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Anxiety and Stress Management

One in ten people struggle with high levels of anxiety leading to distress symptoms. Hectic lifestyles, family and relationship problems, health issues, hormonal imbalances, school or friend conflicts and genetics are just a few of the things that can lead to the development of chronic anxiety.

In my practice, I assist clients to manage and gain mastery over their anxiety symptoms exhibiting in a variety of ways:

  • Social anxiety
  • Generalized anxiety
  • Stress
  • Panic attacks
  • Health anxiety
  • Specific phobias
  • School phobia
  • Chronic pain/medical issues

I utilize CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), systemic desensitization, EMDR (Eye Movement and Desensitization and Reprocessing), mindfulness practices, deep breathing and movement when addressing issues related to anxiety.

What is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

The National Association of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapists describe CBT as “a form of psychotherapy that emphasizes the important role of thinking in how we feel and what we do.” It helps you become aware of inaccurate or negative thinking so you can view challenging situations more clearly and respond to them in a more effective way.

What is systematic desensitization?

A type of behavioral therapy clinically proven to aid in overcoming phobias and other anxiety disorders in which the client is exposed to progressively more anxiety-provoking stimuli while utilizing relaxation techniques to decrease nervous system activation during exposure.

Sessions are focused on:

Providing education about anxiety and the physiological responses in your body and nervous system

Learning tools to manage your symptoms

Practicing mindfulness skills and meditation

Creating body awareness through movement and deep breathing

Improving self-care and finding balance

Exploring stress related to work/life/relationships

Increase self-awareness of internal and external triggers

Changing anxiety provoking thoughts and behaviors

Utilizing systemic desensitization for phobias