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Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Persistent, excessive, and unrealistic worry
about everyday things. This worry could be
multifocal such as finance, family, health,
and the future. It is excessive, difficult to
control, and is often accompanied by many
non-specific psychological and physical
Exposure Response Prevention (ERP) therapy has been shown to be effective for
Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Through ERP, we work together to discover the specific
triggers for your generalized anxiety. We then simulate a similar experiences and
address your anxiety at its root. By actively confronting anxiety in
real-life situations, your fear will gradually lessen as your confidence grows.
Available Programs for GAD
At GPS Psychology & Anxiety Clinic, we offer several programs for generalized anxiety disorder
based on your needs:
Meet with a highly-skilled therapist trained in Exposure Response Prevention. We’ll
primarily meet in our office, but feel the best method for treating social anxiety
disorder is venturing out into the community where your anxieties thrive.
The Adult Anxiety Group is open to anyone 18 or older struggling with anxiety. Meet
with others facing similar challenges, gain support from your peers, and share your
experiences. Similarly, the Teen Anxiety Group offers a safe environment for teens
between the ages of 12 - 17 to meet, connect, and support one another.
Working with Parents
You are not alone and we can help. Our team has extensive experience working with
children and teens. But we believe working with parents is equally, if not more,
important. We educate parents on understanding anxiety and recognizing the
difference between anxiety and stress. We also help with identifying well-intentioned
behaviors that may be maintaining your child’s anxiety. Most importantly, we train
parents on active listening enhancement and using empathy to build stronger
Generalized Anxiety Disorder often manifests during the teen
years. For parents, watching your child become overwhelmed
by new situations or lash out when they feel worried. Parents
of children who struggle with GAD may notice that their
child’s has constant worries in their life, which can maintain
or switch from one topic to another, depending on time and
age. It can be challenging to know what to say or how to help. Below is a list of common behaviors
in children suffering from Generalized Anxiety Disorder.
Here are possible signs of GAD in children and teens:
Persistent worries about friends, school, activities
Tantrums or crying when faced with new situations
Frequent stomach aches, headaches, or other
Clingy behavior with family members
Lack of concentration
Extreme tiredness (fatigue)
Inability to relax
Refusing to go to school
Worrying about things before they happen
If you suffer from Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), you may
feel excessively worried about different aspects of your life.
Your anxiety might leave you with hightened levels of stress,
irritability, sleep difficulties, and fatigue due to not feeling
in control over life’s circumstances. You may be bombarded
with thoughts of “what ifs” and develop an intolerance to