We understand anxiety can happen to everyone. It can be as simple as running late for an appointment or as debilitating as the many layers of generalized or unspecified anxiety disorder discussed in the DSM5. We approach anxiety with CBT, person-centered, and positive therapy. We understand each person’s anxiety, trauma, and stress level is as unique as the person’s.

According to the Mayo Clinic: Anxiety can be expected in stressful situations such as public speaking or taking a test. Anxiety is only an indicator of underlying disease when feelings become excessive, all-consuming, and interfere with daily living.

The DSM5 : A feeling of apprehension and fear, characterized by physical symptoms such as palpitations, sweating, and feelings of stress. . Excessive anxiety and worry (apprehensive expectation), occurring more days than not for at least 6 months, about several events or activities. Anxiety may include:

  • Feeling nervous, restless or tense.
  • Having a sense of impending danger, panic or doom.
  • Having an increased heart rate.
  • Breathing rapidly (hyperventilation)
  • Sweating.
  • Trembling.
  • Feeling weak or tired.
  • Trouble concentrating or thinking about anything other than the present worry.


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When do you become frustrated?When people are expecting or demanding more than you can give, what happens to your ability to function?Our children who have special needs may have a lower tolerance or ability to handle frustration. People don’t typically think first before throwing out commands, and they may use a tone of urgency when speaking. These two actions may cause the child to react in significantly extreme behaviors, which in turn, we respond. I have noticed during this time of our ‘new normal’ and ‘social…

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