Although most everyone has experienced some form of anxiety, for some it becomes debilitating and keeping up with normal activities becomes unmanageable. Those who suffer from anxiety may avoid places, constantly worry, engage in obsessive behaviors, or use substances to manage their symptoms. The constant stress related to anxiety continually activates the body’s “flight or fight” response. Over time, the mind and body become exhausted.

Anxiety is a very common mental health issue. There are different types of anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Each of these varies in severity and symptoms. Several factors influence the development of anxiety. Anxiety results from a complex interaction between the mind and body. An individual’s genetic makeup and health can precipitate the development of anxiety symptoms. In some families, anxiety can occur from generation to generation. Additionally, neurological factors, such as neurotransmitter balance, play a major role in the brain’s functioning. Lastly, our social environment has significant influence over our lives and any conflict with others may contribute to anxiety. Understanding and identifying the causes of anxiety are important aspects of therapy.

Anxiety Symptoms:

  • Physiological symptoms such as increased heartbeat, sweating, and fidgetiness
  • Compulsive and obsessive thoughts involving fear and worry
  • Racing thoughts and inability to concentrate
  • Feeling constantly overwhelmed
  • Difficulties sleeping
  • Constant feeling of fear and dread
  • Avoidance of people, places and things
  • Substance abuse

Anxiety Therapy

Engaging in counseling with a therapist has been shown to be an effective therapy for anxiety and stress. Dr. Mazzei, an anxiety specialist and clinical psychologist, takes a comprehensive and integrative approach to anxiety treatment.  The goal of psychotherapy is to help individuals identify the causes of their anxiety, to develop the necessary skills to cope with anxiety, and to foster positive life changes. Relaxation training, mindfulness, thought changing, lifestyle guidance, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), hypnosis and biofeedback are just some of the techniques that have been found to reduce anxiety symptoms. Working with Dr. Mazzei, she will help to facilitate appropriate changes in your thinking, emotions, behavior and health.

Working together, Dr. Mazzei and you will develop personalized strategies for coping with your emotional challenges and uncover the solutions you need for a better and more fulfilling life.

How do I get started?

The best place to start is by speaking to our staff, who can discuss anxiety treatment options, answer any questions about the process, and schedule a confidential appointment with Dr. Mazzei. If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call or contact us today.

Connect With Us

Evolutions Behavioral Health is conveniently located at 1827 Walden Office Square, Suite 250, Schaumburg, IL. You can reach us at 847-386-8829.