Anxiety can be a normal part of life.
It can motivate us to face difficult challenges and circumstances, stimulate creativity and action, and can help maximize our performance. However, anxiety works against individuals living with anxiety disorders, which often includes frequent, intense and persistent fear and worry that negatively impacts one’s day to day life and functioning.
Individuals diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, such as Generalized Anxiety Disorder, experience excessive worry or fear most of the day, nearly every day. Social Anxiety Disorder is another common anxiety disorder that can result in an overwhelming fear of judgement from others, often resulting in isolation and loss of friendships.
Other kinds of anxiety disorders, such as panic disorder, causes physiological symptoms from an abrupt surge in fear resulting in recurring panic attacks.
These symptoms can cause significant distress and can impact many areas of someone’s life, including work, school, and family life.
The good news? Anxiety is treatable! You don’t have to struggle alone anymore.
The experience of an anxiety disorder often includes BOTH physical and mental symptoms.
Some of the physical symptoms include:
Some of the mental symptoms of anxiety include:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is an evidence-based treatment for anxiety disorders and has been shown to be as effective as medication in treating anxiety. CBT can help reduce symptoms of anxiety and improve functioning through modification of thoughts and feelings that can help you respond to challenges in a better way.
At Mission Hill Psychology, we create a “toolbox” full of strategies and skills that are tailored to the unique needs of each client to help you be your own therapist and anxiety management expert!
Anxiety is a VERY common issue – up to 1 in 4 people have experienced it in their lifetime.
Mission Hill Psychology specializes in the treatment of anxiety and related concerns. If anxiety continues to linger, reach out to us to book in for a 15-minute consultation to see how we can help!
We will find a date and time that fits your schedule – and we will keep sessions consistent and predictable, or flexible to fit your schedule.
We will focus our time on what is most important – YOU are the driver of therapy and change!.