You probably feel anxious now and then. It’s normal when you face a deadline at work, before you take a test, or when you make a big decision. However, anxiety disorders are a serious medical problem that may make living a normal, happy life seem insurmountable. At Lake Orion Counseling Center, our team of dedicated, caring therapists are ready to put together an anxiety treatment plan to help you beat the struggle with anxiety.
According to The National Institute of Mental Health “Approximately 40 million American adults ages 18 and older, or about 18.1 percent of people in this age group in a given year, have an anxiety disorder.” But the thing is not everyone is seeking help to treat their anxiety. The Anxiety Disorders Association of America cites a statistic that only one third of people who have anxiety disorders are getting adequate treatment for their anxiety. There may be many reasons why people may not seek help including being afraid of what family, friends or co-workers may think. Some anxiety sufferers may be in denial of how detrimental their anxiety has become. And still others may not understand that there is help and treatment out there for their anxiety related issues.
The Struggle with Anxiety
If you have an anxiety disorder, debilitating worry and fear may be never-ending. It can cause major family disruption. Symptoms include:
- Headaches, migraines
- Easily frustrated, prone to angry outbursts
- Racing thoughts, restlessness
- Addictive behavior
How Anxiety Treatments Help
Psychotherapy and medication are common ways to treat anxiety. At our practice, our counselors will work with you to understand the underlying causes of your anxiety and use specific exercises with your therapist designed to increase one’s awareness of and control over the thought patterns and physiological responses that are a part of the anxiety disorder.
Anxiety Counseling in Lake Orion & Clarkston MI
Many children and adults are diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. The important thing to remember is that anxiety disorders are treatable and that in most cases, symptoms can be substantially reduced or resolved with treatment. Contact our office today to verify your insurance coverage and schedule an appointment to see one of our counselors. Anxiety treatment is a phone call away! 248-595-9969