We are programmed for survival and to respond to potential dangers on every level, physical, psychological and emotional. When our threat-detection mechanisms misfire we can become hypervigilant, always alert for real or perceived dangers, and respond exaggeratedly.  Anxiety and stress arise from a perception that our resources are inadequate to meet the challenges we may face, and inadequate to face their consequences.  This may or may not be the case, however to the anxious or stressed individual there is no logic that can effectively counter this dysfunctional way of thinking. Psychotherapy, and more specifically CBT has been proven very effective in treating anxiety disorders that stem from a a maladaptive way of perceiving and managing life's challenges.  The treatment also includes mindfulness and diaphragmatic breathing training, and relaxation techniques. In the most severe cases, a medical referral may be necessary, as well as the application of EMDR.

Get Help With Anxiety

To make an appointment with Dr. Z, call (678) 554-5632 or fill out the online appointment request. We can go over your current situation, identify the ways in which high levels of anxiety or panic are affecting your life and that of your loved ones, or your severe, recurring symptoms are impairing important relationships. We will put some dimensions to the problem, and identify your current resources that may be applied toward meaningful and lasting change.

If additional resources and skills are needed, we will treat your severe symptoms with CBT and help you feel calmer and increase your ability to choose the most appropriate response to each situation. Treating severe anxiety is feasible, it's proven to be effective, and has helped many people who had a variety of different symptoms and challenges.

Call (678) 554-5632, make your appointment today and we can get started!

Is anxiety a problem for you?

It is important to ascertain if anxiety is a problem that cannot be safely ignored. The following questionnaire is designed to help you focus on and identify serious symptoms of anxiety that you may have experienced  in the recent past or that you may still be experiencing. After you complete the questionnaire and submit it, the results (point score) will be displayed on your screen. Depending on your questionnaire results, please consider anger management counseling to help reduce the severity of the symptoms and work toward their complete management. Please make sure to fill in your contact information if you wish to make an appointment with Dr. Z, either by providing your name, email and phone number on the questionnaire and indicating in the comments that you wish to schedule an appointment, or by filling out the online appointment request form.

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PsychTx_AnxietyMajor types of anxiety disorders:

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)
  • Separation Anxiety Disorder (children and adults)
  • Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia)
  • Panic Disorder, with or without panic attacks
  • Selective Mutism (in children)
  • Specific Phobia
    • Illness (Hypochondria)
    • Animal
    • Natural environment
    • Blood-injection-injury
    • Fear of blood
    • Fear of injections and transfusions
    • Fear of other medical care
    • Fear of injury
    • Situational
    • Other
  • Agoraphobia (open spaces, enclosed spaces, crowds)
  • Substance/Medication-Induced Anxiety Disorder

Major types of Obsessive Compulsive disorders: