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Mental Health and Wellness
Anxiety Treatment Overview
Anxiety treatment plans need to be customized to each client according to the disorder. The term “anxiety disorders” refers broadly to all anxiety-related illnesses. There are many kinds of anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), social anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and various phobias. Though each of these illnesses is different in its symptoms, all are alike in the apprehension and fear that they cause.
At Solara Mental Health, we know how disruptive anxiety disorders can be in our clients’ everyday lives, keeping them from doing as much as they want, attaining professional or social goals, and coping with day-to-day life—anxiety disorders can even alter their entire worldview. These emotional symptoms are sometimes also coupled with physical ones, ranging from minor discomfort to debilitating panic attacks. As such, our clinicians are prepared and ready to help clients with all symptoms, both emotional and physical.
Solara also knows that anxiety disorders can be caused by a wide range of potential triggers, whether it’s something unknown or a specific event. This can be especially frustrating for clients who know that their anxieties, as well as their responses to those anxieties, may be illogical, but they still cannot overcome them. It is our goal to help clients pinpoint the cause of their anxieties and manage them accordingly so that they can find greater security and peace in their lives.
At Solara Health, we tailor our anxiety treatment plans to the individual, helping each client work through his/her own specific anxieties and create a plan to manage those anxieties in their day-to-day lives. Our expert clinicians begin by respectfully and compassionately working with clients to discover or better understand the cause of their anxiety and how it manifests itself. Then, clinicians and clients collaborate to create methods for clients to respond to their anxieties and triggers, fostering greater feelings of protection, security, and peace in the clients’ lives.
The clinicians’ work is aided by the peaceful atmosphere our facilities provide. Solara’s soothing environment will allow you to explore your anxieties, triggers, and treatments in a setting that is quiet and calm, an oasis from the hectic worries of day-to-day life.
Individual psychotherapy is Solara’s first line of defense when it comes to anxiety treatment. Specifically, our clinicians use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), which is regarded as one of the most successful treatments for anxiety disorders. CBT is effective because it focuses on thought patterns: clients are taught to interrupt their own negative thought patterns and turn that energy to healthy, positive methods for coping with anxieties. At Solara, we also pair CBT with psychodynamic therapy. This type of therapy allows clients to more deeply examine their lives, helping them determine the roots and triggers of their anxieties, identify methods for managing both, and ultimately find a greater sense of peace in their lives.
Group therapy may sound daunting to many clients with anxiety, especially social anxiety; to some, the whole concept of group therapy may even seem counter-productive to the treatment process. However, at Solara, we believe that our small group therapy sessions can actually be highly beneficial. Because we cap our group therapy program at [number] clients, those participating in group therapy can be assured a small, caring, judgment-free space where they can feel comfortable and safe sharing their anxieties with people who understand their daily struggles. For clients with social anxiety specifically, this can be especially beneficial, allowing clients to find ways to work through their own social anxiety in a supportive environment, free from the stresses of home or work life.
As needed, Solara can also provide patients with anti-anxiety medications for both chronic and acute symptoms. Medications will be coupled with other treatments, such as individual psychotherapy and group therapy, to provide a comprehensive care experience. Our experienced clinicians will thoughtfully proscribe the right medication for each client, as well as help each client find the best medication regimen for their own unique needs.
At Solara, we also understand that treating anxiety disorders means understanding that there are uncomfortable, sometimes even painful, physical symptoms that come because of anxiety: sweating, dizziness, nausea, shortness of breath, a racing heart, and others. To help clients manage their physical symptoms, Solara takes a holistic approach to healing, including physical treatments like acupuncture, massages, and yoga classes as part of its regular treatment regimen. These physical, rather than emotional, therapies help clients relax and take control of their bodies, helping foster a sense of security and peace.
While our clients make considerable and rapid improvements, anxiety disorders are often long-term conditions. Understanding this through years of experience, Solara Health provides the entire spectrum of care from in-residence to outpatient to transitional living to continuing, customized case management of long-term aftercare planning to ensure maximum, long-term success. Solara Health is committed and dedicated to freeing our clients from the clutches of anxiety disorders, and each of our programs is created to ensure this.
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What Our Clients Say
Solara’s program was such a positive experience for our mom (and for us)! She had become almost impossible to deal with. Your entire staff was phenomenally supportive and kind and patient with her. We feel like we’ve got our mom back, now.
R.M. – Father
If not for Solara Mental Health, I am almost positive that our daughter would not be as advanced in her treatment, and would not have the almost miraculous confident and positive outlook that she has.
We are so grateful to you for the treatment and care you provided our daughter. She is doing unbelievably well now thanks to your program. We will gladly tell anyone we encounter that needs treatment about the wonderful work you do at Solara.
The Solara program is truly amazing. I’ve never had more clarity or more good energy in my entire life. The attention the physicians and the therapists gave me was outstanding. I feel like they truly understood and addressed my issues, which had consumed my life for years. Thank you all.
Even though I’m not religious, I realized when I got sober that for the first time in my life I wanted to explore my spiritual side. I benefited hugely from the individual spiritual sessions that I had with Chris. I’m really grateful for that aspect of the whole treatment experience.
I have never felt better than I do now, since completing your program. The truly caring and supportive staff and the intensive program changed my life. What a neat place to stay for treatment - I love Pacific Beach! I have learned skills and behavior to move forward with my life thanks to you.
The program has given me the tools I needed to really gain stability. For the first time in years - maybe for as long as I can remember, actually, I’m learning how to cope and manage my stressors and triggers. I now believe that I can find some relief and happiness.
The Solara Treatment Program was a life-changing experience for me. To be able to heal in such a beautiful, peaceful environment, with such a terrific treatment team, was so amazingly positive. I have found my true self, again. I thank you and my family thanks you for helping me become the person I was meant to be.
I want to thank you and the entire staff and support system at Solara for taking such good care of my sister. On behalf of my entire family, we want you all to understand that your patience and kindness stretches further than you can see… Thank you, again and again, from the bottom of my heart.
The therapists and counselors and really whole team were extremely beneficial to me and my understanding of my issues. The treatment plan they developed was exactly what I needed
Solara was truly a life-changing experience for me and for our children, because of what you did for my wife! The treatment team was phenomenally supportive and perfect for helping her with her anxiety and depression. We are all now moving forward to put our lives back together and it started with you all in Pacific Beach. Thank you for what you do.
M.P. – Father
Your program provided our daughter with the most masterful therapist we have ever encountered (and we have used many). She has had an unbelievable ability to see the long-term trajectory of our daughter’s treatment and to approach her treatment in stages that fit where my daughter’s development was. We can’t say enough positive about her.
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