Generalized Anxiety

Bridges to Recovery offers specialized treatment for Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), drawing on a range of therapeutic modalities that coalesce to create effective, focused care. Through individual psychotherapygroup therapy, and holistic therapies, we guide you through an in-depth investigation of your psychological and somatic symptoms and their relationship with your life experiences. Simultaneously, you learn the practical skills you need to relax, disrupt maladaptive thought patterns, take control of your responses to stressors, and gain confidence. The immersive environment of our program means that you are able to receive more intensive treatment in six weeks than is possible in a year of outpatient care, leading to rapid results and restoration of wellness. Through comprehensive, compassionate treatment, you can release yourself from the grip of anxiety, find inner calm, and allow your authentic self to emerge.

Taking Control of Your Fear


Generalized Anxiety Disorder is amongst the most pervasive of mental health disorders, affecting an estimated 3.1% of the population each year. The chronic worry, fearfulness, and tension that characterize the illness are not confined to any one thing or situation, but are free-floating, leaving you without reprieve. GAD can severely restrict your ability to engage in normal life activities and impair both social and professional functioning. In keeping you from pleasurable and practical activities, the disorder can create profound isolation, negative self-image, and self-perpetuating emotional distress.

Symptoms of Generalized Anxiety Disorder include:

  • Persistent and disproportionate worry
  • Feelings of apprehension and dread
  • Intrusive thoughts about anxiety-provoking situations
  • Being unable to relax or calm down
  • Difficulty making decisions
  • Avoidance of anxiety-producing situations

GAD can also lead to a host of physical symptoms, including trembling, sweating, muscle tension and pain, nausea, diarrhea, fatigue, and headaches. It is common for people with GAD to experience serious somatic distress that requires unique interventions in order to reestablish a positive relationship with the body.

In the comfortable residential setting at Bridges to Recovery, you can begin to heal from your anxiety in a meaningful, lasting way. Our compassionate clinicians use their advanced training and expertise to give you the tools you need to move forward without fear or worry, allowing you to live the life you want. With a maximum of six clients at a time, we provide highly personalized care and closely monitor your progress, allowing us to tailor your treatment plan to meet your evolving needs. We also work with your outpatient care providers to create a comprehensive aftercare plan that helps you carry your newfound wellness into your everyday life, and ensure that the gains made at Bridges are preserved. By offering a truly modern, holistic treatment experience, we can guide you towards sustainable well-being and freedom from anxiety.