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Integrated Psychiatry, Psychology & Therapy Services located in Iowa City, IA

Anxiety services offered in Iowa City, IA

If you’d like to overcome frequent worry, fear, and anxiousness, turn to Rein Center in Iowa City, Iowa. The experienced mental health specialists offer effective treatments for anxiety to ease bothersome symptoms and help you relax and destress. Call the office to schedule an in-person or telehealth evaluation, or use the online booking feature today.

Anxiety Q & A

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is a mental health challenge that affects your thoughts, mood, emotions, and behaviors. It makes you fearful and worry constantly about things that may not affect other people. While it’s common to feel anxious from time to time, if you’re worried constantly about seemingly non-significant things, see the Rein Center experts for an evaluation. 

What are the symptoms of anxiety disorders?

The hallmark symptoms of anxiety disorders include:

  • Feeling anxious 
  • Constant worrying
  • Ongoing fear
  • Depression
  • Anxiety in social situations
  • Compulsive thoughts
  • Sweating
  • Trembling
  • Racing heartbeat
  • Panic attacks
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Problems concentrating
  • Avoiding situations that trigger anxiety

These and other common anxiety symptoms range in severity from mild to severe and sometimes debilitating. Seeking treatment at the first sign of worrisome anxiety can help you live your best life — free from extreme fear and worry.

What are the different types of anxiety disorders?

Examples of common anxiety disorders include:

  • Generalized anxiety disorder - persistent anxiety during ordinary situations
  • Agoraphobia - avoiding situations that make you panic or feel trapped
  • Anxiety due to a medical condition - fear or panic caused by a medical condition
  • Social anxiety disorder - anxiety caused by being in social situations
  • Selective mutism - failure to speak in certain situations
  • Panic disorder - sudden feelings of intense fear or anxiety
  • Substance-induced anxiety disorder - panic or anxiety due to substance misuse 
  • Phobias - anxiety or panic when exposed to specific situations or objects
  • Separation anxiety disorder - anxiety when a child separates from their caregivers

You might develop an anxiety disorder because of various reasons. Risk factors include a family history of anxiety disorders, past trauma, ongoing or extreme stress, a chronic illness, or another mental health disorder. Drug and alcohol misuse can also play a role in developing anxiety.

How does my provider diagnose anxiety?

Your mental health specialist completes a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation to determine if you have anxiety, depression, or other mental health challenges. They ask a series of questions about your behaviors, thoughts, mood, emotions, lifestyle habits, and desired results before tailoring a highly effective treatment plan.

How is anxiety treated?

Rein Center offers numerous treatments for anxiety, including:

Medication management

Taking medication can ease symptoms of anxiety, though the Rein Center focuses on using minimal amounts of medicine. Rein Center offers affordable ketamine treatment that you can receive in the office or in the comfort of your home. 


Psychotherapy, or talk therapy, helps you learn effective ways of overcoming unpleasant anxiety symptoms by altering your thoughts, behaviors, and lifestyle habits. 

Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR uses specific eye movements and guidance from your provider to help your brain reprocess harmful memories and make them easier to deal with.

Mind-body wellness

Rein Center takes a mind-body wellness approach to treating anxiety by offering mindfulness training, wellness programs, yoga, massage therapy, meditation, acupuncture, stress-relief programs, and more. 

To get relief from anxiety, call the Rein Center office or schedule an appointment online today.