In today’s society, anxiety has become a very common but highly treatable disorder, generally manifesting as excessive worry, feelings of panic and a sense of overwhelm even in the face of very simple tasks.

The onset of anxiety can be very sudden although most people can recognise a build-up in hindsight. Anxiety can be very distressing and have a huge impact on everyday life to the extent that it can become a debilitating problem.

If left untreated, anxiety disorders can lead to depression, loss of employment, relationships and an inability to function normally in day-to-day life.

Mind@Work Psychology located in Bellfield on the outskirts of Ivanhoe, Preston and Heidelberg has expert psychologists who are highly experienced in treating anxiety issues through counselling.

If you are seeking expert counselling and anxiety treatment to overcome your anxiety struggle, call Mind@Work Psychology today on 03 9440 9886 or email

We can also help with a wide range of mental health issues including providing families with a child psychologist for child and teenage counselling, a therapist for depression treatment and counsellors for anger management.

Diagnosable disorders include:

  • Generalised anxiety disorder – excessive worry about work, relationships, finances, health or other factors in normal daily life.
  • Agoraphobia – intense fear of open spaces or a fear of leaving the home.
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder – an inability to control intrusive, unwanted thoughts which are temporarily alleviated by engaging in routine behaviours.
  • Social anxiety disorder – excessive worry about others’ negative comments and feeling anxious in public.
  • Panic disorder – sudden scary and intense physical and emotional reactions in certain situations (panic attacks) followed by a constant fear of having another attack.
  • Specific phobias – excessive fear about specific everyday themes such as dying, driving, your health or failure.
  • Substance-induced anxieties – brought on by the use of unhealthy substances.

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What are the treatments for anxiety?

There are many treatments for anxiety ranging from symptom management to identification of deeper, underlying issues. Anxiety counselling from a psychologist is a clinically proven and successful way to treat the majority of anxiety problems by changing behavioural and thinking patterns as well as gradually desensitising you to what is causing your anxiety.

Talking about anxiety with a psychologist and dispelling commonly held fears and myths about excessive worry can assist in recovery.