CBT in NYC: Reduce Anxiety and Panic

“If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere!” So the song says. But if you are one of the 15% of Americans with a tendency toward anxiety and panic, life in New York City can come at an emotional cost. Glamour aside, The City That Never Sleeps can be a simmering cauldron of stress, worry, rumination, and obsessive thinking – the vital ingredients of anxiety and panic.


We experience stress at work, where the pressures are high and support often lacking. NYC employers demand high performance, often under threat of layoffs. Freelancers face their unique challenges, like combatting procrastination and vying for the next contract. In the arts, you risk continual rejection, by striving to be the best when being the best still doesn’t get you the job.

For many New Yorkers, just getting around town provokes anxiety and panic. We crowd into limited space on streets and roadways, busses and subways, elevators, and escalators. The surface of New York is so congested that the trains are consigned to tunnels. Anyone with a tendency toward claustrophobia is bound to be tested. Raising a child in New York presents its own anxiety triggers, from cramped apartments to crowded playgrounds to competing for the best schools.


CBT for Anxiety & Panic

Cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is a cost-effective treatment for anxiety and panic. CBT offers a sensible, science-based explanation of the problem, and a set of practical, clinically-proven strategies to help you reduce panic & agoraphobia, generalized anxiety, worry & rumination, and rejoin your life. The Cognitive Health Group provides high-quality CBT in New York and New Jersey. Click here to request an appointment.