Anxiety before taking a test is normal and can help increase your motivation to study. Test anxiety, however, is different because you may experience excessive worry, self-doubt, or physical symptoms such as nausea or fatigue. These feelings can come either when thinking about taking the test or immediately prior to testing. Managing test anxiety is […]
Work-related stress is a prevalent issue, with a 2021 study revealing that 79% of people have experienced it at some point. This stress can manifest as work burnout, a state of physical and emotional exhaustion that leaves individuals feeling unaccomplished and disconnected from their personal identity. Recognizing the signs and symptoms of work burnout is crucial for addressing the issue before it affects our work, home life, and personal relationships.
School begins in just a few weeks. As school is approaching, you may find yourself getting anxious about a number of things, from who you are going to have classes with to whether or not to wear a mask at school this year. The new school year can be extremely anxiety provoking to think about […]
It is that time of year again where summer is drawing to a close, and the number of days until school begins gets smaller and smaller. As summer comes to a close, the anxiety of heading back to school can increase. If you notice that your teen has begun to feel anxious about going back […]
It can be scary to think about your teen having suicidal thoughts. What do you do? How do you talk about it? According to America’s Health Rankings (2021), in 2018, suicide was the second leading cause of death among 10-24 year olds. Suicide rates are higher among males than females, as well as individuals who […]
Whether it is a test, presentation, or new situation, falling asleep the night before we have something anxiety-provoking planned can be a challenge. You may find yourself tossing and turning prior to the day before any of these situations. Other times, it can feel impossible to get a good night’s sleep when feeling anxious. Five […]
What is Social Anxiety? Social anxiety is a type of anxiety disorder. It can be a disabling condition that affects all parts and aspects of your life. It’s not something you can simply ignore, will away, or hope you will grow out of. We can help you lessen your suffering with social anxiety and instead […]
Anxiety is a normal reaction that everyone experiences in response to different experiences and situations. Anxiety can help you prepare for that big job interview you have coming up, the important paper you have to complete, or the presentation you have to give at work. Anxiety can also be experienced when you are transitioning into […]
Everyone experiences anxiety in their life. Anxiety is a normal reaction in response to stressful situations such as an interview, presentation, or tough conversation. Anxiety can also be experienced when transitioning into something new in your life, such as graduating from school, starting a new job, or going on a first date. At times, anxiety […]
At times, it feels like we have access to entire worlds at our fingertips — all through the use of our smartphones. Our phones have fantastic capabilities, allowing us to document important moments through photos, navigate our way around a new town, or make dinner reservations instantly without speaking to a soul. They can even […]
While most things this year in 2020 have changed dramatically for parents, how remote or hybrid school looks, may be one of the changes that is more prevalent. Most kids and teens are doing online learning, and families not only have to navigate every family member being at home, but parents are having to learn […]
Adolescence is a plethora of changes, trials, and moments of growth. We are influenced by our peers, family, and social media, as we attempt to discover more about who we are, what we want, and what we will become. These questions are hard enough by themselves, but, as many teens are unfortunately discovering, their difficulty […]
Fear and Anxiety in Children For many, childhood is the most wondrous and exciting time in a person’s life. But even when a child is growing in a loving and stable family environment, they can feel fear and anxiety. Think back on your childhood. Everything new was something to be not-so-sure of. It was easy […]
Yesterday, I was talking with another therapist, and we were discussing fear. She reminded me of the book Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway by Susan Jeffers.
If he never took the risk and tried something new, he never would have known how much he enjoys acting, singing, and dancing. He has natural talents.A few weeks ago, I was at a kids and teens performance in my community. A friend’s son was in a musical theater class, and he was fabulous! He […]
How well do you breathe? Right now as you read this, stop and take a minute to notice your breath. Are you breathing shallow, fast, deep, or slow? If you pay attention to your breathing, you may find that you slow it down and take deeper breaths. If so, you also may find that, as you […]