Stress & anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in the US. At Theta Wellness Center, we are here to help those with stress and anxiety disorders in Sandy, Utah, because we want you to find a life that does not feel constantly overwhelming and controlled by fear of the unknown. Our doctors and professionals, Mike Simpson, Diana Simpson, Dr. Stuart Porter, and Dr. Bonnie Warinski, are here to help your mind truly overcome the problem, not just deal with it. You no longer have to feel that your condition defines, limits, or controls you. Call us today at 801-590-7461 to begin your treatments.

Across the United States, 18.1% of adults and 25.1% of adolescents are diagnosed or affected by anxiety and stress disorders. Having a stress or anxiety disorder is typically an umbrella to more specific and concentrated conditions, such as:

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive Disorder
  • Phobias


People with an anxiety disorder are three-to-five times more likely to go to the doctor and six times more likely to be hospitalized for psychiatric disorders than non-sufferers. Women are twice as likely to be afflicted as men, and anxiety disorders are very likely to be comorbid with other disorders.

Current Treatment

Counseling of various types has traditionally been used to address anxiety disorders. However, the increasing availability of anti-anxiety drugs has all but eliminated counseling as a viable treatment. Interestingly, the largest increase in use of anxiolytic medications in the past 10 years has been among teenagers.

The rise in anti-anxiety prescriptions has also brought a rise in anti-anxiety drug abuse. According to NBC New York, a rise in prescription drug abuse involving Xanax and similar anti-anxiety pills in recent years has prompted some doctors in the U.S. to rethink the frequency with which they dole out the prescription.

Data from the New York City Department of Health shows that benzodiazepines were tied to more than 30 percent of all the city’s overdose deaths in 2009, or 3.3 out of 10.9. Nearly all of those overdoses involved multiple drugs, of which benzodiazepine was just one.

The unfortunate reality is that many anti-anxiety drugs become addictive, compounding the anxiety problem with an addiction problem. At Theta Wellness Center, we use a drug-free, scientific, neurological approach to correct chemical imbalances in the brain, which are the root cause of common stress and anxiety problems. Theta combines several cutting-edge technologies in a single treatment program that has been clinically shown to produce results that are 3 times faster and 11 times more effective than traditional treatments. Unlike counseling or pharmaceutical intervention, these treatments induce the brain’s “Theta” state, signaling the brain to return to a normal and healthy production of neurotransmitters. The results: reduced cravings, enhanced well-being, greater self-control, and an elevated mood.


Anxiety disorders cost the U.S. more than $42 billion a year, almost one third of the $148 billion total mental health bill for the U.S. (1999 numbers). Half of these costs are associated with the repeated use of healthcare services, as those with anxiety disorders seek relief for symptoms that mimic physical illnesses. At Theta Wellness Center, we give you the treatment you need at a price you can afford. In a series of treatment sessions, you can overcome your stress and anxiety disorder with results that will last.