Specific evidence-based treatment for Anxiety Disorders are provided at the Center for Psychology and Wellness. Individuals with anxiety often mistake the physical symptoms of anxiety for a medical illness and spend a significant time at the physician without getting any clear explanations for what is happening.
It is important to consult with a mental health professional to better understand anxiety and what to do about it. Whether anxiety is the primary concern or a secondary reaction to trauma or other life events, the therapists at CPW will assess and consult with each client and create an individual treatment plan based on what has been found to work! A therapist will help those struggling to enhance their understanding of anxiety, modify thoughts/behaviors, and increase quality of life.
How do I know if I am struggling with an Anxiety Disorder?
The following are some of the most common symptoms of Anxiety Disorders:
The major difference between an Anxiety Disorder and Anxiety is that the excessive worry resulting from an Anxiety Disorder causes significant impairment in multiple settings and daily tasks (e.g. home, work, school).
Anxiety is a normal emotion that has helped people adapt and survive in the face of danger and threat. Almost everyone experiences anxiety and that is okay. Without anxiety, people would be missing an important factor that is needed in motivation and survival.
Anxiety Disorders often cause people to perceive higher levels of threat or danger than are actually likely to occur.
Anxiety Disorders lead people to think that the symptoms are unbearable or significantly harmful to them (e.g. cause death or heart attack).
When the intensity of emotional and physical responses to anxiety becomes unbalanced and unhelpful, treatment is strongly recommended.