Women painting in art therapy for anxiety disorder

Art Therapy for Anxiety Disorders

Art therapy is a holistic, mind- and heart-engaging practice with a proven track record of success in mental health treatment. Counselors with expertise in this form of therapy often recommend it for people struggling with anxiety disorders, and art therapy for anxiety has helped an impressive number of men, women, adolescents and children regain their…

Man struggling with stress

How to Deal With Stress in Addiction Recovery

There are certain things you can count on as you go through life sober, and one of them is that you will feel stressed from time to time. Sooner or later things happen in life that challenge your feeling of serenity and leave you feeling overwhelmed and anxious. The question isn’t if you will experience…

Man going through cognitive behavioral therapy

Understanding Cognitive Behavioral Therapy – Part 2

[Read Part 1 here] Uses for CBT For many years, CBT was used primarily to treat anxiety disorders and depression. However, over the years it has gained recognition as an effective therapy for a vast array of other psychiatric disorders. It’s also an effective treatment for emotional, interpersonal, and life challenges that many people encounter…

How to Know if Your Anxiety is Healthy or Unhealthy

Anxiety is a healthy and normal response to certain situations, especially those involving danger or personal difficulty. The feeling of anxiousness is part of what drives a person to prepare for challenges in life. The key difference between healthy and unhealthy anxiety has to do with frequency and function – how often are the symptoms…

Are You at Risk for an Anxiety Disorder?

Anxiety disorders impact millions of people at some point during their lifetimes.  From excessive worry to extreme avoidance of certain types of social situations, anxiety is distressing and can even be debilitating.  It negatively impacts relationships, damages or derails careers, and often causes self-confidence to plummet.  It can make what should be a happy life…

Woman sitting on floor with hands covering head dealing with anxiety

Are You an Avoider? That Can Increase Anxiety

Anxiety disorders are the most common of all mental illnesses in the United States. Nearly 40 million American adults have some form of an anxiety disorder and most of those are women. Why women suffer more with anxiety is not fully understood. Anxiety disorders include panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, phobias, generalized anxiety disorder, and…