CBT/DBT Therapist in Palo Alto and San Francisco (650) 323 - 5800 x 2
Jennifer Y. Nam, PhD
415 Tasso Street, Ste 5, Palo Alto, CA, 94301
870 Market Street, Ste 377, San Francisco, CA, 94102
650-323-5800 ext 2
There are evidence-based treatments for stress management and anxiety disorders such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Exposure with Response Prevention (ERP), relaxation training, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), which have all been proven to be effective in a relatively short amount of time. In our work together, we would collaboratively discuss how to reduce your immediate symptoms while working on life skills and life goals.
Anxiety is the most common illness. It's perfectly understandable to be nervous the first day on the job, speaking in front of a group of people, going to a party by yourself, or walking by yourself down a dark alley way at night. Anxiety can then help you to be more attentive and alert. However, anxiety could also make you feel overwhelmed and/or impact your quality of life. It can impact our physical health, limit our productivity, and hinder our ability to work towards life and work goals.
Anxiety can impact our lives in various ways.....
Not all stress is bad for you. Healthy stress can motivate you to complete immediate goals in the short-run.
However, long term, chronic stressors can wear you down and impact your body's ability to cope.
Some common symptoms of stress may present as physical symptoms, mood issues or behavioral actions: