Anxiety sucks. It can feel like you are in a constant state of fear and worry.
It can feel uncomfortable in your body: a racing heart, digestion problems, or panic breathing.
It can feel like your mind is a hamster wheel that won’t stop going and going. How frustrating!
With anxiety, you always think about the worst possible scenario and often focus on the “what ifs.”
Living in the Bay Area, I understand how anxiety and stress can become overwhelming and prevent you from living the life you want. It can negatively impact your sleep, health, relationships, and work. Anxiety can even prevent you from leaving your home, driving, or meeting new people.
Your anxiety might be getting in the way of getting that promotion at work when you know you are completely capable. You might feel shame or embarrassment that you can’t perform at the level you want to because of your worrying mind.
You might find yourself isolating yourself as your anxiety has grown. You might be new to the Bay Area and the idea of getting out and meeting new people is terrifying.
Along with anxiety might be self-critical thoughts like:
“I’m not good enough,”
“I’m a failure,” or
“I have to be perfect.”
It might feel like you are in an endless battle with anxiety in your own head. You might even notice that the more you fight with your anxiety, the worse it seems to get.
Many people struggle with anxiety. I understand how difficult it can be.
The good news is, there is another way of dealing with anxiety. You don’t have to continually struggle. And you don’t have to try to fix this on your own. In our work together, I can show you a new way of relating to anxiety by dropping the struggle once and for all.
I provide individual therapy for adults and teens in my office in Rockridge, Oakland, California. My style is collaborative, warm, and accepting. I work to provide a comfortable and safe environment where together we can explore your struggles and the goals you would like to set for yourself.
You might have been thinking of starting therapy for some time as your anxiety and stress has only gotten worse and worse. If you are ready to finally get this handled, it is time to start therapy.
Therapy for Anxiety and Stress can help you:
- Gain more clarity and peace of mind
- Become more connected in your relationships
- Let go of difficult past experiences that are holding you back
- Be more present at work
- Gain direction and motivation in life
- Have more calm and tranquility
- Be kind and compassionate toward yourself
- Get more perspective on a challenging situation
- Take meaningful action on your life goals
The insights, skills, and growth you gain through therapy can last a lifetime.
“Ellis is passionate about helping people make positive changes through mindfulness. He is very knowledgeable about Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) which has been proven to be effective for those struggling with anxiety and depression. Ellis is easy to talk to – he is down to earth and caring. In addition to his professional experience, he is a longtime practitioner of mindfulness meditation. Also, he created a board game called “The Mindful Bus!” If you struggle with anxiety and want to try ACT, look no further.”
-Annia Raysberg, MA, MFT