The Therapy Approach

Finding the Answers/Long Lasting Solutions

  Whether it is social anxiety, general anxiety, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive problems, situational anxiety, or a general lack of self confidence and trust in the world, counseling and dynamic therapy can be of great help.  Dr. Waska’s anxiety treatment involves meeting on a weekly basis and focusing on what emotional conflicts may be contributing to these external symptoms.  By discussing all aspects of your life, including any troubles you may have had throughout your life along with your current difficulties, the real source of your anxiety problem can be found.  In other words, sadness, worry, anger, uncertainty, regret, or resentment in one area can cause anxious feelings to manifest in another area of your life.  Sometimes, childhood trauma or stress can be traced as the cause of adult anxiety problems.  Other times, a general lack of self confidence and an overall fear of conflict in your adult life might be the reason for feeling anxious, fearful about social settings, having a phobia, or feeling obsessed with certain thoughts.

The causes of anxiety are unique to each individual.  In working with Dr. Waska to challenge these internal conflicts, you can find a new emotional freedom.  Reduction of anxiety is the reward as the source of the fear is located, understood, challenged, and then replaced with new choices.

Old negative patterns and unhealthy ways of relating to yourself can create anxiety, obsessive compulsive thinking and behavior, phobias, and even panic attacks.  As anxiety therapy helps you transform these painful feelings and emotional conditions, new ways of relating to yourself and fresh approaches to life can be realized.

Dynamic therapy and cognitive/interpersonal counseling are treatment approaches that have been helping people overcome anxiety, obsessive compulsive problems, phobias, and panic for many decades.  In the last ten years, evidence based research is showing how effective this treatment really is.  You may have noticed articles in the New York Times, Psychology Today, or the American Psychologist that explain how dynamic therapy has been found to be superior to medication and to many other types of psychotherapy.  Rather than the fast-fix, Band-Aid approaches so common today that only offers temporary and false relief to what is a serious condition, Dr. Robert Waska works on the underlying root cause of anxiety, panic, obsession, and phobia to permanently remove the anxious symptoms and to offer you a new freedom and ability to feel in control of your life.

Call 415-883-4235 for Effective and Lasting Anxiety Therapy