The Power of Gratitude for Anxiety Relief

Have you ever experienced that burst of joy when someone unexpectedly hands you a cup of coffee from your favorite coffee shop? Or that warm feeling when you find a forgotten ten-dollar bill in your jacket pocket? Gratitude has a way of turning ordinary moments into...

Mindfulness for Anxiety

Mindfulness for anxiety is not what you think it is.   Although mindfulness is everywhere these days–in your yoga class, your instagram feed, and advertised on streaming services, most people have serious misconceptions about mindfulness and how it works.  This post...

Unhelpful Ways to Cope with Anxiety: Understanding Avoidance

Hoping to change how you cope with anxiety? In this post, I’ll walk you through the differences between anxiety and fear (and why that difference matters), help you understand the anxiety-avoidance cycle, and teach you a strategy for recognizing and changing your own...

Medication for OCD Treatment – our FAQs

As therapists here at Anxiety Specialists of St. Louis, we provide behavioral treatments for OCD. However, many people also have questions about medication and other interventions for OCD. In this post I’ll provide some general information about medication for...

30 Journal Prompts for Anxiety

Journal Prompts for Anxiety and Worry: Writing Productively This post is includes 30 journal prompts for anxiety. The goal of these prompts is to help you learn something about your worry and how it impacts you, not just to write your worries down on paper. In my...