Anxiety is one of the most common symptoms of stress that people experience in life.
It is important to realize that some anxiety is unavoidable and a very normal part of life. It is certainly appropriate to feel anxiety when we take on new challenges or are surprised by unexpected events. In a positive sense, anxiety motivates us and can get us to take important actions. However, anxiety can also become overwhelming, making us feel out of control, fearful or confused. This is when psychotherapy or seeking out anxiety therapy can be very helpful.
Psychotherapy is an excellent and tested way to understand not only the causes, but also learn tools to manage and reduce anxiety. Together we will set goals. During our sessions, you will learn tools and I will help you practice them so you can get to your best, feeling more relaxed and focused in social and work settings.
Treat All Types of Anxiety Disorders
Here are several types of anxiety disorders. As a group they affect almost twenty percent of adults. The most frequently diagnosed are:
Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Symptoms can include excessive worry, irritability, muscle tension, sleep disturbance, restlessness, difficulty concentrating and memory lapses.
Social Anxiety Disorder
Here intense fears of social interaction produce social embarrassment, withdrawal, feelings of shame, and confusion that effect social and work functioning.
These are sudden experiences of dizziness, shortness of breath, sweating, palpitations all usually peaking within minutes.
Phobias are paralyzing fears of objects and situations like the fear of heights or flying.
An Experienced Therapist
Having over twenty-five years of experience in treating anxiety, I can definitely help you. With short-term and long-term techniques such as meditation, breathing exercises, cognitive therapy, stress reduction and psychotherapy, we will together develop tools for you to use that will improve concentration, increase self-esteem and manage your anxiety.