Anxiety Specialist

Nugent Family Counseling

Mental Health Counselling located in San Jose, Santa Clara, & Aliso Viejo, CA and Reno, NV

Self-doubt and constant worry can damage your relationships and make you feel like you can’t manage daily tasks and responsibilities. Overwhelming feelings of anxiety lead to low self-esteem, poor work performance, and difficulty relating to others. The team of experts at Nugent Family Counseling Center helps you identify the root cause of your anxiety and develop healthy coping strategies. At locations in San Jose, Santa Clara, & Aliso Viejo, California and Reno, Nevada, Nugent Family Counseling Center provides personalized care for anxiety so you can regain your ability to enjoy a healthy, productive life. To schedule a consultation, call the nearest location, or book an appointment online today.

Anxiety Q & A

What is anxiety?

Everyone feels anxious once in a while. Worry and fear are normal emotions, but when intense nervousness and fear interfere with your ability to perform daily activities or enjoy socializing, it can indicate the presence of an anxiety disorder. 

There are several types of anxiety disorders. Social anxiety disorder involves fear around interpersonal interactions, while specific phobias include fear of a particular thing, like flying on a plane or spiders. 

Generalized anxiety disorder, the most common type of anxiety disorder, doesn’t arise from one apparent cause. Instead, it leads to intense, ongoing feelings of anxiety that affect almost every aspect of your life.

How can I tell if I have anxiety?

When you have anxiety, the feelings of worry and fear never really go away. These emotions begin to take a toll on the way you relate to the world, including your school or work performance, personal relationships, and everyday responsibilities. 

Signs and symptoms, symptoms of anxiety include:  

  • irritability
  • Agitation
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Shortness of breath
  • Sweating, trembling or shaking
  • Digestive problems

Anxiety affects your self-esteem and confidence. It puts you at risk for other mental health conditions, like depression or substance abuse. Over time, anxiety can lead to physical health issues and puts you at a higher risk for heart disease, gastrointestinal disorders, and chronic respiratory conditions.

Can treatment improve my anxiety?

Anxiety disorders respond well to quality treatment provided by an experienced mental health professional. To provide exceptional care for anxiety, the compassionate providers at Nugent Family Counseling Center work together to create a personalized treatment plan based on your specific needs.

Your customized anxiety treatment plan may include:

  • Medication management
  • Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical-behavioral therapy (DBT)
  • Group therapy
  • Aromatherapy
  • Hypnosis
  • Microcurrent electrical therapy

Neurofeedback at Nugent Family Counseling Center can help reduce anxiety symptoms while boosting activity in the areas of your brain that regulate mood, behavior, cognition, and other mental functions.

Also known as “brain training,” neurofeedback helps restore healthy brain function by promoting neural activity that results in positive emotions and a relaxed, calm state of mind. 

If you or a family member suffers from debilitating anxiety, schedule a consultation with an experienced provider at Nugent Family Counseling Center. Call the nearest location or book an appointment online today.