An anxiety state becomes an anxiety disorder when it drives you to avoid what you care about or you experience significant distress in order to do what you care about. It is not an indication of weakness; you are not going crazy if you are struggling against anxiety.
Your mind is caught in a trick: while attempting to protect you, your mind increases your anxiety and amplifies your distress.
Modern, evidence-based anxiety treatment understands that experiencing anxiety is a normal, healthy, and adaptive reaction to a real or perceived threat.
In treatment, we work together to observe what’s happening in your mind, help you identify the ways in which your mind is tricking you into perpetuating your anxiety, and then help you respond differently in those moments.
Our clinicians are licensed psychologists. They have doctorates in clinical or counseling psychology. Training to become a licensed psychologist requires between three and six years of graduate coursework; writing and defending an original, scientific dissertation; over 4,000 hours of supervised clinical work; passing national and state-based oral and written exams; and ongoing continuing education to maintain licensure.
Mindfulness-based cognitive behavioral group therapy that includes exposure and response prevention can be as effective as individual psychotherapy. After developing an understanding of what triggers, intensifies, and maintains your anxiety, we’ll work together to find new ways to help you live a life you value.