Anxiety & Adults



Click on each disorder for a list of helpful books regarding anxiety and adults:

Agoraphobia/ Panic Disorder

Generalized Anxiety

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder


Separation Anxiety

Social Anxiety



For your reference, here are some helpful articles regarding anxiety.

  1. The Two Faces of Anxiety, by Alice Park, Time Magazine. This article outlines why anxiety serves as a functional emotion that motivates some people while having a paralyzing affect on others.
  2. Feeling Anxiety? You’re Not Alone, by Jennifer Shannon, MFT, Press Democrat. In an article written by one of the Center’s therapists, ways of coping with anxiety during economic stresses is discussed.
  3. Understanding, Overcoming Phobias, by Susan Swartz, Press Democrat. Read and understand the different phobias and how to overcome them.
  4. You Don’t Need A Pill For That, by Jennifer Shannon, MFT, and Litsa Tanner, MFT, NorthBayBiz. Read and understand how cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can be an equivalent alternative to taking medications for anxiety disorder, with additional case study for evidence and relevance.
  5. “Social Anxiety Disorder Goes Beyond Occasional Nervousness“, by Medical Edge from Mayo Clinic, The Chicago Tribune. Read and learn about others who may be tackling the same anxiety problems as yourself or someone you know. This article answers questions about social anxiety disorder and how to identify and deal with the issue.
  6. “Exposure Techniques for Treating Social Perfectionism”, by Jennifer Shannon, LMFT, published in the New Harbinger Press. Techniques are provided to help you treat social perfectionism.
  7. CBT for Intolerance of Uncertainty and Chronic Worry“, by Donald Robertson. Mr. Robertson explains why CBT is ideal for uncertainty and chronic worry.