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 prevalent mental health issue. Different types of anxiety disorders include generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, phobias, panic disorder, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Phobias include driving phobia, emetophobia, and fear of objects. 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 anxiety symptoms. In some families, anxiety can occur from generation to generation. Neurological factors, such as neurotransmitter balance, play a major role in the brain’s functioning. Lastly, our social environment significantly influences our lives, and 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 behaviors and obsessive thoughts
  • Racing thoughts and inability to concentrate
  • Feeling constantly overwhelmed
  • Difficulties sleeping
  • Worry that you have a life-threatening illness
  • Feeling like you’re “going crazy”
  • Constant feelings 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 Health Psychologist, takes a comprehensive and integrative approach to anxiety treatment.  Psychotherapy aims to help individuals identify the causes of their anxiety, develop the necessary skills to cope with anxiety, and foster positive life changes. Relaxation training, mindfulness, EMDR, cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), hypnosis and biofeedback are some 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?

At Dr. Mazzei’s counseling practice in Chandler or with online counseling, you can receive anxiety treatment to finally end your suffering. 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. Follow these simple steps:

  1. Text today at (480) 448-6755 or e-mail us for a free consultation
  2. Or, you can book directly online with Dr. Mazzei
  3. Begin your journey towards a fulfilling and healthier life

Dr. Mazzei offers both in-person and teletherapy for online anxiety treatment for residents of Arizona, Illinois, Tennessee, or PSYPACT state. Her private practice is located at 3377 S. Price Rd., Suite 2104, Chandler, AZ.