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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As we embark on our path, things come up and get in the way of our ability to tap into our internal joy. I help clients in managing their anxiety through elements of CBT, mindfulness, feasible goal setting and accountability.

In treating anxiety, I conceptualize it on two levels. The first level is how to address the discomfort of acute anxiety in the moment. So for example, when anxiety gets bad what are things I can do in the moment to cope with it. The second level involves exploring the cause. Getting down to the core of what is driving the anxiety can help to alleviate it on a deeper level.

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.

I use a variety of modalities for Anxiety and Depression with children and adults including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Yoga Calm and Clinical Hypnosis.

I utilize a Mindfulness based approach to treating and understanding anxiety. Anxiety presents different for everyone and there is no one cause. Together we will work to understand underlying causes, discover coping strategies that work for you and ultimately helping you to take back your life so you are no longer being controlled by anxiety.

Whether you are Highly Sensitive and suffer from overstimulation and overwhelm or have extreme anxiety that leads to panic attacks, I can help you recover and return your nervous system to its natural, calm state.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Anxiety can be healthy when it is at a normal level. However, there are times when anxiety becomes overwhelming and affects our quality of life. I help my clients utilize various skills to reduce their anxiety to a healthy level and achieve a greater measure of peace in their lives.

I have extensive experience in treating anxiety challenges in all the associated presentations, such as Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, social phobia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, abuse, and impulse control.

Toxic anxiety is when you feel anxiety even if there is no perceived threat. It disrupts your life, and creates isolation. It creates physical reactions (i.e. heart palpitations, tight throat, nausea, etc.), psychological reactions (i.e. impending doom, feeling out of control, difficulty concentrating, agitation), and behavioral reactions (i.e. perfectionism, mild paranoia)

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 plague our lives, making it difficult to function. I specialize in connecting with the parts of ourselves that are living in conscious or unconscious fear, bringing care and compassion to these parts.

I specialize in social anxiety and phobia. I use a narrative and mindfulness approach to normalize and limit fears of social engagement.

Anxiety is a natural part of life but can feel overwhelming to cope with at times. I help create a safe space to explore the root of current anxieties and make a plan to transform them into strengths.

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.

Through the utilization of techniques grounded in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Mindfulness practice, my goal is to create a safe space to explore my clients anxiety and triggers. With awareness and specific techniques aimed at symptom reduction, you can resume a life that you can enjoy and truly experience.

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.

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!

I have a lot of experience and success in helping individuals who experience regular anxiety, worry, a sense of panic and distress. I often focus on effective coping skills to gain better control over anxiety and supporting small steps toward what my clients value the most in life.

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 work with anxiety using Gestalt and Sensorimotor Therapy. I work to understand the nervous system (hyperarousal, hypoarousal), personality, family and personal history, needs, wants, and potential courses of action.

I incorporate a mindfulness-based approach to working with anxiety, working to help others change their relationship to their own anxious thoughts. Mindfulness can help us focus on the present moment rather than on feelings of worry or panic, meaning anxious thoughts become temporary, and are no longer viewed as reflections of reality.

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.

Many of us experience anxiety to a disruptive level at some point in our lives. And, you can control it. I provide skills and tools on how to cope and reduce anxiety. Through my education, experience, and passion, many clients have found relief and gained a greater sense of self control.

I often work with clients experiencing anxiety. Anxiety often involves focusing on future worries, and I use mindfulness exercises to allow you to stay present with your feelings.

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.

I have extensive training and experience in proving CBT for anxiety, as well as training interns/fellows/residents in these approaches.In particular, I enjoy encouraging my clients to approach their fears in treating specific phobias, social anxiety, and panic disorder.

Anxiety has become a common condition for many children in today's fast paced world. Anxiety, like many disorders, occurs in degrees. I have been helpful to parents in the assessment process for anxiety, working with children with anxiety disorder, and making referrals for parents if I believe the child's condition warrants further assessment or possibly medication.

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.

Anxiety and fear are essential to human survival. They can motivate us to pursue important goals and to respond protectively to danger (e.g., fight, flight, or freeze). Anxiety and our accompanying stress response can also become a threat to our health and functioning when, chronic and excessive. I have helped thousands of groups and individuals to manage anxiety and panic, more effectively.

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.

Anxiety can be a response a daily stressor or can be rooted in past traumas. For some, it can feel like they have been struggling with symptoms for most of their lives and for others it may be intermittent. With the right support and guidance you can learn to access the internal resources needed to step back, change our perception of a situation and experience life with less stress and more ease.\n

Anxiety can be a normal coping mechanism to help people deal with a variety of stressors. However, if anxiety becomes excessive and/or interferes with your daily functioning, you may need to see a therapist. Therapy can provide you the tools and insights to deal with anxiety. EMDR, mindfulness- based therapy, and cognitive-behavioral therapy are all useful practices that I use to treat anxiety.

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.

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.

Everyone experiences anxiety at some point, but for some the anxiety is so frequent or intense that it interferes with their lives or even triggers panic attacks. I collaborate with my clients on the development of skills to reduce the frequency or intensity of the anxious feelings, to tolerate the anxiety when it does occur, and to practice habits that reduce stress and improve mental health.

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.

I use an approach that builds insight into the causes of anxiety, provides coping mechanisms for managing that anxiety, and support for the challenges involved.

I have worked extensively with adults and adolescents dealing with anxiety in individual and family settings. I also have certificate training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, which is a principal evidenced based approach for treating anxiety.

Anxiety can overwhelm people emotionally and physically. Response to life situations with less and increasingly less anxiety is an individual learning process. I help people develop strategies to approach and support that process.

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.

Do you have difficulty sleeping, focusing, or managing anxious thoughts? Anxiety does not have to run your life. I can help you identify patterns of feeling, thought, and belief that trigger anxiety, develop strategies to lower anxiety, and begin to heal root causes of this challenge.

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.

Living with anxiety can be painful and exhausting. When we learn to live in harmony with our anxiety and approach it from a place of acceptance rather than fighting with it, we can enjoy a more balanced life and even experience the ways in which anxiety can serve our creative and productive instincts. We will soothe the anxiety by gaining self-awareness and embracing our anxious parts.

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.

Anxiety is the body's way of signaling to us that signaling to us that something is wrong--unsafe, or out of balance--and my hope is to help you become curious and compassionate about what your anxiety is trying to tell you as you learn how to cope with, and bring healing and rest to yourself.

If you suffer from general anxiety, social anxiety, or other anxiety, I can help through the use of mindfulness practices and assisting you in uncovering the root causes of the stress. As society becomes more fast paced, social media takes our attention, or our children become time-pressured, training the mind to respond in a way that effectively calms during stressful moments becomes essential.

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.

When we experience anxiety, it can feel like our nervous system is on chronic 'high alert.' This can be frustrating, exhausting, and disruptive. Using mindfulness, self-soothing techniques, breathing exercises, and deep exploration, we will get to the root of anxiety so you can calm and soothe your nervous system and fully enjoy your life.

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.

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.

Many children and adolescents experience worry around pressures of school and growing up. I assist them in learning to connect and calm their body to decrease anxiety.

Using mindfulness , acceptance and commitment therapy, EMDR to treat anxiety

I treat anxiety on a number of levels. I often find that anxiety and anxious rumination comes from an underlying traumatic wound, or attachment wound (a rupture in family relationships during childhood). I offer immediate techniques to manage the symptoms of anxiety, while also working to shift their causes: fundamental patterns of self-concept, self-talk, self-sabotaging behaviors.

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.

Anxiety is overwhelming, debilitating, and paralyzing. I have dealt with it for years and know how much havoc it can cause. I can help you remove this fearful grip and begin to see yourself and life in a new refreshing way. Through my compassionate work, I will come alongside you on this journey as we will work together to uncover the messages and thought patterns that restrict your living.

In my experience working with clients, anxiety is a very common challenge for many. It hijacks the brain and can really inhibit living life fully. Fortunately, there are many ways I can help a person develop skills and ways to manage and decrease their anxiety

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.

My doctoral training is in existential philosophy, which focuses on understanding anxiety as a central experience of the human condition. I also have 400 hours of training and thousands of hours of practice in Vipassana meditation, a technique devoted to understanding and managing anxiety.

Anxiety has many forms, but at its core it is a fear of what could happen. I use a variety of tools and information from evidence-based therapies and research to help people manage their anxiety by focusing on what they truly value rather than on what they fear. I also help cultivate a belief that each person will be able to manage whatever does happen in their lives.

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.

I specialize in working with individuals experiencing anxiety, phobias or panic attacks. I also focus on working with individuals navigating post-trauma recovery and living with PTSD. I use tenets of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and other current trauma informed modalities to create an individually-tailored therapeutic approach for my clients.

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.

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.

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.

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