–Welcome to Waves of Calm Counseling & Wellness, PLLC–
I am a licensed mental health counselor specializing in the treatment of Anxiety Disorders including Generalized Anxiety, Panic Attacks, Social Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Behaviors and anxiety from stressful life experiences or post-traumatic stress.
Anxiety is not only overwhelming for many people, but may also be very scary, or even debilitating. Anxiety has a way of taking over and controlling a person’s life. This usually starts with worry or fear. A person may constantly worry “What if?” or be fearful of having another panic attack. A person struggling with Social Anxiety may be fearful of having to interact with people or be worried that other people think they are awkward.
People struggling with anxiety usually avoid the situations or tasks that make them feel anxious. Avoidant behaviors may begin to interfere with a person’s daily functioning if they frequently avoid certain places (e.g.: school, work) or certain tasks such as driving. Anxiety may also negatively affect a person’s health and quality of life.
The good news is that counseling is very effective in treating anxiety. While certain medications may help manage symptoms of anxiety, counseling is just as effective, and typically, more effective in the long term as people have learned skills to calm their mind and body.
As a Certified Anxiety Specialist, I work primarily with people struggling with Anxiety Disorders, along with other issues that frequently accompany anxiety including depression, insomnia, trauma and substance use or issues that may create anxiety such as grief / loss, life transitions or other stressful life events.
Waves of Calm Counseling & Wellness, PLLC offers the education, support, skills and resources necessary to help you find a sense of calm while working to resolve issues. I would be both happy and honored to help you along the path to health, healing and, overall, wellbeing.