Overcoming Your Fear of Flying

By |2019-04-01T13:31:15-04:00March 28th, 2019|Anxiety, Blog|

Novelist Erica Jong is the only person who made fear of flying funny--and profitable. Jonathan, a 25-year-old patient of mine, has had an un-funny case of fear of flying since 9/11. His work often demands that he get on a plane, and each time it's a heart-bursting, white-knuckled nightmare. Of course, Jonathan is not alone. Many [...]

Summer Fears

By |2018-06-11T09:26:49-04:00June 11th, 2018|Anxiety, Blog|

With summer almost here, many of us breathe a sigh of relief: with the cold of the winter months gone, we can comfortably spend more time outside. You might enjoy taking a dip in the pool, having dinner on an outdoor patio, and attending the slew of summer social events such as barbeques, graduation parties, and [...]

The Three Levels of Worry [video blog]

By |2017-09-14T15:52:33-04:00September 14th, 2017|Anxiety, Blog|

Even when life is running smoothly, chronic worriers focus on unknown disaster looming around the corner. If you are a worrier, you suffer on three levels: cognitive, emotional and physical. Cognitive anxiety shows up as the worried thoughts you experience – the host of “what ifs” that plague you. On the emotional level, you may feel [...]

Can Optimism Reduce Anxiety? [video blog]

By |2017-09-14T16:26:48-04:00September 11th, 2017|Anxiety, Blog|

With the reality of a new school year upon us, a number of students I see are understandably a bit anxious. They worry about their academic success, being accepted socially and, for those going off to college, leaving home. And one of the things that I have observed is that anxious people tend to be [...]

FIVE Tips to Reduce School Anxiety?

By |2017-09-11T15:01:17-04:00August 18th, 2017|Anxiety, Blog, Parenting|

It’s back to school time.  Do you have a child or teenager who gets nervous about school? It’s a common problem. There are many reasons for their fear. Some kids have performance anxiety and are afraid of the pressure of being called on. Many other kids worry about being judged or bullied by their peers.  Others [...]