Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the U.S., affecting 1 in 5 adults in the United States alone. Women are more than twice as likely as men to get an anxiety disorder in their lifetime.
Anxiety Treatment & Therapy
Anxiety disorders are highly treatable, yet only 36.9% of those suffering receive treatment. Reach out today to schedule a free consultation and start the journey towards overcoming anxiety and taking back your life.
Anxiety is one of the most pervasive mental health issues in the United States, yet women are twice as likely as men to be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder in their lifetime. This means women deserve special attention and personalized treatment plans designed to bring peace to your life.
Everyone experiences anxiety a bit differently. Some levels of anxiety equate to a diagnosable disorder, but most of the time anxiety is a normal response to a stressful environment, subpar self-care choices, and/or unproductive thinking patterns.
The most prevalent symptoms of anxiety include:
Feeling nervous, irritable, or like you're "walking on eggshells"
Having a sense of impending danger, panic or doom that is unexplainable
Having an increased heart rate
Breathing rapidly (hyperventilation), sweating, and/or trembling
Feeling weak and/or tired, even after getting a good night's sleep
Difficulty concentrating or focusing
Having trouble sleeping
Experiencing gastrointestinal (GI) problems like nausea, cramps, or constipation
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, or have been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), panic disorder, agoraphobia, social anxiety disorder, separation anxiety, or specific phobias, integrative counseling can help you.
Conventional v. Integrative Approach to Anxiety Counseling
Conventional medicine treatments for anxiety disorders can include a range of antidepressants, sedatives, and benzodiazepines. However, these medications are highly addictive and come with a long list of negative side effects.
At HerTime, anxiety is treated with an integrative model that includes identifying symptoms, characterizing a diagnosable disorder (if present), and evaluating whether the anxiety has a medical explanation, such as hyperthyroid, substance abuse, supraventricular tachycardia, or asthma that manifests as anxiety.
Treatment will include a combination of psychotherapy and complementary medicine such as recommendations for dietary changes, supplementation, and herbs that can address anxiety, such as GABA, L-theanine, passion flower, skullcap, hops, kava, and lavender oil