Anxiety & Panic Attacks

Anxiety can take many forms including the following:

  • Social Anxiety
  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Phobias and Fears
  • Obsessions/Intrusive Thoughts
  • OCD Symptoms
  • Panic Attacks
  • Performance Anxiety
  • Excessive Worrying
  • Hypochondria

One of the things that makes anxiety so disturbing is that it often leads to feelings of helplessness and loss of control. The experience can be quite confusing too since we may not even understand the source of our anxiety, much less what to do to make it go away.

Therapy is a place where you can speak about specific anxieties – perhaps for the first time – and find a way to reduce the power that anxiety has over your life. We can look at practical ways to better manage specific anxieties and explore the meanings and potential origins of your anxiety. Often anxiety can be traced back to early life experiences and talking about those experiences can be helpful too.

One of the benefits of getting a better handle on anxiety is that doing so can free up a lot of energy which can be directed towards other areas of life (career, family, social, etc.) and lead to greater life satisfaction. While anxiety may not disappear as the result of therapy, hopefully therapy will reduce the intensity and impact of your anxiety and provide you with some tools for coping.

I hope that if we decide to work together you will feel able to discuss your anxieties – if not right away, then eventually. You can be sure that I will be very sensitive to this aspect of our work and that I would respect your courage for sharing your anxieties and would not judge you.