Anxiety Therapy in NYC

and online across New York State

Anxiety is a natural and normal part of being human. We all experience it from time to time, and believe it or not, it's trying to protect us.

But oftentimes, our anxiety gets ahead of itself, and can create more harm than good in our lives if we don’t learn how to manage it.

Knowing when your anxiety isn’t serving you and how to let it go is a skill that can be learned, and getting therapy for your anxiety can help you do just that.

I believe strongly in the mind-body-spirit connection, and combine a psychodynamic approach with CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy). This means you will gain a deeper understanding of why you react to situations a certain way while also gaining practical tools and insights to better cope with your anxiety.

How anxiety can impact your life

Anxiety wreaks havoc on your self-worth and makes you feel...

  • indecisive, stuck, and hopeless about what to do to change it
  • lost in life or like you’re falling behind
  • overwhelmed with existential dread and like you’re lacking purpose
  • disconnected from yourself and your body
  • worried about what others think 
It can cause ruptures in your relationships when you...
  • are so in your head in social situations that you don’t know what to say
  • experience intense FOMO leading to loneliness and burnout
  • overextend yourself and feel like no one else’s priority
  • feel jealous and insecure when dating or with a partner
  • are constantly distracted and less present with others
  • feel like you can’t trust anyone or that no one cares

Symptoms of Anxiety

Physical Symptoms

Body-focused compulsions like skin picking or hair pulling

Panic attacks and trouble breathing

Body tension, aches, TMJ

Racing heart and trembling

Nausea or dizziness

Trouble sleeping

Stomach pain

Cognitive Symptoms

Intense fears or phobias (around flying, bugs, etc.)

Jumping to the worst-case scenario

Obsessing over what you can’t control

Extreme worry about the future

Unwanted or intrusive thoughts

Thinking everyone hates you

Difficulty concentrating

Emotional Symptoms

Avoiding anything that makes you feel uncomfortable

Not having the confidence to voice your needs

Feeling dysregulated and out of control

Feeling overwhelmed by emotion

Tearfulness and not knowing why

Irritability and explosive reactions

Difficulty relaxing

Meet the Therapist

Hi! I'm Paige.

You’re here because your anxiety is starting to become overwhelming, right? Anxiety is more than just what’s happening in your mind – it can be a full-bodied experience, which is why I use a mind-body-spirit approach. 

Therapy isn’t magic – it’s science. And can help you form new, more positive pathways in your brain, so that in the future, you’re better able to handle whatever life throws your way.

If you’re tired of overanalyzing every decision you have to make and feel completely stuck without knowing how to get out of it – let me help. I’ll give you the tools you need to change and grow while diving deeper into why you have certain behavioral patterns. 

Let’s get to know each other – learn more about me, my approach to therapy, and my values.

Other Therapy Services

CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy)
Women's Therapy
Men's Therapy
LGBTQIA+ Affirming Care


Frequently Asked Questions about Anxiety Therapy

Therapy gives you a safe, confidential space to talk about whatever is on your mind. Together, we can figure out how you can best cope with whatever you’re struggling with.

In our sessions, you will do more than just vent. You’re going to find new ways of thinking about your situation and managing your emotions.

What I’ll also say is that sometimes, you may look forward to going to therapy, other times you might dread it. Sometimes you might feel really good after a session, and other times you might feel exhausted or really sad. 

There may be days where you have a ton to talk about, and other days where you feel like there isn’t much to say.

Some people find it helpful to jot down notes throughout the week so they remember what they want to bring up. But even on days where you have no agenda, your session can be as fruitful as any other.

Therapy can dredge up a lot of buried feelings, and sorting them all out is difficult, and takes time. But the great thing about therapy is aren’t doing it alone. 

Our first session is a little bit like a warm up. I’ll send some virtual paperwork for you to complete in advance of our first session, which includes a questionnaire for you to fill out.

When we meet, we will review that information and anything else you want me to know. My goal for our first session is to understand what’s troubling you, why you’re seeking therapy, and get an understanding of what you’d like to accomplish during our time together.

For you, it is a great opportunity to ask any questions and see if you feel comfortable working together.

Good question! I always say – go with your gut. I recommend you check out my About Page and My Blog to see if what I have to say resonates.

You can also fill out the form below to schedule a consult call. If I don’t think I can help you with what you’re going through, I will let you know, and provide a referral for someone who is more aligned with your needs.

This is a great question. Much of this depends on why you are in therapy, how motivated you are to make changes in your life, along with your personal values, preferences, and culture.

Luckily, there are tons of studies on psychotherapy, and about 80% of people who go to therapy experience benefits. 

Finding the right therapist and building a trusting relationship is a very important part of the process. So if you feel safe enough to express yourself, that’s a good sign.

I encourage you to be as open and honest as possible so I can serve you as best as I can.

And if you decide to give it a try, pay attention to what is happening outside of your therapy sessions.

Ask yourself, are you:

  • trying out new ways of thinking and behaving?
  • reacting to others differently?
  • becoming more self-aware?
  • able to better recognize patterns in your life? 
  • starting to feel more hopeful?

It depends on why you’re in therapy and what you’re hoping to get out of it.

Many people feel relief after the first session. And oftentimes you’ll make some progress in 6- 12 weeks. 

If you’re coming in because of a crisis or life transition, therapy can last around 6 months to a year.

If you’re looking to address more deeply rooted patterns of behavior, therapy might last longer. 

I have found that many of the people I work with deeply value having the time and space address their emotional health. As you start to feel better, we can assess where you are with your goals, see if any new issues have popped up that may be worth addressing, or if it’s time to end therapy. 

My door is always open – even if we terminate, you are welcome to reach out at any time to check in.

Schedule a free 15-minute phone consultation to learn more about how anxiety therapy can help you.

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