Category Archives: Anxiety

The Holiday Season: Strategies for Coping When you are Feeling Less Than Cheerful

This time of year there are images of family and holiday “cheer” all around us.  I started seeing Christmas decorations at my local CVS the day after Halloween, so the season as it were, seems to be several months long. … Continue reading

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Social Media’s affect on self perception

The idea of having a quick and relatively easy way to both find and reconnect with friends and colleagues sounds harmless. And for some, perhaps it is. However, here’s my experience that I later started to observe in my clients, … Continue reading

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The Body as an Emotional Barometer

How often have I heard a new client say to me something like, “I don’t know. All of the sudden I felt this wave of panic and my heart started racing, I felt dizzy, and I felt like I was … Continue reading

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Personal Growth is Not a Linear Process.

My experience, both personally and professionally, has shown me that it is a “combing through” of tangles in our lives that leads to lasting change. We often desire an easier and less painful process, but when we are really in … Continue reading

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Panic attacks and their impact on our relationships

  In my practice, I often get people coming in describing the abrupt onset of a panic “attack”.  This is a perfect description of what these escalated anxious episodes feel like for the sufferer: as if they are suddenly and … Continue reading

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Anxiety Management: A Case for Doing Your Homework

  When someone comes to me in the throws of a full-blown Panic or Anxiety disorder, I usually start with the most troubling symptoms and begin an immediate dialogue to help reduce these symptoms as soon as possible.  This is … Continue reading

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Is it “anxiety” or am I just stressed out?

I’m not a big fan of labels, but I’ve found that it does help to think about categories of symptoms and feelings to help you determine when and if to seek outside help.   In truth, I don’t subscribe to the … Continue reading

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