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ANXIETY

Do you find that anxiety is taking over your life? Is it hard to control your anxiety no matter how much you try? Have you tried therapy already but found it ineffective? We can help. We specialize in treating anxiety with an action-oriented approach. You deserve to get relief from your anxiety. We are experts in treating problems with anxiety.

Panic Attacks – You experience intense rushes of anxiety that seem to come out of nowhere, your heart may race, you may have difficulty breathing, you may feel dizzy or lightheaded, you have fears that you may pass out or die and you may worry that something is seriously wrong with you. You do not have to suffer this way. We can teach you well-researched skills and strategies to eliminate your panic attacks and help you feel like your normal self again.

Excessive Worry – You find yourself worrying about a lot of different things both large and small. You can’t stop worrying even when you know it’s irrational. This excessive worrying is affecting your ability to sleep, make decisions and may even cause you to feel tense, nauseous or short of breath. We can help you end the worry cycle, feel more confident and make decisions more quickly.

Excessive Anxiety in Social Situations – You find yourself worrying too much about what other people think of you. You are sometimes too nervous to interact with new people. You find yourself avoiding social situations which makes it more difficult to form new friendships and romantic relationships. We can teach you well-researched skills and strategies to reduce your anxiety and increase your confidence in social situations.

Procrastination – You find yourself at the end of another day or week thinking, “I haven’t completed the task that matters most. I kept myself busy and worked hard, but I have no idea what I really did.” We can teach you strategies and skills to avoid this daily or weekly pain. You can get rid of procrastination and complete the tasks that matter to you.

TRAUMA AND POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS (PTSD)

If you have suffered a sudden loss, witnessed violence or survived childhood physical, verbal, sexual, emotional abuse or intimate partner violence then you may experience symptoms of postttraumatic stress or PTSD. You may experience low confidence and difficulties developing trust and intimacy. You may experience a chronic sense of shame, self-doubt and guilt. You may also experience anxiety and depression and have engaged in self-medicating your emotional pain with alcohol, food or other substances. You may have come to rely on ways of coping that served you well at the time of the trauma, but no longer work well. We can help you replace strategies that are no longer working, with more effective coping strategies. We can help you reduce self-doubt, shame, guilt, anxiety and depression, as well as increase self-worth, confidence and engage in trusting personal and intimate relationships. We are experts in treating the symptoms of trauma and PTSD and have been treating survivors for more than 15 years. Let’s talk and get you on your way to health, wellness, happiness and success.

DEPRESSION

You are not alone. Depression can be treated. When someone is suffering from depression it is not always obvious. Due to stigma, shame and discrimination many people hide how they are feeling from friends, family and doctors. You may be suffering from depression if you are experiencing persistent sadness; loss of pleasure in things you usually enjoyed; feelings of guilt, worthlessness or helplessness; increased irritability, restlessness or fatigue; difficulty concentrating or making decisions; increased problems with sleep or appetite; aches or other physical pain that do not go away with treatment; or frequent thoughts of death, dying or suicide. When five or more of these are affecting your functioning at work, school or relationships, seeking help is critical.

ALCOHOL MISUSE

Alcohol misuse includes risky/hazardous and harmful drinking, which places individuals at risk for future problems. The United States Preventive Services Task Force defines risky or hazardous drinking as: for women: more than 7 drinks per week, or more than 3 drinks per occasion; and for men: more than 14 drinks per week, or more than 4 drinks per occasion. If you are misusing alcohol, we can evaluate if moderation is right for you and if so, we can teach you skills to manage your alcohol use in a way that does not negatively interfere with your functioning. If moderation is not right for you we can help you find resources to achieve and maintain abstinence from alcohol.

 

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