These are common symptoms of many (but not all) the areas in which I specialize.  Prevalence is listed to educate that these struggles are more common than you may think, and to let you know you are not alone.  Do you recognize any areas (or multiple areas) in which you may be struggling?  A good assessment leads to more clearly defined treatment goals, and a mental health professional can help you clarify these.  How common are mental health concerns?  Very common. It is estimated that from 26% to 32% of adults (that’s more than 1 out of every 4 people) are struggling with a mental health concern (prevalence for 18 and older over a 12 month period).  For teens age 13 to 17, the rate is estimated to be at 40% (that’s 2 out of every 5 kids). Nearly two-thirds of people with a known mental health concern never seek help from a professional.

That’s a lot of people struggling and in emotional pain.

The OCD and Anxiety Treatment Center – Asheville, PLLC, provides comprehensive cognitive behavioral assessment and treatment for those experiencing mild to incapacitating symptoms in life.  Assessment of co-existing psychological conditions is provided.  Treatment goals are defined and customized to the individual and/or family in a collaborative manner.  Please note that the OCD and Anxiety Treatment Center provides cognitive behavioral therapy intervention.  It does not provide medication management.  The educational information provided here should not substitute for a diagnostic assessment with a trained and licensed clinician.