Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is one of the most misunderstand and potentially crippling mental health conditions out there. People often joke about their 'OCD' because they have some quirky rituals or are fussy about things being in the right order. Most people I know, … [Read more...] about The ABC’s of OCD
Our Strange Relationship with Anxiety
Peace. It’s what we all want, right? Many people come to therapy because of out-of-control anxiety. They can’t sleep, they can’t relax, everything and everyone irritates them. Anxious people may ruminate about past or present events, but mostly they camp out in the future. They … [Read more...] about Our Strange Relationship with Anxiety
Anxiety Responses: Fight, Flight, or Freeze
Anxiety affects all of us at some point in our lives. It can be something that we have propensity towards based on history or a specific situation that lets our brain know that something isn’t right. It is usually based in fear. We fear that something bad is about to … [Read more...] about Anxiety Responses: Fight, Flight, or Freeze
How to Control Fear and Anxiety in Our Changing Health Climate
Fear is a usual suspect when we have anxiety. As much as anxiety is deemed a mental thing, it surfaces in many physical ways. Everything from feeling lightheaded and tingles, to having full on chest pain and trouble breathing. And many more symptoms in between the … [Read more...] about How to Control Fear and Anxiety in Our Changing Health Climate
Why Won’t My Anxiety Go Away?
Anxiety can be a beast to deal with. It can masquerade as stress, control, worry, or anger; and shows up as headaches, stomach pain, hypertension, and sleeplessness. It might be difficult to read if symptoms are medical, or a persistent and unrelenting bout of anxiety. Anxiety is … [Read more...] about Why Won’t My Anxiety Go Away?
Delighting Through Despair
The events of the last few months have worn me down. We seem to be living in an onslaught of horrible events, injustices, and a chronic condition of Covid fatigue. The continual stress of these circumstances and recent unrest has felt like a weight pressing down with no near sign … [Read more...] about Delighting Through Despair