Anxiety at its core is a survival reaction — it’s our bodies’ response to something in the future that we perceive as a threat, and it’s meant to help protect us. It’s normal and crucial to experience anxiety from time to time, but if it’s persistent, severe, or out of proportion to the threat (like if you’re having panic attacks thinking about a task at work), it could be an anxiety disorder.
Anxiety disorders are extremely common — they impact 40 million adults in the U.S. every year — but they are also highly treatable, and many different types of therapy can help.
While therapy isn’t meant to “get rid of” anxiety entirely, it can help reduce any disordered levels of anxiety you’re experiencing and help you manage it at normal levels. The best treatment for anxiety will depend on your unique needs, preferences, and goals, which is why it's so important to find the right therapist for you.
It can be hard to know if therapy is right for you, or where to start. There are many types of anxiety, and they can all present themselves differently from one person to the next. Some signs of an anxiety disorder could be that you can’t control your worrying, you’re having panic attacks, or you’re avoiding situations that make you anxious.
If your anxiety symptoms are impacting your quality of life and feel difficult to manage on your own, speaking to a therapist can help you sort through what you’re feeling and learn strategies to help you cope in a healthy way.
Managing your anxiety starts with finding a therapist who understands your experience. At Two Chairs, we’re dedicated to matching you with the right therapist for you. How?
Before you start therapy at Two Chairs, you’ll meet with a licensed expert trained in matching people to the right therapist. Based on what you share about your unique experiences, preferences, and goals for therapy, we’ll find you a therapist experienced in treating anxiety in the most effective way for you.
I have never felt super comfortable in therapy, but my therapist at Two Chairs has made me look forward to my sessions for the first time.
My Two Chairs experience has been transformative. I have started to feel a colossal shift in my mental health in just a few months of doing EMDR teletherapy and feel lucky to have it work with my schedule and be covered by my insurance.
I am receiving quality care from a great Two Chairs therapist who enjoys her work and has made so much of an effort to understand me.
I want to express my gratitude for the exceptional care and support I have received during my time at your therapy clinic. I feel ready to "graduate" and practice what I've learned independently.
If you have more questions, our Care Coordination Team would love to help.
To ensure you get the most out of therapy, we take great care to honor your preferences and match you with the right therapist. Average wait times vary based on your clinical needs, preferences, and availability. You'll hear from us as soon as we've identified the right therapist for you. If you have any questions in the meantime, please feel free to contact your matching therapist with any questions regarding your match.
You can expect to be on a 45-minute video call with a licensed Two Chairs therapist who has deep training in making the right match for you. During this conversation, the Two Chairs matching expert will work with you to identify your needs and preferences for therapy, and your scheduling availability. This appointment augments the information you shared when you signed up and provides an opportunity for you to discuss personal questions or concerns you may have about therapy or receiving care at Two Chairs. Based on your conversation, we’ll match you with the best therapist for you based on your needs, goals, and preferences.
Research shows that the therapeutic alliance between you and your therapist is the best predictor of successful treatment outcome. Psychologists define the therapeutic alliance as the strength of the therapist-client relationship and how aligned you are on goals. Studies show that individuals with a strong therapeutic alliance with their therapist are more productive at work, have more fulfilled relationships, can cope more effectively with daily stressors, and engage in less risky behaviors.
Currently, Two Chairs offers psychotherapy services to those over the age of 18. While we don’t currently offer psychiatric or adolescent services, our therapists can help work with outside providers for your care.
Therapy is a collaborative process based on a trusting relationship between you and your therapist. This strong therapeutic alliance allows you to talk freely and openly in a supportive, unbiased, and non-judgmental environment. Together, over a series of appointments, you and your therapist will challenge current patterns in your behavior, thoughts and feelings that keep you feeling stuck or affect your mood as well as identify and work towards fulfilling goals.