Online Professional Anxiety Treatment
Get Professional Anxiety Treatment and Therapy, Online via Telehealth.
Are you struggling with an uncomfortable level of anxiety and looking for professional psychological support to overcome it?
If you’re reading this, then there’s a high chance you’ve experienced levels of anxiety that manifest in excessive worrying, feelings of restlessness, agitation, rumination and a racing mind.
It’s also likely you might have experienced:
• Tightness in your chest
• Turning stomach
• Loss of appetite
• An elevated heart rate
• Struggle with falling and staying asleep
Statistics collected by Beyond Blue in Australia found that one in seven Australians aged 16-85 is currently experiencing an anxiety condition and over a quarter of Australians (26.3) will experience an anxiety condition in their lifetime.
Dealing with anxiety is incredibly common (though that doesn’t make the experience any easier!) so it’s great to see Australians are seeking professional psychological help at record rates.
Online anxiety therapy delivered via telehealth is not a new concept and was already growing steadily before 2020, however, during the global pandemic two factors at play greatly accelerated the adoption of online anxiety treatment:
Forced social distancing which made e-health and online treatment the norm and the preferred method of treatment
Heightened levels of uncertainty as a result of ongoing health concerns, record levels of job-loss and unemployment
Research has shown that online cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) has been effective in treating anxiety conditions, for example, with some studies showing benefits of remote delivery via e-health with a professional psychologist in as little as an 8–12-week period.
Medicare rebated anxiety treatment with a personally matched, experienced psychologist.
One of the misconceptions with online anxiety treatment is that it’s not rebated through Medicare – this is not the case.
At Online Psychologists Australia our sessions are rebated as part of Medicare. You’ll be individually matched with a highly trained psychologist that best meets your unique needs and preferences and your depression treatment will be largely reimbursed by Medicare.
How can untreated anxiety conditions impact your daily life?
Feelings of anxiousness are normal – it’s human nature to feel anxiety in the lead-up to a stressful situation or event, such as a difficult conversation, public speaking or a job interview.
However, when those feelings of anxiety persist and interfere with regular day-to-day life, that is when we start to see issues such as:
Difficulty maintaining healthy relationships
Agitation and snappiness towards friends and family
Lower performance at work caused by a foggy memory and lack of presence
Avoiding situations where you might feel anxious (which actually reinforces the anxiety) such as social events or even work opportunities
An aversion to try and experience new things
Persistent disruption to eating, including loss of appetite or binge eating
Poor and disrupted sleep
Formation of addiction issues or reliance on substances such as alcohol and sedatives
Overall, any combination of the impacts listed above often leads to a decreased quality of life, which is probably the most severe way that untreated anxiety conditions can impact us.
What are the common symptoms of depression we encounter?It is important to remember that we all experience symptoms of depression from time to time, and that may not necessarily mean you are depressed. Everybody suffers from depression in their own unique way and no two experiences are identical, however, there are a number of common symptoms we encounter, which are often summarised by feeling down, miserable, sad or hopeless – the loss of interest or pleasure in usual activities you may enjoy. Symptoms can include: Withdrawing from friends and family Restlessness Feeling perpetually tired and fatigued Inability to concentrate or focus on one task Issues with sleep Mood swings Loss or change of appetite Relying on alcohol or sedatives Feeling overwhelmed, unhappy, irritable and sad Thoughts of worthlessness or hopelessness
How do we treat depression?All of our psychologists are highly trained professionals with a history of success when treating patients suffering from symptoms of depression. Our psychologists don’t prescribe a one-size fits all approach to treating depression, but rather employ a host of evidence-based treatments and therapies proven to help alleviate the symptoms of depression. Your dedicated and personally matched psychologists may use any number of the following techniques: Schema Focused Therapy Assertiveness Training Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Solution Focused Brief Therapy Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Mindfulness and Relaxation Techniques Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy Compassion Focused Therapy Behavioural Therapy Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
What are the benefits of seeking help?The upsides of seeking and receiving help for depression are immense. The experienced and professional team at Online Psychologists Australia have seen hundreds of patients experience benefits such as: Improved relationships and friendships Improved physical health Improved sleep and rest Improved feelings of happiness and a restoration of energy Feelings of a burden being lifted Sharper thinking and a better memory A healthier lifestyle A lower risk of future depression, as patients are often better equipped to deal with depressive periods
Improvements in day-to-day life from seeking help include:
Whilst anxiety is common in Australia, there are still many Australians which don’t seek help and endure their anxiety conditions which can decrease the quality of their life.
The experienced and professional team at Online Psychologists Australia have seen hundreds of patients experience benefits such as:
Improved relationships and friendships
Improved physical health
Improved sleep and rest
Improved performance at work
Overall greater and more frequent feelings of happiness and contentment
Patients are often better equipped to deal with future periods of anxiety
Get professional anxiety support online today with a professional psychologist
Reaching out and accessing treatment for anxiety may be the best decision you could make – not just for yourself, but also your loved ones.
Our warm, empathetic and understanding team of professionals are ready to help.
At Online Psychologists Australia, we offer a free, no-obligation 15-minute consultation where we’ll personally match you with a psychologist that best meets your unique needs and preferences.
All of our sessions are claimable with a Medicare rebate.
Find the help you need today.
"The privacy and comfort of having sessions online, but still face-to-face over Zoom made me feel so much more at ease. I was able to open-up much quicker and felt like I was making progress after just my first session."
What our clients are saying
"Being able to book in appointments that work around my schedule has been incredible. Speaking to Rob has had the most positive impact on my mental wellbeing given the isolation I experienced in 2020."
"The fact I was able to get medicare rebate on my sessions made the whole process so much easier. I've already recommended Online Psychologists Australia to a few friends that have been struggling lately.
If you're having thoughts of self-harm or suicide.
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