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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Anxiety is such a shapeshifter, and seems to be a nearly unavoidable companion of the modern era. Learning to recognize & diminish signs & symptoms, as well as transform how we relate to anxiety can facilitate movement, new experience, and a sense of relief from dominating impact.
CBT, exposure therapy, EFT training
One of my primary specialties is working with adolescents and adults with anxiety disorders, including: Generalized Anxiety Disorder, OCD, Panic Disorder and Social Anxiety.
Anxiety is a common struggle for many people and something I have worked with and studied in my work with survivors of complex and single incident trauma. Art therapy can be especially helpful in healing anxiety as it provides a way to metaphorically control that which causes anxiety.
I have had training in evidence-based approaches to treating symptoms of anxiety. I have used these approaches for a number of years.
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.
Having dealt with anxiety issues at various times in life, I am able to assist others in gaining effective tools to help them navigate their way through the fears and worries that can take hold.
It’s important to explore the underlying thoughts, feelings, and related experiences associated with anxiety as well as the body’s response to stress. My training in working with anxiety includes ways to calm the physical stress response and reshape the body’s response to trigger events, as well as a variety of options for exploring and changing the accompanying thoughts and feelings.
We all experience anxiety at times. In fact a little anxiety can be beneficial in helping us do our best and achieve goals. But anxiety can be painful and paralyzing when it takes over and derails our life. I can help you learn how to keep anxiety in it's place by learning skills that will allow you to manage it.
I have significant training in Psychodynamic combined with some Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as they pertain to a range of anxiety disorders. More recently I am adding educational experiences in Mindfulness work and integrating it into my work in treating Anxiety.
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.
Snowball rolling down hill, getting bigger and bigger? Want to learn how to manage anxiety before it get's too big? Counseling can help you find ways to feel less overwhelmed.
I have received extensive training in treating generalized anxiety, social anxiety, phobias, and obsessive compulsive disorder. I have been trained in the use of cognitive behavioral therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy to treat these issues.
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.
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.
I have helped many clients learn new skills to cope with symptoms of anxiety, and to understand how their anxiety developed.
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.
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.
If you are struggling with feelings of anxiety, panic attacks, or stress that feels unmanageable, counseling can provide an opportunity to not only learn new ways of coping and managing the anxiety and stress, but also offers you a space to gain insight into patterns that are keeping you stuck, and ultimately, bring healing and wholeness to yourself.
Healthy anxiety keeps us alert, in tune with our surroundings, and does not interfere with our lives. Unhealthy anxiety is present even if there is no perceived threat. It disrupts your life, and creates isolation. I firmly believe that you are unique and deserve a plan that is realistic and will result in the highest level of recovery.
Anxiety can be a huge challenge that can feel insurmountable, but fortunately it is also one of the mental health issues that responds the best to therapy and concerted efforts on the part of the sufferer. I have experience implementing exposure therapies in a gradual and supportive way that can help you face your fears safely.
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.
I have experience diagnosing and treating an array of anxiety issues from social anxiety to bipolar induced agoraphobia and panic disorder. I treat these issues through the therapeutic relationship, coaching, mindfulness based exploration, community resources & collaboration with other practitioners. These issues are surprisingly common and I work to provide safe, non-pathologizing support.
Who doesn't experience anxiety to some degree? However, when it becomes out of balance and causing disruption in one’s ability to function then taking steps to make adjustments becomes necessary. I provide skills and techniques on how to cope and get things back in balance so that functioning becomes manageable and a greater well-being is attained.
With more than 20 years of experience, years of academic study, and psychoanalytic training I approach the problem of anxiety from a holistic standpoint. Organic causes are ruled out before beginning the work of exploration of how the person is living out of synch with his or her physical or emotional needs. We look for the ways best suited to you to remedy the anxiety.
Probably one of the most common complaints express by people today which can range from a long-term condition to a situation in your life where there just doesn't seem to be enough time to manage all your responsibilities in a balanced way, feeling a sense of well-being rather than a constant state of stress. I rely on a number of therapeutic approaches to help you find a healthier way to live.
I work to help people restore their ability to calm the system flooded by chronic stress and anxiety through mindfulness, relaxation techniques, sensory awareness and breathing,
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.
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.
An overly activated nervous system can be a result of trauma, which can manifest in anxiety symptoms. Learning how to better regulate on a somatic level can help clients manage anxious thoughts and feelings.
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 work with anxiety as a mind/body issue with mind/body solutions. I utilize cognitive and behavioral techniques to create new responses to triggering thoughts and events as well as mindfulness exercises to stay in the present as anxiety is most often about the past or future. Often perfectionism is under anxiety and shows itself in nail-biting or other anxious behaviors.
4-Square Breathing Muscle Relaxation Techniques Mindfulness
Whether it is fleeting or chronic, we all experience anxiety in our lives. Sometimes we need to process through it and feel better, sometimes we need more structure and tools to add to our toolbox. The majority of my clients seek counseling to work through life's anxieties, and I offer support and help you find your own strength to move through the anxiety.
I believe that the experience of anxiety is one of disconnection; we have lost our connection to the ability to calm and make sense of life in all its glory and difficulty. I work with yoga, mindfulness, meditation, relaxation, and the processing of difficult experiences and emotions to mitigate the effects of anxiety.
Anxiety is currently the number one issue being treated by mental health professionals in the U.S., and I think that makes perfect sense. We live in an anxious culture! If you think you could use some help, you're on the right track -- we ALL need help with our anxiety. I can offer support, tools and empathy along the way to you feeling better.
You are NOT your anxiety. Breath, calm, question, focus. I can help find the triggers to anxiety in order to help you cope with the reasons (and it may be a good one!) it exists.
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.
I have cooperatively created, with my clients, successful individualized exposure procedures for those who struggled with anxiety, specifically social anxiety and PTSD.
Through trainings and professional experience, I have a number of techniques to help clients learn relaxation, mindfulness exercises, and gain a greater understanding of what promotes their anxiety.
Most of my clients, especially adolescent and young adults, are challenged by anxious thoughts and feelings. Increasing self-awareness is the first step. Together, we figure out how to identify anxiety before it escalates. We practice cognitive and mindfulness techniques to apply during difficult times. Learning these tools is invaluable for the constant changes that life brings.
Anxiety can be overwhelming and impacts all areas of a person's life. It takes courage to seek help and make changes, yet finding out where to begin can be overwhelming. I will work with you at your pace to help you identify and reconnect with the things most important to you, while also supporting you in letting go of whatever may be getting in the way of feeling better.
Using mindfulness , acceptance and commitment therapy, EMDR to treat anxiety
Besides treating anxiety in general, I have a unique perspective on performance anxiety for musicians and other public presenters having had a career as a professional musician.
Anxiety disorders are marked by excessive worries, fear and even dread. If you suffer with these fears and worries, I will help you to ground yourself so that you can gain a new perspective and distance from the immediacy of your present concerns. We’ll also work together to help you learn how to comfortably self-regulate and self-soothe when you are feeling distressed.
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.
In today's world, it appears that most of us embody some level of anxiety. It's become almost a 'new normal' with all we have to deal with! I'll help you get grounded in your body, teach you how to work with less-helpful thought patterns, and learn to determine your own anxiety level on a day-to-day basis.
Anxiety is a normal reaction to threatening situations, the unknown, and upcoming events. A certain amount of anxiety actually helps us prepare and perform better! However, for many people, the anxiety response is heightened and interferes with life. Worry becomes excessive and it can feel as if everything is a threat. If this sounds like you, contact me today to discuss strategies to help!
My specialty is helping children experiencing anxiety. This ranges from separation anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, specific phobias, school avoidance, and post trauma recovery.
Some level of anxiety is to be expected with life- especially around major life events. When anxiety starts to impact our daily lives- leading to things like loss of sleep, a short temper or bad habits- it can be beneficial to have tools and techniques to manage your day. I help clients develop these skills to reduce stress in the short term and look at the root causes to reduce anxiety overall.
I use CBT and solution focused therapy to help with emotion regulation, persistent worry, fear and apprehension.
I have worked with people in my support groups who suffer from anxiety. In addition, I have had to learn to anxiety when it comes up for me.
Anxiety can feel overwhelming and take away your ability to experience joy and freedom. Many times anxiety is a result of trauma (ongoing or specific event) that you\'ve survived, but your body remains stuck in feeling threatened. Anxiety is not just in your head- it\'s important to be able to build a sense of safety in your body, and we can do this together at a pace you are comfortable with.
Anxiety is nearly ubiquitous in navigating the complexities of everyday life. A small degree of anxiety can be motivating while too much anxiety is incapacitating. Anxiety also takes up a great deal of energy. The goal of treatment is to contain the anxiety, and use the energy from it in the service of creating new momentum.
Anxiety is one of the worst experiences we have. It can take us hostage and cause us to shut down or to act impulsively. As we work together you will learn to change your relationship to anxiety, it may never completely go away, but it doesn't have to control your life.
It is no wonder so many individuals suffer from anxiety. We live in a society that is constantly promoting fear. Together we will work to acknowledge and demystify the anxious mind, find stability and coping through grounding, behavioral and mindfulness exercises, and move towards valued action and balance.
The body let's us know how it's doing through feelings of anxiety, fear, and panic. By learning how to attend to and care for these feelings, we can re-pattern how we respond to the circumstances of our life, which are often unpredictable. Empathy and body attunement are the tools we use here.
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.
Mindfulness meditation practices help us to become more aware of emotional intelligence in the present moment and allow us to be less involved in dwelling on past trauma or future worries, even as we become able to make plans for our lives more clearly.
Sometimes anxiety can seem overwhelming, unbearable, and even terrifying. We help people understand what triggers anxiety episodes and help you learn new skills for coping and healing. In addition to individual counseling, my practice offers an anxiety support group. You don't need to be alone in your anxiety recovery any longer.