Teresa PetersenClinical Social Worker , LCSW, EMDR Certified
Are you feeling overwhelmed or disconnected from yourself or the world around you? Thoughts racing or very self-critical? Please call me.
Feeling a certain level of anxiety over big stressors or certain life events is totally normal. However, if you find that your fear or worry does not go away and, in fact, gets worse over time, you may be suffering from an anxiety disorder. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling and often passes quickly, while severe anxiety can seriously affect your day-to-day life. If you are finding your anxiety unmanageable, can’t identify the cause of your anxious feelings or if you are suffering from physical symptoms (such as heart palpations, fatigue, sweaty hands, upset stomach, or insomnia), it may be time to get help. Reach out to one of TherapyDen’s anxiety specialists today.
Do you find yourself living with anxious attachment or emotional overwhelm and are ready to explore & heal these parts of yourself? Have you experienced childhood trauma or family dysfunction and feel it's affecting your relationship with yourself & others? Many of my clients struggle with emotional reactivity in relationships, low self-worth, perfectionism, people-pleasing, and/or grew up in a chaotic or emotionally unsupportive environment.
As an individual who has dealt with social anxiety, and the avoidance of, I can understand how the thought of going to a family function, going out with friends, or attending a mandatory work function can make the mind start racing, heart beat fast, and the fear rise. Together, we can identify strategies to help reduce and manage the fear that social anxiety causes for you to be able to enjoy and look forward to attending social occasions with family and friends.