Anxiety is one of the most common psychological disabilities in the United States.  A healthy level of anxiety can serve a positive purpose for many individuals (i.e., academic success, an increased sense of conscientiousness & responsibility, etc).  However, if you experience a level of anxiety that is persistent, seemingly uncontrollable, and overwhelming, it can be disabling.  Not only is anxiety impairing in and of itself, but it can cause secondary difficulties such as insomnia and various long term health concerns. 

It's important to get help for the negative effects caused by your anxiety if you experience any of the following symptoms and they are impairing your daily functioning in any way.

  • Constant worry that causes significant distress

  • Avoiding social situations

  • Panic attacks and/or fear of panic attacks

  • Irrational fear/avoidance of an object/place

  • Performing uncontrollable repetitive actions

 

When working with you to treat your anxiety, I use a cognitive behavioral approach.  What this means is that we will work together to identify the internal thoughts that drive your anxiety and we will work on changing these thoughts to positive ones that will lead to a calmer state. Research has proven that this is the most effective modality in treating anxiety disorders. You can take control over your anxious thoughts/feelings and get yourself to a place where your anxiety no longer prevents you from expressing your true self. Contact me       now to get started!