Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health condition in the United States. If you’re overwhelmed by anxiousness or intrusive thoughts, you can find compassionate care at Desert Bolt Behavioral in Phoenix, Arizona. Valery Nkendong, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC, and the mental health specialists offer anxiety counseling in-office and through an online teletherapy platform, focusing on stabilizing your emotional health and improving your sense of well-being. They also provide medication management services to supervise your use of anti-anxiety medications. Call the office to schedule an anxiety consultation or book an appointment online today.

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What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a mental health disorder that causes persistent and excessive worry about everyday circumstances. Several types of anxiety affect adults and children, including generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), which results in anxious feelings hard to control and out of proportion to events.

Other types of anxiety disorders include:

  • Separation anxiety
  • Social anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Panic disorder

Anxiety can develop if you have underlying medical conditions like thyroid disease or co-occur with depression and other mental health issues. In some cases, the root cause of anxiety isn’t well understood.

Desert Bolt Behavioral offers comprehensive care for anxiety disorders, including in-office counseling services and medications to control anxiety symptoms.

The providers also meet one-on-one with clients through an online teletherapy platform, so you don’t have to travel to the office for the treatment you deserve.

When should I seek medical attention for anxiety?

Some anxiety is healthy and part of your body’s natural alarm system against potentially harmful events. However, if you worry excessively or have anxiety symptoms that interfere with work or other activities, schedule an evaluation at Desert Bolt Behavioral.

In addition to worry, anxiety symptoms can include physical issues like:

  • Sweating
  • Chest pain
  • Fatigue
  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Shortness of breath
  • Gastrointestinal upset

Panic disorder causes sudden and intense fear and a sense of pending doom that can last for several minutes or longer. During a panic attack, you may also experience physical symptoms similar to those associated with anxiety.

Because panic attacks can be overwhelming, you may experience increased anxiety symptoms out of fear of having another attack.

How is anxiety treated?

Managing anxiety typically involves a combination of psychotherapy and medications. Desert Bolt Behavioral offers outpatient therapy sessions in-office and through the online platform.

Your therapist helps you identify negative or intrusive thought patterns and gives you tools to shift your mindset. They can also guide you to help uncover your anxiety triggers.

If therapy isn’t enough to control your anxiety or panic, your provider can prescribe medications. They offer personalized medication management services to ensure you take needed medications correctly for long-lasting symptom relief.

Call Desert Bolt Behavioral to schedule an anxiety consultation or book an appointment online today.