“It’s like my brain is constantly spinning with ways I might fail, or bad things that are about to happen.”
People with anxiety frequently have intense and constant worry and fear about everyday situations.
It can involve repeated episodes of sudden feelings of panic or fear that reach a peak within minutes (panic attacks) and bring on significant physical distress.
CBT is the most widely-used therapy for anxiety disorders. Research has shown it to be effective in the treatment of panic disorder, phobias, social anxiety disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder.
CBT addresses negative patterns and distortions in the way we look at the world and ourselves. As the name suggests, this involves two main components:
Cognitive therapy examines how negative thoughts, or cognitions, contribute to anxiety.
Behavior therapy examines how you behave and react in situations that trigger anxiety.
Through therapy, you can learn how to recognize catastrophic or distorted thinking. You can learn effective ways to challenge anxious thinking and develop behaviors which help to reduce anxiety.
Click here to take a brief anxiety self-assessment. This does not substitute a diagnostic assessment.
Use the results to help inform your decision about seeking therapy. No personal information will be requested.