Anxiety Treatment in San Diego

Anxiety is a normal part of life. You may experience temporary worry or fear about things like a big project at work or school. However, an anxiety disorder happens when those worries and fears not only remain but get worse over time. Medline Plus notes that anxiety is feelings of fear, dread, and uneasiness coupled with physical symptoms like a rapid heart rate. Therefore, when your symptoms overwhelm your daily life, seeking support with anxiety treatment can help you learn how to manage your symptoms.

At Sober Life, we know how difficult it can be to find support that fits your life. The world keeps spinning even when you feel overwhelmed. You cannot put your life and responsibilities on hold. However, unaddressed anxiety disorders can impede your daily life, like work, school, and relationships. Therefore, you deserve treatment that meets you where you are on your journey to recovery. We are committed to providing flexible and affordable anxiety treatment to help you live your best life.

Addressing the Challenges of Anxiety

An unaddressed anxiety disorder can make your daily life more challenging. While there are different types of anxiety disorders, common symptoms can make it difficult to control anxious thoughts and beliefs and engage in activities. Moreover, challenges with an anxiety disorder can impede your ability to pursue and achieve important life goals, which decreases your life satisfaction. Some of the common challenges you may experience with an anxiety disorder include:

  • Avoidance of everyday activities
  • Relationship strain
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Physical symptoms
    • Rapid heartbeat
    • Shortness of breath
    • Aches and pains
  • Co-occurring disorders
    • Health conditions
    • Mental health disorders
    • Substance use disorder (SUD)

Feeling like you are not in control of your thoughts and behavior is frustrating and scary. It can be particularly distressing when your anxieties prevent you from going places and doing things. Therefore, anxiety disorders often increase the risk of health issues and other co-occurring disorders like SUD. Despite the challenges of anxiety disorders, we know recovery is possible when you have access to individualized anxiety treatment.

Finding Anxiety Treatment at Sober Life

The goal of anxiety treatment is not to eliminate symptoms of anxiety. We believe anxiety treatment should give you the tools you need to build healthy coping skills for long-term healing. At Sober Life, we believe in the importance of treating the whole person to support long-term recovery. Through our holistic approach to anxiety treatment, we focus on providing healing that addresses the way physical, mental, and social factors inform your well-being. With our HealthyU program, our masters-level clinicians can help you build an individualized treatment plan for your specific needs.

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Discovering Your Path to Healing

When you have access to holistic care, you can build the tools you need to heal in mind, body, and spirit. Therefore, finding support for anxiety treatment designed to address your specific experiences and needs is vital to fostering a path to long-term healing. At Sober Life, we offer holistic approaches to mental health and substance use because there is no one right way to heal. How you experience anxiety is unique to you, so you deserve anxiety treatment that provides the space you need to find your path to recovery.

Whether you have a co-occurring disorder or not, you should have access to individualized anxiety treatment that acknowledges the intersecting ways it impacts your well-being. Through our mental health and addiction recovery approaches, you can engage in resiliency-focused care to build adaptive coping skills to overcome obstacles and live your best life.

Mental Health Recovery Approach

As Focus: The Journal of Lifelong Learning in Psychiatry notes, anxiety disorders are commonly comorbid with other mental health disorders and health conditions. In addition, “What are Co-Occurring Disorders?” from the Anxiety and Depression Association of America points out that anxiety disorders can also co-occur with developmental and behavioral disorders as well.

Some common co-occurring disorders and conditions with anxiety disorders include:

  • Depression
  • Autism spectrum disorder (ASD)
  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Eating disorders
  • Sleep disorders
  • Chronic pain
  • Heart disease
  • Diabetes
  • Hypertension

An increased risk for physical health problems and mental health disorders adds another layer of difficulty to the challenges of anxiety disorders. Therefore, our HealthyU program is designed to provide flexible and customizable anxiety treatment to address the roots of your challenges. When the roots of your disorders and conditions are addressed, you can better understand how they interconnect and contribute to each other.

Listed below are some of the treatment options we offer through our HealthyU program:

  • Intensive outpatient program (IOP)
  • Hybrid IOP
    • Virtual group IOP
  • Partial hospitalization program (PHP)
  • Veteran IOP
  • Holistic care activities
    • Yoga
    • Massage
    • Exercises

At Sober Life, we know that even when there are commonalities, everyone’s experiences are unique to them. Thus, you deserve access to holistic and service-oriented care that supports healing the whole person. We are committed to working in collaboration with you to build an anxiety treatment plan to help you reach your goals for a healthier you.

Addiction Recovery Approach

The Focus: The Journal of Lifelong Learning in Psychiatry also notes that SUD often co-occurs with anxiety disorders. Difficulties managing anxiety symptoms can lead to unhealthy coping strategies such as self-medicating with harmful substances like drugs and alcohol. In addition, self-medicating for anxiety symptoms also increases the risk of other mental health and health conditions like maladaptive eating patterns. Therefore, offering paths to healing in mental health and addiction creates space for flexible anxiety treatment that digs into the roots of your challenges.

Listed below are some of the customizable services we offer for anxiety treatment:

  • Outpatient detoxification
  • PHP
  • IOP
  • Virtual IOP (VIOP)
  • Adolescent IOP
  • Veteran IOP
  • Aftercare program

With a holistic approach to healing, you can find the support you need for long-term recovery.

Benefits of Anxiety Treatment in a Healing Environment

We know life will always have stressors that contribute to feelings of anxiety. Despite the challenges life throws at you, anxiety should not keep you from building a meaningful and fulfilling life. Here at Sober Life, we have fostered a healing space where you can find the support you need to thrive in real-time. The vibe here in Downtown San Diego is built on our commitment to compassion, support, and community.

We are honored and proud to be a part of one of the oldest continuous neighborhood districts here in Little Italy. Through a casual community-driven environment, we put our belief that recovery is for everyone at the center of the work we do here. Moreover, Sober Life is surrounded by Little Italy’s vibrant and creative community, where connection is a core feature of our lived experiences and the path to recovery we uphold. While anxiety disorders can make you feel alone in your pain, at Sober Life, we are more than a rehab; we are a recovery community dedicated to helping you grow into a healthier you.

Addressing the Importance of Anxiety Treatment

It can be difficult to reach out for support with an anxiety disorder due to misconceptions about how you experience anxiety. Stressful situations can increase anxiety, and everyone experiences stress in their lives. Thus, people have grown to view anxiety as a short-lived discomfort that goes away. While healthy anxiety is temporary, an anxiety disorder is a chronic condition that overwhelms your ability to live your life. The misconceptions about the relationship between stress and anxiety foster stigma about anxiety and people with anxiety disorders:

  • Weak character
  • You use it as an excuse
  • It is not as bad as you make it out to be

However, the psychological and physical distress of an anxiety disorder is quite real, and you deserve support. You deserve the opportunity just as much as anyone else to live your best life. It is important to seek anxiety treatment because the consequences of untreated anxiety disorders can be devastating.

Some of the ways untreated anxiety disorders can impede your life include:

  • Decrease your ability to pursue work and school
    • Loss of productivity
    • Limits access to upward mobility
  • Fewer supportive relationships
  • Increased risk for early death
    • Health conditions
    • Suicide
    • SUD

The consequences of untreated anxiety disorders reduce your quality of life. However, with anxiety treatment, you can build healthy coping skills to manage your symptoms and lead a quality life. Although reaching out for support is scary, the long-term benefits of seeking anxiety treatment can change your life for the better.

To take that first step and find anxiety treatment today, visit our Get Help page.

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