Sometimes it seems difficult to remember a life without stress and anxiety.
In fact, it probably feels like you have been this way for your whole life. But things have reached a point where it feels like you can’t continue living with all of the worried thoughts and panicky feelings any more. Your entire life has become wrapped up in managing your overwhelming worries and fears, and it feels like everything else has fallen to the wayside.
Even worse, it feels like all of the little things you do to calm yourself and try to feel better only help for a few moments at a time before the anxiety comes flooding back in again. You feel embarrassed talking about your struggles with family and friends because it seems like they just can’t understand what life is like for you. You know that your worry is getting in the way of having the life that you want, but you just feel powerless to change.
I have been working with individuals with many different types of anxiety throughout my entire career. I help my clients gain a deeper understanding of their anxiety while giving practical tools and strategies to manage their lives. I help people curb their worried thoughts and reclaim the time they have lost to managing their symptoms while helping them dream and create a life worth living.
As a clinical psychologist, I have training and experience in working with anxiety as well as many common difficulties faced by adults, including:
Worries and fears
Anxiety or panic attacks
Social communication disorders, such as Asperger’s disorder and high functioning autism
Attention problems and ADHD
Anger management problems
Low self-esteem and low self-confidence
Difficulty with assertion skills
My approach to therapy with adults depends on the specific issues that need to be addressed. I believe that no one specific treatment fits all problems. Research suggests that different therapies are effective for treating different problems, but what works best for any specific person can be a very individual thing.
As a therapist, I have trained in several different styles and approaches to therapy. I draw from my varied experiences when choosing my specific approach to your individual problem.In general, I use a variety of techniques from cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT).
I focus on understanding the whole picture of your life and working with you to develop a plan to work on improving the situation together. I work to meet you where you are in your life to find a solution that works for you.
I believe that openness, transparency, and clear communication are essential to the therapy process, starting from the first phone call.