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? Therapists at the Center or the Obsessive Mind specialize 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 we provide here.
The Center for the Obsessive Mind offers
therapy in several states and internationally.
Learn more about where the staff practices, below.
The Center for the Obsessive Mind’s staff therapists offer online treatment for Generalized Anxiety throughout California. Our Clients span from San Francisco down to Southern Orange County and San Diego. Whether you’re in Silicon Valley, Santa Barbara, Beverly Hills or Dana Point, the Center’s staff can support you in your recovery.
Staff members at the Center for the Obsessive Mind offer treatment for Generalized Anxiety Disorder in the state of Utah. We provide 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.
Therapists at the Center for the Obsessive Mind also offer treatment for Generalized Anxiety Disorder online in Florida. We see people from all corners of the Sunshine state. Whether you’re from Naples, Orlando, Miami, or Boca Raton, we can provide specialized counseling remotely in your area.
Therapists at the Center for the Obsessive Mind also practice teletherapy in Arizona. If you’re seeking help with your fears in Phoenix, Sedona, Scottsdale or Tucson, we offer specialized treatment for Generalized Anxiety online across the Grand Canyon State.
In addition to all of the locations previously listed, the staff at the Center for the Obsessive Mind offer teletherapy for Generalized Anxiety to a number of countries internationally.
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.
©2021 by The Center for the Obsessive Mind.
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 us and we will happily provide you with more information.