Karner Psychological Associates Stress and Anxiety Clinic
Anxiety is a common complaint. Next to substance abuse, anxiety, anxiety attacks, anxiety disorders and generalized anxiety are the second most common mental health problem.
One recent estimate suggests 24 million Americans suffer from anxiety disorders. Nearly five percent of women and two percent of men have experienced panic, agoraphobia, or other phobias.
Following are the main categories of anxiety treated by mental health providers. For more detail on a specific disorder, click on that disorder’s name. You will be taken to an information page provided by the Anxiety Disorders Association of America. These screening tools can be very useful if you suspect that you, or someone you love, might be suffering from an anxiety disorder.
Certainly, if you are suffering anxiety that is interfering with your life, you will benefit from a consult with a mental health professional trained in the treatment of anxiety. We can help.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD): refers to excessive uncontrollable worry about everyday things.
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD): is characterized by uncontrollable obsessions and compulsions which the sufferer usually recognizes as being excessive or unreasonable.
Panic Disorder: develops when you have multiple panic attacks and then become very worried about having another panic attack (a panic attack is defined as the abrupt onset of an episode of intense fear or discomfort, which peaks in approximately 10 minutes).
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD): occurs when the aftermath of a traumatic experience interferes with normal functioning.
Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia): is characterized by an intense fear of situations, usually social situations, where embarrassment may occur.
Specific phobias: involve the excessive fear of an object or a situation, exposure to which causes an anxious response, such as a Panic Attack.
How can I get help from Karner Psychological Associates?
The Karner Psychological Associates Stress and Anxiety Clinic treats panic attacks, phobias, generalized anxiety, post-traumatic stress, obsessive-compulsiveness, dissociative episodes, chronic pain and more.
The KPA Stress & Anxiety Clinic offers:
- Quick access to professional, mental health specialists, within five working days
- Thorough evaluation to assess accurately the cause and type of the anxiety
- Coordination and planning with the primary care physician regarding the treatment plan and medical needs
- Individual counseling and psychotherapy to understand and master the core elements of anxiety
- Development of individualized action plans to treat the problem
- Psycho-educational groups focusing on managing stress, anxiety and depression
Where can I get more information?
For more information, please visit our Anxiety Resources section.
By combining psychotherapy, exercise, biofeedback, medication (if needed), and education, most anxiety problems can be successfully treated. If you or someone you love is ready for help with anxiety problems, stress, depression or any other mental health issues, please make an appointment to seek help and support at (518) 456-5056. Don’t let yourself or someone you love suffer needlessly.