Anxiety is a normal experience. From time to time we all worry about aspects of the future: health, finances, our children or parents. At times we are also concerned about what others think about us. Generally, anxiety serves to keep us safe and protect, though roughly 9% of people will suffer at one time or another disruption in their daily activities, which can be “paralyzing” in their ability to make choices about important directions, and subsequently experiencing of physical symptoms: panic, chest pains, faintness, shakiness, etc.  Fortunately, anxiety disorders can be treated. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy has been shown overall to have greater outcome for anxiety than other treatments and shows long-term benefits after therapy ends.