Anxiety services offered in Scottsdale, AZ


Though anxiety is a normal, temporary response to certain situations, it should never consume your life daily. If anxiety affects your daily routine, you may have an anxiety disorder. Mental health expert Thomas Pearson, PA-C, at Point of View Mental Health in Scottsdale, Arizona, can treat your condition. During an initial assessment, he learns your symptoms and provides personalized care. Call or book an appointment online now to begin your journey to improved mental health. 

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a complex psychological state associated with feelings of worry, nervousness, or unease about something with an uncertain outcome. It's a normal human emotion that everyone experiences at times, but when it becomes excessive or uncontrollable, it can interfere with your daily life and overall well-being.

What are the different types of anxiety?

Common anxiety disorders include:

General anxiety disorder (GAD)

GAD revolves around persistent fears and worries concerning routine aspects of life like work, family, health, and daily tasks. Even the smallest tasks can seem impossible to achieve.

Social anxiety disorder

Social anxiety disorder is rooted in a dread of rejection or embarrassment in social settings and can cause you to experience nervousness and fearfulness in social situations.

Separation anxiety disorder

Separation anxiety disorder is primarily driven by apprehensions of abandonment and solitude. While commonly observed in children who become distressed upon separation from caregivers, it can also affect adults.

Specific phobias

Phobias are marked by intense, irrational fears of particular objects or situations. These fears, such as heights, flying, or insects, can be disproportionate to any actual threat and may extend to virtually anything.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

PTSD can occur after being exposed to a traumatic event, such as a personal assault or witnessing violence. PTSD manifests through severely disruptive symptoms but remains treatable, like other anxiety disorders.

What are the symptoms of anxiety?

Symptoms of anxiety include:

  • Rapid heartbeat
  • Sweating
  • Trembling
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle tension
  • Gastrointestinal discomfort
  • Excessive worry
  • Irritability
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Restlessness
  • Sleep disturbances

If you experience any of the above, reach out to Point of View Mental Health for a diagnosis and treatment.

How is anxiety treated?

Treatment at Point of View Mental Health typically involves a combination of therapy, medication, and lifestyle changes. 

Therapy, such as cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), helps you identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors that contribute to your anxiety.

Thomas may prescribe medications to alleviate your symptoms and regulate your brain chemistry. However, medication should be cautiously used under his supervision.

Lifestyle modifications can also help manage anxiety. Regular exercise, adequate sleep, healthy eating habits, and stress-reduction techniques like mindfulness meditation or yoga can promote your overall well-being and reduce anxiety symptoms. Support from friends and family can provide encouragement, too.

Schedule an appointment at Point of View Mental Health today if you struggle with anxiety. Call or book online today for your telehealth visit.