Live a life of joy, calm & ease.
Are you overwhelmed by anxiety, panic attacks, and unable to relax or sleep?
Do you live with a constant sense of dread or impending doom? Do you avoid activities and keep yourself small? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions there is hope.
Learn to stop catastrophizing. I teach clients how to change thinking and bypass habituated emotional and physical responses. You will learn proven mindfulness-based cognitive-behavioral techniques combined with meditation for fast long-term results. You will begin to feel relief from anxiety within six to eight weeks and become your own therapist. If you have been disappointed in the results of “classical talk therapy” or medication, you will be thrilled with cognitive-based anxiety therapy.
Anxiety therapy treatment is customized to meet individual needs and goals. You will gain skills that will be helpful throughout your life, dramatically reducing stress and destructive emotions regardless of challenges.
My style is compassionate, supportive and respectful. I would be honored to journey with you to a fuller, richer life imbued with joy, calm, and ease. It is possible. I offer therapy via online video, in-person and by phone for teens (age 11 & up), adults, and seniors.
- Anger (outward & self-directed)
- Parenting support
- Coping with illness
- Pain management
- Divorce adjustment
Frequently Asked Questions
Does therapy help with anxiety?
Therapy can be highly beneficial for managing anxiety. Mindfulness-based cognitive-behavioral therapy, in particular, offers effective tools to identify and change negative thought patterns and behaviors contributing to anxiety. Through a collaborative process, therapy provides a safe space to explore the root causes of anxiety and develop healthy coping mechanisms. With time, you can experience reduced anxiety symptoms and improved well-being. If you’re seeking anxiety therapy, I’m here to support you.
What is cognitive behavioral therapy for anxiety?
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for anxiety is a goal-oriented, evidence-based approach that focuses on identifying and changing negative thought patterns and behaviors contributing to anxiety. Through this therapy, we work together to develop effective coping strategies, helping you gain control over your anxiety and improve your overall well-being.
What are some panic attack symptoms?
Some common panic attack symptoms include sudden fear or terror, rapid heartbeat, shortness of breath, trembling, sweating, dizziness, and a sense of losing control. If you’re experiencing panic attacks, it’s important to seek professional support to help manage and understand these symptoms better; however, here are ten tips you can start right not that will help reduce panick attacks.
What is social anxiety?
Social anxiety is a type of anxiety disorder characterized by an intense fear or discomfort in social situations. People with social anxiety may worry excessively about being judged, embarrassed, or humiliated in social settings, leading to avoidance of social interactions.
Does meditation help with anxiety?
Yes, meditation can be beneficial in managing anxiety. Mindful meditation, in particular, has shown to reduce anxiety symptoms by promoting relaxation, increasing self-awareness, and helping individuals develop a non-judgmental attitude towards their thoughts and emotions. Regular meditation practice can be a valuable tool in your journey to alleviate anxiety and improve overall well-being.
Do you offer phobia therapy?
Yes, I offer phobia therapy. Phobia therapy focuses on addressing and overcoming specific phobias that cause significant distress or interfere with your daily life. Through evidence-based techniques, we work together to reduce fear responses and help you regain control over your phobia. If you’re ready to work on your phobia, I’m here to support you in this process.
I often experience things like nervousness, unease, trouble concentrating, fatigue, hyper-ventilation, and restlessness. Are these symptoms of anxiety?
While it’s hard to provide a diagnoses without evaluation, all of these sensations are common with people suffering from an anxiety disorder. Many people without anxiety disorders also experience them, but if they’re recuring enough to disrupt your life, it may be time to seek a professional opinion. Many individuals may initially mistake these physical and emotional experiences for other issues, which is entirely understandable.
What is agoraphobia?
Agoraphobia is a type of anxiety disorder characterized by a fear of situations or places where escape might be difficult or embarrassing. People with agoraphobia often avoid places like crowded areas, public transportation, or open spaces. Therapy can be helpful in addressing and managing agoraphobia to improve your quality of life.
What treatments exist for agoraphobia?
I would recommend a combination of cognitive-behavioral therapy and exposure therapy. CBT helps identify and change negative thought patterns, while exposure therapy gradually exposes individuals to feared situations, helping them build confidence and reduce anxiety. Mindfulness-based techniques can also be incorporated to enhance coping skills and increase self-awareness. The treatment is personalized to suit your specific needs and goals, empowering you to overcome agoraphobia and regain control over your life.