Anxiety

Anxiety, at one time or another, is a fact of life.  Many people experience feelings of anxiousness when facing stressful situations or important decisions.  An Anxiety disorder, however, is a serious mental illness and can interrupt a person's ability to lead a normal life. For people with anxiety disorders, irrational worry and fear are overpowering and relentless. There are several different anxiety disorders, including generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and social phobia. The symptoms for these disorders vary, but all generally include some type of extreme, irrational fear and feelings of dread. Many people with an anxiety disorders also have physical symptoms such as chest pain, shortness of breath, heart palpitations, tension headaches, nausea, or muscle weakness. Anxiety disorders (characterized by at least six months of symptoms) are fairly common, affecting about 18% of the population. A mental health professional can be helpful in dealing with normal feelings of anxiety as well as specific anxiety disorders.

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Life can be overwhelming , panicky and constricting at times due to our past and present circumstances and fear about the future. I will work with you to learn ways to let yourself return to calm and find productive ways to continue living your life.

Today, everyone experiences anxiety in some form. I help people who are suffering from anxiety increase their awareness so they can better manage the thoughts which keep them from being able to enjoy life. I help people learn to live with anxiety in a healthy way rather than trying to avoid it or hide it.

Mental health services include: evaluation, diagnosis, treatment planning medication management / psychopharmacology

Anxiety often creeps up on us and the effects of anxiety can be dramatic and devastating. We withdraw and limit our experiences with the hope of protecting ourselves and our lives become centered on avoiding exposure to anxiety. I work with clients to help them develop the skills to manage their anxiety and to feel confident in their ability to engage in new experiences in their lives.

Anxiety can arrise in people's lives for various reasons; difficulty coping with life changes, relationship conflict, unresolved trauma, biological predisposition or living a lifestyle that is incompatible with your core beliefs or values. I treat Anxiety through a combination of finding ways to cope and reduce anxiety in the moment, and inviting clients to explore options for deeper healing.

Worrying has been described as using your creativity to imagine a future you do not want. Let's redirect that valuable creative energy and use it to help you feel calmer, safer, and more fulfilled. We'll also identify your other strengths and gifts and see how they can help you find peace and move through life's challenges.

Anxiety is misery. Whether it's pervasive or situation-specific, anxiety sucks the spark from life. In my work with people with anxiety, I use cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindfulness, and acceptance and commitment therapy to build skills and awareness around their triggers and symptoms. Because life doesn't have to feel this way.

Anxiety can be a form of blocked creativity. It can also stem from worry and fear. My approach to working with anxiety comes from a mind/body orientation--acknowledging that the body influences the mind's state of being as well as the emotions. I incorporate the moving meditation of qigong into talk-therapy sessions with specific exercises for anxiety.

I love to help individuals who are having difficulty resolving anxiety and trauma. I help clients to reinhabit their bodies and help clients to change thought patterns and move energy that is stuck.

Anxiety is one of the most common ailments in today\'s society and one of the things that comes through my door the most. Almost everyone has had anxieties, myself included. I offer a way of building self-esteem, coping skills, and depth exploration that allows you to life your life to the fullest.

Mindfulness and relaxation training can help you find an inner calm. I can also work with you to identify your triggers and help you combat stressors.

Anxiety can be a feeling we experience a little here and there or something that is paralyzing to day to day life. I help people manage those feelings by learning to stop fighting themselves and accept their fears in an empowered way.

Often early life adaptation has lead us to feel anxious and blocked in current life. I work with you to go beyond the feelings of anxiety and toward what the underlying issues may be. I use varied theoretical approaches depending upon what you feel would be useful and helpful to you. Often anxiety is linked to depression. I work with depression in adults as well.

Anxiety is very common - we all experience it to some degree, but when it keeps you from doing the things that you love and are important to you, a change is needed. It can be a result of over-analyzing or over-thinking situations to the point that it no longer serves you. I will help you “get out of your head” and embrace your inner strength to enjoy the things that are important to you.

Anxiety can be experienced as fatigue, restlessness, racing/ unwanted thoughts, excessive worry, fear, anger, feeling of impending doom and insomnia. Phew! Those experiences can cause self-esteem to plummet, social phobia to rise and make everyday experiences that seem like they should be normal and easy exceptionally difficult. Together we can move towards a different experience.

Anxiety is a common problem, and I have helped many clients decrease their symptoms as well as increase coping skills.

We all have anxiety, but when it begins to rule your life, you need to get help. Together we will explore the ways that anxiety has increasingly become a problem for you. Using CBT mindfulness techniques and others methods of therapy the hold anxiety has on you will begin to decrease. You don't have to allow anxiety to control you.

There are tons of reasons to experience anxiety in the world we live. Anxious feelings and the struggles it creates is a central part of my practice. I work with you to become more grounded and calm in the hectic world we live. I blend narrative therapy, mindfulness practice, and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques, to reduce levels of anxiety.

Anxiety and/or depression gets in the way of achieving your goals and dreams.While anxiety is a normal and sometimes even healthy and beneficial part of human functioning, at times it can become overwhelming. Therapy can help examine the root causes of your anxiety and find those places where joy, love, safety, and security live permanently inside you.\nDepression is one of the most painful, and mo

We all have anxiety to some extent and it's a good thing because it often keeps us safe. The trouble is when our system of assessment is off and we find ourselves responding to threats that may not be there or not to the extent we think they are. With a sense of understanding and kindness we can explore those worries and fears together to find a way of moving forward.

Serving those who struggle with anxious thoughts and feelings. Providing a mindfulness-based anxiety treatment.

Anxiety has a way of building on itself and spiraling into more anxiety when left untreated. By using the mind/body connection we can make peace with, cope with, and even completely remove the anxiety that we feel. Feelings of irritability, obsessive thinking, control issues, worrying thoughts, trouble sleeping, a sense of impending doom, are all common experiences with Anxiety.

I use CBT and solution focused therapy to help with emotion regulation, persistent worry, fear and apprehension.

Anxiety is a challenging part of life that affects most people at some point. In my experience, anxious thoughts can multiply and start a downward spiral that affects self esteem, confidence, and self worth. Becoming aware of these thoughts and finding where you can stop the spiral can greatly impact the power anxiety has over your life.

Many of us come to counseling with some sort of an issue like anxiety, depression, or low self esteem. I believe that these \'issues\' are actually pathways inward to wholeness and freedom. Anxiety is life force energy that is stuck, obstructed or unchanneled. The more we clear fear, resistance and doubt from our systems, the more usefully our life force energy will flow.

Anxiety is the unpleasant experience of excessive worry, fear, and stress that can interfere with daily activities and your ability to rest/relax. Anxiety can manifest in repetitive thoughts and acute physical symptoms, such as heart-racing and difficulty breathing. I have had success treating anxiety with a combination of relaxation, problem-solving, and graded exposure exercises.

Life can be traumatic. Our brains are structured in relationship. My ongoing training in interpersonal neurobiology enables me to understand the way your brain is uniquely wired in the face of a threat. I will help you uncover the precipitants that make you anxious so you will no longer feel helpless in the face of anxiety which can feel crippling and seems to come out of nowhere.

I’m trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy which empowers individuals to choose healthy pathways for coping with anxiety. I have extensive experience as a therapist working with clients to find coping skills to overcome depressive symptoms. I specialize in addressing emotional pain, distress, depression, anxiety, coping with stress and adjustment, family conflict, PTSD and Anxiety Disorders.

Anxiety is often a chaotic experience, and I approach counseling from several angles in order to support a client's awareness and understanding of their own process. With emotional, physiological and experiential clarity, a client can begin to notice patterns and feel empowered to make choices about their own experience.

Anxiety is our body's rational response to an unstable and overwhelming environment. When we get stuck in those anxious loops of thought and fear, it can be hard to break free without reaching for substances and behaviors that numb or distract us. With self-compassion, mindfulness and bodily awareness, we can change our relationship to anxiety and grow more comfortable with uncertainty.

Anxiety is almost inevitable, especially is this fast-paced world that we live in. As a therapist who successfully treats anxiety, I work along side you to bring you to a place of calm, by identifying the source, slowing down the thinking and utilizing grounding techniques. CBT approach is great for allowing your to re-gain control often lost by anxiety.

Sometimes life can be overwhelming. I help clients learn tools to cope with feelings of panic, anxiety and stress. I believe using food, mindfulness and cognitive techniques can be helpful in conquering anxiety.

Anxiety is our brain\'s way of trying to \'do something\' to change a hard situation, but it often results in us simply treading water (or barely even staying afloat), and it can be debilitating. Together we will brave the waters and calm that impulse to help you actually be able to find your center and go with the flow.

Anxiety is a mind/body warning system indicating danger. It can shade from mild stress to panic. It can reflect psychological concerns and/or physical issues. Becoming curious and nonjudgmental is important in order to identify the underlying causes and to work towards resolution.

I have 10 years providing therapy that addresses the causes and maintenance of anxiety and empowers the client with a toolkit for understanding the mind-body connection, reducing the level of distress, and increasing effective coping and resiliency. I integrate CBT, Mindfulness, and Somatic/Mind-Body therapies to address anxiety in therapy.

Nature is a true sedative. People who participate in nature based activities in or out of therapy are more calm. We add professional therapist to the mix and see wonderful results.

Anxiety issues are very common and can include panic attacks, obsessive thinking, compulsive behaviors, constant worrying, and irrational fears. Anxiety often goes hand in hand with depression. I work with people with all of these struggles and any other anxiety issues.

The physical and mental sensations that anxiety brings with uncertainty and fearfulness can be overwhelming and unmanageable. I welcome the opportunity to work with you to develop tools for stress management and mindfulness practices while exploring your thoughts, feeling, and behaviors.

I have both training and experience from Portland State Universities Graduate School of Counseling in the treatment of Anxiety. I work with both adults and children on issues of anxiety on a daily basis.

Many client\'s I have worked with experience anxiety . From experiencing it in the body (symptoms) is how we usually first recognize it. I have vast training in methods to treat anxiety; including but not limited to: CBT, mindfulness and Hakomi method.

The integrative Mind-Body approach I use allows us to go into your mind to the root of what is causing you anxiety. We will notice and examine the thoughts, images, beliefs, physical sensations, etc that all create the feeling of anxiety in your system, and we will address these using mind-body modalities in order to bring relief to your system.

I have decades of experience treating and experimenting with tools to alleviate debilitating feelings of anxiety and worry. I work with you to develop a strengths-based understanding of your worry. Coupled with evidence-based deliberate breathwork can provide lasting effectiveness with physiological reduction of stress in the body and mind.

The theoretical orientation I was trained in focused heavily on the causes and treatment of anxiety. In addition to my undergraduate and graduate training, I have had over 9 years experience diagnosing and treating individuals with various types of anxiety diagnoses.

Anxiety is often a message from the nervous system that something is out of balance. For sensitive people, anxiety can be triggered in a heartbeat, even when nothing is seemingly the matter. I work with my clients to identify what is causing their discomfort, and craft a plan to address the suffering systemically.

Anxiety can cripple lives. It can suffocate clients’ personal and professional growth, shut down their ability to start relationships and take away their freedom to choose their own destiny. The worst part? Without successful treatment, anxiety can then become a ravenous vacuum - sucking clients’ confidence and talents and leaving them vulnerable to the “quick fixes” that serve to sustain fears.

I've worked extensively with a wide range of anxiety issues, from generalized anxiety to specific phobias, obsessions and compulsions.

Many of my clients struggle with either underlying issues of anxiety and/or depression. I have worked in individual, couples and group settings addressing both anxiety and depression.

Anxiety is a great motivator, but it can also paralyze you and prevent you from living fully. Using mindfulness principles and practice, I will guide you in gaining the tools and confidence to face your fears and anxiety. Over time, you'll spend less energy worrying and more energy embracing whatever life brings you.

I have had training in evidence-based approaches to treating symptoms of anxiety. I have used these approaches for a number of years.

A feeling that is meant to protect us and keep us safe can take on a life of its own and become overwhelming. The energy spent on anxiety, nervousness, fear, and dread can come out in a variety of ways but is always exhausting and restricting. Together we can develop awareness of your symptoms and triggers and then develop coping strategies to help you reclaim ownership of your life.

Your body often experiences symptoms of anxiety as a normal response to stress. When these symptoms begin to impact daily life functioning, therapy can help. We will identify problematic thought patterns that trigger your anxiety and help create new ways of thinking. Mindfulness techniques can be incorporated to help decrease symptoms of anxiety.

Anxiety is one of my favorite issues to treat because it responds well to CBT, a theory I use, and to my warm and inviting approach. Whether you are feeling overwhelmed, stressed or anxious, rest assured you are not alone. We will work to build the skills necessary for symptom reduction, so you can function at a higher level.

From the general to the existential, anxiety is a common part of the human experience we each must learn to tolerate and manage. In addition to helping clients identify and process sources of anxiety, I teach mindfulness and yogic breath work techniques to help reduce the intensity of this experience.

Anxiety is often expressed as a way that we learn to cope with traumatic forces in our lives. Some anxiety is normal but it shouldn\'t be something governing your life. We can uncover some of the root causes to help ease your anxiety and find tools to help you manage its symptoms.

CBT, exposure therapy, EFT training

From a somatic perspective, anxiety can be framed as a fight/flight/freeze response to distress. In \'the wild\' animals are able to run away, fight or play dead. This response goes away when danger has left. I work with clients to remember how to recognize these bodily responses and be able to tap into our organic ability to come back to baseline after stress.

I am able to treat specific anxiety disorders including social anxiety, panic disorder and generalized anxiety disorder using evidence-based approaches. I am also able to work with clients to treat anxiety that is more specifically related to the effects of trauma or oppression. Sometimes people also experience anxiety and have no idea why they are experiencing it.

Anxiety is something that affects us all. You may have anxiety about a specific situation (a problem at work, social anxiety) or it may be more generalized and your anxiety involves deeper existential questions. Together we can explore the causes and effects of these intense emotions.

Understanding anxiety and the dysfunction it can create in our daily lives allows me to connect wit clients to formulate new patterns for change. Helping clients set goals that lead to breaking the state of constant stress and anxiety.

Anxiety is a very common human experience. I believe that anxiety is often a message from our body that something needs to change, or be approached in a different way. My goal is to create a safe, nonjudgmental space for clients to explore their feelings of anxiety, while learning practical tools to cope with the symptoms.

A little bit of anxiety is not a bad thing, however when we experience too much anxiety, it can be overwhelming and crippling. Our therapists can help clients cope by getting to the root of the anxiety and learning a variety of techniques aimed at reducing stress and suffering.

Anxiety is a normal part of life - until it becomes so overwhelming, until it becomes so overwhelming that it shuts us down. I use cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical therapy and mindfulness techniques which have been shown to effectively lessen or eliminate extreme anxiety symptoms.

My background in mindfulness gives me a unique view of how anxiety is stored in the body. Good therapy actually changes the way that your nervous system processes stress. My clients report that over time, they feel more confident and more able to ride with life’s ups and down that were previously challenging. As a result, they find more enjoyment in their relationships and daily life activities.

Currently a provider at NW Anxiety Institute, a clinic specializing in exposure response prevention

Anxiety often stems from worries about the future or unknown experiences. I work with clients using a variety of methods including desensitization, thought record, somatic work, grounding, and mindfulness.

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