Anxiety

Miller_DamaciobigAnxiety looks different for everyone. It can show up as a panic attack or intense physical pain that feels like a heart attack. It can appear as chronic worrying about every aspect of your life, even when things are going pretty well. Anxiety can take the form of constant self-criticism and self-judgment.

I have a lot of different tools to work with anxiety. What we do in our sessions varies widely, depending on your personality and your struggles. We might work on relaxation techniques, or practice mindfulness, build capacity to tolerate unavoidable challenges, and increase ability to take in the pleasures and victories of life (which, for folks with anxiety, can be very difficult to do!). In-between session “homework” might involve a journal exercise, a simple meditation practice, or pushing yourself just slightly out of your comfort zone to try a social activity that you’ve been avoiding due to anxiety. I can help you (in consultation with your doctor) sift through the pros and cons of medication and make an informed decision about what’s right for you. Happiness and relaxation are within your reach.

Call  (415) 409-9023 for a free 15-minute phone consultation to find out more.

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