• 4 Step Cycle to Relieve Anxiety in High Schoolers

    Winding down the school year is stressful, don’t you think? Final projects, Regents or AP exams to prepare for, friends going away, finding a job. I can only imagine how you are feeling with only a few more weeks left in the school year. I am going to guess that you are experiencing either one specific feeling or a combination. The feeling that I see generally is Anxious/ Panic. In my last post I gave you some symptoms representing anxiousness that are important to be aware of, check that out if you missed it. Although the feeling of anxiety is generally seen within my practice, I remember how I felt…

  • Are You “Sad” and “Nervous” … or ANXIOUS and DEPRESSED?

    Are You “Sad” and “Nervous” … or ANXIOUS and DEPRESSED? We all experience varying levels of sadness or nervousness throughout our lives. Remember your high school years? Sometimes we are down in the dumps, plain old tired, or feeling uncertain. Life simply seems too much to handle. You think you’re “sad” or “nervous”, but when does it cross over that gray line into Depression or Anxiety?   You may be experiencing Depression when you’ve had a period of two weeks or more in which you’re experiencing several of these symptoms: Problems with sleep Problems with appetite Decreased energy Decreased motivation Crying spells Loss of interest Feeling down Problems with memory…

  • Stress vs. Anxiety

    This week I describe the difference between experiencing stress versus anxiety. Take a listen and tell me what you think!