Anxiety services throughout New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New York

Anxiety is the most common mental health issue in the United States, affecting 40 million adults and adolescents. If you’re exhausted by intrusive thoughts, excessive worry, or other anxiety symptoms, you can find the help you deserve at Joy Mental Fitness. The experienced behavioral health specialists offer a range of therapy services in-office and through a confidential online teletherapy platform. Therapy helps you identify your triggers, so you can manage any anxiety challenge. Call Joy Mental Fitness to schedule an appointment or book an appointment online directly, or email us at contact@joymental.com and our staff will reach out to you within 24 hours. 

Anxiety Q&A

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a mental health condition that causes persistent worry or fear for no identifiable reason. There are several types of anxiety disorders, including:

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)

GAD describes excessive worry and anxious feelings that are out of proportion to the stressor. The disorder can disrupt your quality of life and impair your success at school, work, and in social situations.

Social anxiety disorder

Social anxiety disorder causes significant worries or fears about social situations.

Panic disorder

Panic disorder causes unexpected episodes of intense fear and physical reactions like pounding heart, chest pain, shortness of breath, and sweating. The intensity of a panic attack can lead to increased anxiety about when the next attack will occur.


Phobias are intense fears about a specific object or circumstance, such as flying, heights, seeing blood, or animals.

Joy Mental Fitness offers high-quality care for adolescents and adults with anxiety and anxiety-inducing disorders like obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

The team offers a safe and nonjudgmental space for you to express your thoughts and emotions during in-office visits. You can also meet with the specialists online through a confidential teletherapy platform.

When should I seek medical care for anxiety?

Anxiety is your body’s natural alert system to potential danger. In certain amounts, it is healthy. However, if your nervous system gets stuck in “fight or flight” mode and you can’t manage anxiety symptoms, schedule a consultation at Joy Mental Fitness.

Anxiety symptoms can include:

  • Restlessness
  • Irritability
  • Racing or intrusive thoughts
  • Concentration difficulties
  • Persistent fatigue
  • Sleep disturbances

The team reviews your medical history, lifestyle, and symptoms to identify the type of anxiety. They also assess your emotional and mental wellness to determine which treatments are a good fit for you.

How is anxiety treated?

Treating generalized anxiety disorder and other anxiety conditions typically involves a combination of therapy and medications.

Joy Mental Fitness offers several evidence-based therapies, including:

  • Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT)

Therapy helps you understand your anxiety triggers and learn how to manage negative thoughts and behaviors in a healthy way. You also learn mindfulness strategies to stay focused on the present moment to better cope with the effects of anxiety on your life.

Call Joy Mental Fitness to schedule an appointment for anxiety or request an appointment online today.