Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Help!

How do you know if it's worry or anxiety? It is normal to worry about things that may be important to you - a test, a friend or family member, the future. It becomes anxiety when it does not go away or it gets worse over time. It may get in the way of being able to complete or concentrate on everyday tasks.

Sometimes you can have a physical response to anxiety: muscle tension, stomach ache, numbness or tingling, difficulty breathing or headache. Other symptoms can include racing thoughts, difficulty concentrating or focusing, avoiding the anxiety provoking situation, irritability or sleep problems. 

Anxiety is treatable with therapy and responds well to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I utilize CBT when working with anxiety disorders, as well as mindfulness. I like to gain an understanding of the interaction between thoughts, feelings and emotions and try to interrupt the negative associations. Once we gain an understanding of the anxiety and it's triggers, we will work together to manage your response to those situations.