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Anxiety

You have come to this page because you are tired of that tightness in your chest or the clutch in your stomach and the paralyzing, worrying thoughts that slow you down and keep you from making decisions and moving forward in some areas of your life.  Of course you are tired of this. These symptoms vary in severity along the spectrum of anxiety disorders but at any level they are painful and disruptive to your life. 

According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America “an estimated 40 million American adults suffer from anxiety disorders. However only about one-third of those persons receive treatment even though the disorders are highly treatable.” 

Anxiety disorders are among the most frequent presentations in any therapy office and can be an underlying issue in relationship difficulties.  If you are struggling with anxiety you can get help.

Take some time to read about anxiety and anxiety disorders.  Because educating yourself and ‘self-compassionate noticing’ are two of the best ways for you to begin conquering this issue in your life. You can find information at these sites:

https://www.adaa.org/understanding-anxiety

https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/anxiety-disorders/index.shtml

http://www.webmd.com/anxiety-panic/guide/mental-health-anxiety-disorders

Seek help from a therapist who has experience in working with clients with anxiety.  

If we were to work together we would start with exploring your specific concerns and symptoms and I would teach you strategies to manage the physiological changes that go on in your body when you are anxious.  These changes make you less capable of using your brain well so it is important and necessary to settle your physiology before moving to the cognitive interventions.  If you would like to talk more about the therapy process I would be happy to do so.  Call.

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