Some level of anxiety and stress is a normal part of everyday life. Everyone experiences anxiety from time to time; in fact, some levels of stress can even help produce positive adaptive behaviors. Stress is an inherent response that was necessary for the survival of our ancient ancestors.
WHEN ANXIETY HOLDS YOU BACK
When anxiety interferes with your daily life by impairing your social, occupational, and daily function, it may be time to seek help from a licensed professional counselor.
SOME SYMPTOMS TO WATCH OUT FOR
Symptoms can include:
- Thoughts ranging from simply overestimating the potential for severe consequences to catastrophic thinking
- Excessive worrying
- Obsessive thoughts and behaviors
- Social phobia or other phobias
- Procrastination and behavioral avoidance
- Physical distress or fear
- Panic attacks
Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a particularly helpful technique used to treat anxiety. CBT has vast scientific backing to show that it is effective in treating anxiety. We will work together on a personalized program to address your anxiety using methods that can include mindfulness, exposure and response prevention, systematic desensitization, problem solving, and cognitive restructuring.
Please contact Citron Hennessey Private Therapy for help with anxiety.