Anxiety

Psychotherapists based in Offered in Brooklyn and Manhattan, New York.
Also serving clients virtually in Oregon and Massachusetts

Anxiety

Anxiety affects people of all ages, harming their mental and physical health, whether they struggle with persistent daily stress or develop an anxiety disorder. The compassionate team at Brooklyn Integrative Psychological Services, located in the Greenpoint neighborhood in Brooklyn and the Union Square and Midtown neighborhoods in Manhattan, offers holistic therapy that targets the cause of your anxiety and meets your personal needs. You can get exceptional anxiety care in their New York City offices or through virtual visits. Complete the online booking form today to contact the team and request an appointment.

When does anxiety need treatment?

Anxiety occurs when you feel stress, worry, or fear. Your anxious feelings are beneficial because they alert your brain and trigger a surge of hormones, giving you the energy to face the problem. Then, your mind, emotions, and body should relax after you deal with the anxiety-provoking situation. 

Anxiety stops being beneficial and starts to harm your mental health when:

  • Worry and dread become a frequent problem
  • You feel anxious even if you don’t face a stressful event
  • You change your daily routine to avoid anything that makes you feel anxious

It’s time to seek help from the caring Brooklyn Integrative Psychological Services team when anxiety becomes overwhelming or disrupts your life.

What are the different types of anxiety disorders? 

The different types of anxiety disorders include:

  • Generalized anxiety disorder (persistent worry over daily and life issues)
  • Panic disorder (recurring panic attacks)
  • Agoraphobia (fear of leaving the place where you feel safe)
  • Specific phobia (intense fear of an animal, object, or activity)
  • Social anxiety disorder (fear of new people, social events, and performing in public)
  • Separation anxiety disorder (intense fear when you’re apart from family or caregivers)

While separation anxiety disorder is well-known in children, the condition also affects nearly 7% of adults. 

What symptoms accompany anxiety?

The anxiety disorders listed above have specific symptoms. However, all anxiety disorders, and also frequent anxiety that doesn’t qualify as a disorder, may cause any of the following symptoms:

  • Fear, worry, and dread
  • Nervousness
  • Restlessness
  • Insomnia
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Racing heartbeat
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Excessive sweating
  • Panic attacks 

Panic attacks appear suddenly and cause severe symptoms like difficulty breathing, dizziness, and chest pain.

How is anxiety treated?

The caring Brooklyn Integrative Psychological Services team offers holistic anxiety care. They begin by learning about your anxiety symptoms and your mental, emotional, behavioral, and physical well-being and completing a psychological evaluation.

Your provider draws from their expertise in therapeutic techniques proven to help people with anxiety, such as cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR).

They combine approaches to create an integrated treatment that meets your unique needs. They also determine if you may need medication to manage severe anxiety and provide holistic care like nutritional counseling and mindfulness techniques to improve your overall well-being.

You can overcome anxiety with proven therapeutic techniques provided by the Brooklyn Integrative Psychological Services team. Use the online booking form today to contact the team and request an appointment.

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