ANXIETY AND SOCIAL ANXIETY COUNSELING

You might be thinking:

 

  • I can’t stop ruminating about my problems.

  • I feel very shy around other people.

  • I feel extremely nervous in new situations.

  • I can’t seem to relax, even when I’m in a “relaxing” situation.

  • Other people seem to have more confidence than I do.

  • It’s hard for me to make decisions because I’m afraid I’ll make the wrong one.

  • I’m constantly anxious about money/my relationship/my job.

  • Sometimes I experience a full body panic and it’s very scary (panic attack).

  • I postpone important things.

  • I spend a lot of time thinking about specific/irrational worries (phobias).

  • I have trouble sleeping: worrying prevents me from sleeping.

  • I often feel that a catastrophic event is imminent.

There is hope!

 

Working together in anxiety therapy, we get underneath the surface symptoms. We learn how to work with the symptoms, and we learn practical, research-based ways to relax. My clients vary from mildly anxious to severely anxious, and some have suffered from chronic anxiety attacks. Our work together has helped them learn how to manage their symptoms, face their fears, create behavioral change, reduce worrying and racing thoughts, and begin to feel confidence in social situations. Together we build a sense of being cared about and understood, with the goal of learning to “sit back” and enjoy life.

Generally, I’ve found that my clients are confronting many of the same issues when we begin our work together:

 

  • Panic, fear, and unease

  • Sleep problems

  • Not being able to stay calm and still

  • Feelings of terror that strike at random times

  • Panic attacks (sweat, strong or irregular heartbeat that feels like it might be a heart attack, dry mouth, shortness of breath, tense muscles, dizziness)

  • Fixating on the judgement of others

  • Fear of being embarrassed/ridiculed

  • Intense fear about objects or situations (heights, flying) that leads to avoidance of ordinary situations

  • Unrealistic worry and tension with little or no reason

  • Ruminating

  • Lack of motivation

  • Fear of public speaking

  • Trouble with relationships at work

  • Lack of confidence   

  • Difficulty adjusting to new situations/new environments

  • Challenges with making decisions

  • Financial uncertainties

  • Doubts

  • Overwhelm

  • Lack of balance in life

  • Lack of support


 

We will work collaboratively to confront these issues head-on in a supported, gradual, and safe way!

 

Often, a sufferer of anxiety doesn’t realize how consuming and limiting a factor anxiety has been to their life experience. A panic event, or painful feedback can be the force that causes someone to realize they are an anxious person. Together we process the feelings around this realization and begin a journey of deeper and deeper self awareness and implementation of research based techniques that lead to freedom from constant worry. My clients make positive changes to transform their anxieties and to live the life they always wanted. And you can too!

Start the change now.

Contact me to schedule a 20 minutes free consult!