Category Archives: Anxiety

Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable: Achieving Your Goal

The music is pumping, the class is full, and the energy is palpable in the room. Fitness trainer and indoor cycling instructor Wendell Mitchell moves through the rows of students. “Get comfortable being uncomfortable!” he calls over the music, and … Continue reading

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Parents as Part of the Treatment Team

I am preparing to head to the annual conference of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA).  I look forward to conferences like this one because they provide inspiration for the work I do and the opportunity to interact … Continue reading

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About Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

This week (October 14-20, 2013) is International OCD Awareness Week.  Since promoting OCD awareness is a particular passion of mine, of course I’d like to seize on the opportunity to do a little educating.  Just what is OCD?  How does it present?  … Continue reading

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“Why Can’t You Just Stop Thinking About It?”

A little while ago, I took a walk in a park that was along the cliffs of the Palos Verdes Peninsula. The day was clear and the view was beautiful.  Except one thing kept popping up that disrupted my serenity.  It … Continue reading

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Those Pesky “Little” Fears

Fears – we all know someone who has them.  Maybe we have them ourselves.  Perhaps it’s a fear of spiders or snakes.  Maybe it’s a fear of swimming or flying.  We hear of fears like this so commonly that many of us don’t … Continue reading

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No, That’s Not a Normal Part of Child Development

Sometimes, I wish my head could keep up with my conversations – that I had the right response at the right moment.   A little while ago someone who rarely asks me about my work asked how my practice was going. … Continue reading

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