Are you experiencing worry or anxiety? Are your worries related to health concerns or the well-being of loved ones? Fears about sudden death or injury, panic about global events (like COVID-19) or natural disasters? Perhaps you are struggling to deal with stressful current events and issues in our society. And for some of you, worries about how you are interacting with others or are perceived in social situations can make it hard to be out in the world.
Anxiety is often accompanied by intense physical sensations like rapid heart beat, difficulty breathing, and nervousness. Symptoms may cause difficulties with sleeping and inability to do the things you used to do. Using evidence-based treatments for anxiety, I can help you cope with your symptoms and assist you in your return to normal functioning. But even more, I can help you to understand the importance of your thoughts and feelings so that you can live your life intentionally and with awareness.
Cognitive Behavioral Therapies are very effective in treating anxiety disorders. These treatments focus on helping you to change the way you are thinking, the way you are feeling or reacting, and how to take action in reducing your anxiety.
Depending on your individual experience with anxiety, we might focus on behaviors by coming into contact - repeatedly and consistently- with something that creates angst so that you can learn to tolerate, and ultimately experience it differently.
We might also use Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). This treatment helps you learn to create a different relationship to your anxious thoughts, create compassion for your self and needs, and examine how your actions and choices are consistent with what you value.
Services are available for worry, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and panic attacks.