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5 Reasons Texting With Counselors Could Reduce Anxiety
Those suffering from anxiety, including anxiety attacks, panic
disorder, social anxiety, generalized anxiety disorder, or even just an
especially stressful period, could often use help in managing the
anxiety more promptly.
Here are 5 reasons that being able to text counselors could be an
answer to improving the anxiety:
Texting could be an effective means of
short-term, immediate help for people
suffering an anxiety attack, be it in the
moment or just after.
This would enable the client to receive
the help they needed when they
A Little Extra Help
There are hundreds of self-help
anxiety apps already available, such as
SAM, which help users to manage
their own anxiety.
When a client needs a little more
guidance than what their trusty selfhelp app offers, however, being able
to simply close the app and text a
counselor would be tremendously
helpful and increase the chances that
they client is addressing their anxiety.
Easy Access to Help
Even without a smartphone or
special app, 91% of adults in the U.S.
have a cell phone.
For many people, that cell phone
rarely leaves their sight and goes
with them everywhere. Being able to
seek help anywhere at a moment’s
notice – literally at your fingertips –
Improved Anxiety Monitoring
The flexible, fast, and easy use of texting
would allow a client to notify their counselor
of an anxiety attack.
From there, they could move up their
appointment if they need urgent
counseling, make a new appointment, or
simply make a note of needing to address
the anxiety attack in the next appointment.
Texting is CBT-Friendly
Internet-based Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
has proven effective for treating social
anxiety disorder, treating panic
disorder, reducing the number of doctor
visits required, and generally improving
It is not a far cry to think that texting, with its
ease of use and accessibility, could be
effective as a supplemental means to treat
recruitment, retention and reporting
with two way text messaging from
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