Anxiety is a natural human reaction to stressors and perceived threats. Anxiety develops from feelings of apprehension, nervousness, or fear. When we are afraid, our body responds with physiological symptoms such as heart palpitations, sweating, shortness of breath, dizziness, headaches, and other physical manifestations.
Treatment for anxiety includes helping you learn new ways to think about and react to the situations which trigger those feelings and responses. The ways in which you view yourself, the world around you, and your future can contribute to both anxiety and depression. Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) teaches how thinking patterns are related to mood symptoms, and is a highly effective treatment for anxiety.
Therapy incorporates a variety of CBT methods such as identifying cognitive distortions, cognitive restructuring, relaxation, systematic desensitization, exposure, and connecting thoughts to emotions and behavior. Addressing and treating your anxiety can lead to you managing life stressors with more ease, enjoy social interactions more comfortably, and experience greater confidence and peace of mind.