Do you consider yourself to be a worrier? Are your thoughts accompanied by a sense of panic or fear of dying? Are you avoiding certain people, places or situations because you know you will feel anxious or overwhelmed?
In the right circumstances, anxiety can be helpful. It can motivate you to study for a test or leave the house early for an appointment. In threatening situations, anxiety can save your life and guide you to avoid unnecessary risks.
However, if anxiety is beginning to take control of your life and causing you to miss out on things that you used to enjoy, it is time to take your life back.
In the United States, around 40 million adults, or 18.1% of the population, are reportedly affected by anxiety disorders.
Women are twice as likely to be affected by General Anxiety Disorder, and according to a survey in 2007 by the ADAA, 36% of people affected by Social Anxiety Disorder will have symptoms for 10 or more years before seeking treatment.
Treatment for Anxiety
Some of us have been worriers for as long as we can remember. What is important to understand is that constant worry is not a trait you have to live with. Anxiety is a treatable condition. Today we have evidence-based techniques effective in reducing anxiety. When we improve our symptoms we increase our quality of life.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is the most widely used therapy for anxiety. CBT focuses on reframing your thought process and negative thinking patterns. Under the support and guidance of a therapist, CBT can lead to significant improvements in anxiety and mood.
What to Expect from Therapy
In therapy, I will work with you to create a personalized, effective plan that focuses on the source of your anxiety. Together we will work on strategies that will help you manage your anxiety. Often clients feel relief after just a few sessions.
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