Anxiety & Panic Attacks
Most people encounter stressful events that cause anxiety at some point in their lives. The National Institute of Mental Health explains, “Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress, but when anxiety becomes an excessive, irrational dread of everyday situations, it has become a disabling disorder.”
How Can You Identify an Anxiety Disorder?
Anxiety disorders are commonly accompanied by a wide range of physical symptoms such as heart palpitation, fatigue, shortness of breath, headaches, sweating and stomach aches. If you are suffering from an anxiety disorder, you may feel restless, irritable and fearful that something bad is going to happen. You often can’t stop worrying, even when the worry is unrealistic or out of proportion to the situation. Your anxiety can interfere with relationships and can affect daily living.
What are Panic Attacks?
Panic attacks are intense bouts of fear or anxiety. Some people who suffer from panic attacks have said they were afraid they were having a heart attack. While panic attacks can be scary, they can be treated to reduce symptoms.
Professional Help to Resolve Anxiety & Panic Attacks
A trained therapist fully understands that anxiety affects you physically, behaviorally, emotionally and mentally. When you turn to Community Psychological Services, you will work together with your therapist to develop ways to reduce your reactions to stressful situations and help you to understand your anxiety and its effects on relationships.
Therapy will involve:
- Examining ways to help you change your reactions to situations or thoughts you associate with the anxiety
- Teaching you skills that will reduce negative feelings
- Help you create new ways of dealing with and/ or resolving your distress
Contact CPS – Arrange an Appointment Today
Call (818) 907-7974 to schedule an appointment. Find out how our affordable counseling services can benefit you. Our offices are conveniently located on Ventura Blvd. Parking is available at our location.