Anxiety

Treating Anxiety in Newark, New Jersey

Anyone living with anxiety knows just how debilitating it can be, but North Ward Behavioral Health Center can help. Based in Newark, New Jersey, we offer a range of anxiety treatment options to aid patients from all backgrounds as they manage their symptoms. Our experienced, compassionate professionals will assist you in relieving your anxiety and functioning more effectively in your daily life.

Feeling Anxious At Home

Individual Therapy

One of the most effective treatment options for anxiety is individual therapy. By working with a licensed therapist, patients learn how to manage their symptoms, calm down from panic attacks, and improve aspects of their lives that have been affected by their disorder. Anxiety problems are as varied as the people they affect, which is why we offer several types of talk therapy to help a wider range of patients, including:

  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT): Often, anxious behaviors stem from incorrect and irrational perceptions. CBT teaches patients how to identify, acknowledge, and correct flawed thinking.
  • Motivational interviewing: If you feel like your anxiety is out of control, motivational interviews can develop the inspiration you need to manage your stress and face the causes of your anxiety.
  • Person-centered therapy: Many patients respond well to person-centered therapy, which lets them take the lead in discussions and build confidence with the guidance of a compassionate listener.
  • Strength-based therapy: This type of therapy helps patients become more resilient in the face of their anxiety so they can effectively manage symptoms and relax when panic attacks occur.

At North Ward Behavioral Health Center, we understand that it is hard to express your insecurities. Our specialists are all experienced, sensitive, and supportive. They can promise you a safe, judgment-free space to discuss and overcome your fears and anxiety.

Medication Management

Anxiety can also be treated through courses of medication. Drugs like benzodiazepines allow patients to stay calm and avoid panicked responses to everyday stressors. They’re useful for mitigating the symptoms of anxiety and helping patients stay functional in daily life.

Our medication management services at North Ward Behavioral Health Center exist to assist patients with their medications. We can help you keep track of your anti-anxiety medicine with reminders to take pills, order refills, and more. Our pharmaceutical specialists will also oversee your prescriptions to ensure they work as they should. In the case that harmful interactions between benzodiazepines and other medicines may potentially occur, we will suggest a safer alternative.

A Comprehensive Approach

For many patients with anxiety, treatment is most effective when combining therapy and medication. While individual therapy can help manage symptoms and correct harmful thinking and behaviors, it can’t correct brain chemistry. By combining both treatment modalities into a single, personalized treatment plan, we can more effectively treat anxiety by addressing it chemically and therapeutically.

If you or a loved one is currently struggling with anxiety, seek help today at North Ward Behavioral Health Center. Contact us to learn more or to schedule an appointment at our state-of-the-art offices in Newark, NJ.