As a therapist, I have specific experience working with clients with anxiety. I work from a person-centered cognitive behavioral perspective, meaning we work together to help change your anxious thoughts and the behavior those thoughts can trigger. My goal is not to eliminate anxiety entirely, but to help you know yourself in a way that helps you be better able to coexist with anxiety, uncertainty, avoidance, and the pursuit of perfection in a more comfortable, or healthy manner. “To thine own self be true,” Shakespeare wasn’t wrong.
Anxiety can fuel a burst of creativity, a flawless spreadsheet, a great presentation. Conversely, it can result in sleepless nights, make us impatient with coworkers, friends, even family.
Anxiety exists on a continuum. At the far end of this continuum, too much anxiety can cast doubts on our sense of self. We might start to have irrational fears about the people and the world around us. This is often referred to as ‘doubting disease’.
I help people with a variety of issues– especially:
- A need for Perfection from self and, sometimes, others
- Avoidance: not feeling able to do, think, or say things you truly want to
- Living with Anxiety: it can keep life interesting, truly terrifying, or both
- Worry: worry, worry, worry, sometimes it’s hard to get another thought in edgewise
- Relationship issues
- Social Anxiety
- Work and Life transitions: planned and unplanned
- Money issues
- Mid-Life parenting
- Road warrior issues
- OCD & OCD recovery
- OCD housemate: support for living with someone with OCD
- Support for family members, or friends of people who Hoard