Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

GENERALIZED ANXIETY DISORDER (GAD)

Those with GAD worry about many aspects of their lives. For instance, they are often anxious about romance, friendships, school and work. In fact, people who seek therapy for generalized anxiety worry about things that most people worry about at some point. While most people experience the same concerns that those with GAD do, people with this disorder have higher levels of fear and find it difficult to control their worry. What’s more, the symptoms of GAD are impairing and cause distress.

Those with GAD exhibit a number of symptoms. For instance, they may have muscle tension or feel irritable. Some might be easily tired or have a hard time focusing, while others have sleep issues or a sense of feeling on edge.

THERAPY FOR GENERALIZED ANXIETY DISORDER

While GAD impacts many aspects of a person’s life, there is hope and help. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based treatment for GAD. In this therapy, people learn about their disorder. Next they learn about common thought problems as well as how they can approach their thoughts from a rational point of view. Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) is also used in the treatment of GAD. In ERP, people face the things that cause anxiety in order to learn how to live with fear in a more adaptive way. People often experience habituation in this process. That is to say, while doing exposures they get used to the things that cause their fear.

Mindfulness can also be a helpful approach in the treatment of GAD. Through this approach, people learn to accept the presence of thoughts and feelings without judgment. You can read more about Mindfulness here.

INTERESTED IN THERAPY?

Are you or a loved one struggling with anxiety and interested in therapy? Lauren specializes in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Exposure and Response Prevention and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for Anxiety Disorders. You can learn more about the treatments and services she provides here.

LOCATIONS

Lauren is a licensed psychotherapist in

several states. Learn more about where

Lauren sees Clients, below.

Pastel skies and a pristine beach in Northern California, one of the areas where Lauren works as an anxiety specialist.

CALIFORNIA

When she is offering face to face work, Lauren does in-person therapy in Newport Beach. She also provides online treatment for Generalized Anxiety throughout California. Her Clients span from San Francisco down to Southern Orange County and San Diego.

The red rock spires of Bryce Canyon in Utah, one of the states where Lauren offers counseling for Generalized Anxiety .

UTAH

Lauren provides treatment for Generalized Anxiety Disorder in the state of Utah. She provides teletherapy to different areas of the Beehive State: from Salt Lake City and its suburbs, like West Jordan, Syracuse, Highland and Riverton, to Park City and St. George.

Clear turquoise waters in the Keys, one of the places where Lauren offers online treatment for Generalized Anxiety in Florida.

FLORIDA

Lauren offers treatment for Generalized Anxiety Disorder online in Florida and sees people from all corners of the Sunshine state. Whether you’re from Naples, Orlando, Miami, or Boca Raton, Lauren can provide specialized counseling remotely in your area.

The iconic red rock and lush greenery of Sedona, one part of Arizona where Lauren offers anxiety therapy online.

ARIZONA

Lauren practices teletherapy in Arizona. If you’re seeking help with your fears in Phoenix, Sedona, Scottsdale or Tucson, Lauren offers specialized treatment for Generalized Anxiety online across the Grand Canyon State.

The lavender fields of Provence, France, one international locale where  Lauren provides counseling for anxiety.

INTERNATIONAL

In addition to all of the locations previously listed, Lauren offers teletherapy for Generalized Anxiety to a number of countries internationally.

Cozy couch and computer: all you need for teletherapy and what your treatment for Generalized Anxiety with Lauren could look like.

ONLINE

Online therapy isn’t right for everyone. An assessment must be done to determine if online therapy is appropriate for your needs. You can reach out here to learn more.

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Disclaimer: The information contained on this website is intended for informational and education purposes only and is not meant to be a replacement for therapy. If you are interested in treatment, you can email me and I will happily provide you with more information