Therapy for Anxiety _ Praus Guidance & H
Praus Guidance & Healing _ Samantha Prau

Areas of Focus

We love talking about stress, anxiety, self-doubt and everything in-between! The following are some of our favorite areas to explore when we are processing through your current challenges and concerns: 

 

Anxiety, Worry & Stress Reduction

Are you an overwhelmed and anxious over-thinker with terrible stress keeping you up at night? 

 

Therapy that provides you with skills and tools to help manage your stress, challenge your tendency to jump to negative conclusions, and bring calm and peace into your life. 

We'll talk about: 

  • Burnout and fatigue

  • Moral injury vs. burnout

  • Stress / stressors

  • Anxiety in your body

  • Stress effects on the body

  • Overactive nervous system 

  • Negative thinking patterns

  • Always expecting the worse case

  • Perfectionism / high achieving 

  • Procrastination cycles

  • Need for control

  • Effective coping

  • Highly sensitive person coping

Communication, Boundaries & Self-Expression

Do you have wants and needs but find it hard to express these? Do you want to say "no" but feel like you're letting others down? 

Therapy that encourages you to explore your current wants and needs, how you advocate for yourself, and where and when you set boundaries. 

We'll talk about: 

  • What boundaries are

  • When, where and how to set boundaries

  • Saying "no" confidently 

  • Styles of communication

  • Effective forms of communication

  • Advocating for oneself

  • Self-empowerment

Self-Esteem, Self-Acceptance & Confidence

Do you feel bad about yourself and dwell on your flaws? Are you worried about what others think and say about you? 

Therapy that empowers you to challenge your fears and insecurities, explore your strengths, qualities and uniqueness, and love and care for yourself the way you need and deserve. 

We'll talk about: 

  • People-pleasing tendencies

  • Imposter syndrome

  • Comparison of self to others

  • Fear of judgement

  • Insecurities

  • Shame and guilt cycling and spiraling

  • Childhood emotional neglect

  • Personal values and alignment 

  • Immediate gratification culture

  • Self-compassion

  • Inner Child healing 

Self-Care & Life Balance

Do you cringe when you hear the term "self-care?" Do you find yourself spending more time on Netflix than doing things that benefit your mental health? 

You want to take care of yourself, but you're stuck in old patterns of unhealthy coping. We get it.

 

Therapy that inspires you to listen to your inner needs and care for your entire being in a way that feels best for you. 

We'll talk about: 

  • Mindless coping / checking-out activities 

  • Why it's so hard to take care of ourselves

  • What balance is and how we get there

  • Discomfort vs. comfort 

  • Effective self-care

  • Highly Sensitive Person coping 

Relationships & Social Connections

Are you struggling to connect with others in deep and meaningful ways? Are you in need of a support system, but feel like this doesn't currently exist? 

Relationships are incredibly important!

 

Therapy that motivates you to break through your relationship barriers to build healthy and lasting connections.

We'll talk about: 

  • Your support system

  • Your wants/needs from others

  • Relationship dynamics

  • Intimacy and connection

  • Family dynamics

  • Alone vs. lonely

  • Conflict resolution

  • Attachment styles

  • Love languages

Highly Sensitive Person Coping

Do you often feel overwhelmed by the emotions of other around you? Do you find that you are sometimes overstimulated by noise, light and smells? 

Therapy that supports you in learning self-care strategies that can reduce overwhelm and anxiety, allowing you to enjoy life more, and spend time doing things that fill you up and restore your energy. 

 

We'll talk about: 

  • Emotional challenges

  • Interpersonal challenges

  • Strong reactions to sensory input

  • Difficult changes or transitions 

  • Adapting to new circumstances

  • Effective coping for HSPs

  • Decompression time

Overcoming Childhood Emotional Neglect or Painful Experiences 

 

We'll talk about: 

  • Attachment or developmental trauma

  • Neglect - emotionally or physically

  • Emotional parentification 

  • Generational neglect 

  • Establishing safe relationships

  • Emotional and physical safety

  • Inner/re-parenting of yourself

  • Self-compassion

  • Setting healthy boundaries

  • Assertiveness and advocating for self

  • Grieving the loss of your childhood

If you resonate with a few of the areas above and are looking to dive a bit deeper into what's going on underneath all of that stress, anxiety, fear and self-doubt, our therapists may be a really great fit for you! 

 

Get in touch and let's chat. We'd love to hear from you!

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