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Anxiety

Anxiety disorders are mental health diseases that are often brought on by stress. The term ‘anxiety disorder’ encompasses a number of psychiatric disorders – all of which can cause mental trepidation, dissociative anxiety, and physical symptoms. Many people suffer from anxiety that is unrelated to any specific circumstance or object, but rather produces ongoing symptoms seemingly at random. This is called generalized anxiety disorder and it is the most common type of anxiety disorder in the U.S.

Did you know…

that anxiety is the most common mental illness in America? According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, anxiety affects 18 percent of the adult population in the U.S. But of the 40 million adults over age 18 who are suffering from anxiety, only about 13 million are actively seeking treatment or being treated for the disorder. By failing to seek treatment, the other 27 million are gambling with their health and putting themselves at risk for developing depression.

Frequently Asked Questions

Could I possibly need treatment for an anxiety disorder?

You should see a mental health therapist if you are experiencing symptoms of anxiety. These may include feelings of panic, trembling, heart palpitations, nausea, loss of appetite, feeling dizzy, or even a fear of dying. You may be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, such as generalized anxiety disorder or panic disorder if you experience symptoms for a period of six months or more. Anxiety disorder should always be treated in order to avoid worsening of symptoms or related disorders, such as depression.

What should I expect from anxiety disorder treatment?

You and your mental health therapist will work together to identify any triggers that may be causing your anxiety. This may include severe stress, a previous trauma, lifestyle habits or even underlying neurological conditions. Based on the cause of your anxiety, you begin a treatment planned designed to help manage your symptoms and improve your quality of life. Your treatment may include a combination of psychotherapy and medications, as well as cognitive behavioral therapy or deep brain stimulation.

Will I need to make any lifestyle changes to facilitate anxiety management?

If your anxiety is caused by a lifestyle habit, such as excessive alcohol consumption, you may be advised to stop or minimize your drinking habits. Your mental health therapist may also recommend getting more exercise, reducing your stress, and avoiding certain foods and drinks, such as caffeinated beverages.

How do I get started with mental health counseling?

Contact us and our receptionist will schedule you with one of our mental health therapists for an initial 50 minute appointment at one of our office locations or virtually through our HIPPA compliant telehealth system or over the telephone.

All of our mental health therapists are in network with United, BCBS and Aetna. For more information about your insurance benefits including number of mental health therapy counseling sessions your insurance will cover and co-pay amounts please fill out our insurance verification form and we will send you an email with your coverage information.

Self – Pay Rates

If you do not have insurance for mental health therapy we will give you a superbill to submit to your insurance company for reimbursement

50 minute mental health counseling initial assessment ………………………….$200
50 minute mental health counseling follow-up sessions……………..$150

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