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Anxiety, Panic and Phobia Treatment
Neuroscience-Informed Treatment for Anxiety, Panic and Phobias
You know that feeling you get when you have a really big presentation coming up that you aren’t quite ready for? On top of that you have plans to go see those in-laws this evening that you just don’t quite get along with? Or perhaps your car is making that strange noise again and how can you find the time to get is checked? We all experience situations that bring up some level of stress, worry, and discomfort.
“Problems can be experienced as… a chance for renewal rather than stress.”
– Marilyn Ferguson
Healthy anxiety at the right levels contributes to our vitality and motivation for optimal performance.
Anxiety is a normal reaction to stressful situations. It is what keeps us safe, quickly informing us to run when we see a fire, freeze when we see a bear, or even fight if it is the only way to protect ourselves. Healthy anxiety at the right levels contributes to our vitality and motivation for optimal performance. However, sometimes this fear can become so intense that it feels debilitating and blocks us from doing what matters. We never regain the equilibrium we are supposed to return to after the danger is gone, preventing us from moving forward with our life feeling calm and confident.
People who suffer from anxiety, panic, and phobias tend to have extra sensitive ‘fire alarms’ that react too often when there isn’t a real reason to be alarmed. The brain can become over-reactive and overgeneralize losing the ability to differentiate between real and perceived stress. Toxic anxiety impacts our thoughts and our relationships. It wears out our bodies and prevents us from living our most fulfilled life. It feels as if our body and mind are being hijacked and there is little we can do to stop it.
“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.”
– William James
Fortunately, therapy can be very effective in helping you to not only understand and manage your symptoms, but also provide you with the tools and techniques you need to thrive. New advances in neuroscience empower us to work directly with the anxiety generating system in our brain, generating calm and empowered healing. Our team is highly trained in treating individuals struggling with anxiety, panic, and phobias. We are here to help you get to the root of your anxiety and support you on your journey toward empowered and resilient healing. Contact Dr. Truitt and her team today for a complimentary 30-minute phone consultation.
Additional Anxiety Resources at Dr. Kate Truitt & Associates
We feature our Thrive: Living Beyond Anxiety group. This 12-week psychotherapy group helps members understand the neuroscience of anxiety and its role in our lives, while building a calm, resilient relationship with brain and mind. They are taught self-care and coping skills, how to analyze thinking patterns, and develop empowering self-stories with others. Click the link for more information.
We also have created our COVID and Health Anxiety Online Support Group, in which you can join Dr. Megan Mansfield and Rebecca Turner, LMFT, for a free weekly 50-minute web-based support group. In a nonjudgmental environment, participants can voice concerns and create social connection in a safe, telehealth space, while also learning stress-reducing and immune-boosting techniques that are based in neuroscience. We also help members to create personalized wellness plans for healthy living. Click on the link above for more information.
You may also visit the Dr. Kate Truitt & Associates YouTube Channel for these and other resources for coping in these times, including an in-depth series on telecommuting. Also visit our blog for helpful and insightful articles.
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