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Anxiety Therapy

Anxiety can feel like your mind is ten steps ahead, while you’re actually ten steps behind. It may also feel like your to-do list is never ending and the pressure to be perfect is too much. 

Not to mention there are constant distractions everywhere you look. Most of us are regularly inundated with information, deadlines, texts, emails, news, and social media on a daily basis. The need to be “on” and productive all the time is extremely overwhelming, and it’s no wonder so many of us struggle to be present and calm.

Your anxiety might involve excessive worrying, fear, or ruminating thoughts. It’s common to go down the rabbit hole of “what if” thinking, which can lead to panic, irritability, restlessness, and feeling on edge. Physically, you might experience a racing heart, shallow breathing, sweating, or shaking. These symptoms can cause problems with sleep, mood, appetite, self-esteem, relationships, and performance in school, sports, or work.

Anxiety can manifest in a variety of ways for students, athletes, and educators...

Students:

  • Trouble completing homework
  • Procrastination
  • Poor concentration and performance on tests
  • Difficulty making important life decisions, such as which college/university to attend, what to major in, or what type of job you want
  • Fear of messing up or not being successful

Student-Athletes:

  • Nervousness, tension, and fear before/during competition
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Trouble relaxing 
  • Declining performance both athletically and academically
  • Excessive self-criticism or body-image issues
  • Unhealthy eating habits

Educators & Coaches:

  • Increased irritability around your students, players, or co-workers
  • Difficulty focusing and keeping up with your work
  • Reduced confidence in your teaching or coaching abilities
  • Not making adequate time for your own needs or your relationships

Overall, anxiety sucks!

However, not all anxiety is bad.

In fact, having some anxiety is important. The alertness, energy, and forward thinking it invokes is what helped our ancestors survive. It might actually be a big part of what helped you become the high achiever that you are. Nevertheless, too much anxiety can be counterproductive and should not be ignored.

With my decade of experience supporting clients with overcoming anxiety, I can help you do the same. I can teach you how to better understand, regulate, and utilize your anxiety. 

You can learn to accept, relate, and cope with it more effectively and as a result, start to experience:

  • Reduced anxiety

  • Calmer moods

  • Peace of mind

  • Improved focus and performance 

  • Stronger self-confidence