Everybody worries or gets anxious from time to time – and the right amount of anxiety can even improve performance and focus. But when the worry and anxiety become excessive, it may be a sign of an anxiety disorder. Anxiety can be the result of negative events or trauma, but it can also develop without incident or warning. Anxiety can get much worse if it goes untreated. The great news is that the sooner you get help for managing anxiety, the easier it is to obtain relief. We want to help you recover from anxiety with our specialized anxiety treatments.
The psychologist, counselors, and therapists at Birmingham Anxiety and Trauma Therapy frequently use Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) to treat anxiety, which has been the most reliable and efficient treatment to date. In this type of anxiety therapy, patients identify negative patterns of thinking and learn to develop more realistic and empowering thoughts. Other treatments that can help people deal with anxiety include mindfulness and relaxation training, Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), problem-solving skills, social skills training, stress management techniques, medication, and natural remedies such as nutrition and exercise.
Come in and see us, and we will begin with what we call the BASICS of Life – an easy way to begin tackling your anxiety immediately! All these therapy approaches are available at Birmingham Anxiety and Trauma Therapy. It’s important to address other disorders that commonly occur with anxiety, such as depression and alcohol or substance abuse. We can help you with that, too.