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
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.
Lauren Pinneo, MSW, LCSW
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Some of Our Therapy Specialty Areas
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