Anxiety, Worry and Panic

Anxiety, Worry and Panic

Do you feel overwhelmed and unable to make important decisions in your life?
Do you find your mind spinning with irrational worries?
Are you struggling in or avoiding social situations because of fear?
Do you experience panic attacks?

If you answered yes to any of these questions you may benefit from treatment with one of our anxiety, worry and panic specialists. At the Catalyst Center, we can help you to overcome this struggle and to truly live the life you want.


Anxiety is often described as a tense, worried, or overwhelming feeling. Anxiety can be focused on something specific such as social situations or starting a new job. Anxiety isn’t always specific and when it is generalized it may feel like almost everything in life is scary and difficult. Anxiety is something that can negatively impact sleep and often impacts people physically through muscle pain, headaches, stomachaches, or other ailments.

At the Catalyst Center our anxiety specialists treat both the emotional and physical sides of anxiety. In therapy, our gifted specialists often utilize relaxation techniques such as deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, and mindfulness exercises that emphasize the mind/body connection to reduce symptoms of anxiety. Emotional processing interventions can also be helpful in understanding the reasons why certain things feel so triggering of your anxiety. Other techniques used to address anxiety include exposure to the things that a person is anxious about, and EMDR.


Many people struggle with worry that is distressing, but not quite as overwhelming as “anxiety.” If you want help managing your worry you may receive great benefit from seeking out therapy with one of our specialists listed below. Sometimes people need a caring, unbiased person to help sort out what is most important in life. Many of the same strategies that help to heal anxiety are also very helpful when treating worry. In our treatment of worry our clients often benefit from a more in depth emotional exploration of their struggle.


Some people who struggle with anxiety or worry also experience episodes of panic. A panic attack can be a very scary and overwhelming experience. During a panic attack some people experience symptoms such as elevated heart rate, hyperventilation, sweating, and terrifying thoughts. Some even worry that they are having a heart attack or dying when experiencing intense panic even though this is not true.

Meet Our Anxiety Treatment Team

CJ Clinkscales, PsyD, PSYC, Postdoc

CJ is an LGBTQIA+ affirming therapist who works with individuals (16-70 years old) and couples, specializing in his work with teens and young adults. CJ creates a space for you to be your most authentic self as you delve into the challenges you might be facing and works collaboratively with you to individualize treatment for your needs.

Hannah Pitts, MSW, LCSW, RPT

Hannah has provided trauma-informed care to children, teens, and adults for nearly a decade. She works with all ages to provide sound care for all of her clients in a compassionate, non-judgmental environment. Hannah works with the whole family around medical issues, trauma, grief and loss, adoption, and blended families. She is trained in EMDR and Brainspotting.

Libby Korell, MSW, LCSW

Libby is a highly gifted clinician with many years of experience treating children, parents, and families. She specializes in treating all types of trauma and she is highly adept at working with pregnant moms, postpartum families, and adults (ages 20 and up) struggling with depression, anxiety, or Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

Erin Staniszeski, MSW, LCSW

Erin is able to sit with your story, no matter what you have been through. Having worked with many survivors of trauma, Erin carries an unshakable confidence in your ability to break through and thrive.

Lauren Pinneo, MSW, LCSW, LAC

Lauren’s inviting presence will helps you feel connected to her from the moment you meet. She feels called to create powerful healing through therapy. Her work as a therapist combines the best aspects of her personality and skillset, allowing her to excel in a field that aligns with her strong values.

Alex Smith, M.S.Ed., M.Phil.Ed, LPC

With experience across all levels of clinical care, Alex has the ability to make clients feel welcome and comfortable sharing their experiences. Her clients are met with respect and compassion and find that Alex can hold space without judgment. Alex specializes in Eating Disorder Recovery, Trauma, Anxiety, and Depression.

Mary Miller, MSW, LCSW

Mary is known for creating a space where you feel so safe and comfortable that you are able to work through things that you didn’t know you were capable of getting through. 

Katie Godfrey, PhD, LSCW

Dr. Katie Godfrey excels at building meaningful connections with her clients as they work together in a warm, non-judgmental environment.

Lies van Bekkum, PsyD, LCP

Dr. Lies van Bekkum provides her clients with a wonderful balance of warmth and straightforwardness as a therapist at The Catalyst Center.

Joey Tadie, PhD, LCP

Dr. Joey Tadie is a talented psychologist with a gift for connecting with people and helping them to transform their lives.

Karmen Thulin, PsyD, LCP

If you are ready to make a change and give yourself the gift of healing,. Dr Karmen Thulin may be a great fit for you. She is easy to connect with, deeply compassionate, and has the training and knowledge needed to help you reach your goals.

Kendra Doukas, MS, LMFT

Kendra Doukas is passionate about her work helping individuals, couples, and families to heal and rebuild after major losses and traumatic events.

Sarah Long, PsyD, CEDS, LCP

Dr. Sarah Long sees her role as walking alongside her clients on the journey towards greater health, meeting you where you are now and helping you take the next step in your journey when you are ready.


Some of Our Therapy Specialty Areas


Pregnancy and Postpartum

Pregnancy and Postpartum

Trauma Recovery

Trauma Recovery

LGBTQ Affirming Therapy

LGBTQ Affirming Therapy

College Students

College Students

Personal Growth and Healing

Personal Growth and Healing

Anxiety, Worry and Panic

Anxiety, Worry and Panic

Depression, Bipolar, and Mood Disorders

Depression, Bipolar, and Mood Disorders

Men’s Issues

Men’s Issues

Erin Staniszeski

Eating Disorder Recovery

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