Anxiety can get in the way of experiencing your life and participating in your life the way you want to. People experience anxiety in different ways. Some describe feeling generally uneasy, overwhelmed, worried, or nervous. Other people experience a sense of panic and fear.
Anxiety can make a seemingly "simple" task like making a phone call, sending an email, or speaking with a supervisor feel uncomfortable or even unbearable. Sometimes people with anxiety spend hours thinking about whether they "said the right thing" or "did the right thing" or "sounded foolish" or "made a mistake." This ongoing self-evaluation can cause significant emotional distress.
Psychologist, Dr. O'Keefe, uses Cognitive Behavioral Therapy to reduce anxious thoughts and teach new ways to cope with anxious feelings.