Many people believe anxiety is just worrying a lot, however, anxiety goes beyond that. An individual experiencing anxiety can be effected cognitively, emotionally and physically. Anxiety is a common mental health challenge that impacts children and adults. If you’ve struggled with obsessive thoughts, panic attacks, constant worrying or debilitating fear, you may have anxiety.
Treatment Options for Anxiety
Treating anxiety disorders are most effective with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a type of therapy used in counseling. This type of therapy is provided by a licensed therapist and targets an individual’s cognitions and behaviors. Cognitive therapy focuses on negative thoughts that lead to anxiety. Behavior therapy focuses on behaviors that are a consequence of the negative cognitions. According to research, cognitive behavior therapy is the most common and effective therapy for treating anxiety. Cognitive behavior therapy has been helpful for phobias, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, panic disorders and other anxiety related conditions.
Another type of therapy to treat anxiety is systematic desensitization. This type of therapy helps an individual slowly face their anxiety, using a gradual approach. Systematic desensitization helps an individual build confidence and learn techniques to control their anxiety with a specific situation, such as flying on a plane. Other treatment approaches to combat anxiety include learning relaxation skills, managing stress and monitoring diet and exercise.
Whether you are seeking cognitive behavior therapy or help managing your stress, Grief Recovery Center can help. Our licensed therapists are skilled in helping clients with different types of anxiety. Our therapists are able to tailor your anxiety treatment based on your individual needs.
Contact Grief Recovery Center to schedule a free phone consultation by calling us at (832) 413-2410 today.