Anxiety can ruin everything
Do you find yourself responding to anxiety in damaging ways?
You don’t have to feel this way: anxiety disorders are highly treatable
With the right therapist and the right approach, therapy for anxiety has the highest success rate of all mental health conditions.
I have been working with anxiety and panic for the last two decades. I have formulated a unique, integrative, evidence-based, cutting-edge approach to lessen the severity and duration of anxiety. In therapy, you can break free from the anxiety-avoidance cycle while gaining confidence, optimism, and balance.
Even high-performing professionals suffer from anxiety
“If they only knew,” thought Jared.
The longer his charade continued, the more sick he felt. He wasn’t the competent rock star the firm thought that they’d hired.
Yes, Jared got the work done – in fact, he seemed to handle ridiculously tight deadlines and aced all his presentations – but his insides were churning, his head throbbed. The rapid heartbeat wasn’t adrenalin – it was a panic attack that made him feel like he was suffocating. What he really wanted to do was bury himself deep under the covers and sleep for a week – yet he was lucky if he got two hours of deep sleep a night. Despite deep-seated exhaustion, worry kept him tossed and turning.
Do you need professional help to cope with anxiety?
Left untreated, anxiety disorders tend to persist and spiral. Each time you avoid a situation that makes you uncomfortable, you are training your mind to be more anxious the next time you encounter that trigger. Over time it becomes progressively more difficult to meet new people, travel, or speak up at a work meeting.
Are you trying to numb feelings of anxiety by self-medicating with alcohol or substance abuse? Are you binge eating or binge watching to calm your mind? Are you engaging in avoidance tactics or safety behaviors? Unfortunately, these tactics will perpetuate the cycle of anxiety without addressing your needs.
Know yourself – types of anxiety
Social Anxiety/Social Phobia: Feeling anxious about being judged or disapproved of by others. Avoiding social situations, such as public speaking, places, or events. Being afraid of doing or saying something that could be embarrassing.
Generalized Anxiety: Feeling excessive worry or a chronic sense of doom that does not seem to be attached to a specific threat.
Panic: Unexpected and repeated episodes of intense fear, accompanied by physical symptoms that may include chest pain, heart palpitations, shortness of breath, or dizziness.
Post Traumatic Stress: Anxiety develops following exposure to a terrifying event, such as military combat, assault, physical or sexual abuse, or a natural disaster. Even hardened first responders can develop post traumatic stress after repeated exposure, such as during the Covid-19 pandemic.
Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD): Recurring unwanted thoughts or obsessions along with repetitive behaviors and compulsions.
Specific Phobias: Experiencing extreme anxiety when exposed or anticipating exposure to a feared situation. Common phobias include fear of flying, heights, small spaces, elevators, germs, or spiders.
Anxiety afflicts even the most successful people. I have helped busy professionals, executives, business leaders, and entrepreneurs cope with anxiety. If you recognize anxiety in your life, reach out for a complimentary 15-minute phone consultation and learn more about effective anxiety treatment.
What you can expect in therapy
Counseling can help you manage your feelings. You will build the skills to live better where anxiety does not rule your life.
In therapy, you can expect me to choose the care that works for your unique needs.
In our very first meeting we will assess your needs and review possible treatment approaches in a safe and honest environment. There is no one-size-fits-all path to healing anxiety, so we will consider options based on your unique situation. Learn about the therapeutic approaches I use here.
Therapy will be very results-oriented. Check out the specific ways I can help you break free from anxiety.
If you are ready to take the next step towards healing, contact me here or call now for a free telephone consultation.