While it is difficult to capture in a few sentences the breadth of work accomplished in therapy, below are some examples of people we have helped create easier, more meaningful ways of being in their lives.These clients, whose names have been changed to protect their confidentiality, wanted their stories told because they thought it might help others.
Stress is a reaction to something in the environment – good or bad. Stress can affect your body (blood pressure, breathing, pain), as well as your emotions. We teach you effective stress management techniques to acknowledge, accept, and deal with stress in a healthy way.
Anxiety is often a result of stress, producing unpleasant physical symptoms. These may include: feeling uncomfortable, out of control, fearful, or full of dread. Anxiety can result in sleep disturbances or nervous mannerisms such as hair pulling, nail biting, or jiggling a leg. Anxiety can lead to panic attacks and phobias. Anxiety can make it hard to live your life. Our goal is to get to the root of your anxiety and reduce or eliminate it.
Larry Reduces Anxiety and Stress About Downsizing
Larry was so anxious about being the next to go during the massive layoffs in the high-tech industry that he had graduated from chewing his nails and was biting the skin off his fingers. Therapy helped Larry shift from worry to wonder by making a contingency plan and by helping him achieve more balance in his life. He bike rides now and has begun traveling with his wife. And he did not get laid off—though he knows what he'll do if he does.