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 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 one of the worst experiences we have. It can take 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.

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

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!

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.

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 is the #1 issue that I treat. Common ways that anxiety manifests is through worry, panic, sleep problems, social anxiety, and other fears. My approach is two-fold: 1) help you to develop anxiety reduction skills; and 2) identify and address the underlying issue at the source of the anxiety, which is commonly some type of trauma (see www.ross-cohen.com for more info on trauma & anxiety).

If you are struggling with feelings of anxiety, panic attacks, or stress that feels unmanageable, counseling can provide an opportunity to not only learn new ways of coping and managing the anxiety and stress, but also offers you a space to gain insight into patterns that are keeping you stuck, and ultimately, bring healing and wholeness to yourself.

There are tons of reasons to experience anxiety in the world we live. Anxious feelings and the struggles it creates is a central part of my practice. I work with you to become more grounded and calm in the hectic world we live. I blend narrative therapy, mindfulness practice, and cognitive behavioral therapy techniques, to reduce levels of anxiety.

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.

My background in mindfulness gives me a unique view of how anxiety is stored in the body. Good therapy actually changes the way that your nervous system processes stress. My clients report that over time, they feel more confident and more able to ride with life’s ups and down that were previously challenging. As a result, they find more enjoyment in their relationships and daily life activities.

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.

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.

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.

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.

I have extensive experience in treating anxiety challenges in all the associated presentations, such as Post-traumatic Stress Disorder, social phobia, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, abuse, and impulse control.

I use an approach that builds insight into the causes of anxiety, provides coping mechanisms for managing that anxiety, and support for the challenges involved.

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

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.

I have worked with people in my support groups who suffer from anxiety. In addition, I have had to learn to anxiety when it comes up for me.

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.

I am experienced working with individuals, children, and families on anxiety. Anxiety can take many forms, and effects everyone in different ways. Anxiety can be overwhelming and debilitating. I offer a non-judgmental space where we can work together to address anxiety, and develop tools to help. I am a warm, competent, energetic practitioner and will work to help you feel at ease.

Anxiety is a normal part of life - until it becomes so overwhelming, until it becomes so overwhelming that it shuts us down. I use cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical therapy and mindfulness techniques which have been shown to effectively lessen or eliminate extreme anxiety symptoms.

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.

CBT, exposure therapy, EFT training

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.

Feeling overwhelmed robs us of perspective and peace. Burnout can make us feel powerless to create change in our lives. We have more agency in our lives than we know, let\'s work together to feel that certainty again.

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.

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.

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).

Living with constant anxiety can have detrimental effects on a person\'s emotional, spiritual, and physical health. Through a combination of behavioral and mindfulness exercises, the client can learn how to manage their levels of distress caused by anxiety.

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.

Life can be overwhelming , panicky and constricting at times due to our past, 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 a normal human emotion that we all experience. If anxiety is severe it can impact your physical and mental health, and the health of your relationships. We can explore your anxiety, how it relates to your sense of self, and work on coping skills to manage and reduce its affect on your life.

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.

The 21st century seems to be the age of anxiety. There is so much change happening all of the time. We are more aware than ever of the precarious state of the world and of our own human condition. Anxiety can be a useful tool or it can get out of control and be debilitating. I teach people to acknowledge and make sense of their anxiety while at the same time learn how to manage it effectively.

My specialty is helping children experiencing anxiety. This ranges from separation anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, specific phobias, school avoidance, and post trauma recovery.

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.

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.

With a strong background in mindfulness approaches to healing, I am well equipped to support individuals experiencing anxiety through talk therapy as well as somatic modalities to support self-awareness and self-regulation.

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 the unpleasant experience of excessive worry, fear, and stress that can interfere with daily activities and your ability to rest/relax. Anxiety can manifest in repetitive thoughts and acute physical symptoms, such as heart-racing and difficulty breathing. I have had success treating anxiety with a combination of relaxation, problem-solving, and graded exposure exercises.

Some level of anxiety is to be expected with life- especially around major life events. When anxiety starts to impact our daily lives- leading to things like loss of sleep, a short temper or bad habits- it can be beneficial to have tools and techniques to manage your day. I help clients develop these skills to reduce stress in the short term and look at the root causes to reduce anxiety overall.

Everyone experiences anxiety and for some it can become so severe that it interferes with the quality of life and functioning. Walt offers skills, support, and lifestyle planning and to manage panic attacks, social anxiety, and general anxiety.

Anxiety is often a chaotic experience, and I approach counseling from several angles in order to support a client's awareness and understanding of their own process. With emotional, physiological and experiential clarity, a client can begin to notice patterns and feel empowered to make choices about their own experience.

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.

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 result of a lack of personal 'integration.' Each of us is made up of many parts, emotions and thoughts, and these can become overwhelming, confusing, and conflicting. In therapy we work to make sense of the roots of your anxiety, as you learn to tolerate, manage, and alleviate some of that discomfort through finding a real sense of wholeness and clarity within your true self.

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.

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.

Life is always happening to us and it can feel overwhelming. We may want to get some control of things, but we can't so the anxiety escalates. I can help you reduce the symptoms, and develop an awareness about the anxiety so that gradually it softens and you can better live 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.

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.

Living with anxiety can be painful and exhausting. When we learn to live in harmony with our anxiety and approach it from a place of acceptance rather than fighting with it, we can enjoy a more balanced life and even experience the ways in which anxiety can serve our creative and productive instincts. We will soothe the anxiety by gaining self-awareness and embracing our anxious parts.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Anxiety is a normal reaction to threatening situations, the unknown, and upcoming events. A certain amount of anxiety actually helps us prepare and perform better! However, for many people, the anxiety response is heightened and interferes with life. Worry becomes excessive and it can feel as if everything is a threat. If this sounds like you, contact me today to discuss strategies to help!

Anxiety often stems from worries about the future or unknown experiences. I work with clients using a variety of methods including desensitization, thought record, somatic work, grounding, and mindfulness.

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/

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.

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