Anxiety services offered in Coral Springs, Fort Lauderdale and Plantation, FL


If you’re one of the 40 million Americans with an anxiety disorder, you can find reliable, consistent care at Brighter Life Psychiatry. In addition to in-office and telepsychiatry anxiety screenings, Crystal Adkins, MSN, APRN, APN-C, PMHNP-BC, also provides customized care plans to keep your anxiety symptoms under control. Crystal uses advanced therapeutic techniques, lifestyle changes, and medications when necessary to enhance your quality of life and prevent anxiety from getting worse. Call the Coral Springs, Florida, office today to schedule an anxiety consultation for you or your child. You can also book an appointment online.

What is anxiety?

Anxiety is the body’s natural response to stress. This reaction helps alert you to danger and encourages you to pay attention to threats to your safety.

When you have an anxiety disorder, your body is unable to move out of the fight-or-flight response, which causes ongoing feelings of nervousness, excessive worry, and fear. These overwhelming feelings can interfere with your day-to-day life and trigger other mental health issues.

Conditions that fall under the anxiety disorder umbrella include:

  • Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)
  • Social anxiety
  • Separation anxiety
  • Panic disorder
  • Phobias

Brighter Life Psychiatry offers comprehensive care for adults and children with an anxiety disorder. As an experienced mental health nurse practitioner, Crystal understands the challenges anxiety causes and personalizes a treatment plan to make your symptoms easier to manage.

When should I seek medical attention for anxiety?

Schedule a diagnostic evaluation at Brighter Life Psychiatry if you or your child experience ongoing symptoms of an anxiety disorder, such as anxiousness, intrusive thoughts, and excessive worry.

You might also experience physical symptoms like:

  • Shaking
  • Sweating
  • Increased heart rate
  • Gastrointestinal upset
  • Shortness of breath or rapid breathing

A panic disorder causes sudden episodes of intense fear or impending doom, known as panic attacks. These attacks can be severe enough to trigger additional anxiety about having another episode.

Crystal offers in-office and telepsychiatry screenings to assess your anxiety symptoms and check for depression and other mental health conditions.

How is anxiety treated?

Anxiety disorders are treatable with ongoing care. Brighter Life Psychiatry offers individual treatment plans that focus on calming persistent nervousness and worry.

Crystal may recommend psychotherapy sessions to learn more about your anxiety triggers. She provides therapeutic resources you can use in your daily life to minimize anxious feelings and prevent your condition from worsening.

Lifestyle changes like engaging in daily exercise, eating a healthy diet, and incorporating mindfulness techniques into your routine can also be beneficial to those with anxiety.

If therapy and lifestyle changes aren’t enough to calm your worries, Crystal may prescribe anti-anxiety or antidepressant medications. She continues monitoring your treatment progress during follow-up visits to ensure medications are safe and effective.

Call Brighter Life Psychiatry today to schedule an anxiety evaluation for yourself or your child or book an appointment online.