Anxiety affects nearly 40 million adults in the United States, making it one of today’s most common mental health conditions. At Kintsugi Mind Spa in Laguna Hills, California, Dr. Ellison takes a holistic approach to resolving your symptoms of anxiety. She will tailor a treatment plan to address your individual needs and enhance your total well-being, using mindful meditation and other holistic practices. End the vicious cycle of anxiety today by scheduling a consultation online or by phone.
Anxiety is a mental health disorder that causes you to worry unnecessarily. Even when the situation doesn’t call for it, you live in a state of near-constant fight or flight. While it’s normal to harbor some worry about different aspects of your life, such as work, school, or your relationships, anxiety can cause a near-obsessive fear and worry that interferes with both your physical and mental health.
There are several conditions that fall under the umbrella of anxiety, including:
- Panic disorder
- Social anxiety disorder
- Separation anxiety disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
You may also have a generalized anxiety disorder in which you experience frequent and significant periods of anxiety that interfere with your job and your personal life.
Symptoms of an anxiety disorder typically last six months or longer and require treatment when they begin to interfere with your ability to function regularly.
What are the common symptoms of anxiety?
In addition to worrying in general, you may feel uncontrollably fearful over specific events or situations and may make attempts to avoid those events and situations that you are anxious about.
Other common symptoms of anxiety include:
- Chronic fatigue
- Interrupted sleep
- Concentration difficulties
You may also experience physical symptoms, such as persistent muscle pain, nausea, or diarrhea.
What holistic treatment options are available for anxiety?
During your consultation with our psychiatrist, Dr. Ellison will discuss various aspects of your life to pinpoint potential triggers of your anxiety. She then can provide resources to help you develop awareness about these triggers and how to avoid them.
A variety of techniques are useful for promoting relaxation when anxiety takes over, such as:
- Mindful breathing
Dr. Ellison can help you create a personalized treatment plan to deal with anxious feelings in your everyday life, employing relaxation methods and suggesting ways to avoid triggers in a more healthful way.
She will also treat you with talk therapy sessions where you can freely discuss your feelings and thoughts to better understand your anxiety. Dr. Ellison offers a safe, judgment-free place for you to share your anxieties and fears.
Anxiety treatments may also include a focus on your overall health and habits. Taking care of your physical body is an important part of proper mental health. Resources are available at Kintsugi Mind Spa to improve your diet and eliminate substances that can worsen anxiety, such as caffeine and alcohol.
Schedule a consultation online or by phone today to find solutions for your issues with anxiety.