Stress happens to everyone, but stress can quickly turn into anxiety and make everyday activities such as school and work feel like a burden. It can cause you to have constant fears, physical complaints, and intense distress. Addressing fears can be nerve-racking but here at Psychological Assessment and Treatment Services, our clinicians work collaboratively with you to find coping skills that work the best for your personal situation! We use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to address anxious thoughts and feelings with many different populations such as children, teens and adults.
Anxiety is common for children and almost every child experiences some degree of anxious thoughts. Here are some symptoms of anxiety to look for in children:
- Being afraid or refusing to go to school.
- Being afraid when separated from their parents.
- Experiencing physical symptoms such as heart pounding, trouble sleeping, stomach aches, headaches or feeling dizzy/ sweaty.
- An extreme fear of specific things or situations such as going to the doctor or petting a dog.
Teenagers tend to struggle with anxiety due to the vast number of changes they are experiencing physically and emotionally. At Psychological Assessment and Treatment Services, we offer group therapy along with individual therapy for teenagers who are experiencing anxiety symptoms. Here are some anxiety symptoms that may be present in your teen:
- Acting shy or withdrawn in social situations.
- Physical symptoms such as muscle tension, sweating, headaches, flushing, cramps, and fatigue.
- Participating in risky behaviors, experimenting with substances, and impulsive sexual behavior
- Refusal to try new things or interact with their peers, or refusing to participate in after school activities
When an adult has a hard time “turning off” their excessive worries, they may be struggling with anxiety. Here are some symptoms to look out for if you feel like you may be experiencing anxiety:
- Excessively worrying about a specific situation or object.
- Feeling insecure and frequently seeking reassurance from others such as needing your boss to tell you that you have been doing a good job.
- Trouble concentrating or participating in social activities.
- Worrying too much about work, school, other people’s safety etc.
At Psychological Assessment and Treatment Services we assist every population in finding solutions to alleviate anxiety symptoms. Anxious thoughts and feelings go hand and hand, which is why we will focus on both to help you feel better. Do not let your anxiety take over any longer! Contact us today.