Anxiety Disorders in general cause intrusive thoughts or negative thoughts about ourselves or the world, unpleasant or even painful physiological symptoms, fight-or-flight or avoidance behaviors which may hinder our performance, or unpleasant emotions at an increased duration or intensity beyond the norm. As the experience of anxiety continues, so we begin to feel drained and we experience diminished motivation in various facets of our lives.
Today it is widely accepted that anxiety can be treated relatively quickly by addressing distorted cognitions or behaviors which exacerbate one’s anxiety levels. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) enables patients to identify and alter problematic thinking styles in real-time situations in order to reduce their levels of anxiety. CBT is appropriate for the entire spectrum of anxiety disorders including phobias (e.g. driving phobia), social anxiety (e.g. public speaking), panic attacks, OCD, Post-Trauma (PTSD), eating disorders, and more.
To read more about specific disorders, select one from the following list:
- Generalized Anxiety (GAD)
- Phobias (e.g. Fear of Driving)
- Social Anxiety (e.g. Fear of Public Speaking)
- Panic Attacks
- OCD (including Hypochondria, Trichotillomania)
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)