My Approach to Helping
Your anxiety is like an opponent who knows you well, and is skilled at keeping you stuck. When you have anxiety or OCD, what feels like the right thing to do usually makes us feel even worse in the long-term. I will help you gain insight into the ways anxiety is misleading you and teach you methods to gain the upper hand. There are so many different helpful tools, such as learning mindfulness skills to step outside of negative thinking spirals, changing the way you experience uncomfortable sensations in your body, and practicing ways to empower yourself by gently and systematically facing your fears. I have years of experience helping people overcome their anxious suffering. In addition to working with hundreds of clients, I have published research on anxiety treatment in peer-reviewed journals and have attended numerous workshops, conferences, and trainings. In our work together, you’ll gain a deep understand of the brain’s role in maintaining your anxiety symptoms, and how to access parts of your brain that will promote healing and relief. You’ll learn how to change your relationship with worry, panic, and anxiety for good, so they no longer hold you back from living the life that you want.
More Info About My Practice
I grew up in a family of medical doctors, and I was always fascinated by the idea that healing and growth was possible through simply changing the way we respond to our thoughts and feelings. My parents taught me from an early age the importance of treating people from all walks of life with kindness, dignity, and respect. The primary reason why I chose to specialize in treating anxiety disorders is because I know first hand how much suffering it can cause. In my early twenties, I experienced severe panic attacks and constant worry. In fact, I came very close to dropping out of my first year of graduate school. Through my own therapy, I learned how to respond differently to my anxiety and regain control of my life. I haven’t had a panic attack in years. I want to help you break the bonds of anxiety so you can get back to living too. I am married and love traveling the world and practicing brazillian jiu jitsu in my spare time. I have two cats and a blue tongue skink, which usually makes for a great conversation starter. I deeply value multiculturalism and celebrate diversity, and I welcome people from all backgrounds and identities with respect and openness. If you have any questions about my practice or want to learn more, please don’t hesitate to reach out with an email or phone call. I look forward to hearing from you
How Psychotherapy Can Help
Battling anxiety 247 can be so exhausting. You may even be feeling defeated and hopeless, frequently trying to look into your past to find out what went wrong in life. As you'll learn in our work together, anxiety and OCD hijack the rational part of our brain in order to keep us stuck. Fortunately, there are powerful, science-based tools that can change your relationship with anxiety and worry for good. I look forward to being able to teach you these strategies and help to get your life back on track.