Anxiety is a term we use to describe extreme stress that continues over a period of time.
Anxiety can be experienced in thoughts, behaviors, and physical avenues. Anxiety often appears in the form of worries regarding one's behaviors or thoughts like Social Anxiety, while other times Anxiety displays more physically such as panic attacks.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
This type is a common form of anxiety that appears in several different situations. GAD is a chronic excessive worries and stress that is higher than what individuals experience on a typical day. An individual may have excessive worries about their decisions, behaviors, interactions, thoughts, and may suffer from many "what if" statments.
Social anxiety /
This type of anxiety is related to social interactions and situations, including public speaking. An individual may worry about being anxious or even embarrassed in social settings.
Panic attacks can be scary or uncomfortable occurrences where individuals may experience sensations such as difficulty breathing, dizziness, sweating, and/or trembling, among others. These panic attacks can be unexpected or expected and some individuals may at first believe they are having a heart attack.
The fear of being in places without help or an escape is called Agoraphobia. This may include worrying about losing control in places, being alone or fear that there won't be a way to escape. An individual may avoid places or situations where they feel their anxiety could be triggered.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
OCD presents itself with both recurring thoughts and repetitive behaviors that are upsetting and often undesired. An individual may act on the compulsions to lessen the obsessive thoughts. Some common obsessions include fears about germs, safety or aggressive behaviors. Some common compulsions include counting, checking, or hand washing.
Anxiety Disorder Unspecified
This is a category of anxiety that describes a situation where an individual may have anxiety that interferes with their daily life but does not meet enough criteria for any of the above types.
We strive to provide collaborative and personalized treatment based on each specific situation, child and family culture. We may use a variety of treatments and strategies in therapy with your child, including but not limited to the following.
- Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Trauma-Focused CBT (TF-CBT)
- Cognitive Therapy
- Art Therapy
- Psychodynamic Therapy
- Solution Focused
- Behavioral Management
- Parental Consultations
EEG Biofeedback, or Neurofeedback, is offered at San Diego Center for Neurofeedback, APPC. Neurofeedback can help any areas where the brain or body are not functioning appropriately, efficiently, or is dysregulated. This includes issues such as anxiety, depression, ADD/ADHD, PTSD, migraines, sleep, epilepsy, insomnia, bruxism, allergies, peak performance, ASD, and much more. Neurofeedback is recommended for the physiological symptoms of Anxiety.
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