Anxiety services offered in Columbia, SC

If fear and anxiousness consume you, turn to Envision Wellness Medical Group in Columbia, South Carolina. The skilled mental health specialists screen for and treat anxiety and other mental health conditions to provide you with peace of mind and the best quality of life possible. Schedule a mental health evaluation at Envision Wellness Medical Group by phone or request one online today.

Anxiety Q & A

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a mental health condition that affects the way your mind functions. It often causes unrealistic fears and ongoing worry in situations that don’t affect most other people to the same degree.

Minor cases of anxiety usually aren’t problematic. But if severe or ongoing anxiety becomes bothersome or even crippling, see the Envision Wellness Medical Group team for an evaluation.


Which symptoms can anxiety cause?

Anxiety can lead to the following symptoms:

  • Anxiousness
  • Fear
  • Worry
  • Social anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Depression
  • Racing heartbeat
  • Trembling
  • Hyperventilation
  • Panic attacks
  • Depression

Many anxiety sufferers get to the point where they avoid places or people that set off their anxiety or cause it to get worse. Some get to the point where they seldom venture outside their homes.

While nearly everyone feels anxious now and then, ongoing or extreme anxiousness can reduce your quality of life, sometimes making everyday tasks seem unbearable.


What might increase my risk of anxiety?

The cause of anxiety isn’t always known, but its risk factors include a family history of anxiety and trauma. Other risk factors include medical conditions, illnesses, ongoing stress, and drug or alcohol misuse.

If you have depression or another mental health disorder, your risk of anxiety increases. Minimizing stress and trauma helps reduce anxiety, but you can’t necessarily avoid it if you’re prone to it.


How does my specialist diagnose anxiety?

The Envision Wellness Medical Group team diagnoses anxiety only after reviewing your symptoms and medical history. Before tailoring a treatment plan, they complete a psychiatric evaluation by asking questions about your thought patterns, mood, behaviors, emotions, lifestyle, and more.


How is anxiety treated?

Envision Wellness Medical Group offers an array of treatments for anxiety, including:

  • Individual therapy
  • Couples or family therapy
  • Medication management
  • Lifestyle coaching
  • Faith-based counseling
  • Parenting support
  • Psychotherapy (also called talk therapy and counseling)

You’ll meet with a therapist once weekly or as needed to minimize anxiousness and enhance your quality of life. Adopt a healthy lifestyle and build a solid social support network to help you thrive.

If, in addition to anxiety, you develop depression or other mental health challenges, the Envision Wellness Medical Group team is here to help you overcome difficult challenges and gain peace of mind.

Schedule an appointment today at Envision Wellness Medical Group by phone or request one online to be screened and/or treated for anxiety.