Every year, almost 20% of the population suffers from some type of anxiety disorder. While feeling anxious is part of everyday life, if it is hard to control and affects your daily life, you may suffer from a clinical anxiety disorder. Benjamin Grysman, PhD, and his providers at Queens Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Psychology, PLLC, in Kew Gardens Hills in Flushing, New York, can help you understand the cause of your anxiety and address any negative symptoms. Call the office or use the online booking tool to schedule your appointment today.
Anxiety is a normal response to stress, but if you experience it for longer periods and at more frequent intervals, you may suffer from a clinical anxiety disorder. People with anxiety disorders feel stress and worry about everything from their personal relationships, to work, to themselves.
There are many different types of anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, and separation anxiety disorder.
Along with feelings of excessive worry, people with an anxiety disorder may also have symptoms like:
If you have an anxiety disorder for a long time and do not address your symptoms, it can build up and develop into panic attacks. Queens Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Psychology, PLLC, can help you manage panic attacks as well as other symptoms of your anxiety disorder.
Queens Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Psychology, PLLC, uses cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to address specific anxieties you have and help you overcome them. Anxiety can stem from other mental health disorders or be a standalone issue, so each therapy session is tailored to your individual needs and addresses the specific causes of your condition.
The practice uses CBT to first help you identify thought patterns that negatively affect the way you think and act. Once you learn to recognize unhealthy thoughts triggered by your anxiety, your therapist works with you to confront your fears and replace your thoughts with more helpful ones.
Over time, you reshape your thinking to include healthier thought patterns, which in turn promote beneficial thoughts and actions.
Behavioral interventions including interceptive exposure, graduated exposure, relaxation training, and mindfulness, are all utilized appropriately to help you achieve maximum happiness, health, and functioning.
All types of anxiety disorder are treatable with psychotherapeutic interventions, so you do not have to continue to suffer from anxiety and let it rule your life. To learn more, call the office or use the online scheduling tool to make an appointment today.