- Does your child feel fearful or afraid of certain situations, people, or activities?
- Are you feeling worried or anxious all the time?
- Do you or your child find yourself avoiding things (even activities you previously enjoyed)?
- Does your teen panic every time they have a school exam?
- Do you try to talk to others and they don’t understand what you’re going through?
What is Anxiety?
While anxiety is part of being human and it’s an important adaptive instinct, for some people, these feelings can become more frequent and persistent and begin to take over their life. It can feel overwhelming and isolating to try to manage these feelings on your own. Making the decision to seek anxiety treatment can be hard, but our anxiety therapists can help make this process as comfortable and supportive as possible.
Our skilled therapists specialize in treating anxiety in children, teens, and adults. Wellspring’s anxiety therapists are trained in using Cognitive-Behavior Therapy (CBT) to treat various anxiety issues. CBT is grounded in research supporting its effectiveness for dealing with these issues. This therapeutic model can help you identify how your thoughts and behaviors impact your anxious feelings. Through learning skills and tools, you will gain confidence in your ability to manage anxious feelings when they arise. CBT is an active approach to anxiety treatment that involves skill building during sessions, assigned practice outside of session, and can result in relief of symptoms quickly. For some people, exposure therapy will also be integrated into the therapeutic process to help you gradually and safely face your fears over time. Exposure therapy teaches you to confront feared situations in a safe, controlled environment.
You can expect to work with a therapist who is warm, caring, and able to support you with the feelings that might be hard to share with others. After an assessment, your therapist will work closely with you to develop a specific plan for anxiety treatment so that you can meet your goals and return to your daily life with more confidence and a new set of tools to use if anxiety returns in the future.
Anxiety Issues We Treat:
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder
- Panic Disorder
- Separation Anxiety
- Specific Phobias
- Social Phobia
- Selective Mutism
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder