Anxiety is a necessary and important part of life. It protects you from harm and motivates you to succeed. Anxiety is problematic, however, when it becomes out of proportion to the situation and interferes with your life.
Sometimes the things you do to cope with your anxiety can make it worse. If something makes you anxious, you avoid it or engage in behaviors that help you feel less vulnerable.
The treatment that I provide is geared toward interrupting this vicious cycle by helping you gradually face your fears, eliminate safety behaviors, and build your confidence in a collaborative and supportive environment.
I specialize in treating the full spectrum of anxiety disorders, including: Specific Phobias (such as needles and roaches), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Panic Disorder. I utilize a cognitive-behavioral approach with an emphasis on exposure-based interventions. I often use perfectionism as a conceptual model for treating anxiety and related issues such as depression, eating disorders, body image issues, and anger.
Years In Practice7
EducationPh.D. Clinical Psychology December, 1992 West Virginia University M.A. Clinical Psychology December, 1989 West Virginia University B.A. Psychology/Philosophy May, 1987 College of William and Mary
AffiliationsPsychology Today, IOCDF, ADAA
CertificationLicensed Psychologist, Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists Member of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) Member of the International Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation (IOCF)
Office StaffChristine Leyva, Thomas Smithyman, Ryan Douglas, Marianne Stout
ServicesThe treatment that I provide is geared toward interrupting this vicious cycle by helping you gradually face your fears, eliminate safety behaviors, and build your confidence in a collaborative and supportive environment.Additional ServicesAnxiety and Worry
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