Life puts several demands on us and when we wear a variety of hats throughout the day, it's understandable that stress is a common reason people seek therapy. Stress can be a helpful thing— it can help us feel motivated and energized, work on goals, and desire growth and development. However, stress that is chronic and high leads to physical, emotional, and behavioral problems. And as a result, these symptoms may lead to difficulties with how well we can wear our different hats.Read More
Anxiety can be crippling and painful. In your lowest moments it can make you question yourself and who you are as a person. But anxiety does not mean you are broken. It does not mean something is wrong with you as a human being. It means just that—you are human.Read More
I’m a creep. I’m a weirdo. What the hell am I doing here? I don’t belong here. Sound familiar?
The thoughts we have about our abilities and accomplishments that lead to self-doubt begin to become conclusions about ourselves and our situations that are not based in reality.Read More
It’s common to get some nervous jitters in social settings. Whether it’s attending your first day of classes, starting a new job, going to your high school reunion, or attending a wedding where you don’t know anyone, there are plenty of common situations you may find yourself in where you’ll feel a little awkward or uncomfortable.Read More
For those predisposed to anxiety or panic, travel can be a major trigger. It’s no secret that travel in New York City can be an added stress to one’s day. Whether it’s a crowded or stagnant train car, traffic above ground, or being stuck on a bridge or in a tunnel, it’s not that hard to start feeling a bit claustrophobic! Feeling stuck may make you feel out of control and ignite your “fight or flight response,” leading to a panic attack. Sometimes you need to do more than “just breathe” to survive these moments where fifteen minutes feel like an eternity.Read More
Often, when we feel overwhelmed by anxiety, we are unable to focus or calm ourselves down in the moment. Two easy techniques that can be done quickly are "Over Energy Correction" and the "Butterfly Hug."Read More
Are you afraid of flying? If so, you’re not alone. According to a study by Boeing, up to 40% of the U.S. population experiences some anxiety when they fly. Some people avoid their fear and stay on the ground. However, not being able to get on a plane makes the world much smaller and deprives people of amazing experiences. Anxiety in general makes our world smaller, and only by confronting the things we fear can we conquer them.Read More