Anxiety

 

As busy New Yorkers, we may feel anxiety at times. It keeps us vigilant and helps us preform in high stress situations. However, when anxiety is chronic and persistent it can become severely debilitating and uncomfortable; making us feel stuck and negatively impacting our quality of life. 

 

The most common types of anxiety disorders that our therapists treat include: 

 

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) - Excessive anxiety and worry about a variety of topics, events, or activities. It may also include restlessness, fatigue, difficulty concentrating, irritability, muscle tension, sleep disturbances. These disturbances may also be present in social situations. 

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) - disturbing, intrusive, and unwanted thoughts followed by attempts to ignore or suppress such thoughts and urges through compulsive/repetative behaviors

  • Panic Disorder –intense worry or fear, rapid heart pounding, chest pain or tightness, difficulty breathing, excessive sweating, tingling or numbness in arms and legs, fainting or dizziness 

  • Phobias - unreasonable and excessive fear in response to a stimulus such as flying, dogs, going to the dentist, or being in enclosed spaces.

All of these disorders cause significant distress and may also impact one's ability to function in relationships, at school, and work.

We help our patients take control of their anxiety by utilizing evidence-based treatments. We assess each patient's needs and create a treatment plan that incorporates elements of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), mindfulness, and psychodynamic therapy. 

 

Schedule your anxiety assessment at Mindset Psychology today and ask us about our free 15-minute consultation at (516) 208-2638. 

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