Anxiety and fear are completely natural responses to some type of perceived threat. It’s what helped our ancestors know to run away from large wild animals with sharp teeth. It’s even what helps make sure we prepare adequately for an important test or work project. However, for millions of people, the experience of anxiety goes from being helpful, to being completely counter-productive or even debilitating. Do you find yourself worrying for hours a day? Has it become difficult to fall or stay asleep because there is so much on your mind? Are you constantly feeling tense and on edge? If you can related to this experience, know that you are not alone in this struggle and that help is available! There are many different types of clinical Anxiety Related Disorders. Here are some of the ones I regularly work with:
- Social Anxiety
- Generalized Anxiety (Pervasive Worry)
- Post Traumatic Stress
- Phobias (Intense fear of something in particular)
Imagine being able to relax and experiencing a peacefulness even on those stressful days. You can learn how to calm your mind, and place your energy in the things most important to you. There are multiple evidence based treatments for these types of anxiety disorders that help to give individuals relief. It is important to get an individualized and thorough assessment as these disorders are know to “travel with” other conditions such as depression, eating disorders, substance use, and other anxiety disorders. When working with individuals living with anxiety disorders, I utilize various treatments tailored to the unique and specific needs of those individuals. I am trained in cognitive behavioral therapy, stress inoculation training, social skills training, relaxation training, and exposure. Call today for your free 20 minute consultation to find out if any of these treatments will help you break free from your anxiety!