I work primarily with people who struggle with anxiety. Although, they often struggle with their mental health in other ways or have other diagnoses (i.e. ADHD, depression, OCD). 

Therapy can be helpful when your mental health is impacting your life, the way you function at work, at home, and/or in your relationships. Together, we work to identify how your anxiety impacts your day-to-day while taking into account your past, present, and goals for the future. We create change through learning skills, building self-awareness, making connections, identifying patterns, and understanding context. Improving your anxiety symptoms will in turn impact the quality of your life at home, at work, and in relationships.

Anxiety can look like this:

  • irritability
  • overthinking
  • indecisiveness
  • fear of making the wrong decision
  • difficulty concentrating
  • overwhelm
  • issues sleeping
  • restless, wound-up, on edge
  • struggling to relax or sit still 
  • difficulty controlling worry 
  • difficulty handling uncertainty 
  • headaches, GI issues, increased heart rate, lightheaded, dizziness, brain fog/blank brain, dry mouth

Everyone experiences anxiety at some point in their lives but that’s different from anxiety that is persistent and not proportional to the actual “threat” of what’s happening. Diagnosable anxiety includes both physical symptoms and biased thinking, as well as increased avoidance. Two of the most common kinds of anxiety are Generalized Anxiety and Social Anxiety. They can both have all of the above symptoms in common but the context of the thoughts and underlying reasons are different. 

  • Generalized Anxiety: anxiety about many different things- big and small
  • Social Anxiety: meeting new people, being observed, performing in front of others

Therapy, specifically using insurance, requires me to provide each client with at least one DSM diagnosis that is relevant to the reason for treatment. Making therapy appropriate for some people but not appropriate for others. There are many modalities for healing and some things are a better fit for therapy, while others are more appropriate for something like coaching. 

If you’re not sure if therapy is right for you, let’s schedule a time to talk!