Amelia Island Psychology

Anxiety

Anxiety is your body's natural response to stress. 

 

gaining control of anxiety with treatment on amelia island

Anxiety is a persistent overwhelming fear that gets in the way of life. It has an irrational side that even when confronted cannot be consoled.

Anxiety has multiple levels of extremes and multiple sources of origin: Fear and worry can be Generalized, Panic Disorders, Social Anxiety, Phobias, Obsessive Compulsive and Post traumatic Stress.

Where does Anxiety come form?

Anxiety disorders can have an origin from genetics, brain chemistry, physically, personality or life events.

Anxiety can have beginnings from traumatic events. Even times we can’t consciously remember, yet, our brain and body react to loud noises, particular voices, or by avoiding people or circumstances that manifest provocation.

Maybe you can’t remember the loss, or you were too young to have the words for….

  • the sadness

  • the disappointment

  • the disenchantment

  • or fearful time

…but the brain seems to want to keep the alert button on all the time. These can be protective mechanisms to keep you safe and feeling better in control. This false dilemma is revealed by the ineffectiveness of extreme precautions that reduce life quality.

Our focus together is to explore what will give you the most control and relief from this debilitating disorder.

Call now to get relief.

Therapy can help to unwrapped your challenges. These are reliable, safe ways to learn to harness all this energy into a passionate, productive life.

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How can therapy help with anxiety?

HOW CAN THERAPY HELP?

I completely believe that therapy is a way of becoming unstuck from patterns and behaviors that are not working, including anxiety. I help my clients to identify troubling patterns, and experiment with ways to learn more effective amazing strategies to enjoy all life has for them.

At first you will tell me your story. What’s important and how it fits into the problems. I will “walk in your shoes” and respectfully relate to your needs. This usually takes the better part of the first session. From there we move into you setting goals for yourself and deciding how much time you will need.

Usually between 7 to 10 session is enough time to help with either a shift in perspective or coming to a place of acceptance.

I am interactive and solution focused. I use successful modalities including, Emotional Focus Therapy, behavioral health and evidenced based approaches. I offer practical feedback.

With over 25 years of clinical experience, I have attended many “rodeos” about human behavior. I know you may be hurt, you may be scared, angry or very confused. With compassion, understanding and a sense of humor, I can help you find resolution and help you on to your magnificent life.

I will work with you in an honest and straight forward path by integrating approaches to suit your needs. I believe in the brain and the research that supports the brains capacity to grow new neurons, connections and pathways throughout your entire lifespan. What this means is that you can have better management over your emotions, develop the ability to regulate fear and have greater emotional resilience.

MAKE THERAPY YOUR NEXT STEP.

Therapy is a commitment to yourself and everyone in your life. When you show up in my office, you are showing intention to change. If you are struggling with this, that’s ok. I believe in you for you. Let me help you create the you that is inside.

I offer mind-body integration and cognitive strategies to resolve problems. Together we will collaborate to offer both practical solutions as well as explore complex problems in depth.