My Psych Health



Anxiety services offered in Alma, Fayetteville and Bentonville, AR

Whether your anxiety is a simmering pot of worries that keep you tense and on edge or you experience full-blown panic attacks including physical symptoms like heart palpitations and shortness of breath, help is available. At My Psych Health based in Alma, Fayetteville, and Bentonville, Arkansas, the team offers customized therapy via telehealth to help you learn to manage your anxiety and adjust your behaviors to lead a fulfilling and healthy life. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.

What is anxiety?

It’s normal to feel stressed or worried from time to time. It’s a common emotion that helps keep you and your family safe. However, when you live with excessive levels of fear or anxiety concerning situations that aren’t usually dangerous, you may have an anxiety disorder. 

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is the most common anxiety diagnosis. GAD causes extreme concerns about future events or regular day-to-day situations like work projects, health, or minor matters like chores or appointments. Other common types of anxiety include:

  • Panic disorder
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Separation anxiety disorder
  • Specific phobias

Anxiety causes a variety of symptoms, including emotional symptoms like feeling nervous or having a sense of impending danger. You may also have physical symptoms like heart palpitations, sweating, shaking, or shortness of breath. Anxiety can also disturb your sleep or cause concentration issues and indecisiveness. Some physical health conditions can produce or aggravate anxiety symptoms, such as thyroid problems or heart conditions.

What causes anxiety?

The precise cause of anxiety isn’t fully understood. However, your family medical history and genetics contribute to your risk of the condition. If you or a family member have a history of anxiety or other mental health disorders, you’re more likely to develop an anxiety disorder. Other risk factors for anxiety include trauma, drug or alcohol misuse, and a personal history of neglect, poverty, or abuse.

How is anxiety treated?

The team at My Psych Health offers customized therapy via telehealth to help you learn to cope with your anxiety and adjust your responses to your intrusive thoughts and fears. Many patients benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

CBT is a specific type of therapy where you learn to recognize and re-evaluate your thought distortions. You practice problem-solving skills and change your behavioral patterns, developing a greater sense of confidence in your own abilities. 

If anxiety is preventing you from leading a full and active life, call My Psych Health or make an appointment online today.