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Anxiety Therapy & Counseling Services

A Comprehensive Approach to Overcoming Anxiety for Boston Area Citizens

The Importance of Online and In-Person Anxiety Therapy


At Finding Light Psychological Services, I prioritize accessibility and realism in therapy. My telehealth anxiety therapy options aim to cater to your needs effectively.  Online therapy offers significant advantages, eliminating travel time and expenses. Meeting from the comfort of your home or office ensures consistent attendance, a key factor in therapeutic success.

Understanding Anxiety as a Leading Motivation for Seeking Therapy


Anxiety, in its various forms, stands as the primary driver for individuals seeking therapy. From mild, manageable cases to severe instances hindering daily functioning, the impact of anxiety can be profound. Collaborating with a qualified online anxiety therapist in greater Boston and Massachusetts, who is also a Boston anxiety therapist, opens avenues for overcoming psychological and emotional obstacles, fostering meaningful change.

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If you need help managing anxiety call Dr. Leavell  at 781-777-3167

The Nature of Anticipating Danger


Our brains, evolutionarily wired for threat perception, often lead us to anticipate danger. This innate tendency triggers rational, emotional, and instinctive reactions, creating a strong response. While immediate threats may have diminished, existential threats in the modern world, such as setbacks, conflicts, and a lack of meaning, can evoke powerful anxiety responses.

The Instinct to Escape from Anxiety


Human instinct drives us to escape anxiety swiftly, but our chosen methods can sometimes exacerbate the situation. From suppression and diversion to unhealthy coping mechanisms like substance use, understanding these tendencies is crucial. What's needed are new tools, learned through psychotherapy and mindfulness-based meditation, enabling us to coexist with distress and find joy amidst anxiety.


Unveiling the Relationship Between Fear and Anxiety


Anxiety disorders often manifest through excessive fear and anticipation of future threats. Distinguishing fear's immediate response to real or perceived threats from anxiety's vigilance for future danger is vital. Both states overlap but trigger different physiological and behavioral responses.

Types of Anxiety Explored

  • Agoraphobia:   Fear of large or unknown public places, often linked to panic attacks.

  • Free Floating or Generalized Anxiety:   Chronic sense of doom or excessive worry, lasting over six months without a specific cause.

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD):   Recurring, unwanted thoughts accompanied by repetitive behaviors.

  • Panic Disorder:   Unexpected, intense episodes of fear with physical symptoms like chest pain or dizziness.

  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD):   Anxiety following exposure to a terrifying event.

  • Social Anxiety:   Excessive self-consciousness or fear in social situations.

 Options for Treating Anxiety

The two main treatments for anxiety disorders involve psychotherapy and medication, often combined for optimal results. Psychotherapy, particularly cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), stands out as a highly effective approach. CBT equips individuals with specific skills to manage anxiety-inducing situations, contributing to meaningful progress in their lives.


If you're searching for an anxiety therapist in Boston or a therapist for stress and anxiety near you, my services can provide the expertise and personalized care needed to navigate this journey successfully.


Frequently Asked Questions About Anxiety Treatment

Q: How effective is online therapy for anxiety?

A: Online therapy has proven to be as effective as in-person therapy, offering added convenience and accessibility.


Q: What types of anxiety does Finding Light Psychological Services address?

A: I specialize in various anxiety disorders, including agoraphobia, generalized anxiety, OCD, panic disorder, PTSD, and social anxiety.


Q: How can cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) help in managing anxiety?

A: CBT focuses on teaching specific skills to handle anxiety-inducing situations, contributing to reduced severity and duration of anxiety.


Explore the transformative possibilities of anxiety therapy with Finding Light Psychological Services, your trusted anxiety therapist servicing the greater Boston region. Contact me today to start on your journey towards peace of mind and a fulfilling life.

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