Anxiety Disorder Treatment in Nashville

Anxiety is the most prevalent mental illness in the U.S., affecting about 40 million Americans annually, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. Anxiety is the mind and body’s reaction to situations perceived as stressful, dangerous or unfamiliar. It can be described as an emotional or mental response, characterized by worried thoughts or feelings of tension, but anxiety can very much be a physical response too, bringing about increased blood pressure, sweating, dizziness, rapid heartbeat and more.   

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types of anxiety disorders

Having anxiety doesn’t merely mean you are nervous all of the time. There are many forms of anxiety disorders. Anxiety disorders are divided into several types:

Anxiety Disorder is characterized by excessive fear and/or anxiety or worries about a future threat, lasting for months. Generalized Anxiety Disorder affects 6.8 million adults each year in the United States. Anxiety can have negative emotional and behavioral consequences.

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is characterized by thoughts that are both obsessive and intrusive that trigger related compulsive behaviors, often performed in an attempt to alleviate the associated anxiety and obsessive thoughts. This may look like repetitive behaviors such as hand washing, checking, cleaning or counting that are often performed with the hope of preventing or making obsessive thoughts go away. 

Panic Disorder is another form of anxiety disorder. It is characterized by repeated and unexpected episodes of intense fear and is accompanied by physical symptoms that may include heart palpitations, chest pain, dizziness, shortness of breath and/or abdominal distress. 

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is an anxiety disorder that develops after exposure to a terrifying or traumatic event in which grave physical harm was threatened or occurred. Traumatic events that trigger PTSD episodes may include accidents, violent personal assaults, military combat or disasters. 

Social Anxiety Disorder or Social Phobia is an anxiety disorder characterized by excessive self-consciousness coupled with overwhelming anxiety in social situations. This disorder can be limited to a certain type of situation, such as fear of public speaking or fear of eating or drinking in front of other people, but it can also be so broad that a person experiences symptoms of social anxiety any time they are around other people. 

What to Expect in an Anxiety Treatment Center in Nashville, TN

When seeking anxiety counseling in Nashville, TN, our admissions counselors will guide you through the process and answer any questions you may have. 

You will first complete an assessment. The assessment includes a review of any treatment history you have had, your concerns and an analysis of the difficulties you have been experiencing. Our counselors will then determine which program is best for you, ranging from inpatient to partial hospitalization to outpatient treatment programs. You will receive personalized attention in an intimate setting that will help you to manage and live with your anxiety disorder and may be recommended treatment including cognitive behavioral therapy, mindfulness training, exposure therapy and behavioral modification. We will use the most clinically effective and action-oriented therapy that will help you or your loved one to learn to conquer fears and overcome anxiety as best as possible. 

When to Get Help for Anxiety

If you or a loved one are battling anxiety disorder or any related disorder, you know how crippling the distress can be and how negatively it can impact one’s ability to function in a productive and healthy manner on a daily basis. Treatment for anxiety can help – not only to help people to better understand their own symptoms but to prevent further issues in life. 

Allowing an anxiety disorder to remain untreated can put a person at risk for many consequences that can adversely affect many areas of the person’s life. Some people with anxiety resort to drug and/or alcohol abuse to cope with symptoms and the risk for dependence and abuse is high. Furthermore, substance abuse can exacerbate symptoms of anxiety, leading to a downward spiral of symptoms and struggle. A person struggling with anxiety and substance abuse may also experience negative effects in personal relationships or have poor work performance, perhaps even leading to job loss or engaging in risky behaviors due to a reduction in inhibitions under the influence. 

If anxiety is causing you to suffer, you deserve help. Furthermore, if anxiety interferes with your daily life or that of a loved one who is experiencing symptoms of anxiety or OCD, that is reason enough to pursue anxiety treatment in Nashville, TN. If your world begins to become limited due to your anxiety, it is time to seek help. If your relationships, health, sleep, work, ability to learn or pursue things that would normally be important to you are changed for the worse, you may be experiencing what is called “functional impairment,” and this state is indicative of a need for anxiety treatment. 

Thankfully, there are treatment options available for sufferers of anxiety, OCD, and other anxiety-related conditions that can help to treat or avoid these conditions altogether. 

Don’t hesitate to contact us immediately. In the case of a medical emergency please contact 911 or visit your local emergency department.

Our Nashville Anxiety Counseling

Anxiety disorder, social anxiety, OCD, PTSD and panic disorder are all treatable. Arbor Wellness is the leading Nashville OCD and anxiety center, offering multiple treatment options for anxiety and anxiety-related disorders with high-class care to all of our patients. The treatment options available here can be categorized in three different categories: psychotherapy, medications and complementary and alternative therapies. Many people benefit from a combination of treatment options.

Anxiety counseling in Nashville, TN is aimed to educate people on how to recognize when symptoms arise and teach them techniques on how to manage their anxiety so they can stay in control.

Some anxiety disorders can develop before or during major depression episodes. Our treatment center is aimed to treat depression as well as anxiety, allowing clients to work on both problems at the same time. Treatment options at our anxiety treatment center in Nashville, TN include:

Medical detoxification: Because sufferers of anxiety are at risk for substance abuse and dependence, our Nashville OCD & anxiety treatment center offers medical detoxification services that will be implemented into the treatment plans of clients in need. Our medical staff are on hand 24/7 to monitor the health and safety of each client undergoing detox and will use certain medications when necessary to ensure the process of detoxification is as comfortable and painless as possible. 

Medication management: Certain medications may be helpful for people battling mental health conditions, such as anxiety and OCD. Medication management services are recommended based on individual need and meetings with a psychiatrist will take place weekly to monitor how each client responds to medication prescribed. 

Individual therapy: One-on-one sessions with a mental health professional is a time for clients to share and process their feelings, thoughts, emotions, struggles and triumphs at Arbor Wellness in Nashville. 

Group therapy: Group counseling is a core component of Arbor Wellness’s anxiety counseling in Nashville, TN. Each client participates in group therapy sessions and may cover topics such as dietary counseling, substance abuse education, continuing care planning, treatment planning, self-help, family education, psychoeducation and more. 

Family therapy: We also offer a program for the family members of our clients. The behavior of a person with an anxiety disorder may seem irrational and loved ones may have a difficult time understanding what is going on or how to help them. This specialized program aims to help family members and loved ones to better understand what their loved ones are going through while better equipping them to establish their own networks of support. This is also a forum for family members to open up to and bond with others who have endured similar struggles with patients battling anxiety. 

Experiential therapy: At Arbor Wellness, we offer holistic treatment options involving experiential therapies to help clients realize the connection between their minds, bodies and spirits. The following therapies are offered as experiential therapy options at our Nashville anxiety treatment facility:

-Art therapy



-Massage therapy

The knowledgeable and compassionate staff at Arbor Wellness in Nashville, TN understands the difficulty that comes along with anxiety disorder as well as the suffering that people with anxiety disorder combined with a substance abuse problem have. We gladly offer the necessary effective treatment to help individuals with anxiety disorder and those who also battle chemical dependency concerns to recover in a way that is truly lasting. 

Do you suffer with anxiety? What kind of life do you want to live? What is holding you back from achieving it? Our anxiety treatment center in Nashville is ready with open arms to help you achieve lasting wellness. Our clinicians are easy to work with and offer accessible treatment to even an underserved population.  Contact us today to find out how we can help you get your life back on track.

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