Many people experience feelings of anxiety at some point in their lives. You might feel nervous or worried about taking a test, asking for a raise, going on a date, or finishing a project on time. Occasional, mild anxiety like this isn’t uncommon. However, if your anxiety is continuous, severe, and/or interfering with your life, you may benefit from seeking additional support.
Individuals struggling with anxiety may notice changes in their sleeping habits, appetite, or their ability to connect with others due to their ongoing feelings of fear, nervousness, worry, or preoccupation. Anxiety fits in a broad spectrum and includes general anxiety, social anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, perfectionism, and panic disorders, among others. People who experience anxiety may also struggle with issues like depression or substance abuse. If so, it is beneficial to explore how these topics may influence each other. The treatment approach used may depend on how your personal anxiety feels and how it is affecting your life. Several common anxiety treatment modalities include Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Mindfulness-based approaches, and Client-Centered Work.