July 26, 2007

Anxiety

Utilize a variety of approaches and methods to address anxiety, including some of the following:

  • Cognitive-behavioral and insight-oriented approaches to monitor anxiety levels; identify triggers and maladaptive thoughts; modify thought patterns; identify and express feelings; engage in reality-testing; counter the inner critic; build and cultivate a positive and effective sense of self; identify personal meaning and purpose
  • Behavioral approaches to assist client in practicing distraction when faced with anxiety-producing stimuli; relaxation techniques; desensitization and gradual exposure to anxiety-provoking situations; practicing assertive communication; asking for help and support
  • Also, nutritional counseling is offered to address dietary and physical factors that may be contributing to physiological symptoms of anxiety
  • Identify and challenge irrational thoughts and self-beliefs that create and perpetuate cycle of anxiety
Dual Diagnosis and Eating Disorder Treatment
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