Anxiety Therapist in Elk Grove, California
If you have landed here on my page, you have likely been struggling with anxiety and are looking for help. Maybe you have been feeling anxious in social situations, suffering from panic attacks, finding yourself worrying about every little thing going on in your day, struggling with perfectionism or navigating big life changes. I understand, and I’m here to help.
I help millennial and college women learn to more effectively cope with their anxiety symptoms. Through a holistic approach to therapy, we work together to learn new ways of coping with the struggles of everyday life, build resilience and help you feel empowered to overcome anxiety. If you’re ready to improve your mental health and start feeling better, schedule an appointment with me today.
My Approach To Anxiety Therapy
Are you feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or stuck? Caught up in a never ending cycle of perfectionism, fear and critical self-talk? Or maybe you are struggling with social anxiety and the relationships in your life. Perhaps you’ve been struggling with sharing feelings and thoughts in certain relationships in your life and having difficulty getting your needs met? If so, you don’t have to do this alone, anxiety is highly treatable and I can help.
Anxiety can feel all consuming when you are in the thick of it. For many of the women I work with, it developed as a coping strategy to keep them feeling safe, in control when feeling overwhelmed, or my personal favorite, to help them reach their perfectionistic, high-achieving goals. One of the things people infrequently talk about when it comes to anxiety is that it actually has some benefits, especially for my anxious perfectionists out there! It can be a motivator when you are struggling to get things done, and has often served you well in the school or work arena. But at some point, it turns on you and is no longer helpful but actually gets in the way of the things that you want.
The women I work with have come to the point that they are frustrated and desperate for a change. Their levels of anxiety have started to interfere with school or work and their ability to show up for themselves and others. As a means for survival they have developed negative ways of coping with these emotions that are making anxious symptoms worse. They want to stop struggling and resisting the things they know will help ease their anxiety symptoms and want someone to help guide them back to taking care of themselves. They are grasping for straws, willing to try anything to feel in control of their life again, but they don’t know how or where to start.
That’s when I come in. Together we take a look at how anxiety is serving you and find better ways to effectively cope and manage when anxiety comes knocking. Through talk therapy we identify your specific symptoms and find areas of your life where changes might improve overall well being. You are not your anxiety!! Anxiety is a part of you that depending on the time may take up more or less of your brain space. Together we will find ways to create the changes you want!
My clients often tell me that they look forward to our weekly appointments where they leave feeling seen and heard, having actionable things to implement throughout the week. I’m very interactive and love creating strong connections with all of my clients. I believe that the relationship between a therapist and client is actually one of the most important parts of the therapeutic relationship, and it’s so often overlooked. When choosing a therapist, make sure you pick someone that you like and trust. I promise it makes a big difference!
Whether you are dealing with feelings of anxiety, social anxiety, school/work stress, codependency or relationship issues, it is possible to feel better and create the changes you have been wanting. Together we will discover the tools that you already have inside of you. Helping you improve your mental health by learning to create peace within yourself, achieve your goals, and improve your relationships in ways that feels authentic, aligned and most importantly good. If you are interested in getting started with therapy for anxiety, schedule an appointment today.
I help college and millennial women struggling with anxiety, depression, codependency, perfectionism, self-esteem and relationship issues.
I value quality over quantity. Therefore, I only schedule a limited number of holistic and integrative therapy sessions per week so I can focus on each client’s unique needs and be extremely present with them in session. I use a holistic and integrative approach to therapy, to meet my clients exactly where they are.
During out time together, my goal is to help you notice the patterns in your life that have you feeling stuck, disconnected, and alone. I strive to support you in making the changes you want to see in yourself, whether you’re struggling with anxiety or depression, learning how to more effectively communicate your feelings, thoughts and needs, building healthier coping strategies and routines or letting go of perfectionism. I aim to support you through holistic practices wherever your journey takes you!
I know that therapy can feel very uncomfortable at first, especially if you’ve never worked with a therapist before. As a holistic therapist, we will look at you as a whole person; body mind, and spirit. I will ask questions, provide feedback, support you and gently challenge you to grow. As your holistic therapist, I am here to serve you and your goals while holding space for you to share your feelings, thoughts and needs. My hope is that you will feel accepted and supported as we explore ways to improve your mental health.
Frequently Asked Questions for Anxiety Therapy
Anxiety disorders are extremely common, according to the National Insitute of Health almost 20% of US adults were diagnosed with an anxiety disorder in the last year. Anxiety is what we feel when we are worried, or afraid – particularly about things that are about to happen, or we think could happen in the future. A lot of time’s it can manifest physically in the body. Anxiety is a natural human response when we feel fear or that we are under threat. It can be experienced through our thoughts, feelings and physical sensations. While some levels of anxiety can be normal, it’s best to seek treatment if you’ve been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder by mental health professionals like psychologists, psychiatrists or therapists. If you haven’t been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder but experience anxiety more often than you would like or are struggling with excessive fear, worry, stress, panic attacks, social anxiety or other anxiety symptoms that are impacting your daily life, reaching out to a therapist or other mental health professional could help.
Feeling nervous, restless or tense.
Having a sense of impending danger, panic, fear or doom.
Physical symptoms like having an increased heart rate, heart palpitations, breathing rapidly, sweating, muscle tension in the body, trembling or feeling weak or tired.
Difficulty concentrating and racing thoughts, excessive worry
Irritability, indecision or stress that feels constantly overwhelming
Better able to manage and cope with stress and anxiety symptoms
Increased self-confidence, self-awareness and self-acceptance
Increased insight and understanding of self
Better at setting and reinforcing boundaries
More self-trust and self-awareness
Healthier communication skills
Better coping skills, and self-care
Learn how to identify and express feelings, thoughts and needs
My rate is $150 for a 50-minute anxiety therapy session. I have partnered with Mentaya to help you save money on therapy. If you have out-of-network benefits, Mentaya will handle everything with insurance to make sure you get your money back. They charge a 5% fee per claim and have helped people get thousands of dollars back per year. You can sign up and check your out of network insurance reimbursement here.
Teletherapy in California
Currently all sessions for anxiety therapy are offered via teletherapy. These telemental health sessions are available to anyone in the State of California, allowing accessibility and convenience. I use a secure HIPAA platform (Simple Practice) to conduct these online therapy video sessions which you can access on your computer, tablet, or phone.
How it Works
Everything is virtual! Once we have scheduled your first appointment, you will receive a link to your secure online portal where you can fill out all the necessary forms before we meet. Before every session you will receive a link to the virtual waiting room where I will join you when it is time for the session.
Choose a space where you’re unlikely to be disturbed and you feel comfortable opening up
Check that your WiFi connection is strong and any headphones or audio devices are working properly.
Check that your lighting is good and your camera has a proper view of you.
Get cozy, grab a blanket and pillows. Find a comfy spot and get yourself set up. (I love getting a warm cup of tea before).
Some benefits of teletherapy
Many forms of therapy can feel overwhelming to someone with an anxiety disorder, online therapy takes some of the stress and worry out of it, allowing you to get help from the comfort of your own home or another safe space anywhere in the state of California.
The ultimate convenience.
Expands your search area for therapists or other mental health professionals. * Pro tip: if you are struggling to find a therapist who you want to work with in your local therapist directory, try expanding your search to other areas of California.
Easier to fit into busy schedules due to no commute time.
Provides same level of treatment for most of the treatment areas I work with.
Are you feeling anxious, overwhelmed, or stuck? Caught up in a never ending cycle of perfectionism and being hard on yourself? Or maybe you’re struggling with sharing feelings and thoughts in certain relationships in your life and having difficulty getting your needs met? If so, you don’t have to do this alone, I can help.
Ready to work together?
Me too! Schedule a free intro call where we can chat for 10-15 minutes to see if we’d be a good fit!
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