Anxiety is a Paradox
It makes you behave the opposite of what you really want! Therapy-land actually has a fancy term for this: avoidance behaviors. And it is likely you do them all the time without even knowing it. These unconscious strategies to avoid your fears have now become second nature–they are now your habit. But guess what! Habits can be changed.
From panic attacks to social anxiety, stress sounds the alarm in your body in less than 1/22 of a second. That is your knotted stomach, your fast heartbeat, your clenched fists or clammy hands and your seeming inability to draw a full, deep breath. These reactions happen so quickly you are no longer able to figure out how you arrived at that unwelcome place. I want you to know you can learn to manage your anxiety!
Living with anxiety is no way to live. How would your life be different if you were in charge instead of the anxiety?
Anxiety comes in an alphabet soup of unwelcome flavors: Panic, PTSD, Social Anxiety, OCD, General Anxiety, and many specific phobias such as fear of elevators, heights, or vomiting. But you know what? The hardest thing to get your head around is those “worry thoughts” are not even real thoughts—they are just masquerading as such.
Through individualized anxiety therapy, I am here and ready to help you untangle those thoughts, and find your peace.