McLean Counseling Center

Anxiety Disorders

When persistent, anxiety disorders can hold you back from living a full life. Here at the McLean Counseling Center, we work closely with your individual needs and design a treatment plan that works for you.



One of the most important tools to treat anxiety disorders is medication. Bipolar patients won’t be able to control or manage their symptoms without medications. Depending on the phase of the disorder you’re in determines what type of medications to use.


This is also known as “talk therapy”. Psychotherapy helps patients open up about their disorder and learn about the different ways to cope with their symptoms. Some forms of psychotherapy include behavioral therapy, family therapy, and psychoeducation. Our caring professionals at the McLean Counseling Center offer therapies for patients so they can get better control of their bipolar symptoms.

Lifestyle Changes

There are simple lifestyle changes that you can do on your own to help manage your symptoms. Converting to a more healthy diet will help you maintain a stable mood and help your overall well-being. Avoid any type of foods, such as caffeine, that can cause your blood sugar or energy to rise and crash. Exercise daily to keep yourself busy, relieve stress, and create mental clarity. Lastly, avoid drugs and alcohol because these two things can aggravate your symptoms.

Symptoms of an Anxiety Attack:

  • Intense terror
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Shaking
  • Confusion
  • Apprehension

Anxiety Disorder Treatment

We offer treatment programs that can help a person with an anxiety disorder return to an active life. Our professionals will help with treat the deep, underlying causes of anxiety. The clinically proven methods that we use to treat anxiety facilitates lasting change and proposed action. Our caring therapists work with each individual to transform long-standing emotional responses into reactions of peace. Patients will learn how trade the feeling of helplessness for empowerment and positivity and how to avoid the patterns of cyclical worrying.

(703) 821-1073

McLean Counseling Center 6862 Elm St #205, McLean, VA 22101

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