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.

Local Experts in Anxiety

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 have extensive training in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for Depression, Anxiety, and PTSD. I am an Approved Clinical Supervisor and teach CBT to other therapists and interns.

Anxiety is contagious - really. It\'s the emotion that we are most likely to absorb without realizing it. So most of us have some degree of anxiety. I can help develop skills that are scientific and relatable, so anxiety isn\'t prevelant in your world. I\'m all about natural & skill based options to combat anxiety. I use my own skills and they work!

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.

CBT, exposure therapy, EFT training

Many adolescents struggle with anxiety. This can manifest as irritability, lashing out, diminished performance in school activities, and even social disconnection. I work with Teens to identify the source of anxiety and to learn effective coping skills to manage or resolve issues when they become triggered.

Anxiety can be experienced as fear, tension or irritability. Therapy can help you strategize how to conquer those fears, and approach life with a greater sense of calm and ease.

Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional by the Institute of Certified Anxiety Treatment Professionals

Anxiety is displayed differently for everyone. Sometimes it feels as if your thoughts cannot slow down, you become frustrated and irritable, or you cannot focus on anything else. I believe that together we can work to improve your ability to observe what is happening in the moment, slow your thoughts, and take the appropriate action, allowing you to feel in control again.

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

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.

Anxiety/stress/worry is something we all deal with in our lives. Some people struggle with chronic anxiety and others experience periods when anxiety becomes more intense and can be debilitating. I work extensively with clients on anxiety related concerns and utilize CBT, mindfulness and communication skills to help clients learn to live with their anxiety.

When anxiety takes over, the first thing to do is calm the body and breath, so that the brain can access it\'s higher functions (instead of being hijacked by our defensive responses). I can guide you to calm the body and the brain, so that we can then do effective work on the roots of your anxiety, without you feeling overwhelmed.

Occasional anxiety is a normal part of life- you might feel anxious when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or making an important decision. But anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear- the anxiety does not go away and can get worse over time. These feelings can interfere with daily activities such as job performance, school work, and relationships.

Anxiety can be a paralyzing feeling, riddled with symptoms of nausea, rapid heart beat, shallow breathing, racing thoughts, and/or excessive worry or fears. I work with individuals suffering of a variety of anxiety related issues including social anxiety, generalized anxiety, panic attacks and fears related to social places and encounters. See my page for additional information.

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 one of the worst experiences we have. It can hold 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.

Our brains have a big job: to protect us. Sometimes it makes the wrong interpretation and anxiety issues can lead to avoidance and other behavioral consequences. Learning how to offer a corrective experience for the brain and engaging in some 'brain training' is beneficial.

Anxiety is a general term for the several manifestations of experience that tend to produce nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These experiences can affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest somatically as symptoms and patterns in the body. Responding to ourselves amidst these types of difficulties can be challenging. MIndful, compassionate awareness and support can help!

Anxiety comes in many forms- keeping you up at night, stomach turning, emotions at the surface, needing to control your environment, feeling overwhelmed in the face of seemingly small challenges. I welcome your anxious energy into the room. I'm curious about the way it seeks to protect you and move you. I offer a contained space to let your anxiety finally be fully heard and calmed.

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 a symptom of uncertainty, experiencing the unknown, and the inability to quiet the \'noise\' that permeates our being. I believe in approaching anxiety with Mindfulness, desensitization, stream of consciousness to reveal what lies beneath the surface, and behavior modification.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

I completed specialized training through the International OCD Foundation in cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) in the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) and anxiety related disorders. I have provided treatment as a senior clinician at a treatment clinic specializing in anxiety disorders.

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.

I have a lot of experience helping people to successfully cope with mild to severe anxiety. People with anxiety often experience: Restlessness or feeling on edge, difficulty falling or staying asleep, intrusive thoughts, fear and panic, indecisiveness, difficulty concentrating, muscle tension, irritability

I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to decrease the symptoms, and improve functioning.

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 can be extremely disabling, especially long-term. It can isolate you from those you love and keep you from accessing the opportunities and safety you deserve. First, we'll assess your anxiety to understand what it means to you and how it can impact you on a daily basis. Over time we will learn ways to turn your anxiety into feelings of groundedness and excitement.

Over the past eight years I have been working with people struggling with challenging mood states, especially anxiety. It is a struggle that is close to my heart, and one that can be transformed. I have training and experience with evidence based practices. Together a blend of solution focused work and open ended self exploration can be leveraged to bring about change.

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.

Everything is frequency. Ideally, our minds and bodies are a harmonious place for us to reside in. However, for many of us, stress has become an energetic habitual pattern. Healing is the process of learning how to bring compassion to our suffering, and cultivating techniques for self-soothing, so we can calm and nurture ourselves in times of stress--thus lessening anxiety, distress, fear.

Anxiety and depression can lead us to feeling stuck, limited in our relationships, and at a loss for where to turn. In some circumstances, these conditions are influenced by a specific situation, and in other cases they are a component of our biology. Through mindfulness training and cognitive behavioral therapy, we will develop an effective, skills-based plan that will bring you peace and joy.

Generalized anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), social phobia, and health anxiety.

Is intense worry getting in your way some or most days? I specialize in helping people who suffer from a wide range of anxiety issues , from mild to severe--work through the underlying issues toward self regulation, connection, and a more fulfilled experience.

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.

Panic, Fears and Phobias, OCD, Social Anxiety/Phobia, Agoraphobia, some body image concerns, Health Anxiety, General Anxiety

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.

There are a variety of counseling techniques that are helpful in the treatment of anxiety symptoms. Mindfulness techniques are particularly effective as they allow for an increasing awareness of the external triggers and subsequent thought processes that lead to anxiety. Body-focused therapies are also proven to be effective in the treatment of anxiety.

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.

I have worked with clients for 5 years dealing with anxiety related issues. My training in specific skills (relaxation etc...) that will help people learn how to tolerate 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.

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.

I teach emotion-body/mental-pattern awareness, and what to do with that awareness. I use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, body centered psychotherapies and Yogic techniques to show you how to manage anxiety. I have practiced Kundalini Yoga for over 25 years and can teach you to make use of breathing techniques to calm the nervous system at will.

Anxiety can be very uncomfortable. It can be a barometer to let us know that something is out of balance, or something is wrong that we need to pay attention to. I can assist you in gleaning the wisdom from it, and developing relief and greater ease.

Anxiety is often associated with stress, which may infact be more closely associated with anticipation, fear, and cognitions, that is beliefs and notions that leads to believe the interpretations we have about ourselves, others and the situations we may find ourselves in. Unraveling what is real and what is not is our gaol to regain balance.

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.

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 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.

Anxiety can become very overwhelming at times in our lives. There are generally a number of reasons for this. I have a lot of experience helping my clients cope more effectively with anxiety. I focus on various skills to help reduce the intensity of these symptoms and hope to help my clients restore peace in their lives.

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.

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.

Using CBT and mindfulness techniques, I help clients find real solutions to manage anxiety.

Anxiety is sometimes unexplainable. It can color a person\'s entire experience in ways they may not fully understand. You will develop ways to manage and direct anxious energy that benefit instead of damage your experience in relationships, at work or anywhere else.

I have work with people in the midst of psychiatric crises, and my attentive, respectful and patient manner have enable me to help people in highly anxious states.

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