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Medically reviewed by Erika Dalton, LMSW

Written by Tampa Bay Recovery staff
Updated on October 13, 2023


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Anxiety impacts the lives of many people across the country. In fact, 40 million adults aged 18 and over deal with anxiety every year; that’s almost one out of 5 people. Despite how treatable anxiety is, only about one in three people who have it seek the help they deserve. Tampa Bay Recovery offers anxiety treatment in St. Petersburg that helps people figure out what causes their anxiety and how to reduce their symptoms. With our help, anxiety stops being the center of someone’s world, and they can relax and start living again.

How Do I Know If I Have Anxiety That Needs Treatment?

When someone needs anxiety treatment in St. Petersburg, they will recognize certain signs and symptoms they experience. These signs include:

  • Consistently feeling anxious
  • Panic attacks
  • Worrying about current and future issues and activities
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Cognitive difficulties
  • Avoiding social situations or places that tend to trigger anxiety
  • Moodiness
  • Isolating from others
  • Feeling tired
  • Unexplained physical symptoms, such as headaches, body aches, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
  • Abusing alcohol or drugs to cope with feelings of anxiety

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Who Gets Anxiety?

When someone becomes overwhelmed by anxiety, they often wonder what caused it. While anxiety isn’t caused by just one reason, there are some common contributing factors. For some people, a specific event from the past or an ongoing situation can cause them to start experiencing anxiety. Genetics can also contribute to developing anxiety and other mental health disorders. Someone with a family history of anxiety may find the pattern repeats itself with them. Another cause could be an imbalance in someone’s brain chemistry. Medications can help treat this, in combination with therapy. When a person goes to treatment, their treatment team will help them look for reasons they developed an anxiety disorder, which can help in how they treat it.

What Levels of Treatment Can I Get For Anxiety?

When it comes to anxiety treatment in St. Petersburg, each person has several options for what kind of care to get. An initial assessment provided by an intake counselor will help establish the type of treatment each individual needs. The level of care will depend on how severe their symptoms are, how long they’ve had them, and the treatment goals they set. The levels of treatment for anxiety include:

Regular Outpatient Program: The lowest level of care is used after someone completes a higher level of outpatient care. It only requires a few therapy sessions per week and prepares the person to leave treatment able to use healthy coping skills to avoid anxiety.

Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP): The middle level of outpatient care requires attending therapy sessions three to five days per week.

Virtual IOP: For those who qualify, this option allows them to attend their therapy sessions from home or another private location with internet access.

Evening IOP: This option is ideal for people who have work or other responsibilities during the daytime and need to attend therapy in the evening.

Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP):  The highest level of outpatient care requires attending therapy sessions five days per week. It offers many of the same treatments available in residential care.

What Types of Therapy Work For Treating Anxiety?

Quality anxiety treatment consists of a well-rounded combination of both traditional talk therapies and modern approaches recently adopted. At the heart of treatment for anxiety lies individual therapy, which allows a person to open up in private with their therapist. They build a bond that helps them speak openly about their emotions, experiences, and feelings of anxiety. From there, a plan is created to overcome their anxiety disorder.

Other types of therapy used to treat anxiety include:

  • Trauma therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Holistic therapy
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR)
  • Brainspotting
  • Red Light Therapy

Medication-assisted therapy is commonly used to help people reduce their symptoms of anxiety. This involves using prescription medications along with different types of therapy.

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Benefits of Treatment for Anxiety

Attending anxiety treatment in St. Petersburg isn’t just about helping people experience less anxiety. Several benefits can be found when getting professional treatment for anxiety, including the following:

  • An overall improvement in mental health. When anxiety is treated, it can reduce other symptoms such as depression. The individual feels more in balance and at ease.
  • Healthier relationships with family, friends, and romantic partners.
  • Anxiety often causes medical symptoms such as headaches, body aches, and gastrointestinal problems. When treated for anxiety, many people experience better physical health.
  • A set of healthy coping skills that keep someone from succumbing to anxiety in the future.
  • Higher self-esteem and an increase in confidence in who a person is and their ability to achieve their goals.

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Begin Anxiety Treatment in St. Petersburg Today

Have you dealt with anxiety for a long time and want to find a way to heal from it? You don’t have to let anxiety overwhelm you and keep you from enjoying your life and accomplishing your goals. Tampa Bay Recovery provides structured anxiety treatment in St. Petersburg that teaches people to minimize and overcome their anxious feelings. We offer multiple types of therapy that dramatically impact how a person experiences life so they can relax and become themselves again. We also offer access to vital prescription medications that help treat symptoms of anxiety.

Are you interested in learning more about how to overcome anxiety? Contact us today and talk to one of our friendly admissions staff members.

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