What is Anxiety?
It is not uncommon for people to be nervous or anxious when going through financial difficulty, making a major life change, or when asked to speak publicly. However, daily anxiety when trying to complete day to day tasks such as, house work, grocery shopping, and paying the bills can begin to take over your life. Anxiety disorders are common and very in type but just because they are common does not mean that you have to live with them. When someone spends at least six months worried excessively about everyday problems. However, incapacitating or troublesome
symptoms warranting treatment may exist for shorter periods of time. When someone spends at least six months worried excessively about everyday problems. However, incapacitating or troublesome symptoms warranting treatment may exist for shorter periods of time.
Therapy For Families specializes in helping those with anxiety to learn to cope with and let go of fears that are holding them back. Our therapists will aid you in discovering stress management techniques that will allow you to live a fulfilling life.
- Anxiety Attacks
- Chronic, exaggerated worry, tension, and irritability that appear to have no cause or are more intense than the situation warrants.
- Physical signs, such as restlessness
- Trouble falling or staying asleep,
- Muscle tension, or sweating
- Psychological symptoms
- Pounding heart
- Chest pains
- Lightheartedness or dizziness, and nausea.
- Shortness of breath, shaking or trembling, choking, fear of dying,
- Sweating, feelings of unreality, numbness or tingling, hot flashes or
chills, and a feeling of going out of control or going crazy.
Different Types of Anxiety:
Generalized anxiety disorder: Most people experience anxiety at some point in their lives and some nervousness in anticipation of a real situation. However if a person cannot shake unwarranted worries, or if the feelings are jarring to the point of avoiding everyday activities, he or she most likely has an anxiety disorder.
Panic Disorder: People with panic disorder experience white- knuckled, heart-pounding terror that strikes suddenly and without warning. Since they cannot predict when a panic attack will seize them, many people live in persistent worry that another one could overcome them at any moment.
- Symptoms of a panic disorder may include:
- Palpitations or quickened heartbeat
- Fear of death
- Abnormal sweating
- Numbness or tingling sensations
- Fear of losing control or “going crazy”
- Trembling or shaking
- Dizziness or faintness
- Shortness of breath
- Feelings of choking
- Chest pain or discomfort
- Nausea or abdominal pain
- Chills or hot flashes
- Derealization (feelings of unreality) or depersonalization (feeling detached from his or her self)
- Persistent worry
HOW DOES ANXIETY TREATMENT HELP WITH THE HEALING PROCESS?
Anxiety treatment heals by teaching you relaxation skills, while at the same time pinpointing the negative cognitions that may be causing anxiety. Our therapist, use multiple evidenced based therapy modalities that help with alleviating anxiety symptoms. In addition, other therapy modalities such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy, DBT Therapy as well as EMDR helps to release the grasp of anxiety symptoms has on your body and mind, while simultaneously helping you feel joy. All together, this helps to regain your life and further you in your healing process.