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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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 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 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.

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

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

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.

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.

I have been working with students and clients to help them overcome anxiety since 2003. I utilize two pronged approach to treating anxiety, first by teaching my clients skills and techniques such as mindfulness practice to help them cope with and reduce anxiety. Second, I work with clients to uncover the root causes of anxiety and help them process those causes in our therapeutic sessions.

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 have extensive experience with anxiety disorders, chronic worry, and panic attacks. As someone who had her first panic attack at age 14, I can not only empathize with people who struggle with anxiety, but have learned many amazing tips and tricks along the way in my own journey towards health!

Anxiety is often a complex mix of biological and psychological issues. There are ways to decrease your symptoms and deal with underlying issues.

I have experience helping clients reduce and manage symptoms of anxiety. I use mindfulness techniques, teach body-awareness skills, and encourage the exploration of personal sense of meaning/purpose/direction to treat anxiety. I also offer individualized therapeutic Yoga sessions to compliment our work in counseling, empowering you with skills to calm your mind & body on a daily basis.

In working with individuals suffering from anxiety I have found that it is an inability to properly identify and manage the body's emotional experience that leads to the distress. I utilize emotion focused therapy to identify the negative emotional experience and together with the client develop healthier coping strategies to deal with that emotion.

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 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.

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 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 is that buzzing bee in your chest that keeps you from moving forward, or stops you from getting out of your worn path. I engage with you to explore and practice new ways of responding to anxiety-inducing situations.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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.

Anxiety can become very overwhelming at times in our lives. There can be a number of reasons like fear of unknown, frustration, feeling 'stuck', anger, etc that may be the reason for anxiety. I focus on various skills to help reduce the intensity of these symptoms and hope to help you restore peace in your lives.

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 helped many clients learn new skills to cope with symptoms of anxiety, and to understand how their anxiety developed.

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.

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.

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 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.

Five years' experience supporting clients with clinically lowering their anxiety levels through CBT, Mindfulness, dream work, and movement.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

I have worked successfully with both children and adults whose anxiety gets in their way on a day to day basis. I utilize a variety of approaches including CBT, meditation, and other practical tools that can be incorporated into daily life. Please see this article I wrote about helping kids tame worry: http://practicalparentingpdx.com/helping-kids-tame-worry/

I support clients to alleviate anxiety by gently supporting them in expanding their self-awareness and working together to problem solve.

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.

We'll work together to find your strengths and coping skills and then use a combination of mindfulness-based practices and cognitive therapy to reduce anxiety.

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

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

When anxiety presents itself, the impact can be devastating. In our work together, there is time and space to explore how anxiety presents itself in the mind and body, and how anxiety is affecting daily living, relationships, and overall well- being. We will look at ways to understand and cope with anxiety. We will also work on resourcing, or ways in which to strengthen in the face of stressors.

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.

Part of the Existential philosophy that guides my practice is the acceptance that Anxiety is a part of being human. Awareness that our time is limited, and ultimately we alone are responsible with what we do with our lives, creates a natural anxiety. When this anxiety rises to a distressing level, therapy helps to recalibrate, and transform that energy into fuel for a self-directed life.

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.

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

I have cooperatively created, with my clients, successful individualized exposure procedures for those who struggled with anxiety, specifically social anxiety and PTSD.

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.

I help people struggling with worry, excessive stress and major life transitions. We\'ll work together to help you feel more in control and hopeful about the challenging aspects of your life.

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.

Introducing the ability to access a calmer space, if only momentarily at first, teaches the brain and the individual that it is possible FOR THEM! Once an individual can begin to notice the content of calm and the content of anxiety, they can begin to find hope and then true success to returning to a calmer, centered state.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

Anxiety can be seen as a passion or a hindrance, depending on the given day. I invite clients to get curious about what is driving the anxiety, as sometimes there is depression right underneath wanting to be heard. Sometimes, clients pick up on other peoples\' anxiety and this might mean supporting them with their personal boundaries and wellbeing.

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 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.

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