Why Won’t My Anxiety Go Away?

If you struggle with anxiety, you have likely made some attempt to figure out how to get it to go away. Unfortunately, you may also be frustrated and even hopeless that your attempts have not been effective in eliminating anxiety from your life. Whether you’ve read self-help books or gone to therapy, you may have found some tips and techniques to be helpful in the short-term. However, in the long-term anxiety continues to play a role in your life. If this sounds like you, we have some important education to share as well as research-supported advice for reducing the negative impact anxiety has on your life…Read More

How to Use Mindfulness for Lasting Anxiety Relief

As you may know, mindfulness is somewhat of a buzzword in the world of mental health these days. There are countless books, videos, apps, and even retreats you can attend with endless amounts of information and guided practice you can engage with. Although mindfulness is gaining traction with the general public, there is still a lot of confusion and misinformation regarding what it is and how to practice it. To put it as simply as possible, mindfulness is the behavior of observing your thoughts, bodily sensations, and emotions without judgement or defense.Read More

OCD and Scary Movies: How to Make OCD Triggers Boring

Do you like scary movies? If you suffer from OCD, I imagine they may make you uncomfortable. However, the experience of watching horror films can be a useful analogy in understanding OCD as well as how and why Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) is effective. First, it is important to understand the goals of ERP…Read More

6 Things Successful Therapy Clients Do

When you first come in to see a therapist for help with anxiety or OCD, you want to feel assured that the therapy is actually going to work. You understandably want to know that you will not be wasting your precious time and money on something ineffective. You are in a great deal of distress, and you want to feel confident that therapy will help you feel better…Read More

Why You Worry, Part 2: How to Stop the Worry Cycle

In my previous post, I explained the worry process in detail: what it is, what keeps it going, and why it’s so hard to stop worrying. In this post, I’m going to show you what you can do about it to put an end to the worry cycle…Read More

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