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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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 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.
We all experience anxiety to one degree or another! I offer methods of self soothing and regulation to help ease the load.
I believe that the experience of anxiety is one of disconnection; we have lost our connection to the ability to calm and make sense of life in all its glory and difficulty. I work with yoga, mindfulness, meditation, relaxation, and the processing of difficult experiences and emotions to mitigate the effects of anxiety.
Worrying does not empty today of its troubles, it empties tomorrow of its strengths. We can work on ways you can grab control of the wheel, and not let anxiety do the driving anymore!
I specialize in treating Anxiety Disorders utilizing CBT. Anxiety is a challenging part of life that affects most people at some point. In my experience, anxious thoughts can multiply and start a downward spiral that affects self esteem, confidence, and self worth. Becoming aware of these thoughts and finding where you can stop the spiral can greatly impact the power anxiety has over your life.
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.
Having suffered for a long time with anxiety/panic attacks, I know very well how debilitating it can be; whether it shows up as a panic attack or just a general ongoing feeling of anxiety. Using trance and guided meditation, we can restructure and actually remove these very old thought patterns which have been lodged into place for so long.
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.
I can help you to feel less anxious and experience more security and self-confidence through a guided mindfulness based process
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.
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.
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 isn\'t always tightness in your chest or a panic attack. Sometimes it is thoughts you can\'t seem to slow down, shutting down in social situations, or becoming irritable with others. No matter what anxiety looks like for you, we can work together to increase your ability to observe what is happening and slow your thoughts, allowing you to feel in control again.
I have cooperatively created, with my clients, successful individualized exposure procedures for those who struggled with anxiety, specifically social anxiety and PTSD.
IDENTITY + STRESS You're not where you thought you be at this point in life. And you aren't sure who you are anymore. You are stuck and ready for a change. I help people who are searching for their sense of self, who are feeling worried, unsure, and stressed.
An activated Nervous System can make satisfying engagement with others nearly impossible. My anxiety clients come from family backgrounds they say were \'fine,\' \'happy,\' or \'normal.\' These terms often overlook the emotional dependency of children. Neglect of this subtle type can create relational anxiety. Somatic, attachment work can make connecting easier.
Anxiety is a part of us that needs our attention and compassion in order to be tamed. My own anxiety has led me to seek healing in various forms. Beautiful trees remain to be my source of grounding and comfort. Praise nature! Practice mindfulness.
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.
Anxiety can interfere with daily life, causing you to feel so nervous that you don’t follow through on plans or do what you want to. Anxiety often manifests in the body as an upset feeling in your stomach, tense muscles or a rapid heart rate. FHT is a process that allows you to connect to your body and soothe your fears and anxieties.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Worrying has been described as using your creativity to imagine a future you do not want. Let's redirect that valuable creative energy and use it to help you feel calmer, safer, and more fulfilled. We'll also identify your other strengths and gifts and see how they can help you find peace and move through life's challenges.
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 and worry can be a barometer to let us know that something is out of balance or 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 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.
Using mindfulness , acceptance and commitment therapy, EMDR to treat anxiety
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.
Although anxiety is a debilitating condition, research has uncovered powerful and relatively quick interventions for reducing symptoms of GAD, social anxiety, panic disorder, phobias, and PTSD. Namely, we practice cognitive behavioral therapies for anxiety including exposure-based therapies (e.g. graded exposure, prolonged exposure, interoceptive exposure).
Much of my training in my pre-doctoral and post-doctoral internship experiences related to working effectively with anxiety. Many of my clients report significant progress from the work we do together in this domain.
I have experienced anxiety myself over the years and I have worked with numerous teenagers and adults who have struggled with different kinds of anxiety. I help clients identify the cause(s) of the anxiety and use different approaches when working with them to form a treatment plan.
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.
CBT, exposure therapy, EFT training
Panic, Fears and Phobias, OCD, Social Anxiety/Phobia, Agoraphobia, some body image concerns, Health Anxiety, General Anxiety
Anxiety is an issue of excessive worry about the future. That being said, i help clients with changing their internal narrative from worry to acceptance.
For over ten years I have worked with clients and anxiety. Some with only a single phobia to others with severe trauma (PTSD). I have had great success with school-aged children and teens with separation anxiety and general anxiety.
I specialize in working with people who are experiencing anxiety-based disorders (generalized anxiety, social anxiety, panic attacks, phobias). I assist clients in developing a deeper sense of meaning through the investigation of patterns of suffering. Stop feeling paralyzed in your thinking and your life, break free from constantly second guessing yourself and learn what it takes to trust others.
Life can be overwhelming , panicky and constricting at times due to our past and present circumstances and fear about the future. I will work with you to learn ways to let yourself return to calm and find productive ways to continue living your life.
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.
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.
CACREP accredited program and institution delved into this education.
I added anxiety as a specialty about 5 years ago and have become skilled at helping those with anxiety. I understand the way an anxious mind works and have tools and techniques that can help you change your thinking patterns so you\'re less anxious.
Anxiety is a common problem, and I have helped many clients decrease their symptoms as well as increase coping skills.
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.
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 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.
Many of us come to counseling with some sort of an issue like anxiety, depression, or low self esteem. I believe that these \'issues\' are actually pathways inward to wholeness and freedom. Anxiety is life force energy that is stuck, obstructed or unchanneled. The more we clear fear, resistance and doubt from our systems, the more usefully our life force energy will flow.
An overly activated nervous system can be a result of trauma, which can manifest in anxiety symptoms. Learning how to better regulate on a somatic level can help clients manage anxious thoughts and feelings.
Anxiety is a symptom of the sympathetic nervous system consistently over-shooting it\'s natural capacity or threshold, which drives us into overwhelm. I work with clients who suffer from anxiety through a somatic lens that supports \'coming down\' or deactivating from this overwhelm through strategic use of attention, the reappropriation of the fight and flight responses, normalization and education.
Anxiety serves as a protective factor that warns of possible danger. However, when experienced excessively, anxiety is frequently devastating/debilitating. Fortunately, several effective modalities can provide relief. My therapeutic approach aims to help people gain mind-body awareness, employ coping skills, and bolster their self-concept by utilizing ACT, CBT, and compassion focused therapy.
Trained in mindfulness approaches to anxiety.
Always worrying about something in your life? Finances, kids, relationships, work etc... and can’t stop thinking about it? I will give you techniques to help alleviate those thoughts.
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 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.