While everyone feels anxious from time to time, treatment is indicated when anxiety begins to inhibit a person’s ability to function well in daily life. Problematic anxiety manifests in a variety of ways, including pervasive worry, social discomfort, avoidance of stressors, panic attacks, obsessive thinking, compulsive behaviors, and specific phobias.

Fortunately, people with anxiety disorders tend to respond well to treatment, and begin to feel relief relatively quickly. Effective treatment begins with a thorough clinical assessment, and may include some combination of the following modalities: Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Prolonged Exposure therapy (PE), psychoeducation, mindfulness training, individual therapy, and family therapy.