Anxiety: Where it Comes From and Strategies to Manage it

  • Tue, June 11, 2024
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Online Zoom Presentation


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Anxiety: Where it Comes From and Strategies to Manage it

Anxiety is what we feel when we are worried, tense or afraid – particularly about things that are about to happen, or which we think could happen in the future. It is a natural human response when we feel that we are under threat. It can be experienced through our thoughts, feelings and physical sensations.

Most people feel anxious at times. It's particularly common to experience some anxiety while coping with stressful events or changes, especially if they could have a big impact on your life.

Anxiety can become a mental health issue if it impacts your ability to live your life as fully as you want to. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health concern in the United States. Over 40 million adults in the U.S. (19.1%) have an anxiety disorder.

As a psychologist and therapist in private practice, Dr. Lilah Clevey recognizes the importance of helping others understand the causes of anxiety in order for them to best apply strategies to relieve it. Throughout this presentation, we’ll explore and deepen our understanding of what causes anxiety, what perpetuates or makes it worse, and various strategies to target, decrease, and manage anxiety. We’ll explore the differences between everyday anxiety and different types of anxiety disorders.

Whether you yourself struggle with anxiety or you want to learn how to better help a loved one, this presentation will help expand your knowledge and confidence in confronting both the biological and behavioral components of anxiety.

Please note:  This Zoom presentation will not be recorded

Dr. Lilah Clevey completed her doctoral training at Eastern Michigan University. As a therapist, she works with adults across the lifespan specializing in trauma, OCD, anxiety, LGBTQ issues, and relationship concerns. She has completed research projects examining the impact of mentors across the lifespan, along with multiple projects examining perceptions of sexual assault survivors. She is passionate about empowering vulnerable populations and improving the ways in which we communicate. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors and is passionate about the therapeutic impact of nature.

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