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Anxiety Disorders

If you want to overcome your anxiety and you live in Phoenix or any other location in Arizona, call 602.750.8051.

Types of Anxiety Disorders and Symptoms

People with anxiety disorders experience anxiety and fear beyond the normal anxiety associated with stressful events such as public speaking or awkward social situations. If not treated, these disorders can grow worse over time. Each distressful experience may create a negative association which is remembered the next time a trigger occurs and tends to make the next experience even more stressful, leading to a feeling of helplessness and a vicious cycle of worsening symptoms.

  • Panic disorder. Recurring, unexpected anxiety attacks (panic attacks). Panic disorder may include agoraphobia, anxiety and stress about being in places or situations where escape may be difficult or embarrassing should an anxiety attack or similar problem occur.
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder. Intrusive thoughts (obsessions) or repetitive behaviors (compulsions) that cause significant distress.
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Intense, lasting distress following a traumatic event.
  • Social phobia/social anxiety disorder. Extreme fear of social situations.
  • Specific phobias. Extreme fear of specific objects or situations. The fear sometimes leads to an anxiety attack.
  • Generalized anxiety disorder. Excessive anxiety and worry over a extended period of time.
  • Depression. Individuals with an anxiety disorder may also experience depression.

A Counselor Can Help

A counselor can help you—

  • Identify and change the thought patterns that contribute to anxiety, panic, stress, or depression.
  • Examine relationships that may be contributing to your anxiety.
  • Learn new relaxation techniques such as guided imagery and deep-breathing.
  • To help you overcome a phobia, the counselor may use gradual, progressive exposure to anxiety-producing situations or objects to desensitize you to the stressor and lessen the probability of an anxiety attack.

Benefits of Anxiety Disorder Treatment

Anxiety disorder treatment can have these benefits—

  • More happiness and joy in life
  • More ability to behave normally
  • More freedom to do the things you want to do

Anxiety Treatment in Arizona

Effective skills to overcome anxiety disorders can be learned. Deer Valley Counseling offers anxiety disorder counseling to people living in all locations in Arizona. Anxiety disorders can cause great distress and life problems. Counseling can help. Call 602.750.8051 if you would like to discuss anxiety treatment.

We have appointments available evenings and weekends including both Saturday and Sunday. If you call and we do not answer please leave a message.