Anxiety is the most commonly experienced mental illness in our country, and women are twice as likely to suffer from an anxiety disorder as men. The term anxiety disorder refers to prolonged or extreme fear or worry, and includes, but is not limited to: generalized anxiety disorder, panic attacks, social anxiety, and specific phobias. Anxiety is often experienced as overwhelming fear accompanied by physical symptoms such as a pounding heart, sweating, and rapid breathing.
- Careless mistakes/lack of attention to details
- Lack of sustained attention
- Not following through on tasks
- Poor organization
- Easily distracted by external stimuli
- Avoiding tasks requiring sustained mental effort
- Losing items
- Frequently on the go
- Leaving seating when remaining is expected
- Excessive talking
- Blurting out answers
How can counseling help?
Joie de Vivre utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) a very common method of psychotherapy with great results to treat Anxiety Disorder. This form of therapy is geared toward helping you recognize and understand your pattern of thoughts. Cognitive behavioral therapy focuses on teaching you coping skills or mechanisms you can use to help you return to normal functioning and ease your feelings of anxiety. Integrative services such as, Biofeedback and Mindfulness are used to compliment your treatment and promote emotional regulation and a healthier lifestyle.