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.
Anxiety is a major symptom of several different mental health conditions and mood disorders, including:
Symptoms of anxiety disorders can be physical and psychological. Common physical symptoms of anxiety disorders include:
Common psychological symptoms of anxiety disorders include:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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).
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.
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