While a certain degree of worry or anxiety is normal, in excess, they can be quite problematic. Your work or school can be more difficult, your family and social relationships can suffer, and your life is not as enjoyable.
You are not alone, but in the company of millions. You may have an anxiety disorder. They take several forms.
- Fear unwanted thoughts, images, or impulses (obsessions) that trigger inappropriate, repetitive physical or mental activity (compulsions)?
Learn more about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
- Fear unexpected, intense anxiety attacks with physical sensations that make you believe you’re having a heart attack, losing control, or going crazy?
Learn more about Panic Disorder
- Fear being in situations or places that might be difficult or embarrassing to leave, or where no help is available in the case of high anxiety or a panic attack?
Learn more about Agoraphobia
- Fear being judged by others or doing something embarrassing that causes you to avoid public situations and unfamiliar people?
Learn more about Social Anxiety Disorder
- Worry excessively and feel anxious about everyday things (finance, health, employment, family) for more days that not over the past six months?
Learn more about Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Have persistent and excessive fear of specific objects or situations that are not really dangerous but that you avoid?
Learn more about Specific Phobias
The good news is that these problems are quite treatable with CBT. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, when it come to anxiety disorders, “CBT has been well studied and is the gold standard.”
The vast majority of authoritative agencies, associations, and organizations agree. (Check out the Resources page for more info).
I invite you to contact me today. I would be happy to speak with you about how I may be able to help.