Therapy for Anxiety
You are Not Alone, and You are Not "Crazy"
According to the CDC 35-45% of Oregonians experienced symptoms of anxiety between September and November, 2020. These are some of the highest rates in our country.
In 2018 the rates were approximately 18% of adults and 1 in 8 children in the US every year*.
Symptoms of Anxiety
Symptoms can range from persistent worry to trouble sleeping, panic attacks to GI complaints such as stomach pain or diarrhea. If you are having symptoms of anxiety and have not been diagnosed with anxiety I recommend seeing your doctor to rule out other potential causes of the symptoms. Sometimes anxiety can also look and feel like depression and it often co-occurs with both depression and ADHD.
Types of Anxiety
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Social Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorder and specific phobias are a few. Children can sometimes develop separation anxiety as well. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a particular anxiety disorder resulting from exposure to trauma that I recommend is treated by a therapist who specializes in trauma.
The AD(H)D Connection
Generalized Anxiety Disorder is often associated with AD(H)D. I can help you with both!
Anxiety and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
CBT is a way of identifying our anxious thoughts, and stopping them before they affect our actions. I have used CBT to help clients recognize and change their anxious thoughts. Contact me for a consult if you would like to find out more about treating your anxiety through online video counseling.
A Lot of Americans Are More Anxious Than They Were Last Year, a New Poll Says (Time 2018)
*Statistics from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America
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