Understanding Anxiety

Anxiety is a natural response to stress and can be a healthy, adaptive mechanism. However, for some individuals, it can become overwhelming and disruptive. Anxiety Disorders are common mental health conditions that affect people of all ages and backgrounds. They involve excessive and persistent worry, fear, or apprehension about everyday situations, often leading to avoidance behaviors or significant distress. They can affect relationships, work or school performance, and overall well-being. Here is how anxiety can manifest:


  • Excessive Worry: This worry can be all-consuming and difficult to control, leading to a constant state of unease.
  • Physical Symptoms: Physical manifestation may lead to symptoms like racing heartbeat, muscle tension, fatigue, stomach aches, dizziness, sleep disturbance, and shortness of breath.
  • Avoidance: Individuals with anxiety disorders may go to great lengths to avoid situations or places that trigger their anxiety. This may include social situations, impacting interpersonal relationships.
  • Panic Attacks: Intense periods of discomfort, often accompanied by physical symptoms.

Areas of Expertise

In therapy, we explore the thought patterns and emotions that contribute to anxiety. Negative or distorted thinking can amplify anxious feelings, while maladaptive behavioral patterns maintain the anxiety cycle. Together, we will address these patterns.


  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Social Anxiety
  • Specific Phobias
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Health Anxiety

My Approach

I believe in a holistic and personalized approach to anxiety disorders, acknowledging the intricate interplay between thoughts, emotions, and physiological responses. Each individual’s experience with anxiety is unique and requires tailored therapeutic interventions. By actively involving clients in their treatment, collaboratively setting goals, and monitoring progress, I empower them to reclaim control over their anxiety. Through psychoeducation and practical tools and application, I enable clients to recognize their triggers, challenge negative thought patterns, and implement healthy coping strategies to break the cycle of anxiety and ensure lasting relief from its debilitating effects.

Anxiety is Treatable

The good news is that anxiety disorders are treatable, and therapy has proven to be effective. While it may take time, progress is achievable. If you find that anxiety is interfering with your ability to live a fulfilling life, I encourage you to contact me to schedule an appointment. With the right support and treatment, you can learn to manage your anxiety and regain control.