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.
People who are feeling down or depressed may feel as though they are experiencing life through a grey colored filter. Events or activities they used to enjoy, no longer seem as appealing. Other times people describe feeling "stuck" and unable to move forward with a change or transition even though they have the desire to.
Some people have been coping with feelings of depression for a long period of time. Others may have recently gone through a challenging life transition or event that triggered feelings of sadness, such as the loss of a loved one, divorce, or being in the postpartum period.
Dr. O'Keefe assists and supports clients to learn and identify healthy ways to cope with sadness, and take steps towards living a life that is meaningful and fulfilling to them.
Dr. O'Keefe provides an emotionally safe space to work on these issues, assists clients in identifying healthy ways to cope with the distress they are experiencing, and helps instill or increase a sense of self love and peace in their lives.
Trauma can also affect people in less direct ways. Such as impacting one's relationships with friends, family members, and romantic partners. Sometimes people who have experienced trauma express difficulty letting people in, trusting others, or trusting themselves.
Dr. O'Keefe provides an emotionally safe space to work on these issues, assists clients in identifying healthy ways to cope with distress, and helps instill or increase a sense of self love and peace in their lives.
This practice offers traditional therapy for adults and children, as well as, online therapy offered via secure video conference.
2174 Hewlett Avenue, Suite 200, Merrick, New York 11566, United States
Telephone Number: 516-277-6121
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