McLean Counseling Center

Anxiety Disorders

Prolonged anxiety, excessive worrying, and persistent feelings of dread can hold you back from living a full life. At McLean Counseling Center, we work closely with each patient’s individual needs to design a treatment plan that works for them.


Anxiety Treatment Methods

We offer a variety of treatments for anxiety that help people lead the life they want. Our caring therapists use clinically-proven methods to treat the deep, underlying causes of anxiety, facilitating lasting change and healing.

We work with each individual to replace deep-seated emotional reactions with peaceful,
healthy responses. By breaking cyclical patterns of worry, patients feel empowered and enjoy a
positive outlook.

Our team uses a variety of treatment methods to help our patients:



Medication can be one of the most valuable tools to treat anxiety disorders, especially in tandem with other treatment methods.


Also known as “talk therapy,” psychotherapy helps patients open up about their disorder so they can better control their symptoms and learn how to cope with their symptoms as they arise in everyday life. There are several forms of psychotherapy, including behavioral therapy, family therapy, and psychoeducation..

Lifestyle Changes

Even simple lifestyle changes can help manage anxiety symptoms. This can include:


  • Switching to a healthier diet
  • Avoiding foods that raise your blood sugar
  • Avoiding substances that cause energy bursts and crashes (like caffeine)
  • Incorporating daily exercise into your routine
  • Avoiding drugs and alcohol, which can exacerbate anxiety

While it’s possible to implement these changes on your own, many patients find it helpful to walk through these changes with a therapist who can offer support, troubleshoot obstacles, and find sustainable ways to make lasting changes.

Symptoms of an Anxiety Attack:

Many people who experience panic attacks don’t recognize them for what they are. Knowing the symptoms of anxiety attacks can help you recognize them and respond accordingly:

  • Feelings of intense terror
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Uncontrollable shaking or tremors
  • Confusion
  • Intense feelings of dread or foreboding – these can be focused on a specific fear, but can also be general

Contact Us

(703) 821-1073

1307 Vincent Place McLean, VA 22101

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