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Anxiety Therapy

Hi, my name is Jessica Reynoso, and I’m an Anxiety Therapist.

You may be feeling worried, overwhelmed, restless. I understand, and I’m here to help.

I help people manage worries and find peace.

If you’re ready to start feeling better, schedule a complimentary consultation with me today.

My approach to Anxiety Therapy

We all experience anxiety and worry, it is a shared experience among all persons. Anxiety can help push us to be our best and prepare for life's experiences. It may present as a passing worry due to short-term changes or a season of life. But anxiety can also grow to become an overwhelming force that keeps you from feeling your best. With the right tools, you can learn to manage anxiety and feel more like yourself again.


In its simplest form, anxiety is the mind and body's reaction to perceived danger. Anxiety is often learned, whether from others around us or as a way to cope with a tough situation. Our bodies and minds are amazing at adapting to keep us safe. Sometimes, that need to protect leads to excessive worry and anxiety. Those beliefs, actions, and situations that we learn to keep us safe become how anxiety shows up in our daily life and relationships.


Many think of anxiety as an individually focused concern, but anxiety also impacts our relationships and interactions with others. Anxiety may show up as excessive worry about our partner, family members, friends, or colleagues.   It's hard to feel connected to others when we focus on what they think of us or are doubting the relationship itself. Anxiety may also be keeping you from performing your best at work or school.


Working with an experienced anxiety therapist helps you to identify and interrupt those unhelpful patterns. We will explore how the anxiety served you in the past and relearn how to feel safe, so you no longer rely on them. While each person is unique, anxiety is not because it is predictable. When you learn more about how anxiety shows up in your life, we can create a plan to help you feel empowered again.


If you are ready to take control back from anxiety, consider reaching out to schedule a free consultation call today.

Anxiety Therapy FAQs

What will we work on to manage my anxiety?

Everyone is unique, so what works for you may be different than what works for someone else. However, we know that anxiety is predictible so sometimes digging into the past as well as looking at how it shows up in your life now will help us plan how to manage it. You will be rewiring how you think and act, so it often takes work and patience to see the results you are seeking.

How does anxiety affect my relationships?

It is common to feel some uncertainties about relationships. However, if those worries become extreme or are not based in fact, they can destroy an otherwise healthy relationship. Those fears and worries can create relationship anxiety, fear of commitment, and obsessive doubts. Working with an experienced marriage and family therapist who also specializes in anxiety can help you explore those worries in a safe space and find tools to overcome the distorted thoughts to build healthy boundaries and secure relationships.

What is Social Anxiety Disorder?

Social anxiety, also known as social phobia, is an intense fear or avoidance of social situations or interactions with others that interferes with your daily routine, relationships, school, work, and other activities. It typically develops in pre-teens and teens and may continue to affect someone their entire life.

Common symptoms include:

  • fear of being judged by others
  • worrying about embarrassing yourself around others
  • trembling, shaking, excessive sweating, blushing
  • avoidance of public speaking and other social situations where you are center of attention
  • Expecting the worst outcomes from social situations
  • Replaying a social situation over and over in your head afterwards focusing on flaws or things you could have said or done better
  • In children it may present as crying, tantrum, and/or refusing to speak in social situations

What is Generalized Anxiety Disorder?

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is excessive, ongoing worry that is difficult to control and interferes with daily life, including relationships, school, and work. It may begin in childhood or adulthood. GAD shares symptoms with other anxiety-related disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorder and panic disorder, but is its own diagnosis.

Some common symptoms include:

  • Persistent worry that seems out of proportion
  • Inability to relax or let go of worry, restlessness, feeling on edge
  • Difficulty concentrating or mind goes "blank" often
  • Indecisiveness and fear of making wrong decision
  • Perceived threat or danger without a reason
  • Overthinking plans and possible outcomes
  • Fatigue
  • Sleep troubles
  • Achy muscles
  • Irritability
  • Digestive troubles, nausea, diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome

What is panic disorder?

A panic attack is a sudden bout of intense fear that triggers physical symptoms that often feel as if you are losing control, experiencing a heart attack, or dying. Most people experience at least one or two panic attacks in their lifetime due to extreme circumstances. Panic Disorder is experiencing recurrent, unexpected panic attacks that create long-term anticipation of another attack.

Common symptoms include:

  • impending sense of doom or danger
  • shacking, trembling
  • feeling of loss of control or impending death
  • shortness of breath
  • rapid heart rate
  • numbness or tingling sensation
  • chest pain
  • hot flash, nausea, abdominal cramping

Seek immediate medical attention as symptoms resemble serious health problems. Panic attacks are not inherently dangerous but seeking treatment may lessen or prevent developing panic disorder.

What is obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)?

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is a pattern of fears and unwanted thoughts (obsessions) that lead to repetitive behaviors (compulsions). These obsessions and compulsions interfere with daily living and may be distressing. OCD is often accompanied by shame and guilt that may affect relationships and overall functioning and well-being. OCD often has themes, such as needing things to be orderly, fear of contamination or dirtiness, difficulty tolerating uncertainty, fear of losing control or harming self or other, or relating to aggression, sexual, or religious topics.

source: www.mayoclinic.org

Get help from an Anxiety Therapist

Let go of the worry that is weighing you down. If you’re ready to start feeling better, schedule a complimentary consultation call today.

How it works

1

Schedule Free 15 Minute Phone Consultation to determine if we'd like to work together.

2

Schedule and complete initial session to start gathering information about you and identify treatment goals. It often takes 3-4 sessions to complete the initial assessment.

3

Meet weekly for ongoing sessions to work towards your goals. We will revisit and continually assess your goals and progress throughout the process.

Take the first step today

Don't let more time pass feeling stuck and overwhelmed. Reach out to begin the process or learn more.