Therapy for Anxiety in Philadelphia
Has anxiety started to make your life feel unmanageable?
Maybe what was once just a tendency to worry and over-prepare has started to feel like it’s taking over and seeping into every aspect of your life. You’re noticing a tightness in your chest and might even be dealing with embarrassing GI issues. Perhaps you’re struggling to fall or stay asleep or waking early with a racing heart and an overwhelming sense that all is not OK.
You notice that you are:
- Having a hard time staying focused at work or school
- Feeling like you’ve lost your “spark” when it comes to doing the things you once used to enjoy
- So focused on trying to just make it through the day without a major anxiety attack that it’s hard to feel interested in your relationships anymore, and most of the time you feel like you’re just “faking” it.
Therapy for anxiety can help
It may feel impossible now, but you can live a life where anxiety is no longer holding you back from achieving your goals or preventing you from enjoying your relationships and life.
You can feel excited about your future again and confident in your self to take on any challenges that life might throw at you. I can help you get there.
Therapy for anxiety helps you:
- Learn how to respond to anxiety in a new way that frees up time and energy. No more white-knuckling or fighting or trying to push it away.
- Deepen your understanding of where anxiety comes from and how to heal it from its root
- Feel confident that you can access an inner strength and resourcefulness no matter how hard things get
I am here to help guide you through this process, tailoring each step of the way to meet your unique needs. My approach to therapy for anxiety comes from a place of lived understanding and belief that you have everything you already need inside of you to heal – you just need the support and guidance to get there.
You don’t have to live life feeling paralyzed by anxiety.
I can help you find the freedom you deserve.
Frequently Asked Questions about Therapy for Anxiety
What are therapy for anxiety sessions like?
Sessions typically include a combination of talking about present-day challenges, deepening understanding and insight into how past experiences are shaping your present-day responses, and learning and practicing new skills and tools for responding to anxiety in the here and now. As a music therapist and yoga teacher, I invite clients to explore how music and movement can help you find relief and feel more empowered in connecting mind and body.
How often will we meet?
Typically, I see clients on a weekly basis. I find that with consistency and regular follow-up, momentum is built and change accelerated. I also offer twice weekly sessions for those who wish to dive deeper and see progress sooner.
How long before I start seeing results?
When you’re struggling just to make it through each day, you want to know that you are going to find some relief sooner than later. The skills and tools I offer to help with acute symptom management come from evidence-based modalities such as Cognitive Behavioral and Acceptance and Commitment Therapies (CBT and ACT) and Internal Family Systems (IFS). I find that clients start noticing positive changes as soon as a few weeks into working together when they practice what they’re learning in therapy in their daily lives.
What about medication?
Medication can be an important part of some folks’ healing journeys, whether that is short-term or on an ongoing basis. While I do not prescribe medication, I will work closely with your psychiatric provider if you already have one and provide referrals for local psychiatrists if you are interested in exploring whether medication might help.
How to do we get started?
Reach out today for a free 15-minute phone or zoom consultation. We’ll explore if we might be a good fit and you’ll have a chance to ask any questions you have. If we decide to work together, we’ll find a time that works for both of us and begin meeting on a weekly basis.