Anxiety

Everyone feels on edge and worried sometimes. Individuals with generalized anxiety disorder worry so much that it is interfering with daily living.

“Anxiety can be paralyzing. Your life can become very small as you avoid more and more in attempts to reduce your anxiety. Anxiety disorders are common in adults and children and about 18 percent of U.S. adults and 25% of adolescents age 13-18 will experience anxiety, according to the National Institute of Mental Health.” – Cynthia Hutchins

People may experience:

  • Fear
  • Excessive worry
  • Irritability
  • Body symptoms like fatigue, lightheadedness, restlessness, and sweating

Treatment

Cynthia uses the well-established, highly effective treatment called Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, or CBT, Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT), and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT). In these types of therapy you will be actively involved in your own recovery, have a sense of regaining control, and learn skills that are useful in coping with your life. Together, you and Cynthia will learn skills during your therapy sessions that you must then practice outside of session.

Treatment Team Approach

You may be referred to a physician to evaluate the helpfulness of medication in your treatment or a family therapist, if family obstacles lie in your path.