What does anxiety look like for adults?

Living with anxiety can be a very isolating and scary experience. Anxious feelings can seem to pop up out of nowhere and completely overtake life, making it hard to focus on work, family, and all the other priorities in your life. You may feel like you’re all alone in your experience.

We are faced with many pressures today that it’s understandable when the stressors of everyday life seem unmanageable. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), anxiety affects 18.1% of American adults. While anxiety may feel overwhelming, the good news is that it is very treatable. Reaching out for help can be hard, but our anxiety therapists at Wellspring approach anxiety treatment in a caring and supportive way to allow you to feel heard and understood while gathering tools and skills to feel more confident with managing your anxiety.

Anxiety treatment for adults

Our anxiety therapists use evidence-based approaches in anxiety treatment following a Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (CBT) approach. Wellspring’s therapists have diverse backgrounds and experience, and each individual therapist specializes in specific areas of anxiety treatment including generalized anxiety, social anxiety, specific phobias, panic attacks, and post-traumatic stress. This allows us to find a therapist that’s the right match for your needs.

Anxiety treatment involves an assessment period where you and your therapist will get to know each other, and your anxiety therapist will work with you to develop a firm treatment plan and goals to ensure you understand the therapeutic process moving forward. Our goal is to create a collaborative therapy environment and your involvement is key to success. CBT includes teaching you to recognize and identify unhelpful thoughts and behavioral patterns, learn coping strategies for managing your anxious thoughts and feelings, and, if needed, participating in exposure therapy to help you with overcoming your fears.

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