Anxiety is the body and mind’s natural reaction to unfamiliar, stressful, or dangerous situations. Before a significant event, a healthy level of uneasiness or dread can help you remain aware and alert. Brain chemistry, personality, genetics, and conditioning can all affect the way you react to distress. An excess of apprehension can feel irrational, overwhelming, and debilitating. Instant panic attacks may last for a disproportionate length of time for the situation, interfering with daily life. We work with you to build awareness of your frequent or persistent triggers and gain control of your reactions.