Anxiety treatment and help

McKinnon, Melbourne CBD, Fairfield, Sandringham and Camberwell

Do you feel like you worry excessively or unnecessarily or even feel panicked about everyday situations and routines? Do you feel like your thoughts travel in a thousand directions at once but at the end of the day you have achieved nothing? Anxiety treatment from a psychologist might help because these symptoms indicate you might be struggling with an anxiety disorder such as:

  • Generalised anxiety disorder – excessive worry about work, relationships, finances, health or other factors in normal daily life.
  • Agoraphobia – intense fear of open spaces or a fear of leaving the home.
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder – an inability to control intrusive, unwanted thoughts which are temporarily alleviated by engaging in routine behaviours.
  • Social anxiety disorder – excessive worry about others’ negative comments and feeling anxious in public.
  • Panic disorder – sudden scary and intense physical and emotional reactions in certain situations (panic attacks) followed by a constant fear of having another attack.
  • Specific phobias – excessive fear about specific everyday themes such as dying, driving, your health or failure.
  • Substance-induced anxieties – brought on by the use of unhealthy substances.

Anxiety may come on very quickly – such as in the case of panic – without warning or may build slowly and be more constant. When, however, anxiety starts to interfere with everyday life it can become a debilitating problem. If left untreated, anxiety disorders can lead to depression and an inability to function normally in day-to-day life.

What are the treatments for anxiety?

Anxiety counselling from a psychologist is a clinically proven and successful way to treat the majority of anxiety problems by changing behavioural and thinking patterns as well as gradually desensitising you to what is causing your anxiety.

Education is also an important step. Talking about your disorder with an anxiety counsellor and dispelling commonly held fears and myths about excessive worry can assist in recovery.

Reflection Psychology has expert psychologists who are highly experienced in treating anxiety issues through counselling. You’ll find an expert psychologist at our Melbourne CBD, Camberwell, McKinnon, Fairfield and Sandringham clinics.

If you are seeking expert counselling and anxiety treatment to overcome your anxiety struggle, call Reflection Psychology today on (03) 9809 4888 or contact us online. We can help with a wide range of mental health issues including providing families with a child psychologist for child and teenage counselling, a therapist for depression treatment and counsellors for anger management.