CBT Anxiety Therapist in Port Jefferson, NY

Slow down your racing mind and stop worrying.

Be honest …

How much of your life is spent planning for the worst?​

Have you battled with anxiety for years? If so, you may feel trapped or stuck. The never-ending worries have taken its toll and impacted your relationships, your work, and your overall well-being. 

At work, your constant worries may get in the way of your productivity. It might be difficult to concentrate or make decisions. This can lead to more stress and frustration. Maybe you have avoided going out with friends because of your fear of being judged. 

You don’t have to be a prisoner of your own thoughts. You can challenge and replace them with more helpful and constructive ones. You can learn to move forward, while leaving your worries behind. 

You can regain control over your life with a CBT therapist. There are practical tools and strategies that can help you challenge those worries and learn to relax, be present in the moment and enjoy your life. Reach out today to learn more.

Life does not have to be a never-ending battle of “what if?”

You can’t stop worrying, no matter what you do.  Your mind feels like a broken record and the same type of thoughts keep playing on repeat.  What if I made a mistake?”” What if I fail?””Are people judging me?” You can’t help but wonder about every possible scenario that could go wrong.

Even though you hate it, you are left feeling anxious and unable to manage your emotions. When your thoughts won’t stop, your health, sleep, relationships, job, and life suffer.

Isn’t it exhausting to constantly be thinking about everything that could go wrong?

Life doesn’t have to be this hard. You can learn to let go of your worries and win the battle of the “what if” scenarios. 

There is hope. It’s time to break free from this cycle. Imagine being able to be present in the moment, relaxed and able to enjoy your life. Reach out today to learn more about CBT for anxiety.

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It’s easy to get frustrated when you don’t understand why you worry this much.

People tend to experience anxiety when they detect a threat or any type of dangerous situation in their environment. They worry about their abilities to handle their fears and may become overwhelmed. 

Many factors can contribute to having anxiety. Biological markers, for instance, can make you more susceptible to worry and fear. Other factors include thinking styles, ability to solve problems, and/ or ability to tolerate negative emotions. 

The first step in tackling your anxiety involves understanding its sources. It’s okay if the causes are unclear.

CBT for anxiety can be helpful in identifying the root of your worries and assist you in developing skills to manage your anxiety successfully. 

Don’t let your anxiety get the best of you. It is possible to worry less, enjoy your life, and be fully present in the moment. Reach out today to learn more.

Don’t let anxiety keep taking a physical toll on your life.

Anxiety doesn’t just affect your mind; it can also negatively impact your body. The physical symptoms of anxiety can take a toll on your health.

It’s common to experience racing heart, headaches, dizziness, shortness of breath, and constant tension in your muscles, when you are feeling anxious. Maybe your body has been sounding the alarm for far too long.

This response known as “fight and fight” is related to our survival mechanism. Here’s how it works: When your brain perceives a situation as a potential danger, it sends signals to your body and prepares us to escape our predator or confront danger.

Most of the stressors that we encounter in our daily lives are emotional, rather than physical danger. Yet, our body reacts the same was it would if we were being chased by a wooly mammoth.

We may be worried about our work, relationships, and our well-being. When your body reacts to these stressors as if they were immediate threats, it can lead to a variety of physical symptoms.

Here’s the good news: It is possible to change the way your body responds to anxiety. You can learn to calm your body’s stress response through various therapeutic techniques, including mindfulness, deep breathing, and progressive muscle relaxation. Schedule a free 15-minute phone consult to learn more about how I can help as an anxiety therapist in Port Jefferson, NY.

You can’t control the situation - but, you can control your response.

Learn to embrace your fears.

Have you avoided situations that trigger your anxiety? Maybe you have withdrawn from social gatherings or even canceled plans at the last minute because of your fear of being judged or feeling awkward around others. 

You might worry that others are closely watching and evaluating your every move. This fear may lead you to avoid giving presentations at work or decline opportunities that could be beneficial for your personal or professional growth. 

One of the most effective ways to overcome anxiety is to confront the situations or thoughts that trigger it. With proper support and guidance, you can learn to gradually face what makes you scared. 

As you confront your fears and learn that you can handle them, your confidence grows. Of course, this process, known as exposure, is done at your own pace and comfort level. Reach out today to learn more about my approach as a CBT anxiety therapist in Port Jefferson and online across New York State. 

Rise above anxiety and build a thriving career.

It can be a challenge to manage anxiety at work. The constant “what ifs” and the excessive self-doubt may interfere with your ability to make decisions or feel confident about yourself and your work.

The constant stress and pressure to succeed can contribute to burnout, leaving you physically and emotionally exhausted.

Your professional life doesn’t have to be a source of anxiety. It can become a place of success, satisfaction and joy. In therapy you can learn tools and strategies to manage your constant worries and achieve the success that you’ve always wanted. You can learn to transform challenges into opportunities for growth.

CBT for anxiety gives you tools to better manage your emotions.

CBT on Long Island can help you live a life where anxiety does not control you.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy is an evidence-based approach that can help you to manage your anxiety effectively. In CBT you learn strategies to successfully manage your worries. 

In CBT, we work together to identify, evaluate, and respond to your negative thoughts. You will learn to challenge those anxious beliefs that are holding you back and replace them with more helpful and adaptive ones. 

You will learn effective therapeutic techniques, including mindfulness, deep breathing, and progressive muscle relaxation to calm your body’s stress response.

Remember that it is possible to lessen your worries and have the life that you always wanted. Reach out today to learn more. 

How CBT for anxiety works.

CBT is a highly effective treatment for Anxiety Disorders. It has been shown to reduce anxiety symptoms and improve overall well-being. You will learn skills that can be applied to your everyday life, ensuring lasting and sustainable results.

In CBT for anxiety, you will gradually build resilience by changing some of your behaviors that may have inadvertently reinforced your anxiety over time.

You will also learn strategies to help you manage the physical and emotional symptoms of anxiety, including Progressive Muscle Relaxation, Paced Breathing, and mindfulness of emotions.

Transform your life with CBT for anxiety in Port Jefferson, NY. Change is possible.

Hi. I'm Dr Vanessa Gomes, PhD.

Anxiety can feel like an endless cycle of worries and fears, impacting every aspect of life – from relationships to work. My focus is on providing you with practical tools and strategies to challenge these worries, enabling you to regain control and enjoy your life more fully.

I am committed to helping you move from a place of constant “what if” scenarios to a state of being present, relaxed, and engaged in your life.

I believe in the power of understanding the sources of anxiety and tackling them with targeted strategies.

In our sessions, we will work together to identify, evaluate, and respond to negative thoughts that fuel your anxiety, replacing them with more adaptive and constructive beliefs.

My approach also incorporates therapeutic techniques like mindfulness, deep breathing, and progressive muscle relaxation to calm your body’s stress response. 

My goal is to help you rise above anxiety, not just in coping but in thriving, whether it’s in your professional life or personal relationships. Reach out today to book a free 15-minute phone consult.

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Please note — The only insurance I accept is Aetna and my rate is $250/session.