Do you worry about work constantly when you’re at home, or feel anxious and tense even about small events?
Is your mind riddled with a powerless sense of imminent danger, a place where rising panic can be difficult to quell?
Does your apprehension make it tricky to get on with regular life and enjoy each day?
These signs and symptoms are common in those suffering from a medical condition called anxiety disorder. While difficult anxiety symptoms can affect many aspects of your life, there is hope for a calm and serene horizon.
We’ve been supporting clients with anxiety disorder for years. The evidence-based therapy our therapists provide often enables clients to laugh freely, relax fully, and ground themselves in the face of fear. We can show you how to worry less about your future and enjoy each day right now.
It’s important to know you are not alone. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, 40 million adults, or 18% of Americans, experience an anxiety disorder. The good news? There is help.
Anxiety is not your fault or caused by anything you have or haven’t done. Like many other illnesses, effective treatments exist to halt the suffering and reconnect you with a happier, healthier life.
So, if you frequently experience…
– Constant feelings of dread
– A pounding heart, the racing heightened by the slightest of frights
– Anticipating the worst, regardless of evidence
– Physical symptoms like headaches, sweating, shakes and jumpiness, trouble concentrating, a frequent need to urinate and stomach uneasiness
Or if you often think…
– “It’s safer to stay at home.”
– “But what if…”
– “I can’t breath / do this / relax / stop / switch off!”
– “They or I could be in danger!”
…Then we’re glad you are reading this. Our therapy methods can bring you remarkable relief.
While we know this condition can come with a stigma that may have stopped you from seeking the care you need, your life can and should get better. If you’d like us to show you how, please contact us today for an appointment.
Anxiety is a common experience for children and adults alike, and it often serves a useful purpose. Most parents want their young children to be apprehensive around strangers or to think twice before engaging in daring or risky activities. A little caution can help keep children safe. It is also common for children to be somewhat anxious in the dark, on their first day of school, or when speaking in front of their classroom. However, when a child’s initial anxiety in attending school doesn’t reduce over time, makes it difficult for the them to attend school, or becomes worse as they mature rather than better, then it has become a problem. Problematic anxiety interferes with children’s daily lives and keeps them from meeting developmental milestones. It is the combination of excessive levels of anxiety and interference in daily activities that suggest further assessment and intervention.
Examples of symptoms of excessive anxiety include constantly needing reassurance, difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, crying without being able to be soothed, and throwing tantrums. Examples of interference in daily activities include school refusal, avoiding contact with peers, refusing to try new things.
If your child is experiencing these symptoms, counseling can help. Anxiety is best managed by learning coping skills for both parents and children, leaving psychotropic medication as a last resort. Professionals at the Center for Psychological Development specialize in the treatment of children and adolescents and welcome your referrals.