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Anxiety Therapy

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Fort Lauderdale Anxiety Therapy

Although anxiety is an often natural response to stress, for some people, it can take the form of an overwhelming feeling of dread or panic. People with anxiety tend to react to unpleasant thoughts, feelings, and situations in a more extreme way. These overwhelming feelings may cause you to avoid people or to completely isolate yourself. If you are living with anxiety, therapy can be an effective treatment that may help relieve your symptoms in a short period of time.  With Anxiety therapy, my goal is to help you learn how to overcome your fears and calm your emotional reactions.

Common Symptoms of Anxiety

  • Intense, excessive, and persistent worry

  • Fear about everyday situations

  • Physical Symptoms including: fast heart rate, rapid breathing, sweating, and feeling tired

  • Feeling nervous, restless or tense

  • Having a sense of impending danger, panic or doom

  • Trouble concentrating or thinking about anything other than the present worry

What I Treat

  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder

  • Social anxiety

  • Panic Disorder

  • Specific Phobias

My Treatment Approach

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for Anxiety

CBT has been shown to be effective for a variety of types of anxiety disorders. Using CBT, you will begin to examine your negative thought and perceptions in order to identify thought distortions. Once you can identify your own thoughts about your current situations, you can begin to modify your feelings and, ultimately, your behaviors or reactions to them. In other words, it is your thoughts that determine how you feel.

Negative thoughts make fear and anxiety worse. So, the goal of CBT is to correct irrational negative thoughts and replace them with more positive, realistic perceptions as well as to practice exposure techniques in order to modify our behavioral reactions.

Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) for Anxiety

DBT can be effective in managing anxiety as it teaches coping skills that involve building on your strengths by identifying negative self-talk and replacing this with more positive self talk. Through DBT you will also learn how to practice self-soothing techniques that can be used during an episode of anxiety. DBT will also allow you to begin to regulate your intense emotions through mindfulness techniques.

What You Can Expect

  • You will learn work very closely with me to develop your own goals for treatment

  • We will work together to understand your own family history or genetic links to anxiety

  • You will begin to identify your own irrational thoughts that impact your feelings of anxiety and fear

  • You will learn more thought challenges for your negative thoughts

  • You will begin to practice ways in which you can modify your behavioral reactions to anxiety

  • You will learn mindfulness techniques including relaxation and self calming skills

  • You will begin to understand your own "model of emotions"

  • You will begin to manage you own intense emotions

The Hardest Part - Reaching Out for Help

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