Sleep Tips for Managing Anxiety

For many people anxiety and sleep operate in a cycle. Anxiety keeps us up late, scrolling on social media, tossing and turning, or listening to podcasts to drown out worry thoughts. We sleep poorly or not enough, leading to more anxiety and low mood. We cope by...

How to Make Therapy Skills for Anxiety a Habit

In this post I’m going to share how you can work on making a consistent time for your therapy skills for anxiety.  Therapy works best when it becomes a part of your daily life. Despite what many people think, the work of therapy doesn’t happen in session. It happens...

Three Surprising Ways to Feel Less Anxious

This post is about how you can work on increasing positive emotions to feel less anxious. We often focus on what we can do to decrease unwanted feelings directly. Surprisingly, tackling anxiety and sadness by working on positive feelings can also be effective! Why...

ERP is Not Working? 6 Barriers Keeping You Stuck

Today’s blog is by Sam Kramer, PhD, a clinician at Anxiety Specialists of St. Louis who specializes in working with adults and older teens who struggle with anxiety, OCD, and related disorders.   Are you feeling confused and discouraged because your ERP is not...

CBT For Anxiety: The Basics

In this blog I’ll review the basics of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) for anxiety. I’ll go over what you need to know about anxiety and its disorders, simple CBT inspired steps you can take to tackle anxiety, and how to reach out if you need more support....