Treatment for Anxiety

 

While anxiety is a normal response to a threatening situation, you may have trouble turning it off even when you are safe. Anxiety can be a crippling emotion. It can also feel embarrassing - especially if family, friends or coworkers don't understand the extent to which it feels like something out of control. Anxiety can keep you from doing things you want to do and being the person you want to be.

You may suffer anxiety attacks that take you by complete surprise, and leave you frightened about when and where they will happen again. Or you may know exactly what kinds of situations cause you to experience anxiety - so you try to avoid them. 

Anxiety problems can include:

  1. Panic attacks

•Performance anxiety at work or elsewhere

•Feeling awkward and uncomfortable in social situations

•Phobias

•Obsessing about just about anything

•Worrying about things you cannot control

•Being fearful

•Feeling guilty

Anxiety difficulties are treatable. They can be caused by a combination of biological vulnerabilities and learned patterns. I help people understand the causes of anxiety disorders and overcome them with a combination of practical and time-tested tools. I am flexible in my approach and will use different methods for different people. So even if you’ve tried therapy before, don’t give up.



If you'd like more information or are curious about starting therapy, please feel free to call (415) 456-1777 or email me at rs@CounselingInMarin.com to set up a free phone consultation.