Stress and Anxiety
* In current times, it's possible your stress might be triggered by the impact COVID-19 is having you, your family, or your community.
Coronavirus aka COVID-19 related stress and anxiety can be very real and with social distancing, it is important we maintain emotional connection and support now more than ever. You don't have to do it alone.
Ever wonder, “How can I stop my anxiety?” How about feeling frustrated and thinking, “Why am I so stressed?” Do you sometimes feel hopeless- as if things won't get any better no matter what you do? For most of us, usually has to do with work, family, money, or everything in general.
Regardless of the source, those suffering from chronic stress and/or anxiety often experience accelerated heart rate, muscle tension, tightness in their chest, jaw, or even headaches. Speaking of racing, how about those racing thoughts? Is it nearly impossible to get those thoughts to stop-like a loop that won't end? Another sign of chronic stress or anxiety is that you may be regularly worried about falling off track and find it difficult to sleep at night-even go about your day.
In our high-demand world it can be easy to feel overwhelmed by the constant needs of everyday life and prioritize/strategize to reduce this stress or anxiety in our lives. It’s quite possible that this feeling of being overwhelmed is due to current stressors. Yet, it might also be possible that it’s due to something more like anxiety. In my years working with stress and anxiety, I have found many people often think they are just overly stressed but may in fact be suffering from anxiety. Underlying anxiety can often exacerbate symptoms leaving you feeling wiped out and really be detrimental to your daily functioning including quality of work or how you show up (or don’t) in relationships.
I am passionate about helping those with stress and anxiety and have chosen to specialize in this area because of this. I take an integrated approach using evidenced-based models to help you tackle the issues causing your stress and/or anxiety so you can feel calmer, clearer, and more mindful sooner.
People can suffer from anxiety related disorders such as Generalized Anxiety Disorder and have anxiety attacks, Panic Attacks, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive symptoms, and more. Finding the right anxiety therapist for you is important because, though the symptoms can sometimes be similar, the causes for anxiety can vary greatly from person to person. Working with an anxiety therapist that is trained in anxiety treatment model can make a big difference in your experience and relief.
I offer anxiety treatment that is evidenced-based and takes a mind-body approach to healing. Some of the anxiety treatment strategies I use include CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy), Mindfulness, Mindfulness-based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy techniques and EMDR (Eye Movement and Desensitization) Therapy. EMDR is effective in treating anxiety because it addresses the root causes helping you heal sooner. It allows clients to reduce physiological responses to stressful or anxiety-provoking situations faster, ultimately allowing you to find a calmer and clearer way of responding to external issues that may arise.