Everyone feels anxious from time to time. Tight deadlines or obligations can make anyone feel nervous or fearful. But when feelings of dread and worry are unfocused, overwhelming, and not directly linked to any stressful event, they may leave a person severely impaired. Anxiety can interfere with relationships, sleeping patterns, eating habits, work, school, and routine activities–just about everything. It is one of the most common reasons people seek therapy.
Effective anxiety therapy can significantly reduce or eliminate symptoms associated with anxiety in a relatively short time, allowing a person to resume regular activities and regain a sense of control. It can help uncover the underlying causes of worries and fears.
It can help a person learn how to relax and look at situations in new, less frightening ways, and develop better coping and problem-solving skills. There is no quick fix for anxiety, and overcoming an anxiety disorder takes time and commitment, but it is a problem with solution, and it does get better with time.