Anxiety is a feeling of worry, stress, or unease. It can be mild or severe and short-term or long-lasting. It is normal to feel anxiety sometimes, especially when dealing with a difficult or important situation.
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Anxiety is part of your body's natural fight and flight response to stressful life events, making you more alert and able to cope with dangerous or pressured situations.
However, some people experience more constant anxiety and find it difficult to escape from their worries and concerns. Anxiety is a major symptom of several mental health disorders that can seriously impact your quality of life. Anxiety disorders can prevent you from engaging in day to day activities and affect your ability to work, socialize, and feel good about yourself.
Luckily, there is help available. Anxiety therapists can help ease symptoms and support clients to live fulfilling lives and achieve their full potential. At GIA Miami, we offer a range of therapeutic treatment approaches, including CBT and dialectic behavior therapy (DBT), group therapy, couples counseling, and telehealth. Our mental health professionals and expert medics apply their in-depth scientific knowledge to design and deliver individualized treatment plans to every client as they continue their journey to mental wellness.
What Are the Symptoms of Anxiety Disorders?
Anxiety is a major symptom of several different mental health conditions and mood disorders, including:
- Panic disorder
- Phobias, such as agoraphobia or claustrophobia
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Social anxiety disorder (social phobia)
Symptoms of anxiety disorders can be physical and psychological. Common physical symptoms of anxiety disorders include:
- Upset stomach
- Chest pain
- Panic attacks
- Dizziness and heart palpitations
- Fast breathing
Common psychological symptoms of anxiety disorders include:
- Excessive worry
- Feeling restless
- Difficulty concentrating or sleeping
- Low self-esteem
- Poor stress management
How Can Anxiety Therapy in Florida Help?
Anxiety disorders often begin with mild symptoms, but they can become more severe as stress levels increase. Often, people are hesitant to seek help and try to cope with their symptoms alone. They may feel like their symptoms are normal or something they should be able to handle.
However, anxiety can seriously affect your well-being and is not something you should have to deal with alone. You deserve to feel better, to find fulfillment in everyday life, and to achieve your full potential.
Anxiety therapists can offer assessments of your feelings and symptoms and gain a deeper understanding of the root cause of your condition. They can provide a professional diagnosis that offers insight into effective treatments for your anxiety and discuss suitable treatment options with you.
Your anxiety therapist will aim to help you understand the causes of your anxiety and teach you skills and coping mechanisms to help you ease anxiety symptoms so you can thrive in your daily life.
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At GIA Miami, we offer a range of evidence-based treatment options to help clients manage anxiety and achieve their full potential. Our individualized programs include one-to-one therapy, group therapy, and transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), tailored to suit each client's needs.
Anxiety counseling is a cornerstone of anxiety treatment. Our psychotherapy team includes a licensed clinical psychologist, licensed mental health counselor, professional psychiatrist, and other support staff. We deliver our program with compassion and sensitivity, ensuring you feel comfortable and safe at all times.
We offer several kinds of psychotherapy delivered to help you overcome anxiety and achieve your full potential.
CBT is a type of counseling that helps you identify negative feelings and thought patterns and develop the skills to overcome them. It focuses on understanding how our thoughts and behaviors influence each other and offers practical solutions to support you in improving your mental wellness.
While some therapies look to the past, CBT focuses on present concerns. During CBT sessions, your therapist may help you break down problems into smaller parts that feel more manageable. Confronting your fears gradually can help develop coping skills and build self-esteem. You may also focus on breaking out of negative thought patterns and turning them into positive ones.
CBT is one of the most widely-used types of counseling to treat anxiety disorder. Scientific research has established its effectiveness in the short-term and long-term, with post-treatment success significantly maintained at a one-year follow-up.
Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
DBT is an evidence-based psychotherapy that supports people to accept their condition while making positive changes to their thoughts and behaviors. It is a sub-type of CBT that aims to produce positive and practical solutions in real-time.
The concept "dialectical" is about bringing two opposites together in a meaningful way. During DBT, your therapist will help you accept your experience and reassure you that you can cope - while still pushing for positive change.
DBT often focuses on four areas:
- Tolerating distress, panic, and other intense emotions without reacting impulsively
- Recognizing, identifying, and adapting emotions
- Cultivating mindfulness through exercises like deep breathing
- Learning to navigate conflict effectively
Couples and Family Counseling
As social beings, our relationships with our loved ones greatly affects our psychology and mental wellness. Strong and supportive bonds can help get us through difficult times, while strained interaction can be a source of fear, worry, and stress.
Sometimes, a difficult romantic relationship can be an underlying cause of anxiety. In couples counseling, a licensed psychologist will help create a safe space to discuss talk about issues, de-escalate conflicts and ensure that both voices are heard. Your therapist may also give you exercises to practice between sessions to help you lay the foundations for a strong and supportive relationship.
In family counseling, a therapist can help family members cope with a loved one who is suffering from serious anxiety and experiencing worry, fear, or panic. They may share coping mechanisms and techniques that families can implement in their everyday lives and help build strong and supportive bonds to cope with challenges ahead.
At GIA Miami, Florida, we offer telehealth sessions for those who may not be able to come to our center - your location and schedule should never be a barrier to getting the help you need. We offer online therapy with professional psychologists and counselors, providing the same services we would in our center.
Other Treatment Methods
Some people respond better to traditional talking therapies than others. Other treatment methods are available to support the recovery process for those who respond less well. These include transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), medication, and complementary therapies.
Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Treatment
GIA Miami is a world leader in TMS, a non-invasive treatment that uses gentle magnetic waves to stimulate certain brain areas, causing changes to mood and behavior. TMS is an FDA approved treatment for depression, and clinical studies have shown it to be an effective treatment for generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).Make the Change Today
GIA Miami is a world-leading mental wellness treatment center in the heart of Miami, Florida delivering compassionate anxiety solutions. We offer the most advanced, up-to-date treatment methods that cater to each client's needs.
If you suffer from anxiety, contact us today. We can support you to become the best version of yourself.