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What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is part of our body's natural response to stressors and threats. It helps us to remain alert and works as a motivator to take necessary action and is often characterized by intense fear or worry. ​

Sometimes this response goes into overdrive and the anxiety becomes pervasive with symptoms that are intense or excessive in the face of everyday stressors. When this happens it can often reduce your quality of life and impact your relationships. 

Anxiety Disorders are extremely common, impacting over 40 million adults in the United States. If you're experiencing symptoms of anxiety or have been diagnosed with an Anxiety Disorder, you are not alone. 

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Symptoms of Anxiety

  • Feeling restless, nervous, tense

  • Excessive worry 

  • Increased heart rate

  • Racing thoughts

  • Change in sleep behaviors

  • Change in appetite

  • Fatigue

  • Impaired concentration

  • Irritability

  • Rapid breathing

  • Digestive problems

  • Avoidance of stressful situations

  • Excessive sweating

  • And more...

These are just some symptoms associated with anxiety. If you're questioning if what you're experiencing is anxiety - reach out, we're here to help!


How can therapy help?

Anxiety and treatment modalities for anxiety have been widely studied and researched. At Grace Therapy and Wellness we approach the treatment of anxiety holistically - acknowledging the connection of mind and body and the importance of addressing the physiological symptoms of anxiety. We draw from a variety of clinical modalities including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and more. Through individual therapy and mental health services, we can help you feel better by decreasing your anxiety symptoms.

Anxiety treatment looks different for every person and can involve building awareness of triggers, developing coping skills, increasing distress tolerance, expanding emotion regulation skills, and so much more. 

If you’re struggling with excessive worry, difficulty concentrating, withdrawal, or other symptoms of anxiety our therapists at Grace Therapy & Wellness are here to support you. Reach out today to scheduling your first individual counseling appointment.