Therapy for Anxiety
Anxiety and panic love to take control over our thoughts and can leave us feeling helpless as to when symptoms are going to show up next. It can be very physical (increased heart-rate, difficulty breathing, sweating, fixating on a health concern) or psychological (racing thoughts, uncontrollable worry, fear something awful might happen). Maybe you've mastered staying busy all day but are left stuck in the "what ifs" all night. It just isn't sustainable.
But, did you know that we understand where anxiety comes from in the brain and how to control it more than any other mental health diagnosis?
A few things we know:
Anxiety stems from a part of our brain (our amygdala) that doesn't process language
Fight/ Flight/ Freeze signals are meant to protect us, but our brain can send them too often under certain circumstances (such as when we experience a stress buildup or have been trough a traumatic event)
We can calm this part of our brain with specific coping skills + tools and allow the calming side of our nervous system to re-activate
This part of the brain can be learn; we can teach it to be less activated, to calm faster, and that we are in control
How I can help:
First of all, I get it. I'm no stranger to anxiety and know how terrible it feels!
Not only have I taken extra courses and training to understand exactly what is happening in our brain when we are experiencing anxiety, but I've spent years learning the most effective way to teach this information to others through my work. I'm now a fully Certified Clinical Anxiety Treatment Professional (CCATP) and know that you don't have to feel overrun by your anxiety anymore.
I empower clients to take control over their anxiety by helping them understand what is happening in the brain and how to intervene. We will discuss coping strategies, mindfulness practices, and talk through lifestyle changes that can prevent anxiety from building up again. Utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), I help clients break anxiety's hold on their thoughts and identify thinking patterns that are no longer serving them.
While the mechanisms of anxiety are similar for all of us, the experiences and circumstances that lead to your symptoms are unique. I will treat you like the individual that you are and help you feel in control again.