Jeffrey W Penner
Psychologist, PhD Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
I’m a licensed Clinical Psychologist in California and have assisted people over many years with a variety of problems and issues. These have included psychological challenges such as depression and anxiety, as well as behavioral challenges such as adopting and maintaining healthy behaviors and a healthy lifestyle. Although these problems often call for different approaches, they share some important elements. We often end up feeling badly about our own thoughts, feelings, or actions which is understandable as they often do not seem to make sense.
(619) 367-7668
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La Jolla, CA 92037
I’m a licensed Clinical Psychologist in California and have assisted people over many years with a variety of problems and issues. These have included psychological challenges such as depression and anxiety, as well as behavioral challenges such as adopting and maintaining healthy behaviors and a healthy lifestyle. Although these problems often call for different approaches, they share some important elements. We often end up feeling badly about our own thoughts, feelings, or actions which is understandable as they often do not seem to make sense.
Jeffrey Thomas
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, CGP Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Are you looking for insight with something in your life that you are not satisfied with?Maybe I can help. I have worked with many different issues in the 20 years that I have been in practice. I hold a great deal of respect for those who are open to working on whatever problems bring them in. Whether it's depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, understanding yourself better, repetitive destructive patterns or addictions, I believe a supportive and empathic approach is crucial. I also believe that understanding what led us to our struggles is helpful in making the changes we want.
(619) 717-8930
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Are you looking for insight with something in your life that you are not satisfied with?Maybe I can help. I have worked with many different issues in the 20 years that I have been in practice. I hold a great deal of respect for those who are open to working on whatever problems bring them in. Whether it's depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, understanding yourself better, repetitive destructive patterns or addictions, I believe a supportive and empathic approach is crucial. I also believe that understanding what led us to our struggles is helpful in making the changes we want.
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Charles Cutler, Ph.D.
Psychologist, PhD, LP Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Everyone has the capacity to grow and create a more meaningful and fulfilling life. All that is required is a willingness to try and some perseverance. My goal to is create a personalized experience for you. I am passionate about my work, well trained and very experienced. Working together we can make sense of things, lessen the pain you feel, overcome stuck places and find your way forward. Whether you're suffering from anxiety, depression, loneliness, relationship issues or low self-confidence, we will address these issues and begin to find answers.
(858) 521-9382
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Everyone has the capacity to grow and create a more meaningful and fulfilling life. All that is required is a willingness to try and some perseverance. My goal to is create a personalized experience for you. I am passionate about my work, well trained and very experienced. Working together we can make sense of things, lessen the pain you feel, overcome stuck places and find your way forward. Whether you're suffering from anxiety, depression, loneliness, relationship issues or low self-confidence, we will address these issues and begin to find answers.
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Michelle Carcel, Psy.D.
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
My specialization and training includes: eating disorders, trauma/ PTSD, anxiety, depression, mood and personality disorders, health and wellness concerns among others.
First and foremost, congratulations on taking a step towards accomplishing your goals! Making the decision to work with a therapist to help manage any life stressor takes strength and commitment. When working with a new client, one of my primary objectives is to foster a welcoming and encouraging environment. I believe the best outcomes stem from an engaging, collaborative working relationship. Therapy is a very personal experience and I encourage my clients to be active participants in their therapeutic success.
(858) 337-5258
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
My specialization and training includes: eating disorders, trauma/ PTSD, anxiety, depression, mood and personality disorders, health and wellness concerns among others.
First and foremost, congratulations on taking a step towards accomplishing your goals! Making the decision to work with a therapist to help manage any life stressor takes strength and commitment. When working with a new client, one of my primary objectives is to foster a welcoming and encouraging environment. I believe the best outcomes stem from an engaging, collaborative working relationship. Therapy is a very personal experience and I encourage my clients to be active participants in their therapeutic success.
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Irene Saunders
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW, BCD Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Personal Growth, Depression and Anxiety, Mind /Body Therapy.
Most everything you value flows from the relationship you have with yourself. Experience all that transforms when you live in a way that reflects compassion toward yourself, and a deeper connection with your emotions, truth and dreams. I am a warm therapist with a comfortable style and over twenty years of experience. Prior to a private practice, I provided therapy at the Department of Psychiatry at UCSD and Rady Children's Hospital, and Scripps, and trained therapists. I have expertise in many schools of therapy and healing, and effective tools and practices I can teach you. We can create a therapy to meet your needs.
(858) 914-4625
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Personal Growth, Depression and Anxiety, Mind /Body Therapy.
Most everything you value flows from the relationship you have with yourself. Experience all that transforms when you live in a way that reflects compassion toward yourself, and a deeper connection with your emotions, truth and dreams. I am a warm therapist with a comfortable style and over twenty years of experience. Prior to a private practice, I provided therapy at the Department of Psychiatry at UCSD and Rady Children's Hospital, and Scripps, and trained therapists. I have expertise in many schools of therapy and healing, and effective tools and practices I can teach you. We can create a therapy to meet your needs.
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Mary Beth Dinerman
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Most people go through life with a steady routine. Sometimes negative outcomes occur from their daily choices or unforeseen events. Depression, anxiety, irritation, and hopelessness can then set in. My goal is to focus on client needs and empower them by teaching skills and strategies that will allow them to move forward and have a meaningful life.
(833) 703-0404
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Most people go through life with a steady routine. Sometimes negative outcomes occur from their daily choices or unforeseen events. Depression, anxiety, irritation, and hopelessness can then set in. My goal is to focus on client needs and empower them by teaching skills and strategies that will allow them to move forward and have a meaningful life.
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Lisa Auslander
Psychologist, PhD Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Four of the areas of expertise I work with in my practice are Eating Disorders, Mood Disorders, Anxiety disorders, and Self-esteem difficulties.
My approach to therapy is warm and collaborative. I believe growth comes from enhancing our understanding of ourselves and learning to make choices that can lead us to greater freedom and lasting positive change. Removing symptoms, changing self-defeating patterns, improving self-esteem, working with our strengths, and developing healthy relationships are each a part of this meaningful process. As an Assistant Clinical Professor in the UCSD School of Medicine, I teach and supervise residents in the Psychiatry Residency Training Program.
(858) 863-7962
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Four of the areas of expertise I work with in my practice are Eating Disorders, Mood Disorders, Anxiety disorders, and Self-esteem difficulties.
My approach to therapy is warm and collaborative. I believe growth comes from enhancing our understanding of ourselves and learning to make choices that can lead us to greater freedom and lasting positive change. Removing symptoms, changing self-defeating patterns, improving self-esteem, working with our strengths, and developing healthy relationships are each a part of this meaningful process. As an Assistant Clinical Professor in the UCSD School of Medicine, I teach and supervise residents in the Psychiatry Residency Training Program.
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Steven D Solomon
Psychologist, PhD Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
For many years I worked almost exclusively with individuals, helping them overcome depression, anxiety and other issues and maladies that were ruining their lives. Then as now, I worked to assist them to stop running from their demons, have the courage to face them and realize that they had the strength to defeat them. About 15 years ago, after hearing too many horror stories from couples about their previous couples therapy experiences, I decided to specialize in working with couples and completed advanced couples therapy training. I help couples heal and rebuild their relationships to make them loving, trusting and passionate.
(619) 378-4225
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
For many years I worked almost exclusively with individuals, helping them overcome depression, anxiety and other issues and maladies that were ruining their lives. Then as now, I worked to assist them to stop running from their demons, have the courage to face them and realize that they had the strength to defeat them. About 15 years ago, after hearing too many horror stories from couples about their previous couples therapy experiences, I decided to specialize in working with couples and completed advanced couples therapy training. I help couples heal and rebuild their relationships to make them loving, trusting and passionate.
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Diana Pickett
Psychologist, MA, PhD Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Depression, Anxiety, abuse, PTSD, I.
Are you Depressed, Anxious, Confused, having trouble making Decisions? -have you suffered a loss of any kind? Are you in Chronic Pain, have medical issues or have Relationship/Family isues? Want to give up? Any problems not enjoying life as much as you could? Problems big or small are still problems... Sometimes, it is just nice to have a CONFIDENTIAL, non-judgmental experienced person with whom to share these issues. Plain, straight-talking objective feedback is sometimes all you need. For deeper issues we can take the journey into the unexamined life together in a safe environment...
(858) 263-0678
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Depression, Anxiety, abuse, PTSD, I.
Are you Depressed, Anxious, Confused, having trouble making Decisions? -have you suffered a loss of any kind? Are you in Chronic Pain, have medical issues or have Relationship/Family isues? Want to give up? Any problems not enjoying life as much as you could? Problems big or small are still problems... Sometimes, it is just nice to have a CONFIDENTIAL, non-judgmental experienced person with whom to share these issues. Plain, straight-talking objective feedback is sometimes all you need. For deeper issues we can take the journey into the unexamined life together in a safe environment...
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Dr. Lauren Feiner
Psychologist, PsyD Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
In addition to psychotherapy, I have offered workshops on anxiety management, peak performance, and biofeedback to students at UCSD and Northwestern.
Welcome! And congratulations on taking the first step toward feeling better. It is not uncommon for people to feel scared about setting up a counseling appointment. My nonjudgmental and supportive style can create a safe atmosphere. My focus is on a strength-based approach, empowering clients to utilize their unique strengths to overcome challenges. My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating.
(858) 225-8330
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La Jolla, CA 92037
In addition to psychotherapy, I have offered workshops on anxiety management, peak performance, and biofeedback to students at UCSD and Northwestern.
Welcome! And congratulations on taking the first step toward feeling better. It is not uncommon for people to feel scared about setting up a counseling appointment. My nonjudgmental and supportive style can create a safe atmosphere. My focus is on a strength-based approach, empowering clients to utilize their unique strengths to overcome challenges. My goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating.
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Freda Salamy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MFT Verified
La Jolla, CA 92039
Offers online therapy
As a body-centered trauma psychotherapist specializing in EMDR, my goal is to help you create an integrated mind and body experience, which will help you become aware of how your thoughts affect your moods, body and your actions. My background as a certified Holistic Health Coach will assist in our exploration of physical imbalances that may contribute to your psychological mood and well being. Years of my own meditation and mindfulness practice can benefit clients interested in ways to manage their stress and anxiety by teaching them mindfulness tools.
(619) 346-4347
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La Jolla, CA 92039
Offers online therapy
As a body-centered trauma psychotherapist specializing in EMDR, my goal is to help you create an integrated mind and body experience, which will help you become aware of how your thoughts affect your moods, body and your actions. My background as a certified Holistic Health Coach will assist in our exploration of physical imbalances that may contribute to your psychological mood and well being. Years of my own meditation and mindfulness practice can benefit clients interested in ways to manage their stress and anxiety by teaching them mindfulness tools.
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Beth Creager Berger
Psychologist, PhD Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed psychologist with an emphasis in anxiety disorders and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Other areas of focus have been on stress related issues, relationship issues, and life changing events which include completing college, career changes, and coping with loss.
(858) 298-3400
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
I am a licensed psychologist with an emphasis in anxiety disorders and perinatal mood and anxiety disorders. Other areas of focus have been on stress related issues, relationship issues, and life changing events which include completing college, career changes, and coping with loss.
Cognitive Therapy Institute, APC
Psychologist, PhD Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
We specialize in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), proven effective in overcoming panic, anxiety, depression.
We realize the importance of developing a supportive therapy relationship based in trust, mutual respect, and clear understanding of your unique background, values,and needs. At the Cognitive Therapy Institute, we work with you to identify goals and to develop a plan for reaching your goals in a sensible and effective way. Often our clients experience increased confidence and success in a relatively short time, largely because we offer clear guidance and techniques using the latest Cognitive Behavioral Treatments. You learn skills and strategies to resolve current difficulties and to enjoy a good quality of life in the years ahead.
(858) 201-6524
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
We specialize in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), proven effective in overcoming panic, anxiety, depression.
We realize the importance of developing a supportive therapy relationship based in trust, mutual respect, and clear understanding of your unique background, values,and needs. At the Cognitive Therapy Institute, we work with you to identify goals and to develop a plan for reaching your goals in a sensible and effective way. Often our clients experience increased confidence and success in a relatively short time, largely because we offer clear guidance and techniques using the latest Cognitive Behavioral Treatments. You learn skills and strategies to resolve current difficulties and to enjoy a good quality of life in the years ahead.
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Kelly McCullough
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, LCSW Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Not accepting new clients
I have specialized training and experience treating anxiety, depression, family conflict, substance/alcohol abuse, and trauma.
Have you ever felt like life's daily stressors are too much to handle? Are you wondering where you can turn to find some extra support? We all face challenges in our life, whether it is a transition to a new school or job, conflict in relationships, or difficulty managing our emotions. Seeking professional help can be the first vital step in making a change. I work with children, adolescents, and adults looking to transform their lives. My goal is to work collaboratively with you to explore the shifts needed to launch you into a life filled with joy, peace, and fulfillment.
(858) 943-2002
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Not accepting new clients
I have specialized training and experience treating anxiety, depression, family conflict, substance/alcohol abuse, and trauma.
Have you ever felt like life's daily stressors are too much to handle? Are you wondering where you can turn to find some extra support? We all face challenges in our life, whether it is a transition to a new school or job, conflict in relationships, or difficulty managing our emotions. Seeking professional help can be the first vital step in making a change. I work with children, adolescents, and adults looking to transform their lives. My goal is to work collaboratively with you to explore the shifts needed to launch you into a life filled with joy, peace, and fulfillment.
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Erin Alcantara
Marriage & Family Therapist, LMFT, MA Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Are you tired of things being so difficult? You're trying so hard to find balance, but you're overwhelmed and exhausted. You need a safe space to figure out how to manage it all. It could be that you're going through a life transition, such as becoming a parent, entering college or the work force, getting divorced or becoming an empty-nester. Or you may have past relationship wounds. It may be that your child is the one in need of support. They may be experiencing anxiety or depression, problems with peers, or having difficulty returning to school. You're wanting things to be good again, and have a happy, less stressful life.
(619) 292-0314
Verified
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Are you tired of things being so difficult? You're trying so hard to find balance, but you're overwhelmed and exhausted. You need a safe space to figure out how to manage it all. It could be that you're going through a life transition, such as becoming a parent, entering college or the work force, getting divorced or becoming an empty-nester. Or you may have past relationship wounds. It may be that your child is the one in need of support. They may be experiencing anxiety or depression, problems with peers, or having difficulty returning to school. You're wanting things to be good again, and have a happy, less stressful life.
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Sophie Bryan
Psychologist, PhD, ATR Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Hi! I am a licensed clinical psychologist in La Jolla, California. I have over 12 years of experience helping adults change their relationships with stress and live more meaningful and enriching lives. I work with individuals who are navigating significant transitions in their lives, careers, academics, and health. My specialties include anxiety, stress management, grief and loss, as well as behavioral health concerns including migraine headaches, panic attacks, GI disorders, HIV/AIDS, chronic pain, psychological adjustment to injury, and overall wellness.
(858) 358-5987
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Hi! I am a licensed clinical psychologist in La Jolla, California. I have over 12 years of experience helping adults change their relationships with stress and live more meaningful and enriching lives. I work with individuals who are navigating significant transitions in their lives, careers, academics, and health. My specialties include anxiety, stress management, grief and loss, as well as behavioral health concerns including migraine headaches, panic attacks, GI disorders, HIV/AIDS, chronic pain, psychological adjustment to injury, and overall wellness.
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Phyllis Tyson
Psychologist, PhD Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Hello and welcome! I am a licensed psychologist with over 40 years of experience. I work with preschoolers, children, adolescents and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, anger management, and identity issues whether they be around sexuality, gender, religion or culture. My years of experience have led me to believe that there is nothing more precious than our emotional and physical health, and the emotional and physical health of those we love.
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Hello and welcome! I am a licensed psychologist with over 40 years of experience. I work with preschoolers, children, adolescents and adults who struggle with anxiety, depression, grief and loss, anger management, and identity issues whether they be around sexuality, gender, religion or culture. My years of experience have led me to believe that there is nothing more precious than our emotional and physical health, and the emotional and physical health of those we love.
Ina von Ber
Psychologist, PhD Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
INDIVIDUAL:In order to successfully overcome stress and anxiety, it is important to disrupt the cycle of worry, loss of control and obsessing over concerns.
COUPLES: Do you feel like you have a bump in your relationship and need to hit the reset button? Are you wondering what’s next, but don’t know where to begin? Searching for healthy relationships? Building on a strength-based approach that supports resourcefulness we can navigate through stressful times to create more balance, harmony, and fulfillment in your lifes. I am especially passionate about helping our men and women in uniform, couples, families and individuals MASTER LIFE TRANSITIONS, create a new direction, establish new goals & complete old projects. I am welcoming clients who have busy lifestyles offer video sessions.
(858) 295-1058
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
INDIVIDUAL:In order to successfully overcome stress and anxiety, it is important to disrupt the cycle of worry, loss of control and obsessing over concerns.
COUPLES: Do you feel like you have a bump in your relationship and need to hit the reset button? Are you wondering what’s next, but don’t know where to begin? Searching for healthy relationships? Building on a strength-based approach that supports resourcefulness we can navigate through stressful times to create more balance, harmony, and fulfillment in your lifes. I am especially passionate about helping our men and women in uniform, couples, families and individuals MASTER LIFE TRANSITIONS, create a new direction, establish new goals & complete old projects. I am welcoming clients who have busy lifestyles offer video sessions.
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Carol Randolph
Psychologist, PhD Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Choosing a therapist is like selecting an ally. After 25 years in practice, I assure you that no two alliances are the same. My skill rests on my ability to form safe, durable working relationships with clients, providing the space and support necessary to understand and resolve obstacles. I am trained in a range of modalities to treat mood & anxiety disorders, problems stemming from childhood trauma, PTSD, issues regarding attachment, substance abuse or problems with impulse control. Issues commonly seen include love or work-related difficulties. I favor a collaborative and positive approach, and believe this work is a privilege..
(619) 785-3987 x619699
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
Choosing a therapist is like selecting an ally. After 25 years in practice, I assure you that no two alliances are the same. My skill rests on my ability to form safe, durable working relationships with clients, providing the space and support necessary to understand and resolve obstacles. I am trained in a range of modalities to treat mood & anxiety disorders, problems stemming from childhood trauma, PTSD, issues regarding attachment, substance abuse or problems with impulse control. Issues commonly seen include love or work-related difficulties. I favor a collaborative and positive approach, and believe this work is a privilege..
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M. Gene Ondrusek
Psychologist, PhD Verified
La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
My training is in CBT and ACT, clearly the most effective formats for issues of depression, anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, and a variety of other issues.
After 35 years in the San Diego area, I feel particularly well suited to working with clients with a variety of "problems in living." Managing stress, lifestyle balance, coping with relationship issues, and workplace difficulties affect us all, and having professional support and input is now not only acceptable, but crucial. And, research has shown that of all the factors that are key in predicting a positive outcome in any form of therapy, the quality of the relationship with your therapist is the most important. And that is my focus!
(858) 215-1990
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La Jolla, CA 92037
Offers online therapy
My training is in CBT and ACT, clearly the most effective formats for issues of depression, anxiety, panic disorder, OCD, and a variety of other issues.
After 35 years in the San Diego area, I feel particularly well suited to working with clients with a variety of "problems in living." Managing stress, lifestyle balance, coping with relationship issues, and workplace difficulties affect us all, and having professional support and input is now not only acceptable, but crucial. And, research has shown that of all the factors that are key in predicting a positive outcome in any form of therapy, the quality of the relationship with your therapist is the most important. And that is my focus!

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At the core of anxiety is a mistaken appraisal of danger in which threats are exaggerated, triggering an array of negative feelings that overwhelm patients and lead to avoidant behavior. Therapists take aim at the three big components of anxiety—worry, physical arousal or edginess, and avoidance—by teaching one or more well-researched programs of skills that are custom-tailored to patients’ own worst thoughts.

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