What We Treat
What is Anxiety? It’s like a false alarm in your body telling you something is wrong. You think you need to decide to do something. It’s your brain saying I need to pay attention to this thing, whatever it is-a feeling, thought, or situation. This is called the flight or fight response. Thoughts may be irrational (well they most likely are). Behaviors such as avoidance and reassurance-seeking often evolve during anxiety and tend to make it worse.
-Generalized Anxiety Disorder
-Social Phobia (Anxiety Disorder)
-Separation Anxiety Disorder
-Emetophobia (Fear of vomiting)
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and OC-Related Disorders
What is OCD? Obsessive Compulsive Disorder is generally characterized by having obsessions and compulsions. Sometimes it’s just one or the other. Obsessions are thoughts images, impulses, urges that come into your mind repeatedly against your will and usually cause marked distress. Compulsions are the behaviors that relieve this distress. Some examples of compulsions are engaging in avoidance, reassurance seeking, reviewing thoughts or situations, checking, washing, and cleaning. These behaviors and thoughts cause significant disturbance to daily life.
-PANS and PANDAS related OCD
Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors
We provide help to clients with Anxiety Disorders and OCD. We also assist with many of life’s struggles/transitions. These might include loss, stress, illness, health, depression, mood issues, relationship difficulties, and sleep disorders.
Things you might choose to work on in therapy or skills you might gain:
-Learn to manage worry and what if’s
-Become more assertive
-Learn mindfulness techniques
-Problem solve situations you want to change
-Practice listening skills
-Communicate more effectively with friends, teachers, family, partners, and others
-Improve self-care: sleep, exercise, eating, etc.