Therapy for Anxiety

Campbell, CA and Online Throughout California

Anxiety is crucial for our survival as humans. It's there to help us anticipate potential danger and respond in ways that will keep us safe. However, sometimes we struggle to accurately evaluate how likely or dangerous a situation truly is, and we underestimate our ability to handle whatever it is we're fearing. When this is the case, anxiety can get in our way.
Some signs you may be struggling with anxiety include:
  • Frequently feeling nervous or worried
  • Difficulty staying still and relaxing
  • Irritability
  • Indecisiveness or trouble concentrating
  • Physical symptoms like sleep issues, stomach/chest discomfort, difficulty breathing, or muscle tension
Improve Your Relationship to Your Anxiety
You don't have to get rid of, control, or avoid your anxiety in order to feel better. The key to anxiety relief is shifting how you respond to its presence. I can support you in getting out of a power struggle with your anxiety, understand why it's coming up for you, and take a stance of acceptance, curiosity, and compassion towards it.
When you allow your anxiety, it no longer consumes you. You can feel free to approach new or challenging situations with a sense of openness, and trust that you know how to cope with your anxiety if it comes up.
In therapy, you'll learn to:
  • Identify your anxiety triggers
  • Be mindful of your thoughts
  • Develop positive self-talk
  • Address procrastination and avoidance
  • Create more structure and balance in your life
  • Consider how your anxiety may be trying to help you
  • View anxiety as a feeling within you, rather than "become" your anxiety
  • Understand the function of your anxiety symptoms
  • Practice relaxation skills
  • Increase self-care
If you'd like support with your anxiety, please feel free to call or email me today.