Barbara Blitzer

Barbara Blitzer, LCSW-C, M.Ed.

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Specialty: People Who Worry Too Much

We all worry from time to time, but for some of us, anxiety becomes too large a part of life. If you’re reading this page, you may already think you worry excessively. If you’re still wondering whether or not your worrying is a problem, you can ask yourself the following questions to help you decide:

  • Do worry or anxiety keep me from sleeping on a frequent basis?
  • Do worry or anxiety keep me from enjoying people or activities?
  • Am I so concerned about how I’m being perceived that I am uncomfortable or self-conscious around people?
  • Do I drink alcohol to feel calm and in control and sometimes drink to excess?
  • Do I work, eat or shop too much to avoid my thoughts?
  • Do I experience my worry as anxiety or panic, causing symptoms such as a racing heart, shortness of breath, dizziness or shakiness?
  • Am I afraid to speak up to others even when I have a legitimate complaint or need because I’m afraid of how they will respond?
  • Do I replay situations over and over in my mind, worrying that I did something wrong or that someone else did something to me?

Worry comes from many sources and takes many forms but whatever its form or source, excessive anxiety robs us of joy, makes our lives difficult and has a negative impact on our health. If you are a worrier, know that there are ways to free yourself and to feel more in control of your life.

How I Work With Worry:

Working with worry involves understanding the nature and source of the worry, working with thoughts to make them less scary, working with the body to help it relax, working with life situations to make them better, and working with energy to clear fears. Many people who come to me say, "I know I shouldn’t worry so much about this, but..." If you’re one of these people, or you answered "yes" to any of the questions above, please call. I enjoy helping worriers find a better way of being and to minimize their fear and anxiety.