Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders are one of the most common mental health problems in the U.S., affecting 25% of adolescents and 18% of adults, according to the Centers for Disease Control. However, The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (adaa.org) estimates that only 30% of the 40 million people who suffer from anxiety get the treatment they need. Anxiety disorders include problems with worrying, fears/phobias, obsessions, and panic attacks. Therapy can be quite helpful in remediating these challenges for children, teens, and adults. Relief can be found just around the corner for those who are motivated to incorporate the skills that their therapist teaches.

At Family Psychology Associates, our licensed psychologists and therapists can offer individual and group services to help alleviate your anxiety. If you are feeling overwhelmed or stressed, you can attend the Mindfulness Meditation workshop for adults, which is a small group focused on providing stress management skills through relaxation and guided imagery. Children may participate in small groups that teach relaxation and coping skills to decrease anxiety that may affect them at home, school or in social situations. Your treatment typically begins with an initial interview, with optional psychological testing to determine the severity of your anxiety. Recommendations regarding your individualized treatment plan will be provided after the assessment. For an appointment, please visit our Contact Us page.

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Listed below are some of the resources that may help you overcome anxiety:

Best Anxiety Apps of the Year, 2017  Healthline.com

Anxiety and Depression Association of America (adaa.org)

The Highly Sensitive Person. Elaine Aron, 1996.

Stop Obsessing: How to Overcome Your Obsessions and Compulsions. Edna Foa, Reid Wilson and David Barlow, 2009.

Worry. Edward Hallowell, 2011.

What to Do When You Worry Too Much: A Kid’s Guide to Overcoming Anxiety. Dawn Huebner and Bonnie Matthews, 2005.

Talking Back to OCD: The Program that Teaches Kids and Teens to Say “No Way” – and Parents to Say “Way to Go”. John March and Christine Benton, 2006.

Dying of Embarrassment: Help for Social Anxiety and Phobia. Barbara Markway, C. Alec Pollard, Teresa Flynn and Cheryl Carmin, 1992.

The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook. Matthew McKay, Martha Davis, Elizabeth Robbins Eshelman and Patrick Fanning, 2008.

The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook for Kids: Help for Children to Cope with Stress, Anxiety and Transitions. Lawrence Shapiro, Robin Sprague and Matthew McKay, 2009.

The Anxiety Disease: New Hope for the Millions Who Suffer from Anxiety. David Sheehan, 1986.

Hope and Help for Your Nerves. Claire Weekes, 1990.

Don’t Panic: Third Edition. Reid Wilson, 2009.

Take Control of OCD: The Ultimate Guide for Kids with OCD. Bonnie Zucker, 2010.