Some level of anxiety and stress is normal
Everyone experiences anxiety from time to time; in fact some degree of anxiety is normal, and can even help produce positive adaptive behaviors. It is an inherent response that was necessary for the survival of our ancient early ancestors.
When anxiety holds you back and the symptoms to watch out for
When anxiety interferes with your daily life, impairing your social, occupational and daily function, it may be time to seek help. Symptoms can range from:
- Overestimating the potential for severe consequences to catastrophic thinking
- Excessive worrying
- Obsessive thoughts and behaviors
- Social or other phobia
- Procrastination and behavioral avoidance
- Physical distress or fear
CBT is a particularly helpful and effective scientifically supported technique when used to treat anxiety. We will work a personalized program to address your anxiety using methods that can include mindfulness, exposure and response prevention, systematic desensitization, problem solving, and cognitive restructuring.