I was excited to connect with Good Housekeeping again to discuss high-functioning anxiety. Read about what it is, comparisons to more well-established forms of anxiety, and treatment options.
Anxious about therapy? Me too, and I’m a therapist! Recently I was meeting a potential new client for the first time. They told me that they felt anxious about meeting with a therapist to consider counseling. In the course of our discussion, I revealed that I often feel anxious too when I begin therapy withContinue reading “Anxious about therapy? Me too, and I’m a therapist!”
The Back to School Blues For many people, August and September mean the beginning of the school year. Whether you or a loved one is the student, the fall can bring on the “back to school blues” as you adjust. It’s important to attend to your needs and take proactive steps to cope with schoolContinue reading “The Back to School Blues”
Overwhelmed? You might be suffering from chronic stress. Stress has an unfair reputation. Sure, few of us enjoy feeling stressed. Yet picture a world without stress. Amidst an argument with a partner, you would feel entirely unperturbed. When an important work deadline nears, you would feel…nothing. As you scrambled to pay next month’s rent, yourContinue reading “Overwhelmed? You might be suffering from chronic stress.”
Panic Attacks To grasp what panic attacks are like, picture the following: as you are walking upstairs, you suddenly notice weird sensations in your body. Your heart begins racing and a dread fills your stomach. Your chest is rapidly tightening up. Breaths of air don’t seem to come quickly enough as a horrible fear takesContinue reading “Panic Attacks”
Avoidance in Panic Disorder Have you heard of the fight or flight response? In a nutshell, when your mind perceives danger, a variety of systems across your mind and body leap into action. These systems prepare your entire self in incredible ways to ‘fight’ or ‘flee’ the danger (or lesser discussed possibilities like ‘freezing’). TheContinue reading “Avoidance in Panic Disorder”