Counseling for Anxiety in Portland

What Is Anxiety Disorder?
Anxiety disorders are more common than most people are aware of and Portland, Oregon is no different from any other city. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), about 18 percent of U.S. adults will experience anxiety. A larger percentage of adolescents, about 25 percent, also experience some form of anxiety. A smaller percentage experience what is considered severe anxiety disorder; 4 percent of adults and 6 percent of teens.

What is the difference between Regular Anxiety and Severe Anxiety?
Experiencing occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. Having a healthy concern about a situation can help you anticipate possible problems and discover better ways of handling them in advance.  However, people with severe anxiety disorders experience persistent worry and fear that may interfere with everyday life, relationships, and work.

What causes Anxiety Disorder?
Researchers don’t know what brings on anxiety disorders, but it is usually a combination of things; chemical changes in your brain, environmental stress or even your genes. The disorder can run in families. This is why it is important to identify a disorder in order to help understand behavior from previous generations and help to be mindful of the next.

What can therapy do for Anxiety Disorder?
Although there are multiple symptoms of anxiety disorder and different types of anxiety disorder, generally speaking, when your world becomes limited due to fears it is time to seek treatment. Anxiety can impact your relationships, health, sleep, or work. It can even impact the ability to learn and pursue new things.

Do I need insurance to see a therapist?
No. In fact, at Mindful Healing we accept clients on a sliding scale. We are currently accepting clients for our sliding scale rates.

E-mail us or call us at 503-878-8588 to schedule your intake today.