Your friends call you a worrywart.
Somebody who’s always expecting the worst.
You just can’t ignore the dread and sense of impending doom. The worries start piling up – worries about your health, your family’s health, finances, school, work performance, the housework – even worries about things that won’t happen for years, like retirement or your children going off to college.
As the months and years go by, your worries only seem to get worse.
You feel trapped. Trapped in a life you never expected – where worries and “what ifs” are robbing you of what should be some of the best years of your life.
But there’s hope.
You can break the chokehold of excessive and unproductive worry.
Let’s work together to help you refocus on the present rather than being stuck in the “what-ifs” of the future.
Social anxiety is almost a daily occurrence.
Painfully shy, nervous, awkward, self-conscious, unable to perform at work?
Break the loop of rehashing and worrying about what people think of you when you’re making a presentation, participating in a meeting, representing your company, or out socially.
This could be you growing through your social anxiety.
I once had a client who came into my office saying, “This has to stop! I’m miserable and awkward and feel completely alone! I may lose my job, and I can’t figure out how to fix this.”
Only three months later, this client finished therapy excited about the future before her. She had new friends, her work enjoyment and performance were better than ever, and she no longer obsessed about her potential awkwardness or social faux pas.
It took effort, of course, but she was looking forward to a coffee date she had with a new neighbor the next day!
Seem too good to be true? It’s not.
With a combination of cognitive behavioral therapy and EMDR, this young woman discovered the source of her social anxiety, processed it in a functional and healthy way that allowed her to leave it in the past, and learned new ways of thinking and behaving that helped her rather than held her back.
She got her life back!
I have numerous stories about individuals overcoming social and performance anxiety and leading a life full of healthy and fulfilling relationships and experiences.
You can do it too!
Simply contact me at (925) 800-3394 to discuss how my approach to therapy could help you get your life back on track.