anxiety treatment

Anxiety Treatment

Nearly 1 million adults in Arizona reported experiencing the symptoms of an anxiety disorder within the last few months. That’s almost 4x as many people as the population of Scottsdale. Yet over 300,000 Arizona residents who needed mental health care in the past year did not receive it.

Here at Pinnacle Peak, our compassionate and dedicated team of master’s-level therapists is dedicated to addressing this concern. We want to see our community thrive, so we offer a variety of mental health services such as anxiety treatment to fill this need. We want to work with you to help you reach your healing goals. 

What We Treat: Anxiety Disorders

Everyone experiences anxiety at some point in their life. It’s the feeling of fear or dread and is normally experienced in response to stress or trauma. You might be anxious about a job interview, an upcoming test, or about how much money an accident in your home is going to cost. This is a normal thing to experience, but there comes a point when it tips over into an anxiety disorder.

Anxiety becomes an anxiety disorder when the feelings of worry and uneasiness last for long periods of time and are experienced often throughout the week. An anxiety disorder might take everyday moments like a commute to work and turn them into a fear about the things that could go wrong. They might also take normally anxious moments, like when going on a first date, and push that anxiety to extremes. 

Generalized anxiety disorders (GADs) impact your quality of life.

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How We Treat: Tackling Mental Health at Pinnacle Peak

Mental health is a key component of how we live our lives. Just like our physical health, our mental health deserves proper management and treatment for us to feel healthy and happy. We are not innately born with the skills to manage our mental health on our own. You can learn many of these skills from parents and peers during your life, but just like the average person doesn’t know how to set a broken bone, some skills are best learned from professionals.

Here at Pinnacle Peak, we understand that anxiety can be overwhelming. It can make life seem daunting and mundane tasks seem terrifying. Everyone deserves to have access to the tools they need to make managing anxiety easier.

We offer several different types of treatment to our clients. We know that no one path will work for everyone, so we strive to offer options so you can find the tools that work best for you. Within these treatment types, we incorporate key components of therapy to make for a well-rounded experience during your recovery.

Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

CPT, or cognitive processing therapy, is a specialized type of cognitive behavioral therapy. It’s primarily utilized in the treatment of PTSD, depression, and anxiety. It's based on the understanding that our perception of the experiences we have directly impacts how we feel and behave. During CPT, you will learn new ways to look at and understand the experiences you’ve had in life, challenging your reactions to them to help you find new ways of thinking.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

DBT, or dialectical behavioral therapy, focuses on the balance between accepting what you can’t change and working to change what you can. Its goal is to show you your strengths, empowering you to change negative thoughts and behaviors.

How to Spot an Anxiety Disorder

The key component to spotting an anxiety disorder is noting how often feelings of anxiety occur, to what extent they are felt, and how often they happen.

People who are managing an anxiety disorder will often have difficulties controlling feelings of worry. They might experience a decline in sleep quality, be easily fatigued, and have difficulty concentrating. It can also often lend to regular feelings of restlessness and unease, being unable to relax at times when you should be able to.

Those who are managing anxiety disorders often experience anxiety on a regular basis for months, if not years.

What is an Anxiety Attack?

An anxiety attack is an intense moment of heightened fear and stress, when no imminent danger is present. It often occurs during moments of high stress, such as during an argument or while being in an overwhelming environment, or may occur without a noticeable cause.

These moments can last for minutes and often include symptoms such as hyperventilation, trembling, rapid heart rate, depersonalization, sweating, chills, dizziness, chest pain, nausea, and tingling sensations across the body. 

When Does Anxiety Need Treatment?

Anxiety needs treatment whenever you feel like it’s impacting your life in a way you don’t want it to. The second anxiety becomes a detriment to how you get to experience the world around you and do the activities you enjoy, treatment should become a consideration. 


There is no set checklist you must complete in order to be eligible for, or “worthy” of, treatment. Everyone has their own metrics to measure their life by. What might not be impactful for one person could be devastating for another, and that’s okay. You should listen to your own body and wants, not determine your needs based on other people’s thresholds. 

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Utilizing Evidence-Based Treatment to Address Your Unique Needs

As we mentioned earlier, our dedicated staff here at Pinnacle Peak knows that every person who walks through our doors has their own story to tell. Even when two people come in and have the same exact diagnosis, their needs can vary greatly. What might work for one client is not guaranteed to work for all.

This is why we offer a wide variety of evidence-based treatment options to help you find the ones that work for you. Our team will work alongside you as you try out our available options so that when you leave our doors you can pick the tools that suit you best as you move forward in your healing. 

Experiential Therapy and Anxiety Treatment

The concept of experiential therapy revolves around experiences. The goal is to utilize the experiences and activities to create an environment for emotional expression. By taking creative paths such as art and music, you can learn how to utilize these outlets to better communicate and manage your emotions and stress. Therapy is integrated into these activities, tailoring the approach to each individual. 

Holistic Therapy and Anxiety Treatment

The term holistic means “to address the whole self.” True holistic therapy isn’t about simple or quick fixes but rather utilizes mindful activities to change the way you view yourself and the world around you. It’s an approach based on each person’s strengths, needs, preferences, and personal beliefs. This is a therapy open to anyone, regardless of personal beliefs. 

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Take the First Step Toward Treatment Today

If you want to seek treatment for your anxiety, our team is here for you. We offer inpatient and outpatient programs for those wishing to address their mental health, giving you the flexibility to choose what will work best for you. 

There’s no wrong time to get started. Our Pinnacle Peak team is here whenever you need us. With our compassionate care team and engaged alumni, you’ll find support within our walls. Give us a call anytime at 866-377-4761 and we can help you take the first step towards healing.

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