Therapy for Anxiety
Imagine going a day without feeling anxious...
Anxiety Disorders I Treat:
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder & Family Accommodation *see more here*
How can you enjoy your time with family when your brain is yelling at you to Google if that funny feeling means you're dying? How can you show up for a friend outing when you're terrified the setting will trigger a panic attack? How can you connect with your partner when you're incredibly dizzy and nauseous? And how can you be fully present in the job you love when your thoughts are moving so fast (or slow) you can't possibly focus?
In today's world, the word "anxiety" is flippantly thrown around, but in reality, anxiety can feel like a vice around your neck, stripping the life out of living. It often shows up in countless physical symptoms, from chest pain to dizziness, to racing thoughts. It makes you want to escape, freeze, and lash out all at the same time, and when anxiety is high, quality of life is almost always low.
In anxiety treatment, we first identify your symptoms, and then explore together what the underlying causes of your anxiety are. For some, there may be genetics at play, or a past negative experience. For others, their relationship and/or workplace is the main cause of their distress. Then, we will use a combination of evidence-based treatment strategies (treatments proven effective by research) to reduce anxiety and increase values-based living. These usually involve coping skills, emotional processing, reengaging with avoided behaviors, and diffusing the potency of thoughts.
I truly mean it when I say anxiety levels can drastically improve. I have seen it time and again amongst countless circumstances (yes, even if it's genetic for you). If anxiety is causing you to struggle to engage with your life, reach out today for a consultation and/or appointment.
Leaning into values
Increasing Tolerance of the Uncomfortable
Family of origin work
Decreased overall anxiety levels
Decreased physical symptoms of anxiety
Reengaging with activities you love
Increased mental head space
Improved ability to process emotions