ALL or Nothing Thinking

All or Nothing thinking is a cognitive distortion in which we perceive others and ourselves in an extreme manner. This type of thinking pattern keeps us emotionally stuck because our perception of others and ourselves are either all good or all bad. Individuals struggling with this type of stinking thinking either see themselves as a…

Coping with Anxiety

Stress is a normal part of live and in some cases can be very beneficial.  Life is full of everyday stressors; stressors can range from either work, family, finances, or any combination of the three.  Sometimes this stress can cause us to worry.  This worry at times can be just what is needed to kick…

The Anxiety Roller Coaster

Anxiety can be defined as excessive fear or worry. The best way to explain anxiety is to compare it to a roller coaster.  Have you ever been on a roller coaster ride?  Recall the slow and methodical climb to the top.  We call that the “escalation” phase.  During this phase, many internal thoughts will take…