With the pressures of today’s living, ANXIETY is the number one concern that I hear daily.
Whether an individual, a teen, parent or child, STRESS impacts us all.
There are researched based interventions I use that can
help anxiety become more manageable or even alleviate it.
The National Alliance on Mental Illness states:
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is the most researched psychotherapy for anxiety disorders. In general, CBT focuses on our reactions to events, not changing the events themselves. CBT offers many constructive strategies to reduce the beliefs and behaviors that lead to anxiety symptoms. Finding the counterproductive thinking patterns that contribute to anxiety is a cornerstone of CBT.
CBT has the largest research base to support its effectiveness, though it can be difficult to figure out which therapists are trained in CBT.
Anxiety disorders and depression are treatable.
Many people experience meaningful symptom relief and improvement in their quality of life with professional care. However, treatment success varies. Some people respond to treatment after a few weeks or months while others may take longer. If people have more than one anxiety disorder or if they suffer from other co-existing conditions, treatment may take longer. An experienced provider will conduct a comprehensive assessment before discussing an individualized treatment plan. https://adaa.org/finding-help/treatment
Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for children and teens.
CBT works best when I have a close working relationship with you and/or your child. We will take 2-3 sessions to get to know each other and then develop goals.
For treatment to be effective, you and your child will need to apply the treatment strategies in the time between sessions. The treatment ranges from 9-15 sessions, but may be shorter or longer depending on your or your child’s specific needs. I work closely with parents of children as well as adolescents with anxiety, to discuss what they can do to help their children learn to overcome and manage anxiety.