Anxiety and Depression - Dr. Vipassana Esbjorn-Hargens
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Anxiety, Phobias, Panic Attacks

Do one thing every day that scares you. ~Eleanor Roosevelt

The Challenge of Anxiety:

Anxiety, phobias, and panic attacks can be terrifying, overwhelming, and isolating. Often the shame that arises in the face of these challenges prevents us from seeking help. Through Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, relaxation techniques, and insight therapy, I work with clients to overcome their fears and live productive, vibrant lives and move through:

  • Generalized Anxiety

  • Panic Attacks

  • Phobias

  • Agoraphobia

  • Health Anxiety

  • Public Speaking and Social Anxiety

  • Fear of Flying

  • Claustrophobia

I have worked with a variety of clients suffering from the many challenges of anxiety – fear of driving, fear of highways, fear of elevators, fear of flying, fear of bridges, fear of public speaking – all of which can be extremely debilitating. Using exposure therapy, sometimes our work takes us to a nearby elevator, to face the feared situation in vivo – with relaxation, repetition, and support. Most often, we work from within the office, using imagination to expose oneself to the feared situation – with relaxation, repetition, and support.

Freedom is possible! Call for an appointment or consultation.

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Depression

Depression expresses itself in so many different ways, including:

 

  • Flatness, a difficulty in feeling either joy or sadness
  • Overwhelming emotions of sorrow and grief that make it hard to function in daily life
  • Difficulty getting out of bed in the morning and meeting daily activities
  • Sleep changes – insomnia or desire to sleep the day away
  • Anger, irritability, or agitation that is unusually consistent or unpredictable
  • Challenge in focusing, feeling foggy and unable to concentrate
  • Self-loathing and a harsh inner-critic
  • An absence of meaning in people and things that once felt meaningful (relationships, work, family).
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Psychotherapy can be a powerful and effective component in treating depression and I welcome a consultation with you to discover how we might work together.

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