Anxiety / Stress

Therapy for Anxiety/Stress and Trauma

Do you long to feel calm and peaceful? Have worry, fears, panic attacks or negative thinking kept you from enjoying life as much as you'd like? Often worry or stress can be relieved through therapy or counseling by talking through your problems with a trained professional. As a licensed therapist, I can help you work through and resolve that worry and stress.

Anxieties can be relieved, allowing you to feel better and enjoy more of your life. I can also help you learn why you tend to feel these ways and work through that.

I have helped many people with all sorts of worries find relief and peace. On our own it can be difficult to resolve. Together, I will compassionately join with you to help you understand where this may be coming from, and help you get on a path toward resolving those awful feelings. Are you ready to feel better?

Have you experienced a highly stressful time in your life, or have you in your past?

If so, you may be experiencing the effects of trauma, whether you know it or not--and I have an effective approach to therapy that can help you feel better in a fairly short amount of time.

Put simply, the scary, difficult (emotional or otherwise), distressful and hurtful stuff in life is what stress is made of. And highly stressful events are what we call trauma (trauma can be relational or events that happen).

Often, people believe that trauma always pertains to war or something horrific. While those events are definitely traumatic, there are other life events that can have a similar effect. Or experiences that have happened to us over a course of time which when accumulated, leave a lasting, sometimes devastating effect on us.

Verbal, emotional, physical or sexual abuse; betrayal, abandonment, being a victim of a distressing event, medical issues, losing a loved one, losing a job, drug and alcohol addiction, eating disorders, natural disasters, and car accidents are some examples of traumatic events, or also what we'd consider very difficult life circumstances.

People respond to these types of trauma or stressful life experiences in different ways based on temperament. Some ways this trauma surfaces is through anxiety, depression, mood swings, self-destructive behavior, flashbacks, numbness and phobias. But there is hope! You don't have to live stuck in that anymore; there is a way to resolve that and start feeling better and I can help.

I utilize the approach that will be best for you. Whether it is getting at the root issues from the past or talking through the current struggles in a way that can bring healing and change in the here and now, my compassion, intuition and training guide me to lead you toward a more satisfying life.

Other issues it has helped clients to resolve are the real core, deep down issues, such as:

  • trust/loyalty issues
  • lack of confidence
  • feelings of emptiness
  • feelings of being lost
  • feeling/being stuck
  • anxiety/panic attacks
  • co-dependency
  • control issues
  • obsessions/compulsions
  • chronic pain

Also, clients can overcome future fears and apprehension, such as:

  • goal attainment
  • public speaking
  • test taking
  • physical endurance/races