Anxiety  

What is anxiety

Anxiety is a common but serious condition that makes it hard to cope with daily life. Everyone feels anxious from time to time, but for someone experiencing anxiety, these feelings can’t be easily controlled. Anxiety is more than just feeling stressed or worried. While stress and anxious feelings are a common response to a situation where we feel under pressure, they usually pass once the stressful situation has passed, or “stressor” is removed.  Anxiety is when these anxious feelings don’t subside. Anxiety can be either “generalised” (without a particular reason of cause) or specific to a situation, as is the case with Phobias or Social Anxiety.

What it includes

The symptoms of anxiety conditions are sometimes not obvious, as they often develop slowly over time and, given we all experience some anxiety at various points in our lives, it can be hard to know how much is too much. Normal anxiety tends to be limited in duration and connected with some stressful situation or event, such as a job interview. The type of anxiety experienced by people with an anxiety condition is more frequent or persistent, not always connected to an obvious challenge, and impacts on their quality of life and day-to-day functioning.

While each anxiety condition has its own unique features, there are some common symptoms including:

Physical: panic attacks, hot and cold flushes, racing heart, tightening of the chest, quick breathing, restlessness, or feeling tense, wound up and edgy

Psychological: excessive fear, worry, catastrophizing, or obsessive thinking

Behavioural: avoidance of situations that make you feel anxious which can impact on study, work or social life

If you notice you suffer from some or most of the symptoms outlined above, you may benefit from talking with a Psychologist.

How a psychologist can help with managing and treating anxiety

Therapy (CBT), Exposure Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). Psychologists who are trained in CBT look at addressing thought and behaviour patterns that are either making you more likely to become anxious, exposure therapy looks at addressing your avoidance of people and places where you may feel more anxious, and mindfulness Psychologists assist you in learning relaxation skills and techniques to cope with heightened anxiety.

If you require additional information, please call our office on 07 3256 6320. Our mental health focused reception staff will be only too happy to assist you with your enquiry about our service and can suggest the most suitable Psychologist for your concern.

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Our Psychologists who help with anxiety treatment in Brisbane

Ricardo Bird
Ricardo Bird
Senior Psychologist - Taking new clients
Vince Conway
Vince Conway
Psychologist. Taking new clients.
Jessica Kenny
Jessica Kenny
Taking new clients
Gerald White
Gerald White
Currently taking new clients.
Mary Kedwell
Mary Kedwell
Availability for a couple of new clients.
Meredith Falkiner
Meredith Falkiner
Senior Psychologist. Heavily booked. Taking a few new clients.
Naomi Norman
Naomi Norman
Can take a couple new clients. Heavily booked.
Jane Correnti
Jane Correnti
Heavily booked. Call the clinic for new bookings.
Teracia Sehgal
Teracia Sehgal
Psychologist taking a few new clients
Lindy Devenish
Lindy Devenish
Closed to new clients
Timothy Southwell
Timothy Southwell
Closed to new clients
Amanda Murray
Amanda Murray
Not taking clients. At capacity for new clients.
Carolina Gonzalez
Carolina Gonzalez
Clinical Psychologist (On mat leave, return August 2022 )
Jade Dean
Jade Dean
Closed to new clients
Kristie Clarke
Kristie Clarke
At capacity for new clients. Waitlist available. Contact clinic for any referrals.