Anxiety Disorders

Everyone has anxiety, but sometimes it can become completely overwhelming, causing you to avoid situations, people, or activities you used to enjoy.  Do any of these sound familiar?

  • Panic attacks:  Pam* stopped taking her young children to McDonald’s, because she recently had a debilitating panic attack in the restaurant that she doesn’t want to repeat.
  • Phobias:  Eduardo recently turned down a great job offer for a national sales rep position because it would require flying each week to see customers, and Eduardo is terrified of flying.
  • Social anxiety:  Cynthia, a college student, will only go to parties with her best friend, Liz, because she feels that if she goes by herself (even if she knows people who will be there) she’ll be too frightened to talk to anyone and people will think she’s an outcast.
  • Generalized anxiety:  For months Tim has been unable to stop worrying about paying the mortgage, and with worst case scenarios of financial ruin constantly on his mind, he is overwhelmed, anxious, and completely unable to relax.

Anxiety disorders can be debilitating

If you can relate to Pam, Eduardo, Cynthia, or Tim, you aren’t alone.  More than 1 in 4 people will suffer from an anxiety disorder at some point during their lives1.  And if you can relate to these people above, you probably know that anxiety disorders can be debilitating, sapping all the fun and joy out of life.

But you don’t have to suffer

But anxiety does not have to keep you from doing the things you want to do and being the person you want to be.  Research has shown that cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can be highly effective for people suffering from anxiety disorders.   CBT is the combination of two types of therapy:

  • Cognitive therapy:  helping you to change your relationship with your anxiety and to change the thoughts that support anxiety
  • Behavioral therapy (including exposure therapy):  helping you to try out new behaviors that your anxiety has been keeping you from doing, but that you’d really like back in your life!

Watch Behavioral Tech’s video to learn more about the effectiveness of exposure therapy:

I can help you take back your life

In a supportive, caring environment, I provide my clients suffering from anxiety disorders with research-based CBT therapy.  I love helping people take their lives back from anxiety, and I’m constantly reading and going to conferences to help me stay up to date with the latest research on treatment.

If you are suffering from…

  • Phobias (such as fear of enclosed spaces, storms, heights, vomiting, flying, animals, insects, blood, injections, or injuries)
  • Social anxiety
  • Panic attacks
  • Generalized anxiety

…please give me a call at 404-643-4804 or to fill out my Contact Me form.  I would love to talk with you about how I can help you take back your life from anxiety.

 

*These are fictional examples and not real clients.
1 Behavioral Tech, LLC