Anxiety, Fear, or Phobias

Anxiety refers to a general feeling of worry, unease, nervousness, or fear that’s usually either linked to anticipation of a future event or anxiety that presents itself during specific situations (such as in public, on an airplane, or in social situations).  Anxiety – although a normal feeling that we all experience at times – can interfere with life when the degree of it causes feelings of panic, prevents you from functioning well in various areas of life, or causes you to avoid things that might trigger an anxious response.  Anxiety presents itself in many different ways and can range from moderate to severe intensity.

Anxiety can be treated effectively using a combination of Exposure Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT).  CBT is an approach to therapy that puts an emphasis on identifying and challenging the thinking patterns that lead to anxiety and other unwanted feelings.  Exposure Therapy refers to a systematic therapy approach that involves gradually exposing oneself to anxiety-provoking situations in order to become desensitized to the thing that’s causing anxiety.

Below is a list of different types of anxiety we help people resolve:

  • Social Anxiety: Anxiety related to social situations
  • General Anxiety: Excessive or unrealistic worry about various aspects of life
  • Panic Attacks: Sudden and intense episodes of anxiety that may be accompanied by feeling frightened, fear of loss of control or death, rapid heart rate, sweating, shaking, shortness of breath, nausea, chest pain, dizziness, or a feeling of being detached from oneself.
  • Specific Phobias: Extreme fear or aversion to a specific thing, place, or situation. Some examples include – flying, heights, bridges, certain animals, public places, social situations, or enclosed spaces.

If you’re considering starting therapy to find some relief from anxiety, you can send us a message or you can call or text 727-258-5231.

We know it’s not always easy to get started, so we’ll walk you through the steps and make it as smooth and easy as possible.  We also understand that the idea of attending your first session might be a little overwhelming.  We will provide a comfortable and non-judgmental space that allows you to work at a rate you’re comfortable with.

Our office is located in the Carrollwood area of Tampa on North Dale Mabry Hwy.

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