- Often feel nervous, restless, or tense?
- Worry too much to the point that it’s interfering with your work, relationships or other parts of your life?
- Have difficulty controlling your fear, worry or anxiety and it is upsetting to you?
- Frequently experience feelings of danger, panic, or dread?
- Think your anxiety could be linked to a physical health problem?
- Experience frequent rapid heart rate, rapid breathing, or hyperventilation? These could be signs of a panic disorder.
- Have difficulty focusing or thinking clearly about anything other than the thing you’re worried about?
- Have a strong desire to avoid the things that trigger your anxiety?
- Have obsessions about certain ideas or perform certain behaviors over and over again? This could be a sign of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
- Have anxiety surrounding a particular life event or experience that has occurred in the past? This could be indicative of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Experiencing occasional anxiety is a normal part of life.
However, if you have frequent, intense, excessive and persistent worry and fear about everyday situations, it might be time to seek professional help.
Symptoms may have started during childhood or the teen years and continued into adulthood. Often, people try to cope with those negative reactions by avoiding situations or experiences that make them anxious. Unfortunately, avoidance can backfire and actually feed the anxiety.
In therapy sessions with me, utilizing CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)- especially Exposure Therapy- and Mindfulness approach, you will learn how to cope with anxiety-provoking situations and how to induce relaxation.
Examples of anxiety disorders include:
- Generalized anxiety disorder
- Panic disorder
- Obsessive-compulsive disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Social anxiety disorder
- Separation anxiety disorder
Liz Wee, LMFT, ATR
I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Registered Art Therapist, and a Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist. My approach is attachment-based/Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and I am trained in several other modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), and Mindfulness. But I customize each treatment based on my clients’ needs. I am currently in the process of getting certified in Sex Therapy and EFT (Emotionally Focused Therapy).
Learn more about me here.