At BCB Therapy in Bend, we specialize in treating and managing anxiety, offering expertise and personalized care to help manage its impact on your life. We aim to empower individuals with the knowledge and tools needed to understand and navigate anxiety. With a range of treatment options centered around each person, we provide the support necessary for a more balanced and fulfilling life. Join us as we explore practical strategies for overcoming anxiety, backed by our dedicated team's commitment to your well-being.

What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is your body's natural response to stress. It's characterized by apprehension or fear about what will happen. Most people typically feel nervous in various situations, such as during public speaking, going for an interview, taking a test, starting new responsibilities, or relocating to a new place. Although you may find it unpleasant, this anxiety stimulates you to work harder and perform better.

However, if the situation worsens, such that the anxiety lasts for even more than six months and interferes with your daily life, you likely have a condition known as an anxiety disorder. This can lead to a persistent, intense feeling which can be devastating to your overall health. Although an anxiety disorder can affect anyone regardless of age, the American Psychiatric Association reveals that women are at higher risk than men.

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Anxiety?

Anxiety doesn't just show up in one way—it can affect every part of your day and your body, showing itself through a range of symptoms that can be physical, emotional, and behavioral:

Physical symptoms:

  • A racing or pounding heart
  • Increased sweating, even without physical exertion
  • Muscle tension leading to discomfort
  • Restlessness and an inability to relax
  • Breathing rapidly (hyperventilation), dizziness, and nausea

Emotional symptoms:

  • Intense fear or a constant sense of dread
  • Irritability over minor issues
  • A lingering feeling of unease
  • Trouble controlling worry or negative thoughts

Behavioral symptoms:

  • Avoiding anxiety-inducing situations or activities
  • Engaging in compulsive behaviors to ease anxiety
  • Having difficulty concentrating or focusing
  • Experiencing insomnia or sleep disturbances due to worry

Understanding the range of symptoms can help individuals seek help to manage their anxiety disorder effectively.

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Types of Anxiety Disorders

  • Panic Disorder: Experiencing impromptu and repetitive panic attacks.
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Having repetitive illogical thoughts drive you to perform certain repetitive behaviors.
  • Social Anxiety Disorder: Worrying about how people judge you in social situations.
  • Separation Anxiety Disorder: Fearing being far from home or away from your loved ones.
  • Phobia: Having an excessive fear of a particular situation, object, or activity.
  • Post-Traumatic Disorder: Experiencing anxiety after a traumatic incident.
  • Illness Anxiety Disorder: Being anxious about your health.
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What Causes Anxiety Disorders

The current research does not give the exact cause of anxiety. Still, there is the likelihood that a combination of factors, including the environment, genetics, and brain chemistry contribute to the impact of the parts of the brain that control fear. Trauma, stress, and certain medical conditions can also trigger or worsen the symptoms of anxiety.

Treatment for Anxiety Disorders

At BCB Therapy, we offer a range of treatment options tailored to each individual's needs, including:

  • Therapy Options in Bend: We're proud to provide Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Brainspotting, and Biofeedback.
  • Medication Management: Our therapists can recommend medications to help manage the symptoms of anxiety disorders.
  • Nonpharmacological Approaches: We explore non-medicated solutions for relieving anxiety, equipping you with mental tools for confidence in anxious situations.
  • Supportive Community: Connection with groups experiencing similar conditions offers a sense of belonging and peer support.
  • Early Intervention: Addressing anxiety early can improve mood and prevent the development of further issues.

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Seek Help for Anxiety Disorders at BCB Therapy in Bend

At BCB Therapy, we understand that mental health issues can be devastating. Luckily, they are treatable, and with our assistance, you will soon return to your daily life. We treat depression, anxiety disorders, and bipolar disorder and also offer family and relationship counseling.

BCB Therapy's mental health practice is located in Bend, Oregon. However, we can provide our services both in-person at our clinic and through teletherapy via smart devices to residents of the nearby cities of Prineville, Redmond, Bend, and the entire state of Oregon.

Teletherapy is an excellent option for patients since they receive treatment similar to an in-person visit while using their own smart device from the comfort of their home.

Our licensed therapists are experienced in helping patients address their anxiety disorders. Schedule an appointment with our mental health experts today!

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