Dec 5, 2021

Introduction to Anxiety

Anxiety is a common mental health condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It is characterized by persistent feelings of worry, fear, and unease, often accompanied by physical symptoms such as a racing heart, shortness of breath, and difficulty concentrating.

Understanding Anxiety

At Alison K Bowles, Ma, Lmhc, we specialize in providing support for individuals struggling with anxiety. Our team of dedicated professionals understands the complexities of this condition and is committed to helping you navigate through it.

Types of Anxiety Disorders

There are various types of anxiety disorders, including:

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Panic Disorder
  • Social Anxiety Disorder
  • Specific Phobias
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • And more...

Signs and Symptoms

Anxiety can manifest in a wide range of signs and symptoms, which may vary from person to person. Some common signs and symptoms include:

  • Excessive worrying
  • Restlessness or feeling on edge
  • Irritability
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Muscle tension
  • Panic attacks
  • Avoidance behaviors
  • And more...

How We Can Help

At Alison K Bowles, Ma, Lmhc, we utilize evidence-based therapies to help individuals effectively manage and overcome anxiety. Our comprehensive approach includes:

Individual Therapy

We offer one-on-one therapy sessions tailored to your unique needs. Through a supportive and empathetic therapeutic relationship, we can help you explore the underlying causes of your anxiety and develop effective coping strategies.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

CBT is a widely recognized therapy approach for anxiety. It focuses on identifying and challenging negative thought patterns and beliefs that contribute to anxiety. Our skilled therapists will guide you in replacing these negative thoughts with more positive and realistic ones, empowering you to regain control over your anxiety.

Mindfulness and Relaxation Techniques

We believe in the power of mindfulness and relaxation techniques in managing anxiety. We will teach you valuable techniques such as deep breathing exercises, meditation, and visualization to help you calm your mind and body during times of heightened anxiety.

Exposure Therapy

For individuals with specific phobias or panic disorders, exposure therapy can be highly beneficial. Our therapists will gradually expose you to the feared situations or objects in a safe and controlled manner, helping you overcome your fears and reduce anxiety.

Lifestyle and Self-Care Strategies

We emphasize the importance of self-care in managing anxiety. Our team will work with you to develop a personalized self-care plan that includes regular exercise, healthy eating, adequate sleep, and stress management techniques.

Contact Us

If you are struggling with anxiety, we are here to help. Contact Alison K Bowles, Ma, Lmhc to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards a happier and more fulfilling life.

Note: This page is intended to provide general information about anxiety and our services. It should not replace professional medical advice. If you require immediate assistance, please call emergency services or visit your nearest emergency room.