While it is quite normal to feel anxious on occasion, it is not healthy to worry constantly. If you find yourself in certain situations (or even think about certain circumstances) that make you fearful, nervous, or anxious, you may have an “anxiety disorder.” This term refers to a group of mental conditions in which a perceived danger gives rise to anxiety and worry that produce physical symptoms such as rapid heart rate and palpitations, quickened breathing, tremors, muscular tension, and gastrointestinal distress. The cognitive aspect of an anxiety disorder refers to thoughts characterized by an excessive sense of dread linked with certain situations. Fortunately, effective treatment in the form of “cognitive behavioral therapy” (CBT) can help overcome these fears.
If your anxiety is limiting your enjoyment of life, then it’s time for you to get help. We can provide the thoughtful assistance that you need to enjoy your life more fully. Our compassionate staff members understand what you’re going through and we can use proven techniques to help you lighten that anxiety and breathe more deeply. In addition, we can help if you’re dealing with depression, grief, or stress. If you would like an appointment, please call one of our offices today or take our free on-line assessment on this website.
P.S. Most cognitive behavioral therapies for the treatment of anxiety disorders are typically of limited duration and focus specifically on the anxiety.