Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health diagnosis in the United States. According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, approximately 40 million adults — 18% of the population — experience anxiety disorders each year.

Anxiety symptoms are associated with a variety of disorders.

  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder
  • Panic disorder
  • Social anxiety disorder
  • Specific phobias

It’s important to remember that anxiety is a normal and expected part of life. You don’t have to be diagnosed with an anxiety disorder to experience anxiety. Many people experience symptoms of anxiety associated with everyday stress, life transitions (such as divorce, relationship problems, moving, job loss, or career changes), and parenting/caregiver stress.

I utilize a wide range of evidence-based therapeutic techniques based primarily in cognitive behavioral therapy to support clients experiencing stress and anxiety. It’s possible to learn the skills you need to manage these symptoms and reduce the distress associated with them.