While feeling anxious is common and a necessary part of our lives (if you weren’t anxious you wouldn’t study for that test or prepare for that presentation!), it becomes problematic when anxiety impacts your ability to live efficiently and comfortably. People often come for treatment when they experience an anxiety level that is higher than can be reasonably expected in a circumstance. With anxiety, an important question I always ask is “does the level of anxiety fit the facts” and then we work from there.
I treat anxiety with the most efficacious treatment: cognitive restructuring alongside exposure and response prevention. For specific fears, I work with you to create personalized treatment plans aimed to face the areas of your life that the anxiety has caused you to avoid. For more generalized anxiety, we will chip away at the deep-seated fears through deep exploration, targeted cognitive restructuring, emotion regulation techniques, and acceptance-based strategies.