About Me and What I Do

Anxiety

 Anxiety is your brain's reaction to a perceived threat, even if that threat isn't right in front of you. 

                            For phobias, click here.             For social anxiety, click here.

You worry that something bad might happen. You check, re-check, and do what you can to avoid feeling anxious and minimize uncertainty: re-reading headlines, texts, phone messages, emails. 
  • You need to know
  • You need to be certain
 In fact, you may be asking others the same questions over and over to gain the reassurance you so desperately want—or mentally reassuring yourself that of course everything will be okay…you’re be okay..it’ll all be okay.  

You do whatever you can to neutralize the worry that comes with your thoughts. 

 Anxiety comes in many flavors. Just like ice cream. You check, and then check again, to make sure that you have left nothing to chance. You struggle with getting started, because of perfectionism. Or maybe, you feel uncomfortable, so you avoid the things you need to do to live your life. 

But unlike ice cream, there's no delicious taste in your mouth after experiencing anxiety. Social Anxiety, Generalized Anxiety, Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Specific Phobias, trauma-related disorders. And each has a specific protocol for treating it. 

Be gentle with yourself. Anxiety is really an issue right now, so it may be that you're just struggling to adjust to current situations. There is a way out. With mindfulness and cognitive behavioral interventions, you can feel better, and stop worrying.


Click to read: Exposure Therapy for Anxiety    

Learn to be comfortable with uncertainty.