live in a hectic, fast-paced world. Life can often feel overwhelming,
particularly when we are faced with obstacles that seem insurmountable.
For many people anxiety is an all too common feeling. Like depression,
anxiety can be related to conflictual relationships at work
or with family and friends. It may also be the result of past
trauma. Some amount of anxiety is normal and even healthy. However,
when anxiety interferes with accomplishing the tasks of daily
living, it most likely has become a problem.
Marriage and Family Therapist, Danielle Jagoda, helps her
clients identify items that trigger their anxiety. At times
anxiety can lead to panic attacks, which are discrete periods
of intense fear and uncomfortable symptoms (i.e. trembling,
sweating, heart palpitations, fear of dying, etc). She also
uses psychotherapy to assist clients who are having a difficult
time figuring out the source of their anxiety and stress. She
gives these individuals the tools to track and manage their
general feelings of discomfort. Some tools include progressive
muscle relaxation, imagery / visualization, and breathing techniques.
Danielle is aware of how paralyzing anxiety can be and helps
her clients to regain a sense of control.