Anxiety Disorder

Mental Health Counseling located in Peoria and Phoenix, AZ
Anxiety Disorder

Anxiety Disorder services offered in Peoria and Phoenix, AZ

Continuous worry in everyday situations can indicate an anxiety disorder, which affects nearly 20% of adults in the United States. The dedicated team at Desert View Counseling & Consulting in Phoenix and Peoria, Arizona, provides highly effective anxiety disorder treatments. Schedule an in-person or telehealth evaluation by phone or book one online today.

Anxiety Disorder Q & A

What is an anxiety disorder?

An anxiety disorder is often described as fear, worry, or anxiousness in everyday situations that don’t bother many other people. Feeling anxious now and then is a normal emotion, but continuous fear that negatively affects your quality of life could indicate a disorder. Treating an anxiety disorder helps improve your quality of life and overall well-being.

Which symptoms can anxiety disorders cause?

Anxiety disorders can cause:

  • Trembling
  • Ongoing fear
  • Fatigue
  • Constant worry
  • Depression 
  • Avoiding anxiety triggers
  • Panic attacks
  • Sweating
  • Racing heartbeat
  • Constant nervousness
  • Restlessness
  • Irritability 

See the Desert View Counseling & Consulting experts at the first sign of debilitating anxiety that negatively affects your personal or professional life. 

What are examples of anxiety disorders?

Examples of anxiety disorders include:

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is characterized by persistent anxiety or dread that interferes with your daily life and lasts for months or years.

Social anxiety disorder

Social anxiety disorder is a persistent fear of being judged by others and anxiousness when in social situations. 

Selective mutism

Selective mutism is a condition that causes an individual to avoid speaking in specific social situations despite talking freely in other environments. 

Panic disorder

Panic disorder causes periodic or frequent panic attacks or feelings of sudden, intense fear, discomfort, or loss of control. Panic attacks may feel like a heart attack.

Separation anxiety disorder

Separation anxiety disorder is a fear of being away from people you are close to. You might avoid being alone or away from loved ones because of this disorder.


A phobia is an intense fear of specific situations or objects, such as elevators, bridges, heights, flying, blood, spiders, or snakes. 


Agoraphobia is the intense fear of situations that make you feel trapped, such as being in enclosed spaces, using public transportation, being in large crowds, or even leaving your home. 

What increases the risk of an anxiety disorder?

Risk factors for an anxiety disorder include:

  • Trauma
  • Family history of anxiety disorders
  • Certain personality traits
  • Shyness
  • Stress
  • Depression

Anxiety and depression commonly, but not always, appear together. The exact cause of an anxiety disorder isn’t entirely clear. 

An anxiety disorder may affect children, adolescents, and adults. Desert View Counseling & Consulting offers help for all age groups.

How is anxiety treated?

Treating anxiety disorders at Desert View Counseling & Consulting may involve one or more of the following:

  • Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Psychotherapy
  • Medication management
  • Spravato® ketamine spray
  • Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS)
  • Stress management
  • Other healthy lifestyle changes

The team offers genetic testing for medication and tailors an anxiety treatment plan that offers symptom relief, including less fear and worry and exceptional outcomes.

Schedule an in-person or telehealth anxiety disorder evaluation by phone or request one online today.