Anxiety is a natural human response of protection, and for some, it can reach a distressing level that can be overwhelming, frightening and cause disruptions in daily life. Anxiety can happen to anyone and can be understood as a signal for us to pay attention to our internal world.
Anxiety in Adults
In adults symptoms of anxiety may include:
- Nervousness or persistent worry
- Difficulty sleeping
- Racing heart
- Panic attacks
- Ruminating on worries or fears
- Trembling or shakiness
- Avoidance of certain settings or activities
Anxiety in Children & Adolescents
When children and adolescents experience anxiety it can be overwhelming not only for them but for their families. For children, it can often be challenging to articulate their fears and concerns in words and can instead manifest in many different ways.
- Sleep issues
- Separation anxiety
- Avoidance of activities or places
- Acting out, aggression
- Seeking control
- Complaining of frequent headaches, stomachaches, or other physical ailments
How Therapy Can Help
Therapy creates an opportunity for clients, in the context of a therapeutic relationship, to develop insight, take risks and shift the parts of them that may be getting in the way of the life they want. We integrate evidence-based practices into our work to help alleviate distress and build resiliency.
Our therapists are committed to building a genuine and sincere connection with our clients and believe therapeutic work can only be done in the context of a safe therapeutic alliance. Our team has extensive training and experience in working with both children and adults who are living with anxiety. Alexandria Place Therapy is made up of clinicians with diverse clinical backgrounds and expertise to promote finding an ideal therapeutic fit for each client.
To schedule an appointment with one of our therapists or for more information about our services, please complete the form here or give us a call on our main line at 703.963.4261. We will respond to your call or email within 24 hours, or on the next business day.