We provide psychotherapeutic and counseling interventions to assist you with your anxiety condition. Therapy should always be the first line intervention for anxiety disorders, as anxiety is a natural response to traumatic or stressful experiences and learning the skills to cope with these experiences should be pursued rather than just medicating one’s self. Avoidance is a key symptom in anxiety, and often medication allows us to avoid a situation that needs to be changed or medication facilitates one’s avoidance in learning to requisite life skills to manage stressors. However, there are times when individuals require medication in addition to psychotherapy to resolve their anxiety condition.
At D’Arienzo Psychological Group, we offer cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), Rational Emotive Behavioral Therapy (REBT), Exposure Therapy (ET), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). All these psychotherapeutic treatments have empirical support to treat anxiety conditions. If medication is required for you, we will make the appropriate medication referral to a psychiatrist, pediatrician, or family physician.
Anxiety may be characterized by an intense feeling of worry, nervousness or unease. Everyone worries but if the unease is so great that one cannot continue with everyday life, they might have an anxiety disorder. There are several types of anxiety conditions each with overlapping and unique cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and physiological symptoms.
This article’s content was provided to D’Arienzo Psychological Group by our psychology intern and University of North Florida graduate, Kaela Robertson, BA.