Comforting Anxiety Therapy

I can’t stop thinking about what ifs

I’m always saying something wrong

I wish I didn’t wake up at night & think obsessively

I can’t stop thinking bad thoughts

Getting Beyond Worry

All of us experience anxiety at different times in our lives.  Feeling anxious is a very normal response to stressful life events.  Feeling anxious and feeling stressed are not the same thing. We have good and bad stress in our lives all the time. It can be difficult to tell the difference. Stress can feel like anxiety, but is very short-term. Anxiety is a response to stress. It doesn’t go away in the short-term, it hangs around and can result in an interference in your social, personal and work life. As an anxiety therapist, I can help you learn to change your anxious thought patterns.

If you find yourself feeling:

  • Excessive worry

  • Difficulty concentrating

  • Feeling of impending doom

  • Insomnia

  • Heart palpitations

  • Feeling randomly irritable

Anxiety can be managed and even eliminated!

I offer supportive, empathic therapy utilizing Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and/or the Family Systems Approach, many of my clients have found relief in just a few sessions. By learning to change your anxious thought patterns, you can learn reduce or eliminate the occurrence and intensity of your anxiety.

Tips For Anxiety Relief

  • Learn Your Triggers:  Most likely there are a number of factors contributing to your anxious feelings. Figure out when the feelings begin, as this is helpful in circumventing them from starting.

  • Get Exercise: Moving your body and getting your heart beating is healthy, but for people suffering from anxiety, it’s essential. It is also distracting and you produce endorphins, which will make you feel better. Endorphins trigger a positive feeling inside, as well as diminishes pain and also acts as a sedative!

  • Do Not Isolate:  The more you are around others, the more you will be distracted from your anxiety. You may even forget about it! When alone, rumination can take over and make your feelings worse.

  • Interrupt The Cycle: When feeling anxious, take a walk, call a friend or family member, or start or complete an enjoyable project. The more you sit with your feelings, the larger they will become.

As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, I provide anxiety therapy in my San Rafael office. I work with clients from throughout Marin County, Sonoma County, and San Francisco. Please contact me to see how I may help you. I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Contact me today for a 20 minute, no charge consultation