Anxiety takes a toll on millions of people worldwide, impacting our relationships, wearing out our bodies, and curbing our full potential for happiness and satisfaction. It often causes us to limit our lives in some way–to avoid or dread things that we need or want to do, like finishing a project, meeting new people, asserting oneself, or making an important decision. Preoccupied by painful thoughts and feelings, you might also start to feel discouraged and drained, believing there is little you can do to change things.
Fortunately, anxiety is highly treatable. Dr. Jocelyn Sze has advanced training in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety, which been established as a “gold standard” of treatment across a range of anxiety disorders. To learn more about how Dr. Sze treats anxiety, you can go to her Anxiety Treatment Overview. To learn more about specific types of anxiety, please follow the links below.
Specific Types of Anxiety
- Fear being judged or criticized by others, or fear doing something embarrassing in public, causing you to avoid or dread certain social situations? — Read about Social Anxiety
- Worry constantly about everyday things (e.g., financial, work-related, health, family)? – Read about Generalized Anxiety
- Worry about having intense, unpredictable anxiety attacks with physical sensations that make you believe you’re losing control, having a heart attack, or going crazy? — Read about Panic Disorder
- Fear being in situations that might be difficult or embarrassing to leave, or where no help is available in the case of an anxiety/panic attack? — Read about Agoraphobia
- Experience intrusive images of past traumatic events or have emotional numbness, nightmares, or social withdrawal? — Read about Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Have persistent and excessive fear of specific situations or things that you try to avoid at all times? — Read about Specific Phobias
- Fear unwanted thoughts, images, or impulses (obsessions) that trigger unwanted, repetitive behaviors or mental actions (compulsions)? — Read about Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
If you answered “yes” to any of the above, cognitive behavioral therapy might be an effective way for you to manage and overcome your anxiety.