Therapy for Anxiety
for Individuals and Groups

In-person and Online Anxiety and Social Anxiety Therapy 

           You might be thinking: 

 

  • I can’t stop ruminating about my problems.

  • I feel very shy around other people.

  • I feel extremely nervous in new situations. 

  • I can’t seem to relax, even when I’m in a “relaxing” situation.

  • Other people seem to have more confidence than I do.

  • It’s hard for me to make decisions because I’m afraid I’ll make the wrong one.

  • I’m constantly anxious about money/my relationship/my job.

  • Sometimes I experience a full-body panic attack and it’s very scary.

  • I postpone important things.

  • I spend a lot of time thinking about specific/irrational worries (phobias).

  • I have trouble sleeping: worrying prevents me from sleeping.



    Even in the Pre-Pandemic time anxiety was a big factor in our everyday life. Let alone the new realities of social distancing.

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According to the CDC report that was conducted in June 2020,
30% of responders reported having anxiety and depressive symptoms.
 
If you experience anxiety, you are not alone.



Anxiety can manifest itself in the form of constant procrastination of the most important thing on your to-do list -- the inability to make that important call, write that very email, finish that important project.

Anxiety can manifest itself in the form of sleep problems or lack of joy, a tight stomach, or clenched jaws.
 

Anxiety shows up when we want to get our fix--whatever that might be for us--it helps us manage to avoid the feelings we least want to feel.

My theory is that feelings (whether they are good or bad) are a fluid, ever-changing substance.

 

We can experience that this is true if we are willing to genuinely feel them for just a couple of minutes. And if you run away from them so fast that you do not even allow yourself to suspect that you feel something there, then anxiety comes in on one hand, and the simple joy of being alive disappears on the other.

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Therapy for anxiety works!
 

Working together in anxiety therapy, we get underneath the surface symptoms. We learn how to work with the symptoms, and we learn practical, research-based ways to relax.

My clients vary from mildly anxious to severely anxious, and some have suffered from chronic anxiety attacks. Our work together has helped them learn how to manage their symptoms, face their fears, create behavioral change, reduce worrying and racing thoughts, and begin to feel confidence in social situations. Together we build a sense of being cared about and understood, with the goal of learning to “sit back” and enjoy life.  

 

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​Generally, I’ve found that my clients are confronting many of the same issues when we begin our work together:
 

  • Panic, fear, and unease

  • Sleep problems

  • Not being able to stay calm and still

  • Feelings of terror that strike at random times

  • Panic attacks (sweat, strong or irregular heartbeat that feels like it might be a heart attack, dry mouth, shortness of breath, tense muscles, dizziness)

  • Fixating on the judgement of others

  • Fear of being embarrassed/ridiculed

  • Intense fear about objects or situations (heights, flying) that leads to avoidance of ordinary situations

  • Unrealistic worry and tension with little or no reason

  • Ruminating

  • Lack of motivation

  • Fear of public speaking

  • Trouble with relationships at work

  • Lack of confidence   

  • Difficulty adjusting to new situations/new environments

  • Challenges with making decisions

  • Financial uncertainties 

  • Doubts 

  • Overwhelm 

  • Lack of balance in life 

  • Lack of support

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CONTACT ME FOR A FREE 20 MINUTES PHONE CONSULTATION 

Office: 2975 Valmont Rd STE 320, Boulder, CO 80301