Are you feeling powerless to manage your anxiety?

psychotherapy for anxiety in berkeley

When you wake up in the morning and look in the mirror, you no longer recognize the person staring back at you. You are overwhelmed and stress has taken over your life. 

You long for the days when you felt "normal." When you felt at ease. When life felt under control and you could handle everything on your plate.

What’s difficult about anxiety is that although it affects millions of people every single day, nobody talks about it.  As a result, you learn to deal with your anxiety the best way you can—alone.  But as you experience more and more stressful situations, your anxiety just gets worse. 

Anxiety symptoms are simply an expression of how your body deals with different levels of stress.     

You may have experienced times of feeling fidgety, restless, or on edge. You may struggle with racing thoughts and non-stop worry—maybe you have trouble getting a full night of rest or even experience occasional panic attacks.    

I want you to know, you don’t have to do this alone.

How somatic psychotherapy can help with anxiety

I help clients by using mindfulness and body-based approaches to bring awareness to the specific symptoms that your body uses to express your anxiety.  To be honest, I bet these symptoms are very familiar to you because these are habits that have formed from lots and lots of practice. 

Take a minute and think about it now…. How do you know when you are feeling anxious?  What signals, big or small, do you get from your body when you start to feel anxious?  Do your hands get sweaty?  Does your heart start to race?  Do you go down the dark hole of worry? 

With the help of a professional somatic psychotherapist, you can begin to create new tools and resources to help you find real relief from your anxiety.  With time and practice, I can help you discover within yourself the many options you have when it comes to managing stress and feeling overwhelmed. 

If you’re tired of living in a constant state of worry, contact me today.

I welcome the diversity of all ethnic backgrounds, religious beliefs, family configurations, sexual orientations, and gender identities.  As a multicultural, mixed-race (African American and Japanese) therapist, I strive to provide a supportive and non-judgmental space for healing, transformation, and growth for all.