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When Anxiety Becomes a Problem

When Anxiety Becomes a ProblemEveryone has anxiety. Anxiety can help us to work hard on a deadline or to do our best. If we see a bear near us in the woods, our anxiety increases to help alert us of danger as a form of protection.

When does anxiety become a problem?
Anxiety becomes a problem when it gets in the way, interfering with everyday activities such as going to work or school, or spending time with friends or family. When you no longer feel like you are living, but merely surviving, and most of your efforts are going toward trying to manage your anxiety, it’s time to seek help. Help is exactly what Angie R. received by coming to The Anxiety Center at Renew’s Intensive Outpatient Program. Covered by most insurance companies, in just six weeks, Angie is living an entirely different life than she has lived for years.

Anxiety disorders are a serious mental illness affecting more than 40 million Americans (18% of the adult population).1 Anxiety disorders can be debilitating. One can lose the person they once were. The following chart breaks down six anxiety disorders by national and local prevalence and includes the estimated untreated across the metro.2

About The Anxiety Center at Renew
At The Anxiety Center at Renew, we offer a six-week program allowing participants to both learn and apply tools to deal with anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, phobias, or PTSD, helping them to stop striving and start living their life again.

Renew’s Anxiety Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) is designed to provide effective, research-based treatment for anxiety issues when individual counseling is not enough. Renew has done extensive research, working with clinicians throughout the nation to bring this state-of-the-art Anxiety Program to Kansas City, using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectic Behavioral Therapy Skills, and Exposure Response Prevention.

Designed to support all anxiety disorders, the short-term intensive outpatient program strives to teach patients to accept anxiety, choose to move beyond it and take action using our evidence-based treatments. We offer psychopharmacological consultation and referral to community partners for psychological testing as needed.

What makes our program unique?
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy are the cutting edge treatment modalities for anxiety disorders. Those in the program learn:
Mindfulness and living in the moment
Living within what one values to possess a meaningful life
Proactive exposures to anxiety-based fears
Understanding and changing vicious cycles that keep one stuck.

If you are struggling with anxiety, please seek help. There are tools you can learn to live the life you were meant to live. If you think this program may help you or a loved one, please contact Alyssa for a free, confidential, no obligation assessment at 913-768-6606, option 4, or email her at ameehan@renewkc.com.

The Anxiety Center
11695 S. Blackbob Road, Olathe, KS 66062

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