to make a $40 deposit to hold your intake session and this deposit goes toward your first session’s payment.
What to expect between scheduling and your session
After you get scheduled, you will receive a link to your secured client portal. You will have documents to sign and complete 24 hours before your intake session. This allows for your intake session to be focused on your presenting issue.
Ten minutes before your session, you will receive a secured link for your video call. You can use this link to join in on your online therapy session.
By Priscilla Rodriguez, M.S., LMFT, Owner of Modern Wellness Counseling
Priscilla specializes in working with couples and individuals who have experienced issues with communication and who are looking to find healthy ways to reconnect with their partner. Additionally, Priscilla utilizes research-based techniques to help clients implement healthy coping skills and communication skills. Priscilla has also chosen clinicians to join Modern Wellness Counseling who can also help you in your therapy journey. Be sure to reach out to us to get started with therapy.