BOULDER PSYCHOLOGIST

ANXIETY SPECIALIST

How to Develop a Behavioral System to Target Your Child’s Anxious Behaviors

If you are the parent of an anxious child, it’s very likely that your child’s anxiety negatively impacts the entire family. Anxiety often does this. It’s kind of like a contagious annoying pest that controls and bullies everyone around it. Of course, your child may be feeling it worse of all, but parents and even […]

The Importance of Nutrition in Coping with Stress and Anxiety

It is not uncommon to feel physically ill when faced with stress. Additionally, the physical symptoms of anxiety can be very debilitating and make it difficult to eat. I often hear clients describe stomach nausea and stomach aches with urges to vomit, that on occasion can occur. Other symptoms such as a feeling of a […]

How to Help Your Child Calm Down During Panic? 9 Parenting Strategies

You know when you see that look of terror in your child’s eyes. Sometimes they cry, shake, and refuse to do whatever it is they are scared of doing. It may be going to school or to sleep alone, or they refuse to perform something you know they can do, sometimes your child may be […]

Healthy and Unhealthy Ways to Cope with Stress and Anxiety

Have struggled with feeling overwhelmed by life’s demand and feel like you just can’t keep up? Do you have excessive worries of doom and gloom about the future? Do your muscles feel tense and are you short of breathe? If so, it is possible that you are experiencing the effects of stress and anxiety. Here […]

How to Help Our Girls Have Healthy Body Image: 6 Tips

It is challenging today and it has been challenging for many generations of girls to develop a strong and healthy body image in our society. The challenges exist, are real, and can be highly detrimental to our girls as they become young women. Our society distorts the images we see in the media and the […]

How to be Compassionate When Your Child is Suffering From Anxiety: 9 Tips

Anxiety is a difficult condition. Not only for the person who is experiencing the irrational fears, indecisiveness, dependency, and insecurity; but also for those family members who live with and care for that person. Whether that person is your partner, parent, sibling, or child at times, it can be a struggle to feel compassion. Anxiety […]

How to Cope with Final Exam Stress: 7 Do’s and Don’ts for High School and College Students

Are you a high school student or college student and feeling overwhelmed with upcoming final exams? If so, you should know that you are not alone in feeling stressed, worried, afraid, and freaked out by this end of school year pressure. Let’s start off by gaining an understanding about the reasons you may be feeling […]

How to Cope with Teenage Depression and Anxiety

If you are a teenager or a parent of a teen, who is struggling with depression and anxiety, you know these can be scary and stressful times. Adolescence is a challenging developmental phase when children are no longer children, spread their wings, and prepare for young adulthood. It is important to be supportive and have […]

The Importance of Addressing Your Physical Health and Mental Health: Sleep, Food, and Exercise

When suffering from depression and anxiety, many people describe serious and significant physical complaints in addition to emotional symptoms. It is important to keep in mind that our bodies and our brains are connected so that when we work to improve your emotional health, it makes sense to take a look at your physical health […]

5 Reasons it’s a Bad Idea to Let Your Child Skip School Due to Anxiety

If you are a parent to an anxious child, you know how difficult it can be to persuade them to do something they are worried or fearful about. It is a basic parenting instinct to nurture and reassure your child that everything will be okay. However, if you are getting pulled into the direction of […]

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