Psychiatrists & Psychologists located in San Francisco, CA, San Jose, CA, Palo Alto, CA, Berkeley, CA, & Marin County, CA
Anxiety and its disorders are very common in the United States, affecting roughly 40 million adults. Fortunately, anxiety is also highly treatable. At The Clinic, with locations in San Francisco, Palo Alto, San Jose, Berkeley, and Marin County, California, our dedicated providers successfully treat anxiety with a wide range of effective approaches, including: psychotherapy, medication management, cranial electro-stimulation, biofeedback, relaxation training and stress reduction techniques. The Clinic will also soon service patients out of its new Berkeley and Marin locations.
Anxiety Q & A
What is an Anxiety Disorder?
Are There Different Types of Anxiety Disorders?
- Generalized anxiety disorder, which occurs when a person worries excessively or experiences anxiety without an obvious stressor.
- Panic disorder, which is characterized by sudden and repeated attacks of fear or panic, or a persistent dread of a repeated attack of anxiety.
- Social anxiety disorder, which is anxiety or a feeling of discomfort when around others in a social situation, often accompanied by self-consciousness and a fear of being judged.
- Specific phobias, which sometimes start in childhood or as the result of a frightening experience, are a severe irrational fear or reaction to specific situations or objects (e.g, excessive fear of flying or extreme fear of spiders).
What Causes an Anxiety Disorder?
How Do The Clinic’s Doctors Treat Anxiety Disorders?
Our doctors use a variety of approaches and often find the best results are achieved when using a combination of treatment approaches. These may include: psychotherapy, medication management, relaxation training, stress reduction, biofeedback, mindfulness, and visualization techniques. We also have doctors who are experts in cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), which are among the most widely-used and successful psychotherapy treatment modalities for anxiety.