Individuals struggling with anxiety experience many symptoms including a feeling of restlessness, faster breathing, headaches, insomnia, or concentration issues. Many find it difficult to nearly impossible to enjoy activities that previously brought pleasure and satisfaction. IPC MN can help you find relief and regain control over your mental health. Our compassionate and experienced team of mental health providers have significant experience treating anxiety disorders, offering practical strategies and solutions.
Our team understands that anxiety is not a one-size-fits-all condition. That’s why our treatment approach is tailored to meet your unique needs and circumstances. Our dedicated therapists are trained in a variety of evidence-based techniques, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness, and relaxation techniques. Our goal is to understand your situation and develop a personalized treatment plan that best meets your needs.
We have experience helping patients with:
- Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) – This form of anxiety is the most common form of clinical anxiety and is different from normal everyday worry. Where most people report having some general and specific worries, they can control it. People facing this type of anxiety experience exaggerated worry and fears throughout the day with little or nothing provoking it. Their anxiety is intrusive, difficult to get out of their mind, and often uncontrollable.
- Social Anxiety Disorder – People with social anxiety disorder fear being in social or performance situations to the extent that it interferes with their lives. While people generally recognize their fears are excessive and irrational, they simply cannot overcome them. Situations that tend to trigger social anxiety include public speaking, eating with others, using a public bathroom, meeting new people, being called on in class, being watched while doing something, going on a date, attending parties, or talking with people of authority to name a few.
- Panic Attacks – These attacks may last for five minutes or as long as a half-hour but become very intense within minutes. Symptoms can include a racing heart, chest pains, sweat, shakes, chills, nausea, lightheadedness, shortness of breath, a sense of doom or dying, hot flashes, or headaches. Given the intensity of them, many people begin to develop a fear or anxiety about experiencing another one, which can create a snowball effect or even cause people to avoid going out for fear of having one in public situations.
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) – Symptoms of OCD include either obsession and/or compulsions. Obsessions are recurrent and persistent thoughts, images, or impulses that are intrusive and cause anxiety; they are not just excessive worry about real-life problems; attempts are made to suppress or ignore the thoughts and are recognized to be a product of one’s own thinking. Compulsions are repetitive behaviors that a person feels driven to perform in response to an obsession; the behavior or act is intended to somehow prevent or reduce the feared obsession.
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – It is a condition that affects countless people. The symptoms are quite difficult to manage and persist for years if left untreated. It can occur from any number of potential traumas such as physical abuse, sexual assault, car accidents, medical emergencies, natural disasters, or involvement in criminal events such as robberies or muggings to name just a few. Symptoms include unwanted upsetting memories, nightmares, and flashbacks.
If you or someone you care about is struggling with anxiety, we are here to help. Taking the first step can be challenging, but it is also a courageous act of self-care. Reach out to us today to schedule an initial consultation.