Everyone feels anxious from time to time, which is perfectly normal. Anxiety becomes a problem when it is not founded by real causes or when it is so pervasive that it stops the person from fully participating in their everyday life. Anxiety is not just a problem for adults many children suffer from various forms of anxiety. When anxiety threatens the welfare of a child the youngster needs anxiety counseling from our child psychiatrist in Lenox Hill, Dr. Juraj Lukac, MD..
For children who have an anxiety disorder, worry and fear are constant and overwhelming, and can be disabling. But with anxiety counseling from our child psychiatrist in Lenox Hill, many children can manage those feelings and get back to a fulfilling life. Anxiety disorder is an umbrella term that includes different conditions including panic disorder where you feel terror that strikes at random. During a panic attack you may also sweat, have chest pain and feel palpitations. Social anxiety disorder, also called social phobia, this is when you feel overwhelming worry and self-consciousness about everyday social situations, which can be devastating to pre-teens and teens. Specific phobias, when you feel intense fear of a specific object or situation, such as heights or flying. Generalized phobias are feelings of anxiety aimed at nothing specific.
Anxiety counseling by our child psychiatrist in Lenox Hill strives to help our clients gain awareness of the anxieties and give them strategies for coping with them. Our practice uses a variety of therapeutic methods to help our clients. We use one-on-one and play therapy with our young clients. We offer behavioral therapy for more specific anxieties. If your child feels anxious without an apparent reason or it is preventing them from taking action and enjoying life call our office to arrange a consultation.