EXIS Recovery Inc. -  - Substance Abuse and Trauma Treatment Facility

EXIS Recovery Inc.

Substance Abuse and Trauma Treatment Facilities & Addiction Specialists located in West Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA

Anxiety symptoms can lead to poor performance in work or school, damaged social relationships, and increasing isolation and distress. If you feel like anxiety has taken control away from you, the caring mental health experts at EXIS Recovery Inc. in West Los Angeles, California, offer high-quality treatment options that can put your life back in your own hands. Using evidence-based techniques, the skilled team can help resolve your anxiety symptoms and restore your ability to enjoy your life and personal relationships. Don’t wait to schedule a confidential consultation. Call the office for an appointment today.

Anxiety Q & A

What is an anxiety disorder?

Anxiety is a normal response to situations that require you to pay attention, plan ahead, or avoid danger. But when anxiety is ongoing, out of proportion to the situation at hand, or interferes with your ability to function, it can indicate the presence of a mental health condition known as an anxiety disorder.

There are many different kinds of anxiety disorders. Some examples include:

  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Specific phobias
  • Social anxiety disorder

An anxiety disorder can reduce your quality of life, harm your interpersonal relationships, and affect your physical health, and it may lead to substance abuse, depression, and other co-occurring mental health conditions.

What causes an anxiety disorder?

It’s not entirely clear why some people develop anxiety disorders, and others don’t, but researchers agree that multiple factors, such as genetics, stress, brain chemistry, environmental circumstances, and other conditions can contribute to anxiety disorders.

Anxiety disorders affect more women than men; an estimated 30% of adults in the United States experience an anxiety disorder at some point in their lives.

What are the symptoms of an anxiety disorder?

Some common symptoms that occur with most types of anxiety disorders include:

  • Persistent fear, worry, or nervousness
  • Poor concentration
  • Muscle tension
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Irritability
  • Restlessness

Avoiding people or situations that trigger anxiety, panic attacks, and physical symptoms, such as increased heart rate or breathing difficulty, are also associated with anxiety disorders.

How can anxiety be treated?

The compassionate therapists at EXIS Recovery have the expertise to provide outstanding care for patients suffering from an anxiety disorder. 

Following your initial consultation, your expert designs a personalized treatment plan using a variety of cutting-edge, evidence-based practices, such as:

  • Individual psychotherapy
  • Small-group counseling
  • Sensory-motor therapy
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) 
  • Dialectical-behavioral therapy (DBT)

The mental health professionals at EXIS Recovery use an integrative approach to help you gain an understanding of your anxiety triggers so you can regain control over your life. Treatment for substance abuse and other co-occurring conditions may be part of your individualized care plan. 

In addition to therapy, your provider may recommend yoga, meditation, massage therapy, and other mindfulness practices that alleviate stress and promote mental and physical wellness.

To end your struggles with anxiety and restore your ability to enjoy your life, call EXIS Recovery today to request an appointment.