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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Anxiety is appearing to be an experience that all are having in this complex, ever changing world. Anxiety can be experienced with your thoughts and in your body. Therapy can aid in reducing the intensity of the anxiety and aid in coping in a way that feels better to you.

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.

You might be finding yourself feeling nervous and worrying more often than not. Anxiety can affect your thinking, your habits, your posture and your physical being. There is relief from anxiety and therapy with Heather can help. What would you rather be spending your energy on?

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.

Most of us have some degree of anxiety, so you’re not alone! For some it can be debilitating or take control of your mind. I work with my clients on processing situations both past and present that create anxiety and identify skills to shift mindsets, be more relaxed, and be more in charge of your own mind.

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.

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!

In our fast-paced, social-media-saturated, and achievement-driven society many adults and children struggle with anxiety. I am passionate about helping both children and adults find trust in their capacity to navigate life's challenges.

Anxiety and depression are at the highest level in our current fast-paced western lifestyle.I use mindfulness based therapies along with EMDR to create new and healthier neuropathways in clients suffering from anxiety and depression.

If you experience anxiety then you are familiar with the uncomfortable sensations (pounding heart, sweating, tingling, muscle tension), racing thoughts, constant worries, concentration difficulties, irritability towards others, and restlessness. There are different subtypes of anxiety, some of which include generalized, social, panic disorder, and various phobias.

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.

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.

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.

My private practice has focused on helping adults find the tools and the strength to manage the often overwhelming stress and anxiety that comes from the busy and demanding lives that we lead as well as anxiety that may be the result of loss, life transitions or stressful relationships.

I can help you build a toolbox of coping skills and strategies for managing anxiety. I draw from CBT, mindfulness and trauma therapy techniques in my work. Together we can also find ways to identify and work through the origins of your anxieties and insecurities so you can find peace and confidence in the present.

I offer many tools and strategies for multiple types of anxiety. I have training in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, as well as mindfulness and yoga methods that have been proven to be extremely effective in managing anxiety.

Methods of treatment used are evidence-based, supported by research, and by the American Psychological Association (APA). Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Exposure and Response Prevention are the most scientifically supported methods of treating anxiety, so are the main methods I use in working with clients.

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 worked with adolescents and adults dealing with anxiety throughout my career. I approach anxiety with a mixture of psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral approaches.

I can help you explore different parts of yourself, work with your negative internal critic, and learn to offer yourself compassion.

I have worked with many clients who struggle with anxiety and have successfully treated them by using a combination of CBT and EMDR. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is especially beneficial as it pertains to clients who have had trauma in their past that is related to their current anxiety.

Anxiety in children can look like tantrums, demanding behavior and meltdowns. Dealing with the root problem of anxiety can alleviate these otherwise baffling behaviors.

Whether due to stressors, life changes, or feeling overwhelmed by everyday life, anxiety can crop up in our lives in many ways and for some it can become debilitating. CBT is very effective for the many different manifestations of anxiety. I'm also trained and experienced in exposure therapy which is one of the primary evidence based treatments for certain types of anxiety disorders.

At the point you are seeking professional services for your anxiety, it is impacting your life in big ways. Anxiety can be your best friend and your worst enemy. Anxiety can help you complete seemingly insurmountable work loads. Anxiety can prevent you from engaging in your life. I help clients find peace through identifying triggers and effective coping strategies.

How do we find a way to sit with anxiety, when it makes us want to crawl out of our skins? But it's likely desperately trying to protect us on a core level. Can we find a way to have compassion for its desperate work? It can become an ally if we can listen!

We all experience anxiety to one degree or another! I offer methods of self soothing and regulation to help ease the load.

Anxiety is physically and emotionally debilitating and can leave you feeling like your well-being is at the mercy of chance. I treat individuals struggling with all types of anxiety issues. Using a blend of mindfulness and interpersonal neurobiology, I help clients identify triggers, find relief, and develop a stronger sense of inner strength and awareness.

Anxiety often creeps up on us and the effects of anxiety can be dramatic and devastating. We withdraw and limit our experiences with the hope of protecting ourselves and our lives become centered on avoiding exposure to anxiety. I work with clients to help them develop the skills to manage their anxiety and to feel confident in their ability to engage in new experiences in their lives.

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 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.

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 can be debilitating, whether we experience it more in the body or we experience it cognitively. By learning how much our brain is intertwined with our nervous system, we begin to understand the inner wisdom of the body. I can help you on this journey by working with you to become more acutely aware of changes in your body. \n

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.

Anxiety is one of the issues I treat most often in my practice. Through exploration of your story we can better understand the source the anxiety you experience so you can manage it rather than it getting in your way. We will also discuss what happens in your brain and body when anxiety rises, using this information to develop tools and techniques specific to your experience of anxiety.

Anxiety can be a real challenge in today\'s world with so many sources of information and perceived demands upon our time and mental energy. Learning to understand how we can manage the feelings that come along with stress and anxiety is essential to better living. Developing strategies to lessen the toll it takes on us and finding ways we can resolve it when we feel overwhelmed are key.

I often work with clients using EFT-based “empty chair” and/or “two-chair” techniques; these techniques are evidence-based and have demonstrated decrease in depression, anxiety, combating perfectionist tendencies, and improved ability to respond to self-criticism with self-compassion.

My work with clients involve exploring the underlying thoughts, feelings, and related experiences associated with anxiety as well as the body’s response to stress. I use evidence-based techniques to build skills and awareness around triggers and symptoms. We will learn techniques to calm the physical stress response and reshape the body’s response to triggering events

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.

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.

Anxiety is one of the most commonly experienced human emotions. However, if you are feeling worried more often than not, if reassurance and checking is no longer helping reduce anxiety, or you find yourself avoiding things that might cause anxiety, you may be experiencing symptoms of an anxiety disorder. Therapy can help you regain control of your life and put your anxiety back in it's place.

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 experience anxiety at some point in our lives. Anxiety can be a motivator to take action. It can also be debilitating, taking a toll emotionally and physically. I help clients work through their resistance to anxiety in order to embrace the discomfort and ultimately let it go.

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.

EMDR and Neurofeedback both provide a way for the nervous system to get out of fight/flight/freeze mode so that you can live from a calm and balanced body.

I have had training in evidence-based approaches to treating symptoms of anxiety. I have used these approaches for a number of years.

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.

Depression and anxiety is incredibly painful and affects most people in some way at some point in life. It can be sporadic or completely consuming. Together, we can work to identify the root and look for patterns that might unknowingly contribute to your anxiety and depression. I can help you develop effective skills to move forward enjoy life more fully again.

I use my background and training in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety to help patients understand their symptoms (the relationship between their anxious thoughts, feelings, and actions), manage their worry, and face their fears.

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