Anxiety disorders, such as panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder and some phobias, are very common and can develop at any stage of life. Fortunately, in most cases anxiety is also very treatable.
Depending on the patient's needs, we may recommend either short- or long-term therapy. In some cases, medication may also be prescribed with therapy.
Research has shown cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) to be a very effective treatment for anxiety disorders. It helps you identify the negative, irrational thoughts that occur with your anxiety. You'll learn to replace these with more positive, realistic thoughts, and you'll learn coping skills and methods to help you better deal with anxiety.
If you're suffering from anxiety, help is available. Call (319) 356-6352 to schedule an appointment, or use our online Request an Appointment form.