Tools to Manage Anxiety & Social Anxiety

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General Anxiety

Do you notice frequent nerves for no apparent reason? You might get so worked up sometimes you just want to crawl out of your skin. Your mind races both forward and backward in time, continuously telling yourself you should’ve done something different or will do something wrong.

It’s exhausting to live in your head. You’ve probably been told to take a chill pill on more than one occasion.

That’s not cool.

Social Anxiety

I wonder if you find yourself feeling alone, even in a room full of people. You have difficulty knowing how to strike up a conversation with others and even when you do, you assume it’ll likely go poorly. Your palms are clammy; maybe your breath short and heartbeat thumping. You give yourself a hard time for leaving the house.

You should’ve stayed home.

Your mind insists that those around you must be thinking negatively about you, almost as if you’ve been cast into a spotlight that you didn’t audition for.

You are not alone

Whether it is general anxiety or social anxiety, you’re not alone. There are A TON of people who struggle with those very symptoms; it might even be the person sitting next to you. This is especially common in an age where we put pressure on ourselves to do more, go faster, try harder, and we spend more time behind a screen than face to face with other humans.

The thing is, you don’t have to continue living like this. I can help.

How I help

If you’re generally anxious, I can help you understand the origin of anxiety and why we need it to function effectively. Using this as our foundation, we can help you develop strategies to better manage anxiety so it doesn’t take over your life.

If you struggle with social anxiety, I teach you how and why our brains develop the critical self-talk that keeps you from relating with others. You’ll learn tools to help rethink the way you approach social interactions so you can engage in the things that matter to you.

How does that sound?!

After work and weekend appointments available

I accommodate busy schedules by offering afternoon and evening appointments. As my schedule fills up, I’ll also be seeing clients on Sundays! Sunday is the day when most people get ready for the work and school week again. Rather than staying cooped up at home, comfortable, but far from your goals, c’mon in and do something different. Sign up for change! I see therapy as a good workout: hard work but rewarding.

Here are my hours:

Sundays - 2:30 to 9pm (pending)
Mondays - 2:30 to 9pm
Tuesdays - 2:30 to 9pm
Wednesdays - 2:30 to 9pm

What’s it like to work with me

Come in, kick off your shoes, bring the good, the bad, the ugly. I strive to create a safe space for you to work through your stuff, without shaming or blaming. Sessions ought to be challenging so you get the most out of your time, but I also want to meet you where you’re at. I genuinely care about your success and I want to help you thrive.

Want to live your best life?