Here in Kansas City, there are thousands of men and women of all ages that are struggling daily with worries, tension, and concerns. That constant worrying and nervousness may be a very common mental health condition, known as “Generalized Anxiety Disorder,” or “GAD.”

Luckily, GAD is a highly treatable condition, and those that feel they may be struggling with it should give me a call. Together, we can use evidenced based strategies that can help you manage your anxiety and enjoy a better quality of life.

What is Generalized Anxiety Disorder?

Generalized anxiety disorder is a common type of anxiety. It can best be described as “chronic anxiety.” For some it is more physical, where individuals feel as though they are nervous even though they are not having any nervous thoughts. Symptoms may include:

  • Fatigue
  • Shaking/Nervous Energy
  • Insomnia
  • Muscle Aches
  • Stomach Discomfort

For others it is more mental, where they find themselves worrying all throughout the day about issues both small and large. For example:

  • What if I’m late turning in this paper?
  • I haven’t heard from my husband all day. What if he’s in a car accident?
  • What if I don’t have time to buy the pillow before my dad visits?

Those worries often lead to feelings of frequent stress, and may be distracting all throughout the day.

Do I Have Generalized Anxiety Disorder?

If you are someone that finds that you worry often, or you feel that you have tension that doesn’t seem to go away, please consider contacting me today. As a Kansas City psychologist, I work with those that feel that they are struggling with generalized anxiety and looking for some type of relief. We can talk about a diagnosis, or we can simply discuss what you are feeling and determine the best way to help you manage it.

My goal is to create a friendly environment, where you feel free to talk about anything that is bothering you. We will also assess how you’re feeling, and come up with actionable strategies to help you control your stress and anxiety symptoms. If you’d like to get started, or learn more about my therapy services, please call me today at 858.224.3767, visit my WeCounsel telehealth portal site, or email me at DrRanda@FriendlyPsychology.com.