Anxiety Treatment

I have specialized training to treat Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder with and without Agoraphobia, and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. My approach with anxiety clients utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and, where appropriate, exposure therapy.

General Anxiety

The experience of anxiety varies from person to person, but for nearly everyone suffering from anxiety, dealing with thoughts is a key part of treatment. Using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), I introduce clients to mindfulness skills and thought defusion, skills that empower clients to focus their attention on their present life and actual experiences. I’m amazed at the shift that so often takes place when clients are able to live more of their lives in the present moment; awake and fully alive!

website for more about the changes that can happen in the brain: Mindsight and Dr. Daniel Siegel

my blogs about anxiety: How to Anticipate, Courageous Anxiety, An Anxiety Christmas Miracle, 5 Sure Ways to Feel More Anxious, Rumination, and What to Do With Worry.

OCD and ERP—Exposure and Response Prevention

For individuals suffering with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, ERP (exposure and response prevention) is a critical part of my treatment approach. I enjoy working with individuals in this treatment and have seen wonderful results.

website: Obsessive Compulsive Foundation

book about OCD: Freedom from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Program for Living with Uncertainty

book about Intrusive Thought OCD: The Imp of the Mind

my blogs about OCD: Universal OCD Treatment,  Resource of the Month, and You and Your OCD.

In Vivo Therapy

In Vivo means “in life”. In Vivo therapy involves actually engaging in activities that provoke anxiety. I have worked with clients in malls, boats, crowded grocery stores, elevators, driving, and in their homes (with hoarding). If your anxiety treatment would benefit from exposure work, we will craft a treatment plan that specifically addresses your situation.

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