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

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.

A little anxiety keeps us safe; too much is crippling. What if you believed you could handle anything that came your way? How would that change the way you live your life? In therapy, we first explore what is driving your anxiety, then learn tools to manage it so that you can negotiate an often chaotic world with the inner peace that you desire.

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.

There are lots of things for kids to worry about. I help kids who are anxious or overwhelmed by the expectations that are placed on them academically, athletically and socially to achieve.

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.

I have many years of experience treating anxiety and stress successfully inter and intra-personally. I use both mindfulness practices as well as coaching interventions to tackle stress and anxiety in relationships to other people.

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

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.

I have training in evidence-based practices for addressing anxiety, including CBT, Mindfulness and Exposure therapies. I utilize interventions targeting the reduction and management of symptoms. I am knowledgeable in the biological stress response and mechanisms for interrupting and changing this response.

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.

Do you ever feel that you aren't doing enough, can't move fast enough and see something to worry about everywhere? These are often symptoms of anxiety, which can be treated, but the first step is reaching out. Please do.

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 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 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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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 have extensive training & experience helping people address & reduce generalized anxiety, social phobia, panic, trauma-related anxiety, existential anxiety, and more. I use various approaches and techniques depending on the person and the anxiety, including mindfulness, exposure techniques, challenging anxious thoughts, improving insight/awareness, processing experiences, & creating closure.

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.

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.

In a society that prizes individual strength, it can be hard to open up with others. Your therapist should be someone with whom you feel comfortable doing this hard work, and who genuinely cares about you and wants to help you succeed. My goal is to help you feel accepted and supported when talking about the issues that are closest to your heart.

I love helping clients face their anxieties and live a more satisfying life.

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.

Using tools and approaches from my special training in mindfulness and somatic-based approaches, I have supported many clients to gain the skills needed to reduce and even eliminate the overwhelming feeling of anxiety. To treat anxiety, I often draw specifically from proven techniques found in CBT, DBT, and Sensorimotor psychotherapy approaches, and will soon be learning EMDR.

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.

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.

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 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 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.

Anxiety can show up in a variety of ways: physically (eg. restlessness, fatigue), mentally (eg. racing thoughts, constant worry), and behaviorally (eg. avoiding places or activities, compulsions). Anxiety disorders manifest in characteristic ways that can often be addressed directly utilizing cognitive-behavioral methods of treatment without the need for medication.

Anxiety is a common issue but it can get so bad it becomes demobilizing. Let me come a long side of you and help you through this. Not every technique is going to work for you but I would love to help you find out what works best for your anxiety.

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 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.

Neurofeedback can help to balance the autonomic nervous system, leading to a calm and relaxed state of being.

As a practicum student, I worked primarily with issues of anxiety. I was able to research and practice treatment while in Graduate School.

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.

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.

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.

Many of the clients I see struggle with some form of anxiety. I work collaboratively with people to help them gain coping skills, confidence and understanding while offering a safe, inviting and non judgmental place to explore various anxiety related concerns. I believe our anxieties are communicating information to us and that my role is to support people in discovering this message.

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.

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.

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.

I can help you to feel less anxious and experience more security and self-confidence through a guided mindfulness based process

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.

How we handle and deal with anxiety determines our quality of life. Some people keep it at bay for a long time, but at some point we all benefit from staying with the tension and exploring what it has to offer.

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.

I have received advanced training in treating anxiety via hypnotherapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I often use spiritual models to address anxiety as well.

Anxiety can be debilitating, and my focus is to help explore what may be at the root of your anxiety symptoms and how to best help relieve these symptoms.

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.

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.

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.

Having worked with hundreds of pre-teens and teens over my career as a school counselor, I have an acute understanding of the anxiety experienced by many young people. I have advanced training from the Portland DBT institute and have read extensively about CBT and DBT interventions for anxiety.

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