Anxiety and Stress? Therapy Can Help.
Anxiety, stress and worry can influence work, school, relationships, your sense of well-being and all aspects of life. Anxiety can be generalized or focused on a specific situation. It can take many forms:
General stress and worry
Social anxiety and shyness
PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
Phobias & specific fears
You can feel better! You do not have to live with constant anxiety or stress.
Causes of Anxiety and Stress
Anxiety and stress can be caused by past or current events and also influenced by genetics. Sometimes, people wonder if they were born with anxiety or if the anxiety is due to traumatic events. Therapy techniques can usually help regardless of the cause.
People seem especially stressed in Sunnyvale and the rest of Silicon Valley. Working long hours and stressing about work performance is very common. Developing techniques to calm down and exploring what is driving the need to work too much can help people let go of stress and anxiety.
Therapy Approaches for Reducing Anxiety and Stress
Therapy can help you reduce anxiety and stress in a variety of ways.
EMDR therapy (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) can help you resolve difficult past (or current) situations. It was developed to help people who were struggling with PTSD. EMDR therapy can help reduce anxiety, if the anxiety is caused by a traumatic or distressing event.
Cognitive behavioral therapy can help you counter anxiety-causing beliefs and develop more objective beliefs. It is often a relief to realize that you have some control over your thoughts.
Mindfulness exercises can help you feel calmer and more grounded. Exercises such as deep breathing, noticing your surroundings, or paying attention to all of your senses can change your physiology and reduce anxiety. I blogged about using mindfulness to reduce stress and anxiety.
With hypnosis or guided meditation, you can visualize how to deal with stressful situations and feel calmer. Also, self-hypnosis techniques are fairly easy to learn and can be used in between sessions.
Therapy Office in Sunnyvale
My office is in Sunnyvale, California on Wolfe Rd., near El Camino Real (also close to Santa Clara, Cupertino, and Mountain View). Parking is easy; there is a large parking lot.
1021 S. Wolfe Rd., Suite 255
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
I am a therapist/counselor in Sunnyvale, California. I work with adults, teenagers, and children. (LMFT Lic. # LMFT40414)
Please visit my therapy home page for more information about me.