Facts about Anxiety:
Everyone feels anxious from time to time.
Experiencing mild anxiety may help a person become more alert and focused in facing challenging or threatening situations. But individuals who experience fear or worry most of the time may be suffering from an anxiety disorder. Anxiety affects us mentally and physically, and can include symptoms such as:
- shortness of breath
- tightness in the chest
- racing heartbeat
- stomach discomfort
- concentration problem
The frequency and intensity of anxiety can be overwhelming and may negatively impact well-being, work performance, relationships, and health.
Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health concerns in the U.S., affecting 40 million adults in the United States age 18 and older (18% of U.S. Population).
Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet only about one-third of those suffering receive treatment.
How Can Therapy Help?
- Learn evidence-based tools to manage the physical and emotional symptoms of anxiety
- Talk through your concerns in a safe, confidential, and supportive environment
- Help you gain insight and discover the causes of your anxiety
- The large majority of people who suffer from an anxiety disorder are able to reduce their anxiety symptoms and return to normal functioning after several weeks or months of appropriate psychotherapy.
Working with a qualified and experienced mental health professional such as a licensed psychologist can help you regain control of your feelings and thoughts – and your life.
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