Anxiety Treatment and Management Solutions
SF Stress and Anxiety Center provides professional help, counseling and therapy for anxiety attacks and related anxiety disorders. Contact us now -- We care, and we can help.
Is Anxiety a Problem for You?
You're not alone.
According to the National Institutes of Mental Health, Anxiety disorders are the most common psychological ailment, affecting about 18% (40 million) of Americans each year .
Anxiety can show up in many different ways, including:
- Panic attacks
- Nervousness in social situations
- Constant worrying
- Difficulty concentrating
- Difficulty falling or staying asleep
- Test or performance anxiety
- Obsessive or negative thoughts
- Unusual sensory experiences, such as feelings of unreality
In some cases, anxiety can manifest as physical symptoms, such as:
- Gastrointestinal Distress
- Back pains, or other body aches
- Ringing in the ears
- Elevated heart rate
Anxiety is Normal; Anxiety Disorders are Not
If you have already sought medical or psychological help for this problem, you may have received a diagnosis of an anxiety disorder, such as:
- Panic Attacks or Panic Disorder
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Social Anxiety Disorder
- Specific Phobia
People who are unfamiliar with anxiety disorders often assume, wrongly, that these disorders are just an exaggeration of normal anxiety. But they represent a potentially debilitating class of psychiatric problem that may not go away without treatment.
Fortunately, anxiety disorders are among the most highly treatable of mental health conditions.
Effective Anxiety Treatment
We treat anxiety disorders using highly effective evidence-based practices such as Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), whose efficacy is endorsed by the Anxiety Disorders Association of America and backed by considerable clinical research data.
- In an NIMH-sponsored meta-analysis (study of studies) published in Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, researchers found CBT to be "efficacious for adult anxiety disorders"
- In a meta-analysis published in Clinical Psychology Review, researchers found CBT to be an effective anxiety treatment, and reported that "Posttreatment gains for disorder-specific anxiety were maintained 12 months after completion of therapy"
- In a meta-analysis published in Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, researchers found that CBT for anxiety disorders is effective in clinically representative [real world] conditions"
Lasting Improvement, Without Medication
Although medication is one option for controlling symptoms of anxiety, numerous studies have found psychotherapy as effective as or more effective than medication alone. And, anxiety treatment has been found to produce benefits that last well after treatment has ended.
If you are currently on medication, we are happy to work with your physician to coordinate treatment planning. And if you think medication might be necessary, we will refer you to one of our trusted medical partners.