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Anxiety

Anxiety

 

Anxiety comes in different types and levels. The most common ones are general anxiety, panic attacks, and social anxiety. Other types include being scared of certain situations, like being stuck somewhere (agoraphobia), or being afraid of specific things, like bugs or needles. Anxiety usually means feeling nervous, worrying too much, or feeling stressed. It can also mean feeling uncomfortable in social situations (like with social anxiety) or suddenly feeling very scared (like during a panic attack).

Treating anxiety starts with figuring out why you feel anxious by looking at your past and present. This helps build trust and find ways to deal with it. Therapy can involve methods like talking about your thoughts and feelings (cognitive-behavioral therapy), learning new coping skills (dialectical-behavioral therapy), or accepting your feelings and moving forward (acceptance and commitment therapy). These approaches help change unhelpful thoughts and behaviors that make you anxious.

Addiction

Addiction comes in two main types: chemical and behavioral. Chemical addiction involves substances like alcohol, cocaine, or marijuana, while behavioral addiction can be with things like pornography, gambling, food, or shopping. To tackle addiction, it's crucial to find out what's making it hard to change and work on fixing those issues.

Therapy for addiction can take different approaches. One is to completely stop using or doing the addictive thing. Another is harm reduction, where the aim is to manage the addiction rather than eliminate it entirely. This approach is flexible, and the therapist and client work together to figure out what's a healthy level of use.

Exploring the past and present can also help understand why addiction started and how to deal with it. Therapy might include methods like cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical-behavioral therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, or rational-emotive therapy. These techniques help identify harmful thought patterns and work towards reducing or stopping addiction altogether.

Anger Management

Anger can pop up suddenly, triggered by something from the past, something happening now, or worries about the future. It can also be linked to conditions like depression, anxiety, or issues in relationships. Sometimes, it's part of a disorder called intermittent explosive disorder, where anger bursts out unexpectedly, causing rage or even damage.

Anger can have big consequences, like losing a job, family, or influence. But it's something you can work on. Solutions-focused approaches help figure out what's causing the anger and teach skills to handle it better in the future. "Anger management" isn't about never getting angry or burying your feelings. It's about understanding your anger, finding healthier ways to express it, and living a better life without the negative fallout of unchecked anger.

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No one mental health challenge is exclusive. I actively support clients who are also experiencing one or more of these situations:

  • Adult ADD/ADHD

  • Decision Making

  • Depression

  • Gambling Addiction

  • Grief/Loss

  • Internet Addiction

  • Life Transitions

  • Men's Issues

  • Perfectionism

  • Performance Anxiety

  • Pornography Addiction

  • Relationship Issues

  • Religious Trauma/Spirituality

  • Sex Addiction

  • Stress

  • Substance Use/Alcohol

  • Video Game Addiction

Our practice is committed to supporting inclusivity and diversity, and we are allied and have experience working with the following communities:

  • Cancer Survivor

  • LGBTQ Allied

  • HIV / AIDS Allied

  • Open Relationships Non-Monogamy

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