Of the psychological challenges modern people struggle with, stress and anxiety hit our society the hardest.

It doesn’t have to be this difficult.

Stress and anxiety are normal components of our everyday lives. Stress is the result of frustration, anger, or anxiousness over a particular situation. Usually stress is caused by something we feel we have no control over. Anxiety is characterized by fear or apprehension, and in many cases, the cause may be unknown. If these feelings persist for more than six months however, a specific anxiety disorder is usually responsible. It should be emphasized that stress and anxiety are very personal experiences; what is stressful for one person may not be for another.

The good news is that stress and anxiety-related problems are increasingly well-understood and amenable to treatment. I often tell people, 'don't reinvent the wheel if you don't have to.' Too many good options are now available. In my practice, I offer a number of techniques and treatment approaches for turning the tide against stress and anxiety, including behavioral, cognitive-behavioral, and mindfulness and acceptance-based techniques.