Anxiety Therapy | Stefanie Rosen, Psy.D., MFT
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Anxiety Therapy

Learn about anxiety and find ways to resolve your symptoms

Anxiety Therapy in Westlake Village

 

Clients often arrive in therapy suffering from painful anxiety, but with no idea about its causes or origins. For these clients, all the unknown and complex feelings swirl together in an agitating mass of unsettled worry. They examine their daily lives in search of something that will help them make sense of the nagging, persistent sense of unease they feel. Sometimes it’s easy to identify the cause —financial stress, physical safety, germs. These are very real concerns for many people, but can also become the false container for negative, confusing and overwhelming feelings that get expressed as anxiety. I work with anxious clients to help them slow down and really connect with feelings and thoughts beyond and beneath simply “anxious”. Together we make sense of the role anxiety plays in their lives, and the purpose it serves in protecting them from feeling difficult and perhaps overwhelming emotions. These feelings tell us the story of their unique life experience. As this knot is untangled, permanent resolution of anxiety unfolds. This is a much different process than teaching anxiety-control techniques and tools, although these are certainly useful as supplements. My approach to treating anxiety uses the presenting symptom as a window into the often unknown and unarticulated inner world of the patient.

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If you have any questions and would like to speak to me directly, please give me a call.

(818) 292-0331

Helpful Forms

If you’re a new client, please complete the following forms and bring them to your first therapy session.

 

Client Psychotherapy Intake Form

Limits of Confidentiality/Cancellation Policy

Consent to Treat a Minor

 

If you would like me to coordinate care with another provider (for example, your psychiatrist, primary care physician, etc.), complete this form to authorize release of psychotherapy information:

 

Authorization to Disclose Information Form

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