Anxiety services offered in Destin, FL

When you have anxiety, worry and dread are emotions you experience almost daily and it can be challenging to live life the way you wish to. At Access Now Primary Care, LLC, Sarah Baxley, DNP, provides individualized anxiety care to people in and around Destin, Florida. Dr. Baxley can help you find the anxiety treatments you need to manage anxious feelings and improve your quality of life. Call the office to schedule a telehealth visit or book online today.

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a normal human emotion that happens in response to stress. When it happens all the time and is often disproportionate to the circumstances, it may be a sign of an anxiety disorder.

When you get a telehealth evaluation from Access Now Primary Care, Dr. Baxley considers other anxiety-related conditions like social anxiety disorder and specific phobias. 

Anxiety usually doesn’t just have one underlying cause. It may develop from a combination of genetics, hormones, and environmental factors like trauma. Through individualized care based on your needs, you can greatly reduce your symptoms.

What are the symptoms of anxiety?

Anxiety symptoms can start during childhood, adolescence, or adulthood. When anxiety occurs, it can affect both your physical and mental health, producing both physiological and psychological symptoms:

Physiological symptoms

Physiological symptoms of anxiety involve sensations you can feel with your body. When you feel anxious, you might sweat more than usual, tremble, or have heart palpitations.

Psychological symptoms

The psychological symptoms of anxiety include fearful and worrisome thoughts. You might also experience restlessness or irritability. 

Treatment helps you manage both of these types of symptoms, whether they happen all the time or primarily during anxiety attacks.

How is anxiety treated?

You can manage your anxiety with individualized care from Access Now Primary Care. Dr. Baxley can provide medication management and counseling. Or, she can help coordinate your care plan with a specialist if you need behavioral therapy or psychotherapy (talk therapy).

Anti-anxiety medications help relieve symptoms and are particularly effective when you take them alongside other forms of counseling or therapy. In many cases, anxiety often coexists with depression, so you may need an antidepressant to address the symptoms of depression. 

During your telehealth appointments, Dr. Baxley might also recommend relaxation techniques, regular exercise, dietary changes, or reducing caffeine to reduce symptoms. She works closely with you to identify certain health factors that may contribute to your anxiety symptoms and provides you with medical guidance and support. 

To learn more about the treatments for anxiety, call Access Now Primary Care to schedule a telehealth appointment or book online today.