Everybody experiences anxiety, worry, and fear occasionally. These responses are adaptive in certain situations as they can help guide your decisions. However, these responses may become maladaptive if the sensation of dread and fear is persistent. if you suffer from an anxiety disorder, these sensations of fear may continue even after the threat has passed, disrupting your regular activities. You may find yourself often wondering “what if…?” and picturing the worse case scenarios. These reaction may give you the impression that things are worse than they really are. This may also lead you to avoid situations that exacerbate or triggers your symptoms.
Moreover, anxiety may present itself with both mental and physical symptoms. You may experience:
- Racing thoughts
- Lack of concentration
- Feelings of dread and irritability
- Sleep and eating disturbances
- Dry mouth
- Rapid heartbeat
- Lack of energy
- Digestive issues.
Whether you’ve been coping with your anxiety and stress through avoidance, dismissal, chronic reassurance from others, I can help! There are ways to shift to more sustainable ways of regulating your anxiety and stress. The practices and tools I will teach you will help you cope with your anxiety, stress, and/or panic.
I practice from an integrative approach which includes evidence-based techniques from ACT, DBT, mindfulness, IFS and EMDR to create an anxiety treatment plan fitted for you. Whether you are experiencing generalized anxiety, panic episodes, an/or social anxiety, we will explore and develop healthy coping mechanisms for anxiety that align with the lifestyle you want to live.