The feeling of anxiety is one many people know well and is often experienced as a very uncomfortable part of life. It can show up when we have concerns about what will happen in the future, such as when we worry about how an upcoming job interview will go, how we might perform on an exam, or even how traffic might be during rush hour.

To avoid anxiety, you may try to avert stressful situations and suppress uncomfortable thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations. Yet, avoiding these things can often make your problems worse.

Anxiety comes in many different forms. Some of these include: 

  • Social anxiety or fears about social situations
  • Generalized anxiety about multiple different aspects of life
  • Phobias or fears associated with specific objects or situations

When chronic anxiety symptoms make it difficult for you to enjoy your life to the fullest, anxiety treatment may be beneficial.

Anxiety treatment for adults and adolescents

Group therapy is provided through Linden Oaks Behavioral Health's Intensive Outpatient, Partial Hospitalization, and Inpatient programs. This includes both educational groups and private counseling sessions with a licensed therapist.

The skillsets and healthy lifestyles promoted by Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) are taught to patients while in program.

  • DBT incorporates healthy coping skills to assist patients in managing difficult and distressing anxiety symptoms as they approach and confront stressful situations.
  • ACT encourages to challenge and modify unhealthy or counterproductive behaviors in favor of focusing on the values that are most important to them. ACT can assist patients in accepting unwanted thoughts and feelings whilst taking dedicated action towards living the life they desire.

Patients benefit from an interdisciplinary treatment approach that includes care teams comprised of licensed therapists, medication providers, and nurses.

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders (PMADS)

The birth of a baby can trigger a jumble of powerful emotions, from excitement and joy to fear and anxiety. While nearly 80 percent of all women experience the “Baby Blues”, 20 percent of women experience a more serious perinatal mood or anxiety issue which may become chronic without proper treatment.

We offer PMAD services for those who are struggling with these issues.

For more information on our anxiety treatment program, please call the Linden Oaks Help Line 24/7 at 630-305-5027.

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