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 can be a crippling disorder. I help educate my client on anxiety and also teach tools to better manage their anxiety.l

For some folks anxiety may be debilitating and get in the way of living a fulfilling life. I think of anxiety as one of the greatest teachers we can listen to in the therapy room. Anxiety can signal a perceived threat or that your internal experience needs to be heard. Healing anxiety involves curiosity, compassion, deep listening, and coping skills to get you through the most difficult moments.

Panic, Fears and Phobias, OCD, Social Anxiety/Phobia, Agoraphobia, some body image concerns, Health Anxiety, General Anxiety

Anxiety can be a paralyzing feeling, riddled with symptoms of nausea, rapid heart beat, shallow breathing, racing thoughts, and/or excessive worry or fears. I work with individuals suffering of a variety of anxiety related issues including social anxiety, generalized anxiety, panic attacks and fears related to social places and encounters. See my page for additional information.

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

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.

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.

We\'ll explore the elements that contribute to your anxiety and how to address each area. From deep conscious breathing to drum journey exploration we\'ll work to discover hidden elements for understanding and revision.

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 theoretical orientation I was trained in focused heavily on the causes and treatment of anxiety. In addition to my undergraduate and graduate training, I have had over 9 years experience diagnosing and treating individuals with various types of anxiety diagnoses.

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.

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 have worked with clients for 5 years dealing with anxiety related issues. My training in specific skills (relaxation etc...) that will help people learn how to tolerate anxiety.

I utilize Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to decrease the symptoms, and improve functioning.

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.

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.

My experience using DBT (Dialectical Behavior Therapy) has made me skilled at the application of Mindfulness, Distraction, and Mood Regulation strategies to manage anxious ruminations, dissociation, concentration struggles, and ineffective or self-harming behaviors you may be engaging in to cope with fear or overwhelm.

Our work together will include using your body\'s natural resources (movement and breath) to address worry, panic, and spinning thoughts.

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.

I have worked with many different forms of anxiety such as phobias, social anxiety, health anxiety, generalized anxiety, performance anxiety, school/workplace anxiety, etc. Treating anxiety involves identifying feared situations, assessing and reframing unhelpful thinking patterns and beliefs, and slowly and carefully desensitizing you to your feared situations so they no longer control you.

Anxiety can be a normal reaction to change, an anticipated event or other life stressors. When anxiety escalates, however, it can become disruptive & unsettling, affecting our sleep, physical health, relationships and overall well-being. I use mindfulness and cognitive-behavioral techniques to help clients reduce anxiety and increase balance, while also exploring/resolving the underlying causes

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.

It is no wonder so many individuals suffer from anxiety. We live in a society that is constantly promoting fear. Together we will work to acknowledge and demystify the anxious mind, find stability and coping through grounding, behavioral and mindfulness exercises, and move towards valued action and balance.

Occasional anxiety is a normal part of life- you might feel anxious when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or making an important decision. But anxiety disorders involve more than temporary worry or fear- the anxiety does not go away and can get worse over time. These feelings can interfere with daily activities such as job performance, school work, and relationships.

I utilize a multifaceted approach to the treatment of anxiety incorporating mindfullness, CBT and DBT techniques as well as mini meditation.

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.

Anxiety issues are very common and can include panic attacks, obsessive thinking, compulsive behaviors, constant worrying, and irrational fears. Anxiety often goes hand in hand with depression. I work with people with all of these struggles and any other anxiety issues.

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 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!

Over the past eight years I have been working with people struggling with challenging mood states, especially anxiety. It is a struggle that is close to my heart, and one that can be transformed. I have training and experience with evidence based practices. Together a blend of solution focused work and open ended self exploration can be leveraged to bring about change.

My unique professional experience with nature-based therapy and Cross-Cutural Music and Sound Healing offers helpful alternatives to conventional approaches. Treating anxiety is about cultivating safety in your body and mind. I will show you how to develop a loving, supportive relationship with your self.

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.

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

Anxiety can take many forms, what is consistent across the board is the discomfort of anxiety. In addition to talk therapy I introduce people to the aplha stim machine. Through micro current waves the brain moves from agitated state to a more relaxed brain wave...the alpha wave. Helpful anxiety, depression and sleep issues.

Anxiety can be very uncomfortable. It can be a barometer to let us know that something is out of balance, or something is 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 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.

We are all wired to sense threats to safety and survival. Being constantly on-guard, though, is exhausting both physically and emotionally and we long to feel safe and to thrive. I work with clients to understand and befriend this adaptive response, calm the chronic or traumatic distress, and build emotional resilience in the safety of the client-therapist relationship.

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 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

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 use Biofeedback to help you learn simple, effective tools to manage and decrease anxiety. Combined with looking for the root cause of anxiety, having tools to use in daily life can be life-changing.

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.

I’m trained in Cognitive Behavior Therapy which empowers individuals to choose healthy pathways for coping with anxiety. I have extensive experience as a therapist working with clients to find coping skills to overcome depressive symptoms. I specialize in addressing emotional pain, distress, depression, anxiety, coping with stress and adjustment, family conflict, PTSD and Anxiety Disorders.

I have significant training in Psychodynamic combined with some Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as they pertain to a range of anxiety disorders. More recently I am adding educational experiences in Mindfulness work and integrating it into my work in treating Anxiety.

Serving those who struggle with anxious thoughts and feelings. Providing a mindfulness-based anxiety treatment.

Sometimes life can be overwhelming. I help clients learn tools to cope with feelings of panic, anxiety and stress. I believe using food, mindfulness and cognitive techniques can be helpful in conquering anxiety.

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.

Anxiety is sometimes unexplainable. It can color a person\'s entire experience in ways they may not fully understand. You will develop ways to manage and direct anxious energy that benefit instead of damage your experience in relationships, at work or anywhere else.

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.

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.

Anxiety is a common problem, and I have helped many clients decrease their symptoms as well as increase coping skills.

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.

There are a variety of counseling techniques that are helpful in the treatment of anxiety symptoms. Mindfulness techniques are particularly effective as they allow for an increasing awareness of the external triggers and subsequent thought processes that lead to anxiety. Body-focused therapies are also proven to be effective in the treatment of anxiety.

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.

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