Anxiety can feel like a whirlwind of emotions and thoughts swirling throughout your mind and body. Anxiety can manifest as cyclical negative thought patterns, tension in the body, and/or disturbances in sleep, digestion, and feelings of well-being. Thought patterns are often oriented toward the future and can be based in fear. For some individuals, this fear can be rooted in core beliefs of not being enough or being too much.
Treatment will focus on grounding, slowing down thoughts, and developing skills to recognize anxiety in the body. Once we have a clear picture of how your anxiety manifests, we will integrate cognitive behavioral skills such as reality testing, thought stopping, and pattern identification. You will learn practical coping skills you can use daily. Also, we will look at the core beliefs and fears that feed your anxiety and work to shift these narratives.
In order to heal and make progress toward wellness, you must feel connected and safe within the therapeutic relationship. I strive to meet you where you are and create a safe space for exploration and healing. I draw from a variety of therapeutic modalities. I will work to integrate cognitive behavioral approaches, existential theory, practical coping, and mindfulness.